Psychotherapy with Adults
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
My name is Anna Forcelle and I am a doctoral student therapist at Portland Mental Health & Wellness under the supervision of Christo Raines, Ph.D. and Len Kaufman, Ph.D. I received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and am currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at George Fox University.
I believe the greatest gifts in life are sometimes hidden in the things we avoid, and to embrace hard emotions transforms them into forces that allow us to live and love more fully. My therapeutic approach involves working to collaboratively honor this descent within the unique frame of the therapeutic relationship, in order to facilitate insight, growth, and healing. I hope you will learn to flourish by trusting in your own inner-guidance, discovering the strength of your voice, and cultivating the courage to move forward with authenticity in your journey.
I practice from a relational psychodynamic theoretical orientation, interwoven with mind-body awareness and a trauma-informed lens. From this perspective, the influences of past experiences are explored in present day relational functioning. I hold particular passions for post-trauma recovery, gender/sexual identity development, family of origin issues, grief/loss, spiritual care and exploration, as well as depression and anxiety. I further believe the health of an individual depends on the collective health of the planet, and enjoy helping others reconnect to the earth. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings and aim to approach my work with cultural humility and openness.