Individual Psychotherapy with Adults
I will be a postdoctoral psychology resident in August 2019, pending board approval, having graduated with my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University in 2019. I am supervised by Brad Larsen Sanchez, PsyD. In my work with patients I integrate concepts and approaches from various traditions, some being person-centered, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and emotion-focused therapies. In general though, my therapeutic approach is flexible and collaborative to accommodate each individual’s unique presentation and therapeutic preferences.
One consistent goal of mine is to collaborate with patients in developing a warm, authentic, and nonjudgmental space where they may feel safe enough to approach, explore, and possibly share their experience. I have found that change occurs for individuals when they come to better know themselves – sometimes through insights about the impact of past experiences, other times through attention to and allowing of our often-neglected emotional worlds. I also believe that new experiences in relationships, including the therapy relationship, can be powerfully healing. Thus far in my clinical training, I have worked primarily with young adults on a wide variety of issues that may impact well-being, some of which include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, identity exploration, family-of-origin dynamics, phase-of-life concerns, and existential questions.