Individual Psychotherapy with Adults
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Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs
Appointments as early as 7AM available
I am the Training Director and LPC at Portland Mental Health & Wellness. I completed a masters and doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Clinically, I work from gestalt, multicultural, and feminist traditions. These traditions are unified through a common goal of cultural humility and personal empowerment. None of us fits perfectly into our labels, none of us lives entirely inside boxes. I believe patients strive in their own unique ways toward wholeness, congruence, authenticity, and growth. I believe that therapy provides a pathway toward growth and reconnection through an exploration of the ways in which the patient’s wholeness has been disrupted in and by an unsupportive, incongruent, or toxic environment. I work with a variety of people on a variety of identity and life issues, including:
- Body Positivity (Ex., Health At Every Size, relationship with the body)
- Gender Identity (Ex., transgender, genderqueer, agender, questioning)
- Race/Ethnicity (specifically addressing intersections of power, privilege, and oppression and non-privilege)
- Sex (Ex., pleasure, stigma, kink/BDSM, polyamory)
- Sexuality (Ex., queer, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, demisexual, questioning)
- Spirituality (Ex., integration with marginalized identities, spiritual/religious trauma)
- Trauma (trauma-informed and broad-based multicultural feminist approach not limited to PTSD; inclusive of marginalized identities and experiences with micro/macroaggressions)
I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which any topic is welcome. I utilize a holistic approach to assessment in order to explore not only the strengths and concerns of the mind, but also of the body, society, and culture. Attending to these areas, the places in which they overlap, and the integration of these areas allows me to gain a more complete picture of you as a human, uncover patterns, and engage in culturally humble curiosity.