Individual Psychotherapy with Adults
Practices at Sandy
Appointments as early as 7AM available
I am a QMHP at Portland Mental Health and am currently supervised by Dr. Brad Larsen-Sanchez. I completed my masters and my doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Clinically, I work from Gestalt, multicultural, feminist, and client-centered 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 work with a variety of people on a variety of life issues, including trauma, identity development, anxiety, body issues (from a body positive perspective), and general life concerns.
Issues of identity are an active aspect of my conceptualization and a welcome aspect of therapy. Special areas of interest include gender and sexual minorities, race/ethnicity, kink, polyamory, and spiritual identity integration. 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 the patient, discover patterns, and engage in culturally humble curiosity.
I define psychological health as the consistent self-enhancing flow of awareness and connectedness with all aspects of self and with one’s environment. 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.