Individual Psychotherapy with Adults
I am a fourth year PsyD student and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology and I am supervised by Drew Summerer, PsyD and Amy Harris, PsyD. I have experience working with adults addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, life transitions, and identity development.
I especially enjoy working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and misunderstood communities, including gender and sexual minorities, kink, and polyamory. I have been an advocate for transgender and queer rights and decreasing mental health stigma since my early adulthood. My approach to therapy is humanistic and integrative and I believe the most important element is the therapeutic relationship. The bulk of my therapeutic training has been in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I aim to collaborate with my patients to discover their most authentic selves, identify their personal values, and create therapeutic goals that are aligned with those values. I often use mindfulness-based interventions. I work with individuals on overcoming the impact of trauma, improving interpersonal relationships, discovering reasons to live and increasing life satisfaction, reducing the impact of anxiety, and finding personal strengths and self-actualization.