“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.”
― Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions
My willingness to stay open to my clients' unique experiences in the space we create together allows me to work with a wide range of human experiences. My intuitive counseling approach operates in the here-and-now and holds space for the unseen or unknown energies we often feel, but cannot always explain.
I work with clients in Portland, Oregon using a trauma-informed lens to deepen self-knowing, meaning making, support shifts in perspective, as well as spiritual, emotional, and somatic support. My neuro-informed framework upholds the notion that the therapeutic relationship co-created between client and therapist is the most essential tool for growth and deepening within the counseling process. My approach involves addressing the many parts of ourselves that coexist within the mind and body at any given time in our lives. I work with clients using the awareness that each part of our personalities have a reason to be there.
I use a variety of interventions to assist the process: somatic awareness, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, polyvagal theory, sand tray, role play, and dream work.