“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably
the single most important aspect of mental health;
safe connections are fundamental to
meaningful and satisfying lives.”

-Bessel Van Der Kolk

 

SERVICES


Free 20-minute consultation: I strongly recommend talking with any potential therapist either on the phone or in person before deciding to work with them. This is particularly important for teens. Giving your teen a few therapist options to choose from will help them feel empowered and possibly more open to the prospect of counseling.

Initial assessment session: Our first session will focus on getting to know one another and identifying goals based on past and present concerns. You will be asked to fill out an intake questionnaire prior to our meeting.

Individual: Every person is different and the course of treatment is tailored specifically for you. This tailoring happens throughout our work together. Traditional in-office counseling is offered, as well as, non-traditional, outdoor counseling opportunities. Together, we will gain understanding of your negative feelings and thoughts, and help strengthen your ability to take care of yourself when they come up.

Postpartum: Being a new parent can be jarring. Walking sessions are available to any new parent who may need or want to bring their new little one with them. In-home sessions are also available on a case by case basis.

Couples: Couples counseling may include focus on healthy communication, trust, divorce and/or blended family struggles, sex life concerns and/or intimacy concerns. Additionally, parent coaching and sessions dedicated to co-parenting and/or parenting specific struggles are available. 

Families: Family counseling may address a wide range of concerns including but not limited to: relational disconnection, unhealthy communication, co-dependency, family roles, blended families, divorce, family conflict, sibling conflict, parent-child relational issues, issues with social media or internet dependency/addiction.  With pre-teen and teens it is possible an in-home visit will be recommended for assessment purposes when clinically indicated.

Groups: Group counseling is available for a wide variety of issues. Past group topics have included: Interpersonal Process Group (building communication skills, fostering growth in your confidence to connect in authentic and satisfying ways with others); “Chillax”: An anger management group for teens (helping teens understand their underlying emotions, strengthening verbal skills in communicating those feelings, and coping with triggers); Vulnerability: Learn to connect with your feelings, move past feelings of shame and guilt, take care of yourself and foster self-love and acceptance; Parenting issues focus groups, and many more. Groups typically run weekly for 3 months. Contact me to inquire about the next series of groups.

Parent workshops: Every few months (once there are enough interested parents) I run a one day 8 hour workshop focusing on healthy communication skills, navigating power struggles, understanding the developmental needs of your child, and bolstering vulnerability and connection with your child and other family members. Please contact me to join the list and/or find out more.

Remote sessions (online): Accessibility for all people is important to me. Online counseling sessions are available for any individuals who live in remote parts of Oregon or are not able to travel outside their home.

Clinical supervision: I am a Approved Clinical Supervisor on the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists supervisor registry. I offer supervision for therapists working towards LPC licensure and/or those wanting additional support and/or consultation. Specialty in supervision/consultation for therapists incorporating ecotherapy and adventure based modalities in their work.