Telehealth and In-Person in Marion County
I am passionate about providing a warm, welcoming and safe therapeutic space. If you’re struggling with difficult feelings from trauma, grief, depression and anxiety, or having issues communicating in your relationships, it would be a privilege to work with you. My goal is to help you grow in your understanding of yourself and support you in making the changes necessary for improving your mental health.
My therapeutic approach is always rooted in unconditional positive regard and empathy. With strategies tailored to each individual’s needs, I utilize relational, cognitive-behavioral therapy, cross-cultural, existential, solution-focused, and systems theory methods. Also, I draw on research from the field of neuroscience to help you understand your own thinking.
I have experience working in multicultural, emergency services, and educational settings, which has shaped my ability to think creatively and help others develop tools for approaching old problems in new ways.
I welcome the opportunity to work with: individuals (16 years+), couples, parents and families, all in various stages of life, and from diverse backgrounds. If you are seeking a compassionate therapist with the depth and breadth of professional and life experience, it is my hope you reach out. I look forward to meeting you!
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“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious”
Are you currently experiencing a “dark night of the soul” or are you feeling overwhelmed by a life transition? I’m here to offer a safe space and caring relationship in which to heal, work through, and overcome these trials. I’ve been working in the mental health field since 2018 and more recently received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. I am currently under the supervision of Caitlin O’Dell as I work towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with a wide variety of people with the utmost cultural sensitivity such as children, teens, and adult individuals as well as couples and families. I have familiarity of working within school settings, in-patient facilities and have worked extensively with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My areas of expertise are working with those experiencing:
-Grief and loss
-Trauma and PTSD
-Major Life Transitions such as having a baby, getting married or divorced,
and receiving a medical diagnosis to name a few
I have a unique approach to therapy that blends my training in the psychoanalytic/psychodynamic traditions with relational, existential, contemplative/mindfulness, and family systems modalities. I have experience with
interventions from other modalities as well such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative therapy, Violet Oaklander’s Play Therapy, Bibliotherapy and Dreamwork. Ultimately, I believe that healing occurs most within the context of a collaborative relationship in which one may explore emotions, discover strengths and develop coping strategies. Through establishing a healthy, therapeutic relationship, we will take a collaborative approach to support your work toward identified goals that facilitate change and growth.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Are you struggling with negative or difficult emotions? Have your childhood struggles or a trauma taken on a life of their own? Are you feeling “stuck” and want to be more in control of your life? Allow me to partner with you to teach you useful tools to help process, refocus, redirect, and enhance the quality of your life.
Seeking therapy is not always an easy choice. Congratulations on making a choice to improve your life. This is the first and most important step in achieving your goal of becoming a happier, healthier you. I consider it a privilege to be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to help my clients begin their healing process. I believe in the power of healing through a therapeutic journey.
As a daughter to immigrant parents, I had the privilege of learning about diversity first-hand and gained a multicultural perspective. I speak Spanish and would love to extend the healing to the Latinx community. I also offer faith-based counseling services if you would like to bring your spiritual beliefs into treatment. I graduated from Hope International University with my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about and have experience working with children and families with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, crisis, ADHD, and trauma. Allow me the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals.
Servicios Terapeuticos en Español.
¿Estás luchando con emociones negativas o difíciles? ¿Tus luchas infantiles o un trauma han cobrado vida propia? ¿Te sientes “atascado” y quieres tener más control de tu vida? Permítame asociarme con usted para enseñarle herramientas útiles para ayudarlo a procesar, reenfocar, redirigir y mejorar la calidad de su vida.
Buscar terapia no siempre es una decisión fácil. Felicidades por tomar una decisión para mejorar su vida. Este es el primer paso y el más importante para lograr su objetivo de convertirse en una persona más feliz y saludable. Considero que es un privilegio tener la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración para ayudar a mis clientes a comenzar su proceso de curación. Creo en el poder de curar a través de un viaje terapéutico.
Como hija de padres inmigrantes, tuve el privilegio de aprender sobre la diversidad de primera mano y obtuve una perspectiva multicultural. Hablo español y me encantaría extender la sanación a la comunidad Hispana. También ofrezco servicios de terapia basados en la fe si desea llevar sus creencias espirituales al tratamiento. Me gradué de la Universidad Internacional de Hope con mi Maestría en Terapia Matrimonial y Familiar. Me apasiona y tengo experiencia trabajando con niños y familias con depresión, ansiedad, duelo/pérdida, crisis, TDAH y trauma. Permítame la oportunidad de trabajar con usted para alcanzar sus metas.
Telehealth and In-Person in Lane County
I believe that all people have the potential to change. Making changes to yourself can be a confusing process that brings up some of the deepest insecurities, weaknesses, and pain. Together we can make space for those tough feelings to surface and we can work collaboratively to discover your strengths to empower you on your healing journey.
I value authentic connections and seek to empower all I come in contact with. As a white woman in the United States, I recognize the social constructions that define our gender roles, power structures, and identities and work to help my clients define their own values, beliefs, identity, and expression for themselves. I provide affirmative counseling to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and all oppressed people who hold a minority identity.
I am currently studying to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Adams State University. My life journey is a confluence of creativity, movement, expression, and collaboration. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oregon and have been certified as a practitioner of Structural Integration. I was a dance educator for over 20 years, teaching in studios, high schools, colleges, universities, and in the community. I learned the power of storytelling through movement patterns which expressed and reflected the oneness of human experience. Witnessing the vulnerability that dance embodies, I knew that there was a connection between how our minds work and what our bodies show, which led me to become interested in counseling.