I hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. I hold a BA in Political Science/International Studies from the University of Oregon. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. In addition to private practice, I have experience offering crisis management, counseling and intensive case management to recent refugees & individuals with HIV, in addition to individuals coping with addiction.
Safety & compassionate empowerment are cornerstones of my practice. I believe my life path is to help others find or regain their joy, heal from hurt, and reconnect with their higher selves. Conscious energetic awareness and life long learning are major themes along my path to personal growth. Mindfulness has become a key component in my life, as it is in my professional practice. In 2013, I completed a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation course. I actively practice various forms of self healing and growth in my own life. My core belief is that love can truly change the world.
I have the following clinical training: ACT, CBT, DBT, MI, CRM, Refugee Mental Health, Somatic Experiencing, Guided Sensory Visualization & Trauma Informed Services. I have clinical experience with relationships, role changes, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, dual diagnosis, addictions, HIV and refugee populations. I am a proud LGBTQIA ally.
I have group experience in: mindfulness relapse prevention, grief, experiential, therapeutic journal writing, & mental health cultural adjustment. My credentials are also informed by my life experience. I’ve offered various human support services while working in the education, corporate and non-profit fields for the past 20 years. This has included serving a diverse set of demographics. With all these experiences I have gleaned valuable and applicable insight and wisdom which inform my practice giving me a holistic, open worldview. I’ve been old I have a warm, calm, stable but direct presence. Interests: gardening, astrology, energetic healing & metaphysics, and psychedelic psychotherapy healing and integration.
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