I am an Art Therapist and Counselor based in Portland, OR. I have been counseling adult clients since 2006 when i graduated from Marylhurst University with my masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. During my masters program I worked at a sliding scale counseling clinic, in a women's prison, and in a women's shelter. Since graduation I have had a private practice within a clinic called Owl's Nest Therapy Joint. In 2015 I began to supervise unlicensed therapists at the clinic and still provide clinical supervision for interns. I currently I have a telehealth practice and work with clients via phone, video, and email. I am a mother of two and my family and I travel often and spend time in different locations throughout the year.
In my work with clients I employ meditation and mindfulness techniques, I use somatic approaches, and offer art therapy directives if a client is interested. I am a psychodynamic therapist which means I use the therapeutic relationship in therapy as well as delve into family history, childhood experiences, and life long beliefs and coping skills in order to help client have a deeper understanding of themselves as well as a deeper self compassion. I find that it is in this process that clients find the insights and strengths to make long lasting changes in their lives.
I have worked with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, terminal illness, relationship issues, parenting challenges, tech/screen addiction, etc. I find this work incredibly rich and meaningful. I am so very honored to be trusted by my clients and to be allowed access into their inner worlds. My clients constantly impress and amazing me!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LPC #C2703 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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