I approach helping someone by working in whichever ways are the most effective for that individual. This is often a combination of changing thoughts, accessing feelings, and changing behaviors. I also emphasize identifying and developing strengths. I provide both therapy and career counseling. I am licensed as a therapist (LMFT) in Oregon and California, and as a counselor (LPC) in Oregon.
My experience as a therapist includes helping clients find relief from depression, grief, anxiety, and stress. My clients have resolved conflicts and developed healthy boundaries in relationships at home and at work. And I specialize in teaching (DBT) skills that improve mindfulness, coping skills, and impulse control.
The career counseling I offer involves helping clients identify, and work through, whatever is holding them back from developing and implementing an engaging and meaningful career strategy. Career therapy often addresses issues such as difficulty making a career decision, motivation development, the influences of family on career, and strengths development.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
CA LMFT 98553
OR LPC C4007
OR LMFT T1295
Dean is amazing and a great listener, but also provides the most thoughtful and helpful feedback.
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Dean for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Very helpful, supportive
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Dean for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue