I am licensed clinical social worker in Oregon with 3 years of professional therapy-related experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, historical trauma, and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
I understand that seeking someone who can hold space for your stories and experiences can be challenging and overwhelming. I know that anxiousness and uncertainty can be a part of starting therapy, and reaching out for support can be the greatest hurdle to getting connected. So, let me invite you into a space that is welcoming, inclusive, affirming, and dedicated to seeing you as human; not as flawed.
My main area of focus is trauma and assisting with psychoeducation around trauma processing and healing. I value the narratives that everyone has developed through their life journey. I offer tools that assist with the devastating moments which have integrated themselves into trauma responses to current circumstances, while integrating the importance of self-love and self-care.
Healing is a part of our story, and undoing the aloneness is a part of reestablishing the importance of community.
“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me, they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” – Linda Hogan
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
OR LCSW L11165
Sunny does a great job of listening to the topics I bring up and providing insight on the things that may be bringing some of the issues up or other ways of thinking about things. I have really enjoyed working with her!
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Sunny for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem