My Approach to Helping
Now providing Oregonians tele-therapy exclusively via videophoneemail!
I am an Art Therapist and Counselor and work with clients remotely via videophone sessions and email exchanges. I have been counseling adult clients since 2006 when I graduated from Marylhurst University with my masters in Art Therapy and Counseling. During my master\'s 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 Portland, OR. In 2015 I began to supervise unlicensed therapists at the clinic and still provide clinical supervision for interns. I currently 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 the 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, touchscreen 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 amaze me!
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue