My Approach to Helping
I engage clients with an empathetic, open-minded, and direct style to address professional and personal topics. I practice and value trust, respect, accountability, courage, curiosity, ambition, compassion, humor, authenticity, and adventure. I believe we all deserve a space that allows us to be fully who we are without judgment or reservation, so that we can be free to define our life as we see it.
My aim is to help you free the parts of yourself you may have hidden away over time, reclaim the story of who you really are, navigate the personal and professionals relationships you come in connection with, and experience and heal from the grief and pain associated with expectations, relationships, and impacts of the past – so you can become the fucking-incredible YOU the world deserves to know.
More Info About My Practice
Specializing in Personal Development, Imposter Syndrome Phenomenon, Codependent Relating, and Executive Therapy
Direct: Always respectfully real with you
Action-Oriented: No endless head-nodding
Entrepreneur, Business Educator, and Human with Feelings for Over 15 years
Limited Client Cases to Focus More Deeply on Your Story
Collaborative Treatment Planning: Embrace your autonomy in each session
Unique Perspective: New York raised, SW & PNW lived, US & Abroad traveled
Ongoing Training and Development: Growth is beneficial for both of us
Inclusive Mindset: BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx Ally; LGBTQ+ Ally; Sex Worker Ally; Poly & Kink Ally; Healthcare & Military Ally; Harm-Reduction Philosophy
Supporting Oregon residents, Individuals 18 years & older, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment only
Weekly attendance commitment
Consistent appointment times
Generous no-cancellation policy
Not in-network with any insurance companies
(in-person sessions not available)
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Does seeing a counselor mean there is something wrong with me?
No. That is the short answer.
The long answer is also No, but with some context of why you may feel this way.
Families, Culture, Media: there are numerous external outlets framing mental health support as only for those who are "disturbed" or "broken". In reality, seeing a mental health specialist is no different than regularly seeing a physician. Although there are mental health specialists that support those with severe emotional concerns, just like medical specialists, many counselors help others with more common challenges, including relational issues, self-esteem, codependency, family dynamics, and transitions, to name a few. Our emotional well-being is part of our overall health, and seeing a counselor is a way to approach this holistically.