My Approach to Helping
There are times when we all need extra support. Are you considering making some changes, but you're not sure how to begin? I offer a free consultation and would be happy to talk with you. You may be feeling stressed, anxious, confused, stuck, or depressed. Together we can talk about what's happening and explore strategies and solutions to promote your health and happiness, You may discover a fresh approach to addressing your current needs and goals.
I have many years of experience assisting people in the Portland area to address a variety of issues. I believe in the therapeutic process and bring compassion, energy, and commitment to my work If you have prior experience with a therapist, we'll discuss what worked and what didn't - so that we can create a plan best suited to you.
My approach is client-centered, creative, motivational, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused. I also offer visualization, relaxation, and hypnotherapy techniques, if you are interested in exploring these options. I'm Licensed as a Professional Counselor and Certified as an Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Addiction Counselor.
Just call or email for more information, consultation, or to schedule an appointment - Days, Evenings, and Saturdays. A call or text to me will generally get a quicker response.
More Info About My Practice
I am a contracted provider for a number of insurance panels and EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs). You may have one or both of these options for coverage. For self-paying clients, I generally charge $85 for individual and couples therapy for a 1 hour session. If you are in need of an adjustment in cost, we can discuss my sliding fee scale. I will work with you to explore your options for coverage and for payment.
Check out my website for additional information. You may also call or email me with any questions you have about my counseling services. Please note that a call or text to me at this time can generally get a quicker response.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Specific Issues that I may help you to address, include:
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationships, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Motivation, Behavior Change, Trauma, Loss, and Grief, Anger Management, Fears & Phobias, Alcohol and Drug Issues, Problem Gambling.
My Role as a Therapist
In my role as a therapist, I seek to promote a positive therapeutic partnership with my clients. I provide a friendly, safe and confidential space for you to share. I will act as a guide and support for your process of change and healing - from within and without. I will do my best for you - whether you are exploring familiar themes or patterns - or venturing into the new and unfamiliar. I encourage your feedback, so that you may always let me know what is working or not in my approach. I will assist you to find additional resources or referrals, if needed - to better address your issues - and to access alternatives that may complement your therapeutic work. Through the counseling experience, I believe that you may achieve a greater sense of self-mastery and a renewed energy - to be used in the service of your health and an improved quality of living.