My Approach to Helping
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated other difficulties you've faced, there is nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. I work with individuals, couples and families offering caring and compassionate counseling focused on your needs. I seek to create an authentic relationship that supports dialogue and discovery where you feel you are an active participant in your own growth and the growth of your relationships.
I work extensively with couples addressing relational elements between partners using an emotionally focused approach. Often times people get locked into the pain and confusion of their arguments and lose sight of themselves and their loved one. I work with couples to help identify what you both really want from your relationship and how to find comfort in expressing what you need to your partner. Even when there is frequent miscommunication and frustration, I will work with you both to decrease emotional pain and increase your understanding of each other.
More Info About My Practice
Fees & Insurance:
My fees are $100 per 60-minute session. Payment may be made at the time of services with cash, checks, & major credit cards or flexible spending accounts. Reduced rates available to those with financial need.
I accept Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. You may be responsible for a co-pay at the time of service. For other insurers, I am an out-of-network provider and will provide you with the forms for your insurance company.
My office is located in inner SE Portland in the Brooklyn neighborhood with easy parking and access.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Therapy is a unique process that succeeds on the relationship between the therapist and the person seeking therapy. You should feel comfortable with your counselor, bottom line. This doesn't necessarily mean that you may like everything your therapist has to say, but you should feel safe and supported enough to talk about whatever issues are troubling, even when those problems are extremely difficult to share. People more easily experience change and a sense of well-being when they are being heard and valued for their own experiences. Your therapist should be curious about you and the story you have to tell.