I utilize mindfulness and body-centered approaches ...
...to promote mental health. My orientation is influenced by three important lenses: how we make sense of our environment (Neuroscience), how we build relationships (Attachment Theory), and how we manage ourselves with others (Affect Regulation). Sessions are typically experiential because I believe that growth comes from working with material in the moment rather than simply talking about it.
My educational background includes...
...receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Somatic Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University - a mindfulness-based university - in Boulder, CO. Since that time, I have received additional training in Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method at Level 1, as well as being trained in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) at Level 2.
Pain is meant to wake us up… Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. Fritz Perls
The real meditation is how you live your life. Jon Kabat-Zinn
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne
A phone consultation to learn more about the therapist and approach to determine appropriateness of fit. Video consultation available upon request.
Counseling for three or more who want to build secure functioning communication in their romantic, familial, or professional dynamics.
50-minute sessions for adults who want to work on a variety of issues one-on-one. Possible to include family/partner on a case-by-case basis.
Dynamic and experiential sessions designed for exploring the intimate relationship between two people. Strongly recommended to schedule 1.5 to 3 hour sessions (not covered by insurance)
Single Case Agreements possible for CareOregon on a case-by-case basis.