Office Located in SE Portland
(503) 462-7146
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Process and Approach

Working with Kids on Paper Masks

You are unique, as we all are, and therefore deserve an approach that is tailor-made to fit your mental health needs. I apply evidence-based practices as the base of our work, while matching the best suited approach to you and your family's needs. We will identify and work from your strengths and needs.

Sometimes we live with feelings that pop up when we least expect them to, and then we shove them back down until they show up again. A large part of my job is to help you address these feelings in a safe and supportive environment, so that you will be able to reduce and eventually let go of these feelings. Change really can happen. I would like to speak with you about this further and help you make that step to change. You can contact me by phone or email, or via my online contact form, whichever is easiest for you! Your call and email are confidential.

I believe in helping you work towards an increase in positive change with an increased awareness of yourself and others. I believe in a holistic approach, addressing the connection between your mind and body. Have you ever noticed that when you are not feeling well emotionally, you may also exhibit physical symptoms? We all hold onto our issues, troubles, worries, and concerns throughout different areas of body. Art therapy and counseling will help you start to recognize and address this connection.

I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach that includes but is not limited to: expressive art therapy (including art, play, and narrative therapies); grief, loss and trauma work; collaborative problem solving; and cognitive behavioral therapies. Each approach uses a strength-based and culturally competent model. Please see form, Professional Disclosure Statement for further details. These treatment approaches allow me to customize our work together.

Who I work with: I have had the privilege and continue to work with children, "tweens", teens/adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with and have experience with a variety of family dynamics; including couples counseling, family counseling, and sibling counseling.


Specialties:

  • Art Therapy to help address Mental Health and Medical Health issues
  • Mood Diagnosis, including Depression, Anxiety, and Bi-polar Disorder
  • Helping children & teens who "act out" at school and home
  • Family Conflicts
  • Communication Problems
  • Identifying connections between your body & mind.
  • Life Transitions - i.e., relationships, moving, school, career change
  • Victims of Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma
  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Growth