Portland Headlight

Therapy is much more then sitting and talking.  The verbalization of feelings, experience, and memory allows for greater internal regulation of feelings and perspectives.  The client’s participation is just as important as the therapist’s skills.  Benefits can include symptom relief, increased self-worth, self-respect, and self-acceptance, improved relationships, and coping skills. 

I have experience working with a wide array of issues, but the overarching reason my clients seek counseling is for guidance through a life transition.  From clients who have suffered a profound loss; to those who are desire a life without depression or anxiety; to lesbian, gay, and transgender youth and adults preparing to come out.  There are many issues that bring my clients to see me.  The following list includes issues I have experience working with.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Problems
  • Grief and Loss
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Family Members of Alcoholics and Addicts
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Learning Disabilities
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you
— Maya Angelou