How I Work
I work to support clients as they build self-awareness, increase resilience, and release behaviors that no longer serve them on their path to a more engaged and satisfying life. I integrate a number of mindfulness and cognitive/behavioral techniques to help my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves. I believe that the relationship we build is the most important part of our work together as it becomes the container (crucible) within which change is practiced in every session.
A core component of my work is around exploring habitual problematic patterns that keep my clients stuck. These patterns may be belief or thought based or they may show up as relational or coping behaviors. It is highly likely that these behaviors have been influenced by societal and cultural norms. We will work together to bring a deeper understanding of how you have come to be at this place in your life. We will look for the wisdom in your patterns and explore the suffering so that we can move you towards healing and change. YES! Sometimes this takes time.
Sessions are 55 minutes long and are conducted in person at my office in Portland, Oregon.