Tools for being human
Growth: the act or process of growing, development; gradual increase
Minding: to look after; take care of; tend to
Currently not accepting new clients (5/3/21)
Mental health is an important part of well-being. Counseling can improve how you function at work, home and in your relationships.
I offer mental health and health behavior counseling. My approach is eclectic and I draw from ACT, CBT, Mindfulness Practices, and brain science. I have a solution focused orientation. The duration of counseling can be brief or intermittent ("as needed"). Counseling can consist of learning about feelings, needs, thoughts and behaviors. Collaboratively we will strive to make sense of what's happening for you. It's helpful to identify and try on skills for stress management, communication, awareness of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Setting emotional boundaries and problem solving are also useful skills to incorporate when meeting life's transitions and challenges. Understanding neuroplasticity can also engage ourselves to feel empowered to make helpful changes.
I can be helpful in these areas:
1. Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief, Life Transitions, Insomnia and Low Motivation.
2. Personal Growth Consulting: Recovering from an break up, managing challenging emotions, being vulnerable, setting boundaries, growing resiliency, cultivating positive emotions, starting a mindfulness practice, increasing self compassion, etc.
PGC is for those who:
would benefit from a few sessions or for intermittent support
mental health therapy is not indicated (there is no medical necessity for therapy)
are not using insurance
might have ambivalence about seeing a therapist for the first time
3. Letters for adults seeking gender affirming medical interventions
If you are new or interested in counseling consider the following:
You don't need to have a mental illness or be in a crisis to seek counseling.
Even brief short term or intermittent sessions can be helpful for getting you back on course.
Friendships are great but sometimes a therapeutic professional is needed.
You are not broken, weak or crazy.
You can choose to grow and be imperfect at the same time.
Not growing is also a choice.
Sunset Office Building
9900 SW Wilshire St, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97225
$200 Initial Evaluation
$110 Therapy 45 minutes
$90 Personal Growth Consulting 45 minutes
A Superbill can be provided if you have out of network benefits
Payment is due at the end of the session. I accept cash, credit card or check. HSA cards are also accepted. I use Ivy Pay for credit/bank cards which is HIPPA-secure and designed for therapists.
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Clients can reschedule or cancel sessions via email or phone. Please cancel within 48 hours to avoid being billed for a $20 fee. If you don't arrive for your scheduled session you will be responsible for the full session fee.
Call or email to set up an appointment:
Oregon License #L7276
Washington License #LW60125887