While I enjoy working with adults on a wide range of issues (for example, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues), I am particularly focused on helping people process and heal from trauma, PTSD, invalidation, abuse, and sexual violence. Another focus for me is helping people manage difficult emotions and develop more self-compassion, self-acceptance, and mindfulness.
I see therapy as an opportunity for personal growth, understanding, and greater self-awareness. It helps us find more meaning in life and also change the things about ourselves that aren’t working. In my approach in therapy, I strive to meet you where you are and work with you in the direction of your goals. We all have biases and varying levels of privilege; I try to be aware of this and make efforts to engage from a place of understanding, non-judgment, and equality. It is important to me that you feel safe because therapy can make us feel incredibly vulnerable.
I practice from a place of cultural humility and welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds. I will position myself to continually learn and not impose assumptions and standards on you or within the intersections of your identities.
If we work together, I will help you feel more connected to yourself, others, and your experiences in life, as well as help you structure your life around what is important for you.
I am a psychologist resident working towards licensure in the state of Oregon and a recent graduate of the University of Montana with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Portland Veterans Affairs, where I honed my understanding and practice of evidence-based treatments and worked with people to heal from their trauma and PTSD, as well as a range of other issues. I am delighted to be working at Portland Psychotherapy and to be serving members of this community. My position as a psychologist resident means that I can offer you up-to-date clinical intervention under the supervision of experienced clinicians, and at low cost.
Orientation: My orientation is primarily anchored in third-wave behavioral psychotherapy approaches. This includes Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, self-compassion, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My style is also integrative, in that I draw upon principles of many therapeutic approaches (such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT), depending on your needs.
Modalities: Individuals, Groups
Special Populations: LGBTQI+ affirmative, Women, Ethnically diverse, Individuals with trauma backgrounds
Practicing Since: 2013
Degree: : Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Year Graduated: 2019
License Number and State: Psychologist Resident Supervised by Dr. Jenna LeJeune, Licensed Psychologist in Oregon #1600
- Managing difficult emotions
- Trauma, sexual violence, and PTSD
Average Cost: $25-$110
Accepted Insurance Plans: none, out of pocket payments only
How I can help:
Finding a therapist that you connect and feel safe with is one of the first steps in healing. If you need to explore issues related to managing difficult emotions, low self-esteem or being self-critical, trauma, depression, or anxiety, and you think I might be a good match, please feel free to contact me. I can also be an option if you do not have insurance. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Phone: 503-281-4852 ext. 216