I know that finding a therapist can be a very daunting and overwhelming experience. I strive to create a warm and welcoming space for everyone and am happy to answer any questions you might have. I also offer free consultations to help you make sure it feels right!
Pacific Northwest Growth and Healing is a private counseling practice in Portland, Oregon specializing in marriage, family and individual counseling. Currently, I am only offering telehealth appointments but will have in-person appointments available soon!
My goal in counseling is to help my clients work through the issues that they are facing so that they can work towards their goals in their lives and relationships. I believe that every person has innate strengths and my goal is to help identify those strengths and build on them so that they can reach their goals in treatment and in their lives. I understand that our relationships impact us in multiple ways and my hope is to explore these relationships as well as the impacts that they have on them. Ultimately, I want my clients to feel heard and supported in my practice and I hope to help them on their journey in finding positive change in their lives and relationships. My counseling style is influenced by many theories and approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Brief Strategic Therapy, Structural Therapy. I use techniques from many approaches because I believe in an individualized approach to therapy and want to make sure that my clients are receiving techniques that are going to work for them.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have over 3 years experience being a marriage and family therapist and over 7 years experience in the mental health field.
I have a broad background that has worked with many different problems including trauma and crisis influences. I bring knowledge and experience from my education which highlights family systems and attachment, but also from my past work history. I have experience working in an intensive in-home family therapy program, inpatient facilities and intensive outpatient programs as well. My most recent experience was working with families in schools.
I want my clients to feel safe and heard as we work through your goals together. I have the most experience working with adolescents and/or their families, but I have worked with many different types of clients and offer individual, marriage/couple, and family counseling. I look forward to meeting with you!
Just as we can struggle in our romantic relationships or in our friendships, we can also struggle in our families. In my experience, if one person in the family is struggling, others may be too. My goal is to offer help and support so that everyone feels heard and supported in the family, so you can get back to the things you enjoy together!
Having a partner in life can be the most rewarding thing, but sometimes it can be really hard! If you and your partner are struggling and would like to have some extra support, I strive to create an environment where both people are heard so that we can work towards your goals as a couple together.
There are many reasons to seek counseling, and sometimes we just need someone to help us process life and the struggles that come with it! I offer individual counseling as a stand-alone service but also may use this for my families and couples as well.