Asking for help takes tremendous courage. It can be incredibly difficult to admit that something feels overwhelming or uncomfortable, and that you do not know what to do to change it, or that you do not completely understand it or have control over it. Taking the step to talk with a psychotherapist about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings can help you achieve significant changes in many important areas in your life. You can begin to deepen your understanding of your feelings, bringing tremendous relief. You may also develop new options for how you respond to yourself and others that feel more comfortable or may work better for you and the people that you care about. Once you decide to take that step, talking with an understanding and skilled therapist often leads to feeling less overwhelmed and more in control, feeling less alone, and feeling more hopeful about your present and your future.
A significant influence in my clinical practice is Social Justice Theory. I work extensively with individuals that identify as LGBTQ people of color, meeting the needs of individuals who embrace multiple cultural identities that are part of non-dominant cultural groups. You will be supported to help understand how external cultural influences may impact our relationships, work, identity and more, including how we may sometimes internalize social messages.
I have two offices in Portland.
I am an experienced therapist in Portland, OR with a warm, empathic, and compassionate approach to psychotherapy. I listen closely and thoughtfully to your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. and develop impressions of my own to share with you. A consultation together may lead to short-term goal-oriented therapy, or develop into deeper psychotherapy work that leads to long-lasting change and growth.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have any further questions, or would like to set up an appointment.