Therapist InfoAbout Me:
My focus is experiential -- working with the emotions that come up in the room. I use a variety of techniques, like mindfulness and EMDR, to process and move through challenging life experiences. My goal is help you discover your own strengths, and connect to your own amazing resilience to process difficult moments and interrupt unhealthy habits. My philosophical lens is Buddhist psychology, which involves looking at attachment, compassion for yourself and others, and being able to live more in the present moment.
I graduated from Lewis & Clark's counseling psychology program in 2019, a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to providing therapy, I teach at both the Lewis & Clark graduate school, and the Psilocybin Facilitator program at the Synaptic Training Institute.Description of Services:How can you learn to let go? People suffer because of things have happened to them: a bad relationship, family issues, transitions to a new life stage, early childhood trauma. Sometimes it feels like those past injuries hold you in place, make it so you’re barely treading water. These injuries cause anxiety and depression, addiction, nightmares, isolation, a lack of connection.
In my practice I provide EMDR, mindfulness-based therapy, and psychedelic integration. I partner with a local naturopathic doctor to provide Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) at his clinic, also in Southeast Portland.Credentials & Certifications: MA, EMDR-trainedLicenses: LMFT Oregon T2007, LMFT Washington LF61224906
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: $150/session, inquire separately for KAP sessions
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
In the preparation phase, we'll look at creating intentions for medicine work, as well as creating a safe, grounding internal space using EMDR and somatic therapy techniques. We will discuss consent, and consider how clients can come into their session with a prepared mindset.
Work with ketamine will occur at the Synaptic Care clinic. Once people have settled in, they will revisit intentions, and prepare the nest they want to lie in for the journey. Clients might bring their own pillows and blankets, but we offer them as well. I’ll be there as a guide, providing a safe, non-judgmental anchor for the journey. We have several playlists for people to use for journeys, and clients will generally use eye masks. Most clients in a ketamine journey, from the outside, appear to be sleeping or enjoying deep relaxation. As they come out of the medicine, I’ll write down any themes or realizations that came up during the journey, and we will look at those during integration sessions, if the client chooses to go in that direction.
Integration looks different for different people: some clients will use artwork; others with difficult experiences might require EMDR to work through uncovered traumas; with others we might go on a wooded trail in a park near the office to use movement and nature to aid with integration.Intake Process:
We start with a complementary 15-minute screening to see if I'm a good fit. For KAP, we'll work with a doctor to provide a brief medical screening as well.