“There’s a place in the soul where you’ve never been wounded."
Advantage of Professional counseling:
Neurobiology tells us that telling your stories cultivates a deeply felt, body-based feeling of security that we all need. When you can share your experiences yet be spared the unhelpful intrusions of a self referential listening partner, that which has the power to subvert you if left unseen can instead be rendered invaluable.
Professional counselors receive training that provides them with specific tools for accessing & working with hidden or unconscious material, geared to navigate defenses and encourage faculties for healing.
The counseling relationship offers a space where you can be seen and heard fully, without bias, in the depth of who you are without shame or pretense. You can discover that how you know yourself can be known by another. When your inner reality comes into conversation with a safe, wise, compassionate external reality, it paves the way for a new relationship to yourself and your own life.
I work with adults, young adults and adolescents who wish to improve the quality of their lives; all genders, races, religions and abilities. I provide a compassionate and individualized approach to clients bringing questions and concerns of all kinds.
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How often and for how long do we meet?
There is no pre-defined period of time for ongoing counseling. Counseling is tailored to a each specific person's needs, challenges and goals. Individual sessions are typically 60 minutes in length, span several sessions over a period of weeks or months, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
In-office sessions of individual therapy:
$150 per 60 minutes
$185 per 75 minutes
$220 per 90 minutes
I reserve space for a certain number of reduced fee or sliding scale clients. You are welcome to check with me to see what might be available. Those spots do fill quickly.
I do not to accept insurance at this time.
It may be possible to draw upon your Health Savings Account (HSA), FSA or HRA accounts. Please check your individual policy to determine your possible benefits
If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact me at least 36 hours in advance of your session. Sessions canceled with less than 36 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
Once we have agreed to meet, Intake and Confidentiality forms will be emailed directly to you.
Your privacy is important to me. Our sessions, as well as your personal information, are held in strict confidence.
The only exceptions to this are in instances of suspected child or elder abuse, or when a client presents a serious danger of violence toward him/ herself or another.
Any other questions?
Please feel free to fill out a contact form here, call or email me!
“Minds were meant to be blown— not shattered but changed and expanded. This is what therapy and religion were for—letting the new crash into us like a wave that finally wakes us up”.
Choosing a counselor is an important decision that asks for the right fit. I offer a free consultation to answer your questions or as a way of getting to know one another.
1012 SW KING AVENUE
PORTLAND, OR 97205