What I offer
I feel comfortable working with many of the challenges life throws at you: trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues (affairs, blended families, empty nests, new babies), career counseling and addiction. People, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, kink, gender identification, spirituality, and ability are welcome here.
Sliding-scale -- a part of my practice is reserved for sliding scale, and I do this through Open Path Collective. You can find my profile on Open Path here.
Trauma impacts us across our lifespan -- emotionally, mentally, and physically-- regardless of how long ago it occurred. Research suggests that so-called little-t trauma, such as experiencing bullying, parents' divorce, or moving schools, can leave as big of an impact as those experiences that lead to PTSD.
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for trauma. I am EMDR-trained, and am working toward becoming a full EMDR consultant in the coming year.
Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
I work with individuals as young as 14, as well as couples and families. I love working with teens and their families, navigating screen time, boundaries, drugs/alcohol, developmental crises, and gender/sexuality identity issues.
Before I became a therapist, I worked as a writing teacher/mentor and software engineer. I enjoy working with people in the arts and the start-up world, as well as how you might handle changing careers :)
Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy and Psilocybin
Ketamine is a powerful psychedelic known as a dissociative, and many studies have shown improvements in energy, decreases in depression, and anxiety, and it can be a powerful method to work with trauma. I'm partnering with Dr. Matthew Hicks, ND, at Synaptic Care, to provide ketamine-assited psychotherapy.
Sessions last for 2.5 hours, and the therapist is there to witness, to take notes of the participant's experience, and to be a safe and nonjudgmental presensce through the journey.
I hope to offer service as a psilocybin facilitator as early as Spring 2024. Details to come!
Disclosure: I cannot recommend the use of psychedelics, or offer resources of where to obtain such substances or underground guides. Adults only.
You can find additional resources at Portland Integration Network.
Fees by CPT Code
$150, 90837, 53-60 minutes, Individual Psychotherapy
$150, 90847, 53-60 minutes, Family/Relational Psychotherapy
$225, 90838, 85-90 minutes, Individual Psychotherapy