I am a private, but social woman who loves in-person connection and I offer that to my clients in a safe and supportive environment.
Goal development is client-centered, with guidance from me. We look at what's not working in your life and put that into clear goals we work toward meeting.
Therapy isn't scary and can be an adventure into improved self awareness. I like clients to look forward to their time with me - as there are few places where we are deeply listened to and valued.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Divorce & separation
Separation and divorce can trigger a range of mental health challenges, even when the split is mutually agreed upon. Prolonged challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more.
Drug addiction & abuse
Dependence on particular substance or inability to control impulses in relation to drug or alcohol use. Withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced in absence of the substance.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The Gottman Method
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
OR, LPC, C`1416
ME.d, Counseling & Development, Montana State University
Hello! I I've worked in mental health and addiction since 1996 and have a heart for my clients' journey toward improved mental and physical health. I've spent my career advocating for those who are under-served and especially enjoy working with older adolescents and adults. At the center of my approach is that change is possible by breaking old thinking and behavioral patterns and replacing them with new and improved ones. I use humor with my clients and am direct, but compassionate.
Remote Therapist, Bend, 97702, OR