Portland Counseling with an Integrated Therapy Approach
What Could Be More Important than Investing in Yourself?
We all have our inner work to do. As for myself, I remember waking up one morning in my late 20s and realizing that I was no longer the major issue in my own life. My own therapy had made that difference. No longer did my feelings and thoughts get in the way of my living as they had once before.
So I often advise prospective clients that working on yourself with a counselor or therapist can be the most important investment you will ever make.
What could be more important than untangling the thoughts and feelings that undermine your happiness and getting your “head on straight”?
Helping you to achieve that freedom, to get on with your life, and to continue your personal growth is the purpose of my Portland counseling private practice.
Areas with which I work in My Counseling & Therapy Practice:
Some of the personal issues and concerns with which I help my clients include:
- Adjusting to change / life transitions
- Anger management
- Anxiousness and worry
- Becoming oneself
- Crisis of faith
- Difficult feelings: fear, guilt, shyness, shame, etc.
- Difficulty expressing feelings
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Emotional repression
- Grounding scatteredness & spaciness
- Inner Critic / Self-criticism
- Interpersonal conflict
- Life Purpose & Direction
- Loneliness, alienation, needs, desires
- Mid-life passages
- Personal authenticity
- Personal boundaries
- Relationship issues, breakups, couples counseling
- Search for oneself
- Sexual orientation
- Spiritual development & exploration
- Spiritual emergency
- Values clarification
- Work challenges
Therapy Approaches which Influence My Work
In my work as a counselor / therapist, the primary approaches to therapy in which I have been trained include the following. Each item also provides a link to a more detailed discussion.
Other counseling modalities in which I have been trained and which influence my work include neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Focusing, meditation, mindfulness, A. H. Almaas inquiry, and hypnotherapy.
Where appropriate, my counseling work with clients often integrates these different ways of working. My work is client-centered, not theory-centered, and so it may differ from client to client as needed.
Explore My Counseling / Therapy Services with a Free Consultation
Deciding to enter into therapy can be a life-changing decision. So I think it is important for you to have the opportunity to initially meet with me at my near-downtown Portland office at no cost to you.
Therefore I offer a 50-minute complimentary consultation wherein you can share your concerns and explore the “chemistry”.
If you would like to arrange a free consultation, just use the “Consultation” button to the right, and you can schedule your consultation online now.
Finally, given these difficult economic times, it’s helpful to know that my work is affordable, and I offer a sliding scale.