A Whole Person Approach to Personal Growth
Thank you for the privilege of your time, and welcome to my Portland counseling practice. My clients and I are fellow travelers through this labyrinth called Life. While we journey together for a while on the path, I offer my clients the safe container of unconditional acceptance which combined with my diverse training guides them to listen to, to trust, and to learn from their experience, and so find more fulfillment.
My counseling practice embodies several principles which distinguish my practice from others:
- My practice affirms a whole person view of you which understands you to be a mind-body-spirit unity whose different dimensions dynamically interact with each other.
- Being with our experience with your caring attention, instead of running from it, is a dynamic method of transformation confirmed by mindfulness-based therapy approaches.
- Authenticity underlies all my work as a counselor, and calls you to recognize your uniqueness, and to take responsibility for expressing it in your life. Authenticity calls me to be in relationship with you as a real person.
If these principles resonate with you, then I welcome you to arrange a complimentary consultation to explore the possibility of our working together.
Some Endorsements from My Counseling Clients
- Your mental and emotional suffering is a signal that something within and around you needs your compassionate attention.
- Acknowledging your experience as it arises in session – being with, honoring, and owning it, as it is, is the very way by which you change.
- Resisting your experience increases suffering.
- You and your human potential are unique. Your nature calls you to express that uniqueness.
- Your development can best be served by my providing a safe environment in which you are met with unconditional acceptance and respect.
- With such support, you are capable of resolving your issues and having a more fulfilling life.
- My counseling therapy is client-centered, process-oriented, and experiential.
What Could Be More Important than Investing in Yourself?
We all have our inner work to do. Can you imagine what it would be like for you to wake up one morning and realize that you were no longer the major issue in your own life. Counseling can make that difference for you.
As a counselor, I sometimes advise prospective clients with whom I meet that working on yourself is perhaps the most important investment you will ever make. After all, what could be more important than untangling the thoughts and feelings that undermine your happiness and relationships.
Helping you to achieve that freedom and get on with a fulfilling life is the purpose of my Portland counseling practice.
Explore My Counseling Practice with a Free Consultation
Deciding to enter into counseling is a life-changing decision. 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 below, and you can schedule your consultation online now.
Given these difficult economic times, it’s helpful to know that my work is affordable, and I offer a sliding scale.