If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or another mental health problem, one-on-one counseling with a trained mental health professional can help you feel better, and restore your happiness and your energy for life.
Sometimes, you may just need help or support while going through a difficult life transition. You might not have a true mental health “condition”, but life feels overwhelming, and as a result, you are feeling depressed, worried, anxious and confused. Working with a trained mental health professional can help get you through these challenges. I can provide support and understanding, help you to clarify your options, help you to make decisions about your relationships or about the future, or just provide a listening ear to help you survive a difficult time in your life.
Counseling can also help you work through relationship problems such as difficulties with trust, intimacy, guilt, forgiveness, or abandonment, or healing from a divorce or break-up. Talking to a professional counselor is especially helpful if you are trying to decide whether to end a relationship or to work to save it.
You can also benefit from working with me if you are:
- Facing an important life decision, such as whether to relocate or change jobs
- Experiencing high levels of stress in your personal life or in your job
- Struggling in relationships with family members or friends
- Adjusting to unwelcome life changes
- Coping with challenging life circumstances
- Overwhelmed with grief or loss
Psychotherapy is helpful when you want to work on deeper personal issues that affect your mental health and your relationships. Through psychotherapy, I can help you identify and work through the core issues that arise again and again in your life and your relationships. Psychotherapy can help you resolve painful long-standing problems and bring about lasting change in many parts of your life.
My professional mental health counseling and psychotherapy practice in Portland, Oregon, specializes in helping people resolve both short-term and long-term mental health problems. I also specialize in counseling people who are struggling with relationship problems, grief, stress, difficult life changes, or important life decisions.
My therapeutic approach uses several evidence-based therapy approaches including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. The approach that I select depends on your specific problems, your goals, and your personality style.
If you are using alcohol or another substance to cope with the difficulties in your life, we can explore the impact of the substance use on your life and whether you want to make changes in this area of your life. Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, both evidence-based practices, are the treatment approaches I use to help clients with substance use issues.
Please call me at 503-545-6312 or email me to schedule your appointment.