I spent three years working as a domestic violence survivor advocate and know that women are not only more likely than men to experience sexual abuse, but are also the victims in 85% of intimate partner violence abuse cases.
Because this problem is so widespread, a cornerstone of my practice is to support survivors of gender-based violence and create a safe space for women to recover from trauma.
Gender based oppression
I apply feminist therapy to both validate and process the challenges women confront from oppression, discrimination, and objectification, and then balance this with a strength-building therapeutic approach, such as psycho-education, power analyses, and reframing to help my clients reclaim their independent identities.
Because of my domestic violence survivor advocate training and experience, I am skilled in identifying common abuse cycles.
In these cases, I know how to apply trauma-informed counseling and address symptoms of PTSD with a somatic approach and emotional regulation techniques and heal from physical, psychological and sexual trauma.
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Counseling Rates in Portland, OR
I accept Oregon Health Plan and private pay clients. Standard rates are $130 – $200 per 50-minute session.
If my fee is a barrier, under certain circumstances I may offer a sliding scale. Please inquire about the availability of my sliding scale slots when you first contact me.
I can accept payment for counseling:
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions?
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
The following are services that I specialise in
It’s no surprise that gay marriage counseling is in demand because it may be more challenging for LGBTQ people.
People thrive in secure and loving partnerships! As a helping professional I believe in the healing power of connection.
A cornerstone of my practice is supporting survivors of gender-based violence and creating a safe space for women.
Creating a compassionate, understanding and affirming space to explore sexuality and gender identity.
I do know what it means to acculturate and make new connections to question identity, and to navigate interculturally.