Verve Lifestyle Center, 2232 Northwest Pettygrove Street Suite 110, Portland, OR, USA
Whether you feel stuck in your anxiety, disordered eating, poor body image, or relationship patterns, change can be one of the most difficult things to imagine. Change is overwhelmingly hard for people. We need a safe space, dependable resources, and time to learn and heal.
I believe that we know what is best for us at the deepest level of our soul, and that oftentimes it is the chaos of society or the misguided messages offered to us that cloud this trust in ourselves. My job is to give you the space and resources necessary to explore, challenge, and practice how to live differently in relationship and in your body.
I practice systemic relational therapy, focusing on how we all live in relationship to our bodies, to each other, and our communities. I emphasize Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, joyful movement, and mind-body connection. I am dedicated to providing clients space to explore and challenge themselves regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, class, abilities, and religion. I value the intersectionality of our identities and recognize all that we bring to a room is significant in the way we navigate the world.
I have spent the majority of my career working with individuals and families with eating disorders, and focus on related depression, anxiety, impulse control, and sexual issues. I have particular interest in sexuality, sexual health and development, and adolescent development. I have worked at various levels of eating disorder and psychiatric treatment (inpatient, residential, and most recently with the Eating Disorder Center of Portland) and have extensive training in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders.
I typically see individuals 14 and older, and families of all ages. If your child is seeking treatment with me on an individual basis I will discuss with you further the parameters of our work together and boundaries of confidentiality.
Please reach out via email or phone at anytime; I would love to talk more about your specific questions and concerns. Together we can determine if the therapeutic fit feels helpful, what your treatment goals would be during our time together, and objectives to achieving these.