At Life Discovery Counseling Services, we have Counselors and Interns on staff. Interns are completing their coursework and internship, gaining skill at integrating their education with practical experience. They are highly skilled and continue in regular supervision with our Clinical Directors until they earn their Master's degree in Counseling or Psychotherapy.
Are you struggling with emotions such as fear, relationship issues, anxiety, or failure? I believe patience is golden and should be demonstrated in every treatment process. Life is full of surprises. We never know what life can throw our way; at those times, we need the proper support to roll our sleeves up and face it.
I desire to provide a safe and secure space where you will not fear expressing your vulnerability. I know the importance of being mindful of your needs as I offer comprehensive care tailored to your personality and lifestyle. I embrace those looking for a deeper meaning to life, who have many unanswered questions, and who desire to experience growth in connecting the missing dots. I specialize in anger management, mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, post-partum depression, trauma-informed care, gender identity, and family and relationship issues. I desire to provide a space to encourage you to process your day-to-day changes. I am dedicated to building a therapeutic relationship built on compassion through a spiritual worldview. I believe relationships affect personal healing and that transformation can be found wholly in holistic therapy. Suppose any of the above applies to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me by call, text, or email or schedule an appointment immediately: I would love to connect and start working with you in this clinical setting.
Education and Experience
I am a counseling student intern pursuing an M.A. in Counseling at Western Seminary, Portland. My anticipated degree completion is in 2024. My completed coursework includes training in ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human development, helping relationships, group work, research, diagnosis and assessment, career counseling orientation and practice, and marriage and family therapy.
Philosophy and Approach
I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach to counseling. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, considering each individual's biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual components. I work with each client to develop realistic goals for treatment and use a creative approach utilizing family therapy, solution-focused, and/or cognitive behavioral techniques to achieve those goals. Exploring links between the therapist and client, I work to maintain a safe and beneficial environment by viewing all clients with unconditional positive regard, viewing the client as the expert of their own life experiences, and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
When I have the opportunity, I love spending time with family and friends, journaling, listening to music, particularly Afro beats, enjoying Psychohairapy, volunteer work, and traveling and exploring new places.