Life in Balance
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Thank you for visiting my web site. I will be away from my therapy practice from March 6th to the 16th 2015.   And I will be away again from March 23rd to the 30th 2015.  If you are interested in scheduling as a new client, I will resume screening and scheduling after April 6th 2015.   If you are a current client and have a need for urgent support or have a question that can't wait for me to return, please call my practice phone number for further infomation.  You can also go to the "urgent support" tab on the left side of this screen for resources.  Please note that registration for the next Basics of Mindfulness class is happening now and will continue in my absence.   For more information, please go to the Basics of Mindfulness page on this site.  

As an independent 
practitioner I provide innovative mindfulness-based counseling, psychotherapy and personal growth services in the Portland metro area.   I offer individual, couples, and group therapy services.  I teach mindfulness classes and retreats in the community.  I also provide clinical supervision and consultation to other professionals.  

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs.  The integrative mind/body therapy that I utilize is based on honesty, respect, and compassion. I  want to help you to discover freedom from self-limiting patterns that can lead to stress, conflict, and/or withdrawal from life. My approach supports you in being less identified with habitual ways of thinking and feeling that can keep you stuck in patterns that no longer work for you. You can learn to be less reactive and more compassionate with yourself and others. 

I have been successful in helping with grief, trauma, stress, anxiety, addictions, life transitions, obsessions/compulsions, attention and impulse control, relationship distress, parenting, and spiritual growth.  I also provide coaching to help you reach your highest potential.

I can help you by being well versed and experienced in using a variety of ways to do therapy. Some of the therapeutic approaches I use include: acceptance and commitment therapyscientifically-based marriage therapy (Gottman), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based body centered therapy, and mindfulness meditation. I have taught mindfulness meditation for over fifteen years and have completed training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. 


In practice since 1990, I am a seasoned and interactive therapist committed to helping you clarify and reach your goals.


 

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