As a therapist, my goal is multifaceted. I want to help you develop an expanded awareness of your deeply held values and beliefs, show you the path to healing your past wounds, provide you with tools to skillfully face life's challenges, and assist you in developing the courage to live with authenticity and purpose. I bring a warm, genuine, and compassionate approach to the work I work with adults, couples, and groups. I use a variety of approaches, strategies, and tools, each tailored to the individual needs of my clients.
I work with clients across the lifespan and provide parent consultations when working with children/adolescents. I provide support for anxiety, behavioral challenges, depression, family conflict, grief and loss, life transitions, peer relationships, school issues, and trauma. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for any work we will do together. When you feel safe within the therapeutic relationship, that is when real healing or progress can occur.
NOW INTERVIEWING FOR MY SMALL GROUP COURSE: CBT 101. STARTS MAY 2022 & SPACE IS LIMITED. REACH OUT TODAY TO INQUIRE! Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? I believe personal development is the journey that takes us from living on Autopilot to living with Intention. My clients know they want more out of life -- better relationships, better health and better business results; they just need support to get there. My style is empathic, empowering and direct, with a good dose of humor :). I am also a Certified Professional Coach, which means I will give you a nudge and hold you accountable when you need it!
Hi there, my name is Angela. I am an art therapist (ATR) and Licensed Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon. I am currently offering telehealth appointments only due to Covid-19 concerns. I work with adults, children, and families in my private practice. I have previously worked in outpatient clinics, schools and a hospital. I accept Regence insurance or direct client payment. With urgent concerns please contact the Washington County Crisis Line at (503)291-9111. Thank you!
**Currently doing virtual consults. Be sure to check out profiles for Mandy Curtis, Dan Calabrese, and Mary Lopes who have current openings** I'm here to support individuals with post-traumatic stress, interpersonal difficulties, life transitions, and more. I really appreciate the complexity of personality and identity formation. My ideal client was raised with a slightly "messed up" childhood, which they laugh about but say they are "over it". But, they may be having some concerns in their current relationships and be asking themselves- why is this a pattern for me? This curiosity can lead to powerful transformations.
At some point in our lives, it is not uncommon to find ourselves struggling with the unexpected life situations brought on by medical conditions, disability, or the demands of work, family, health and life. I am specialized in the treatment of emotional adjustment difficulties brought on by neurological and medical conditions, disability, brain injury, work-life balance, caregiving demands, and demanding academic and professional careers. Specifically, I work with ordinary people attempting to cope with demanding and the oftentimes unexpected twists and turns of life.
I believe that as humans we all experience suffering, and sometimes those negative experiences can impact the way we view ourselves, others, and the world. Stressful or traumatic experiences can lead to depression, anxiety, sleep issues, avoidance, and negative thoughts and emotions, including anger, guilt or shame. Many mental health issues and destructive patterns are developed out of difficult or traumatic experiences which are stored in our emotional memory networks and have yet to be processed in an adaptive way.
Life is full of transitions. Sometimes you choose the transition; often the transition is thrust upon you. However they happen, transitions can be disorienting and disruptive. Even good transitions can be difficult to navigate. They challenge you emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and relationally. Yet, transitions also offer an opportunity to challenge old habits and start new ones. They provide fertile ground for growth, to become more fully who you were created to be. Maybe you're in a transition right now - or considering one - and you're looking for a skilled guide and an accepting environment to work it through.
Great relationships don't happen by accident. I can help you learn how to have one. Whether it is a relationship with yourself, your family, your boss or your significant other, they all have one thing in common. It's good communication. Communication is one of the top three problems in relationships. Over the years I've found that if you can handle good communication you can then handle almost anything. Why don't you let me know what your needs and goals are, then we can start there.
Authentic Wholeness, LLC makes a firm commitment to offer expertise to people who are struggling after experiencing trauma to find ways to recover and improve overall function. Conditions of trauma experiences vary due to proximity, intensity, and frequency. Critical incident exposure is when natural coping mechanisms of the brain and body become overwhelmed and therefore revert to a potentially damaging stress state required for survival. Options under such duress become limited to fight, flee, or freeze responses. Melissa Shockman, MA has a master’s level degree from George Fox University in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy
I strive to provide my clients with a non-judgmental, supportive and caring setting in which they can feel comfortable sharing their needs, wants and desires. Helping them to find what works for them by using various therapies and ideas that guide them to search out answers. It is a difficult time in the world right now and we all need nurture and support in order to maintain our daily life. Depression, anxiety, stress relationship issues and many other things can get in the way of living our best life. My hope is to give you the tools and support you need to find your way to living how you want to live.
Not taking new Clients. Individual adult therapy that utilizes an integrative & holistic approach, by working in the present moment. My intention is to offer a nurturing & compassionate place to share & grow, while exploring what you need. In session, I will help you consciously wire in cognitive thought patterns that correlate with somatic (body) states, that connect you with your strengths. I teach experiential, mindful practices that cultivate insights & awareness that will help you notice, pause, & breathe. When we remember to tune into practices that build & support resilience, it is easier to maintain a healthier well-being.
I believe that a healthy outlook comes from having a good grasp of your ABC's... Accept, Balance, Cope. People often say things like, "I need to let it go," or "I need to forgive ____," etc. But we rarely talk about what it means to do that. Those phrases mean accepting that life is what it is--a balance of both good and bad--and making a choice to focus on the things we CAN change. Then "it" can stop directing our lives--we cope. Whether you need to let go of anger, fear, or sadness, I can help!
Hello! I help clients take a deeper look at how the body and nervous system respond to stress, how maladaptive patterns develop in their lives, and how this prevents them from accessing joy. If you feel overwhelmed with family problems, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or for other reasons, you deserve time for self care to learn to live your best life and be your best self! My goal is to help you find that. Along with the horses, alpacas, the lovely barn cat, and a gorgeous view of the valley, I hope to help you connect to yourself deeply, and love yourself, so that you can deeply connect to others and find contentment
I am passionate about helping people get "unstuck" in life, relationships, and business. I believe everyone has the potential to create their best self, the healthiest version of themselves, and live the life they desire. Often times, because of challenges, pain, disappointments, and the hard "stuff" in life, people, including myself, get stuck and having a hard time moving forward. Hopelessness, depression, anxiety, sadness, low motivation, frustration, high-stress, and irritability are some of the emotions we may experience during these seasons. It can have a negative impact on our relationships, our work, and overall well-being.
I am taking new clients for May and June. I offer free consultations and can see individuals, families, and couples. I love working with folks asking big questions- it may be about life, spirituality, values, etc- and getting into the gritty details of learning new skills and building sustainable habits to support our overall health. My clinical style involves partnering with clients to embark on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. I also tend to explore our relationships with others and society and client’s goals therein, as a part of a holistic approach to mental health.
I work with a diverse client base, ranging from children to adult, using evidence-based therapies in person or via telehealth. I specifically am focused on clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or familial/romantic relationship themes. I have spent time working internationally with the most vulnerable of populations and am excellent at drawing out those not familiar with the talk therapy model. I am happy to use a clients existing coping strategies such as spiritual beliefs and practices or help create new ones.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is dedicated to providing my clients with ethical, professional and confidential services. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in determining successful outcomes in treatment. This involves the client feeling safe and trusting of the therapist while he/she explores emotional vulnerabilities and painful thought processes. My hope is that you will experience me as someone who actively listens to you and works with you to develop effective problem-solving strategies. My approach to therapy is respectful, honest, client-centered and strengths based.
Your strengths identify who you are. Your unique needs can be addressed in a safe, collaborative environment and you can learn to communicate in ways that help you get what you need in your relationships; whether personal or with business associates. Anxiety and negativity can prevent you from engaging with others. Learning about your needs and becoming aware of your thinking patterns is crucial. You can overcome insecurity and awkward scenarios by contacting me for support and insight for the concerns you have about your life.
I believe relationships have long-lasting healing power. Romantic, parent/child, friendship, or even your relationship with yourself, when these bonds are healthy, they help heal many wounds. But sometimes things get in the way of your goals for your life and relationships – trauma, beliefs that hurt instead of help, new mental health symptoms, or behaviors that aren’t working for you. I come alongside clients and help them learn new ways to understand and cope with these issues. One of my favorite things is helping couples learn to change unhealthy patterns and build the relationship they’ve always dreamed of.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hillsboro are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Hillsboro then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Hillsboro, or Child Psychologists in Hillsboro.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Hillsboro psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Hillsboro specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.