I believe that everyone can reach an optimum state of health. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on art therapy, somatic experiencing, yoga therapy and trauma-informed care. I offer a safe, practical, non-judgmental, and empathetic space/support for my clients on their unique journey of self discovery, growth, and healing. Together, we will work on strategies and methods that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties.
I am passionate about providing a welcoming, collaborative, comfortable space that supports my clients through the process of self-discovery, insight, emotional healing, and positive change. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking solutions for connection, intimacy, and overall satisfaction in their lives. I have a particular interest in supporting clients with parenting concerns as well as supporting couples who are working toward their goals to connect emotionally and strengthen their partnership.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC , CFC
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice in Central Oregon with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression.
HEALING begins with one step, STRENGTH is built along the way. I utilize several different counseling techniques to design a unique program for each client. It is my passion to walk with individuals, and families, during their most troubling times, guiding each client as they find strength and hope on their journey towards healing. I work with teens/adolescents, adults, and families.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC, CADC
I believe I have the best job in the world. I enjoy walking along side my client's as they explore new ways of thinking and interacting in their world. I approach each client with a gentle curiosity of how they see their world and help them to set and reach goals they want to achieve. I use a strength based approach to helping people and bring in several different types of interventions to tailor the counseling experience to each client.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you to find greater peace, well-being, and confidence. I believe in offering unconditional positive regard and recognizing your inherent strengths and gifts as you create a fulfilling and meaningful life for yourself. Pain is inevitable in life, but suffering can be lessened significantly by processing difficult situations through a self-compassionate lens.
When pain lingers long enough or becomes greater than our ability to keep pushing through, we finally become willing to do whatever it takes to feel relief. Psychological and emotional distress affects our sleep, eating behaviors, abuse of alcohol and other drugs, our well-being, and our ability to function at home, at work, and in our relationships. We're often left with fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, confusion, depression, self-doubt, failure, hopelessness, and even total despair.
We all find ourselves in dark places at time in our lives. This is a part of life. What is important is that we do not stay living in the dark. Sometimes we need help to break out of the darkness in our lives and minds. Trauma, loss, grief, substance use, and disrupted relationships can all result in finding yourself in a dark place.
I suppose every client is the "ideal" in the sense that each person brings a unique story worthy of dignity, grace, and respect. By the time a person walks into my office, he/she is usually exhausted, confused, empty, and/or feeling hopeless and alone. Not all, but many of the folks I see want to be known, understood, and accepted. Most believe the lie that "if people really knew me, what I think about, what I've done, or what's been done to me, they would not love me, accept me or want me their lives." I enjoy helping people experience the freedom grace can give and the hope it has to offer.
I bring 30 years of counseling experience to my work with individuals and couples. I have worked as a counselor in a wide variety of settings including pastoral counseling, private practice, a drug and alcohol residential treatment center, and a community mental health center. I am a counselor because I want to help people rebuild their lives out of the rubble of life's storms, help people raise up new ways of solving life problems, to help people repair the broken places in their hearts, and to help them restore the important relationships in their lives.
One of my greatest rewards as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope and live fully in the present. I believe we all need someone to talk with, who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgement. I provide clients with a warm, non-judgmental environment; a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. I have a heart for helping others find deeper meaning and a sense of purpose.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA-MFT, Assoc
Bereavement, suicide loss, loss of a pet, life transitions, difficulties in relationship to others and to self are some of the reasons people seek counseling. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe place for clients to work through problems, discover their strengths, and find hope for healing and change. It takes courage to reach out and seek support when you recognize that what you are doing on your own doesn't seem to be working. My hope is that you will start your journey to healing.
If you, or a family member, are struggling with alcohol or substances, I would love to sit down with you and listen. We can decide together what steps you would like to take to create a healthier you. I offer an empathic and genuine relationship, skills, knowledge and experience, in a confidential and non judgemental environment, to help you become the person you would like to be.
As a Mental Health Counselor, I have specific experience working with eating disorders. I have worked with clients in both higher levels of care and outpatient settings. Many people know that they want change, but they are unsure how to make that change a reality, and that's where our work comes in. In addition, our sessions will focus on the whole person, which includes discussing areas involving: anxiety, depression, family and relational dynamics, self-defeating behaviors, and other challenges that might be making it difficult for you to reach your goals.
*We are not currently accepting new clients. New Priorities Family Services is a non-profit Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Treatment Program locally operated by dedicated staff and clinicians in Redmond, Oregon. Our organization is dedicated to the rights of children, adolescents and adults to grow and develop as healthy, happy, successful and contributing individuals
Joe offers affordable counseling services for couples, individuals, families, adolescents. His counseling services seek to meet a full range of needs, including but not limited to: couple’s counseling, including marital and premarital counseling, attachment issues, parenting, life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, men's issues, trauma, divorce, work stress, and relationship issues. He also addresses a variety of issues that impact marriages and families, including: relational conflict, stepfamily life, parenting, and preteen/adolescent issues.
Teletherapy only at this time. My approach utilizes integrative psychotherapy, coming from the perspective of addressing the “whole person”. Considering thoughts, feelings, behavior, and the way our life experiences have shaped the way we see and function in the world.
I am currently accepting new telehealth clients throughout the State of Oregon. I believe every person has intrinsic value, gifts, talents and strengths that are disrupted by past trauma, broken relationships, and life stressors. As a result, many people struggle with ongoing depression, anxiety and other challenges that prevent them from living their best life.
I believe that everyone can develop and strengthen skills to cope with emotional distress, improve relationships, and find purpose in life. The therapeutic relationship is key to building trust and developing skills. I counsel adults in a private practice setting.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Redmond 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 Redmond 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.
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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 Redmond 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.
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