Individual Therapy

We believe psychotherapy is a creative collaboration that promotes unification of mind, body, and spirit and improves one's quality of life. We work with individuals and couples who are dealing with life changes, emotional difficulties, relationship problems, and various psychological conditions.

We offer solution focused therapy that blends mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion, CBT, DBT, and holistic approaches. Driven by a deep commitment to helping others toward health and happiness, we will help guide you through emotional healing, life transitions, mental blocks, and unfulfilling relationship patterns.

Our goal is to help you define what you truly want, and then help you manage the obstacles that get in your way.

We can help you navigate the following issues​:
  • Coping Skills

  • Addictive behaviors

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Parenting

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Women's Issues

 
About the types of Therapy that we offer:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.​

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD.

  • Expressive Arts

Expressive arts therapy is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy on the basis that people can heal through use of imagination and creativity. Expressive arts therapy would include art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and writing therapy.

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.

  • Narrative

Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert.

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

Client's cost per session

Our fee is $180 for an initial 60 minute assessment and $145 per 55 minute session thereafter. 

Phone:

541.270.4717

Fax:

541-272-5288
  

Office Location:

530 NW 3rd Street, Suite B, Newport, OR 97365 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

9am - 5pm