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LionTree Counseling
Courage. Roots. Passion. Growth.

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Individual Therapy

I've been working with individuals since 2009. Starting with my internship at the YWCA Counseling Center, and carrying on into my private practice, most of my work with is with individuals within LGBTQ communities, as well as with folks in open or polyamorous relationships and within kink communities. 

Individual therapy takes many different forms in my practice, from short term interventions for specific challenges to longer term open-ended exploration of personal growth. 

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Relationship Counseling

Relationships come in many forms. My practice focuses on the individuals in these relationships and how they come together to create new bonds, solidify existing connections, or release these interpersonal ties and separate with dignity and respect. Relationship configurations may include:

* Monogamous couples
* Poly relationships, including two or more partners in the work
* Familial bonds, including parent/child and siblings

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Transition Support

Navigating the transition process can be complicated and scary. You don't have to do it alone.

In my clinical practice I have extensive experience supporting people through gender transition. I have strong working connections with providers of hormone replacement therapy as well as surgeons in town who perform a variety of gender related surgeries. 

Whether you want ongoing counseling to explore your gender identity and presentation, or you just need a letter of recommendation for a particular intervention, I am happy to work with you through this process. 

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Daring Way™ Facilitation

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.  Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.

 
 

About Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown (Ph.D, LMSW) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage and innovation.

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Rising Strong™ Facilitation

Dr. Brené Brown’s work uses the analogy of Teddy Roosevelt’s arena speech to describe how we show up and be seen in our lives.

Rising Strong™ specifically addresses what we can do when we’ve already gone into the arena and have fallen. How do we get curious about our emotions when we’re feeling hurt? How do we understand and question the stories we tell ourselves about what happened so that we can really rumble with the underlying hurts?

 
 

 

The Rising Strong™ curriculum is all about story — the stories we tell ourselves when we fall, and the ways we act out those stories by offloading hurt. It’s also about finding a more accurate ending that keeps us aligned with our authenticity. Using the idea of story to address hard issues such as grief, forgiveness, anxiety, criticism, and trust allows us to really dig in and access hard material in a safe format.

Rising Strong™ pairs with Brené Browns’ Daring Way™ curriculum. The workshops can be taken in any order.

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Clinical Supervision for Licensure

I am available to supervise interns toward their LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) credentials in Oregon with individual and group supervision. I've been a clinical supervisor at the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center for two years and look forward to doing this work to support individuals towards obtaining their license.
 

Please contact me below if you are interested.

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Adoption Counseling

Adoption reverberates across a forest of family trees.
Dawn Friedman, This Woman’s Work

Adoption is always complicated; it is not an easy answer for anyone involved. I offer a safe, welcoming place to explore the complexities of adoption as they impact your life.

I support expectant parents with in-depth options counseling, drawing on my experience as a Talk Line Advocate for All Options. I also offer support and counseling around parenting, post-placement, and post-abortion.

Choosing to build a family through adoption creates the opportunity to deeply explore your beliefs about parenting, family and adoption itself. I look forward to accompanying adoptive parents through this process.

Adopted adults will benefit from having a place to speak freely about their emotions, their challenges, experiences and ideas about adoption and the ways it has informed their lives.

Siblings, grandparents, extended families and loved ones of people involved in adoption may have questions, concerns, and emotions about how adoption affects their lives. I welcome all members of the adoption constellation into my practice.

Much of my education and experience with adoption stems from being a white parent to a biracial child in a transracial, domestic, open adoption. I have participated in several workshops through Adoption Mosaic including classes on transracial parenting, a birth mother panel, and adult adoptee panels.