Corvallis Therapy offers the chance to explore and address your personal concerns in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere. I believe each of us possesses the capacity for great change and growth, and I will work with you so that you can catalyze the changes you want in your life and your relationships. Please note that at this time I am accepting new clients for couple or family work only.
I work with all ages of clients, from very young children to retirees, and address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting concerns, childhood behavior struggles, and relationship conflict.
I believe that each of us is the expert in our own lives, and so in therapy I will listen for what you want out of our work together rather than setting goals of what I think ‘should be’ right for you. This doesn’t mean you need to come in with set goals or clear expectations; simply that when you work with me, we’ll be engaging in a collaborative process that takes into account your unique personality, dreams and desires when directing the course of treatment.
My Personal Life
I live in Corvallis with my husband of several years, three cats, and a dog. My hobbies include gardening, reading, and historical re-creation.
Just as each of us is a unique being with our own quirks, hopes and dreams, so therapy is different for everyone. While it can sometimes be painful, therapy should also feel safe for you, and how we proceed should fit you, your family, and your worldview. Whether we do couples, individual or family work, you’ll find that I provide a warm, supportive presence and a safe space for exploring painful or vulnerable topics.
Many people feel a need for therapy at times of transition: the beginning or ending of a relationship; the birth of a child; the death of a loved one; a move, new school, or job change. These changes in our lives can lead to confusion and uncertainty. Therapy can help us shift the balance so that we come to a new place of stability. Other times, people seek therapy for help managing a condition such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Regardless of what brings you in, our work will involve helping you identify your own needs, desires and personal strengths so that you can create the change you want to see.
Family therapy sometimes focuses on ‘behavior problems’ in children, things that disrupt school or home life. The transition from childhood to adolescence is difficult for parents and children alike, and families often seek support and guidance to navigate this time. Children are particularly open to influences from the world around them, and so the actions of parents, siblings, and other important adults can have a huge impact on children’s behavior.
In working with families with children, I often focus on exploring and acknowledging the child’s feelings, identifying new coping mechanisms, developing alternative parenting strategies, and strengthening the parent/child emotional bond.
Couples and relationship therapy can focus on a variety of issues including communication problems, infidelity, value conflicts, sexual concerns, and separation/divorce.
In couples work, I feel it’s important to help partners trust and support one another so that they can join forces and face their struggles as a team.
I also spend time working with clients on improving their communication skills and learning some important relationship tools so that they can take charge of their interactions and reduce conflicts at home.
If you’re interested in starting therapy, please contact me! Let me know a general idea of what you would like to work on and the best times and methods for me to reach you. Due to the limitations of email confidentiality, I suggest that you not include confidential or sensitive information in an email message.
Corvallis Therapy LLC
218 NW 6th St
Corvallis OR 97330