I offer affordable, compassionate, non-judging therapy for adults, adolescents, and couples in Portland, Oregon.
Issues I work with: depression, anxiety, complex trauma & PTSD, interpersonal violence and abuse, sexuality and gender identity, LGBTQIA, interpersonal relationships, family & attachment, anger, grief, body image, and substance use issues (this is not a conclusive list).
Initial consultation: An important element of successful therapy is choosing a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and connected. During an initial session we will discuss your goals and reasons for seeking counseling, I can answer any questions you may have about my practice and approach, and we will determine if we will be a good fit going forward and discuss a structure for counseling that best fits your needs.
Individual sessions: $120 for 50 minutes. 75 minute prorated sessions available upon request.
Couples sessions: $150 for 50 minutes. 75 minute prorated sessions available upon request.
Cash, check, credit card, and electronic payments accepted. I am an in network provider with a number of insurance providers and am able to bill out of network benefits for others (please contact me directly for more information regarding insurance benefits and billing).
What to expect: After our initial consultation we will agree on a regular appointment time. I encourage clients to meet weekly, as this fosters consistent and productive therapeutic development. How long you stay in therapy is up to you. I have no minimum or maximum expectations for the number of times we meet. As a general practice I believe that 3-4 sessions are necessary to establish a cohesive working relationship and create clear goals for therapy. Throughout our work together we will check in regularly to see how you are feeling about your progress, and continue meeting as long as you need to.
Philosophy & Approach
Much of our suffering comes from a lack of nurturing and life-giving connection -- with ourselves, others, and the natural world. When we take time to examine these relationships with the self and the rest of the world, we can find ample opportunities to create new ways of living and making meaning within our lives. Engaging in this process of active contemplation and purposeful change is what therapy is about.
I work from a client-centered and integrative foundation. This means that I consider your unique needs, experiences, and situations when developing my approach to helping you find healing and satisfaction in therapy. With all of my clients I work from a place of deep empathy, understanding, intuition, and humor combined with an extensive array of therapeutic tools to offer you a relevant and productive environment for personal growth and positive change.
My primary purpose as a therapist is to offer you support and collaborative guidance. Our relationship will provide you with a safe space to explore changes within yourself and practice new ways of connecting with others and the world. I will help you to identify clear and attainable goals for therapy, and we will work together to create empowerment, transformation, and sustainable wellbeing within your life.
For more information about my background and experience, you can check out the About Natasha page of this site. To learn more about some of the specific tools I bring into my practice, look over my Therapeutic Specialties: EMDR, Creative Therapies, EcoTherapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Feminist Therapies, and Mindfulness Therapy. To schedule an appointment or ask for more information, contact me.