OUR Approachneurofeedback & Health
I have always had a strong interest in how the mind and body influence each other and have spent most of my education and time focusing on how the two work together to maintain optimum health and well-being or, in some cases, not work so well. In my clinical work, I value utilizing a holistic approach and firmly believe that it is essential to getting to the core of the issues my clients seek help to resolve.
Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working in a variety of health-related fields. My educational background is in biology and psychology. I am currently working toward my Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology, a specialized area within neuroscience that seeks to understand how a person’s mental state and physiological responses interact to affect one another. As a psychophysiologist, I can use a variety of non-invasive methods to help my clients better understand their behavior and cognition to improve their quality of life and improve their health and well-being.
I combine traditional psychotherapy along with psychophysiological principles to address a variety of conditions. I feel incredibly honored to do the work I do, and I hope that my clients feel empowered by the work we do together. Life can be overwhelming at times, but with the proper tools, YOU get to choose how you respond to life’s challenges, instead of them controlling you.
MA, LPC, LMHC,
Clinical Psychophysiologist and
Behavioral Health Specialist
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- Oregon
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) – Washington
- BSc – Biology / Psychology
- Currently working on my dissertation for my Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology -Center for Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences – Saybrook University
- MA, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, dual emphasis in Organizational Behavior/Consulting – Pacific University
- BSc, Biology / Psychology – Washington State University
- American Mental Health Counselors Association/99904225,
- Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Member 2014
- International Association for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) Member 2014
Ready to Discover Neurofeedback and Therapy Treatments?
Are you ready to discover a new you? I believe that if you want to improve your life and move forward, it is essential to learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Successfully managing your daily life requires an awareness of the patterns holding you back.
Learning how to sift and sort through long-held beliefs can be successful when done with clear goals and strategies. Finding clarity within life’s struggles is a gradual process, and finding happiness, and a sense of well-being in life begins with the ability to manage emotional states effectively.
Our beautiful atmosphere invites healing & growth
Our thorough assessment & customized approach
No two brains are the same
Re-pattern how your brain works
With the right tools & support
Learn How to Reinvent Yourself
A Customized Approach with Neurofeedback & CBT
Reinventing yourself involves addressing essential aspects of your health that affect how your mind and body are functioning. As a licensed mental health therapist and a psychophysiologist, I approach behavioral change with my understanding of how the mind and body interact to create our current reality. One of the ways I do this is to help my clients understand how their brains are functioning and how that correlates with their symptoms, using a brain map known as a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG). Following a brain map, I can help clients address their cognitive issues with Neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain-based devices and show them how their bodies respond to their thoughts/beliefs with the use of Biofeedback.
I also use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to help clients understand how their thoughts affect how they feel and react as a result. Many people believe that how they feel is who they are. For example, you might say to yourself, “I am just an anxious person,” or “I have never been comfortable being around other people,” or “This is just the way I am.” Although this is the way you may FEEL, it does not have to define or be your only reality. When you begin to challenge your current beliefs, you will discover that reality can take on new meaning and that you have the potential to be who you want to be, not who you identify with as a result of your past experiences.
Build a Healthier You
Neuroscience has shown that we can indeed rewire our brains. This rewiring allows for ingrained patterns to be unlearned and new connections to be formed, a process known as neurogenesis. What this means is that the brain is malleable. We can change our minds, and when we do, it can lead to a healthier version of you.
For therapy to be effective, it is crucial to take an active role in the process. It can be uncomfortable to take the time to unlearn old patterns, but as my client, we will strategize how to get you from where you are now to where you want to be, as quickly as possible. I look forward to getting started and helping you discover a newer version of yourself.
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