Credit: Midjourney

My goal is to empower you to have more access to calm, confidence, courage, clarity, and connection. I use Internal Family Systems (IFS). IFS is an evidence-based mode of counseling that has been proven to heal many forms of psychological suffering (πŸ€ͺ and 😬 β†’ πŸ˜‡).

IFS is a full range modality. Most psychotherapy aims to help people get from β€˜bad’ to β€˜so-so,’ or from β€˜so-so’ to β€˜good’. IFS can also help people get from β€˜good’ to β€˜great’. IFS is a trauma-informed model.

IFS range

Areas of Expertise #

  • Emotional & relationship issues ❀️
  • Psychedelic prep & integration πŸ„/🐸
    • Prepare to take your first psychedelic journey safely
    • Understand and integrate your psychedelic journey(s)
    • I do not prescribe, procure, or administer substances.
  • Expecting your first child?2 🚼
    • Ready for a new full-time job without sleep? Learn the mental health tools you need before the proverbial shit hits the fan. πŸ’©
    • If you put more skill and effort into the first three years, you and your child will reap a lifetime of benefits.
  • Lifestyle, nutrition, & physical health πŸ₯—
    • I have studied nutrition for many years and am trained to evaluate statistical evidence.
    • I am not a licensed dietician.3
    • I am not a medical doctor.

Professional Background #

  • IFIO Basic Training (IFS Level 2) completed Jun 2023. IFS Level 1 completed Nov 2022. IFS Continuity Program subscriber since Sep 2022. Working toward IFS Certification. 🏫
  • Practicing meditation for more than 30 years.4 πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Can provide cult recovery support.
  • Ph.D. Quantitative Psychology in 2016 from University of Virginia. See NCBI for publications. πŸŽ“
  • Evaluator-participant in 16-hour MAPS psychedelic education course.
  • Since I am not licensed1 in Oregon, I cannot describe myself as a psychotherapist. ORS 675.020

Association for Coaching

Silly Photos #

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Dec 2019

Notes #

  1. I do maintain an Association for Coaching membership. A complaint process is available. ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. Hat tip to Moms on Mushrooms↩︎

  3. Is it probably a good thing that I am not a licensed dietician given The corporate capture of the nutrition profession in the USA: the case of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2022)↩︎

  4. Check out my 2023 article on meditation published in the IFS magazine PARTS & SELF! ↩︎