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Lightworks Therapy

Multnomah

I am a holistic therapist, working with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, and GROUPS. Having trained in multiple psycho/spiritual disciplines over my 26 years in practice, what I originally saw as individual tools in my therapeutic toolbox, have now all synthesized into what has become my own unique model of therapy; therapy which I experience every day as both loving and genuinely effective! Because no two clients are alike or have the same needs, I work spontaneously being present to the person or couple and to what's happening at the time, every session unique and tailored to the moment. The results being that I get to watch my clients take ownership of their bodies and their lives. In relatively short periods of time, I see people transforming their sometimes distant or critical relationship with themselves into a loving confident connection. I watch couples learn to communicate in whole new ways, creating intimate heartfelt relationships, and so much more. I see parents go from being afraid for or even of their children to enjoying their children and growing with them in beautiful ways. The three main focuses of my work are to first help clients clear the effects of the past, debunking the self-limiting beliefs that eclipse the magnificence of who they are. Secondly, I teach communication skills that honestly lead to connection and true intimacy instead of conflict or loneliness. The third is mindfulness, learning to live from their own knowing and intuition in the moment. There are three aspects to this last one; assisting people to take charge of their busy minds and to discover that they have the ability to stop spending their life energies thinking of the past. The past is too often a place of guilt, regret, self-pity, and most importantly total powerlessness; a place where nothing can change. Of equal importance is teaching them how to redirect their focus from the future, which inevitably leads to fear, anxiety, and once again, powerlessness; we are not there so there is nothing we can do there regardless of how much we think or worry about it. Teaching clients to bring their thoughts and attention back to right now opens the doorway to confidence, clarity, and a full experience of being alive. The way of influencing the future is in the here and now, staying in the present where they can make conscious choices. Now is the place where we have power, the power to choose, the power feel, to experience the people we care about, the power to create anything including the future. Now is where life is happening. Now is where love resides.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love it all! After 26 years I am still excited to get up and go to work every day as I get to sit with courageous people determined to face their inner pain in order to increase their capacity to love and contribute to life.

It takes guts to go into therapy! I have enormous respect for the people willing to face life head on and take responsibility for themselves. And then, of course, is the joy of watching the transformation that takes place over time through the therapeutic process.

So often people show up in my office believing there is something wrong with them because they feel unhappy and are afraid to take too deep a look at themselves for fear of what they might find. What they find instead is the truth underneath all the fear and self doubt, the truth that no matter what their experience there is still a perfectly whole intact self waiting to be freed from all the negative thoughts of who they think they are.

When people are liberated from their own critical thoughts about themselves their essential selves begin to emerge, gifts and talents long forgotten or dormant reveal themselves and their lives get fuller. To be able to take someone from the pain of whatever brought them in to witness the loving changes they make in their lives is such a joy for me.

What inspired you to start your own business?

It was a dream of mine for years before I established my first practice in 1990. I wanted the freedom to create something unique that I wholeheartedly believed in. Because I see this work I share with clients as a sacred trust, I wanted the autonomy to keep growing as a therapist without the influence of agency policies and politics.

Why should our clients choose you?

In the 27 years, I've been doing this work I've gained the confidence to say I genuinely believe that I'm very good at what I do. When people come to me, committed to their own growth we get a lot done in a relatively short period of time. Regardless of where someones life is when we start the process, I have enormous faith in our capacity as humans to redirect the course of our lives at any point and create something amazing with them.

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What are your counseling needs?

Dealing with stress or depression

Do you have a preference for the counselor's gender?

Female

Is this service for you?

No, this is for someone else

How far are you willing to travel?

I want the counselor to come to me

Which day(s) are you available for counseling?

Any day is fine

Which time(s) are you available for counseling?

Any time is fine

Which type(s) of counseling would you consider?

Face to Face

What are your counseling needs?

Anger management, Building confidence and esteem, Changing negative habit, Dealing with stress or depression, Help with relationships, Improving communication

Do you have a preference for the counselor's gender?

Female

Is this service for you?

Yes, this is for me

How far are you willing to travel?

I want the counselor to come to me

Which day(s) are you available for counseling?

Any day is fine

Which time(s) are you available for counseling?

Evening (after 6pm)

Which type(s) of counseling would you consider?

Face to Face

What are your counseling needs?

Changing negative habit, Dealing with stress or depression, Figuring out life direction, Help with relationships, Improving communication

Do you have a preference for the counselor's gender?

No preference

Is this service for you?

Yes, this is for me

How far are you willing to travel?

Up to 10 miles

Which day(s) are you available for counseling?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Which time(s) are you available for counseling?

Morning (9am-noon)

Which type(s) of counseling would you consider?

Face to Face

The average price of a Counselor is $100 per session

Region Great Value
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Average
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Premium
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Nationwide
$75
$100
$150
East North Central
$70
$100
$130
Middle Atlantic
$75
$100
$130
Mountain
$75
$90
$120
Pacific
$99
$120
$150
South Atlantic
$75
$100
$150
West South Central
$75
$100
$125

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