Illumination Counseling

Reconnect with your inner knowing

Each of us contains an innate impulse for health, wholeness and authenticity. When we are able to honor and tap into our inherent wisdom, we lead a congruent life which feels “true”, empowering and deeply satisfying. 

 
Dandelion Parachute Seed

Welcome to my practice

I am a psychotherapist who provides counseling services for individuals, couples and families navigating myriad challenges including relationship concerns, feelings of anxiety and depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, identity, self-esteem, illness, and others. My goal is to provide a trustworthy, authentic, consistent and loving space which honors the many complexities of our shared humanity.  

If you have questions, or would like to set up an initial complementary consultation, you may contact me at 503-705-8489, or head to my online booking page.

Feel free to browse my website for more detailed information.

The Guest House


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing

and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


— Jellaludin Rumi

A Bit About Therapy

"You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment." Annie Dillard


Navigating this human journey is challenging! Inevitably, we can lose our way. We may experience trauma, grief, illness, feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship struggles, systemic oppression or other challenges that are difficult to bear, and muddy our clarity around who we are and what we want. Perhaps we seek temporary comfort through self-protective strategies yet remain feeling disconnected, distracted, ashamed or numb. Or maybe we've fallen into reactive but constricting behaviors which leave us feeling stuck, and sabotage our ability to claim satisfaction with our current choices. 

Therapy should be a collaborative and relational journey through life’s digestion process. It is human nature to crave a safe and loving relational space to share ourselves and make sense of our lives. The paradox of human growth and transformation is that no one can do it for us, yet we can’t do it in a vacuum. Being witnessed and supported by an empathic, accepting other is sustenance during our soul’s journey. 

  

Plant Biology

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

Carl Jung

Contact Me

4531 SE Belmont Street #104

Portland, OR 97215

503-705-8489

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Illumination Counseling

503-705-8489

4531 SE Belmont Street #104

Portland, OR 97215

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