Novel Path offers specific appointments for new clients that would like to focus on using Alternative Healing tools to help with life transitions, self discovery, or as a transitional service post-psychotherapy treatment to help with maintenance and integration. This is not a substitution for psychotherapy:
-4+ Elements Balancing
-Using Archetype & Visual Metaphor Cards
-The Language of Astro-systems to understanding self and purpose
-Movement for Integration
-Ancient Feminine Healing Arts (not gender based)
Novel Path offers trainings and classes for clinicians and the general public on a variety of topics, including:
-Empathy in Relationships
-Dialectical Behavioral Skills
-New Mental Health Professional Tools
“You need a guide who is not afraid of your terror and who can contain your darkest rage, someone who can safeguard the wholeness of you while you explore the fragmented experiences that you that you had to keep secret from yourself for so long”
Bessel Van Der Kolk
Licensed in Oregon and in Alaska by the Board of Professional Counselors (and Therapists). Qualified to provide Clinical Supervision to LPC Interns. Prior to this I completed a Masters degree in Counseling-Psychology and then had clinically supervised work in community mental health organizations with children, teens and adults. Specialized in holistic mental health for Trauma & Abuse (past or present), Addiction, ADHD, Early Childhood Mental Health (including pregnancy, pre-, post-natal) & Personal Growth- with extensive experience and training in Anxiety, Depression, Sensory Integration, Autism Spectrum and Grief. Also two decades working with people with developmental disabilities, alternative healing arts and teaching. Bachelor of Arts in Cultural and Historical Studies (Anthropology & Literature). Also certified as a counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). To learn more about my approach and journey, click here.
I have extensive training and experience specializing in the following psychotherapy services and consultation for ADULTS and EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH (birth- aged 6 is an area of specialization that requires specific training and experience):
-Traumatic History, Processing and Healing
-Exploration of Self through the use of Archetypes, Symbolism & Metaphor
-Relationship Patterns: Identify and change, especially related to High Empathy and Sensitivities
-ADHD (Under/Over Focus, Variable Energy & Motivation)
-Addiction (Outpatient support, pre- or post- treatment, stages of recovery)
-Mood or Anxiety: Learning How to Attune with your Own Rhythms
-Parenting (Early Childhood Specialization)
-Prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal parent education, support, and therapy (caregiver or parent-child).
-Grief/Life Transition processing for caregivers, parents and children using imaginative play therapy, art therapy techniques, and body movement.
*I do not provide Placement Recommendations
“Underneath my outside face,
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me”