Education and Experience
I completed an MA degree in Counseling Psychology from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 2006. Major course work included human growth and development, current, evidence-based therapy modalities, couples, group, adolescent and adult treatment. As a Licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by its Code of Ethics. To maintain my license I am required to complete continuing education courses and training that are relevant to my profession.
I have offered mental health therapy in private practice, partial hospital eating disorders treatment program, mental health agency setting, and gambling addictions services since 2005. I am inspired by family/relationship dynamics, attachment, human development, trauma-informed healing and wellness, and client-centered therapy rooted in compassion and unconditional positive regard. I believe that a thoughtful, present-minded approach to any therapeutic technique or theory can offer lasting results to your mood, health, ambition and relationships.
I have specialized training in trauma-informed counseling, mindfulness and body-based therapies including intensive trauma training with Bessel van Der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, Stephen Porges, who developed Polyvagal Theory, Meditation and Psychotherapy led by Tara Brach, and beginning trainings in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing work and Racialized trauma and the body with Resmaa Menakem, to name a few. These trainings have offered me insight into the role of the nervous system in our body availability and regulation as well as a deep need for compassion and mindfulness based caring at every corner. My study and commitment to finding ways to integrate the body into therapy has been unwavering as I believe it is our access to the present where we can learn to explore safety and change to improve our life vitality.
I have completed 500-hr Yoga training and, most recently, have completed a 55hr training in Mental Health and Wellness through Yoga Medicine. I have taught yoga classes and private/couples yoga since 2003 in studio settings and private practice. I offer private, couples and small group yoga as needed and therapeutically appropriate. Yoga is one of several types of mindfulness-based tools I offer in my practice. If you believe that a supportive, safe physical practice is something you’d like to explore as a part of therapy, please contact me.
In addition to my counseling credentials, I have taught graduate classes as an adjunct faculty member at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School in the Counseling Program and offer trainings there for clinicians in Trauma Treatment and Anti-racist Private Practice and Supervision Training.
I am a devoted mother of two young girls and enjoy spending time with my family outdoors, enjoying our vibrant community. A life-long writer and avid reader, I enjoy the richness narrative and storytelling offers life.
For more information about my therapy services, rates and hours of business, please contact me at email Julianna or 503-307-3007.