Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Post-Partum

therapy for anxiety, depression and post-partum in portland

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anaïs Nin

When you’re down, feeling tight in the bud, the idea of opening up can be daunting. But if you are browsing here, then you have already taken a courageous step toward feeling better.

Research shows that motivation to dig deep is one of the best predictors of positive therapy outcomes. So is the quality of relationship between client and therapist – even more so than the style of therapy your counselor practices.

Individual therapy is an opportunity for you to experience a caring relationship just for you, where your growth is our goal. Unlike other relationships, our therapeutic relationship contains the invitation to explore the difficulties you’re experiencing with curiosity and kindness, opening the door to positive change. If you are stressed, stuck, worried, fighting all the time, suffering with self confidence or from past traumas, we will unravel the issues that have brought you here, while learning new ways of being in the world.

Mindfulness for Anxiety, Depression, Post-Partum

I use somatic and mindfulness approaches as well as cognitive therapy in the treatment of anxiety, depression and feelings of low self-esteem. What this means is that we will work together to touch into your felt experience. In working holistically like this, we increase your awareness of how your patterns live inside you, and the often mistaken beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck. Accessing your experience in the present moment, in the context a safe therapeutic relationship, actually allows it to shift. Though it will likely feel challenging, you will leave our sessions with new experiences of yourself and new skills to practice during the week.

While therapy’s goal is to be helpful, it can also sometimes be uncomfortable and challenging. When we put in the effort together, some of the possible benefits you can expect are:

  • More confidence, stability and trust in yourself
  • Deeper, more satisfying relationships
  • Less stress and an increased sense of balance
  • Improved decision-making abilities
  • A greater sense of safety in the world
  • Improved bonding with baby
  • Healing of the original wounding that keeps you stuck in no-longer-functional patterns of behavior, leaving you with more personal freedom and a wider capacity for facing life’s challenges
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“Jenny brings an understanding and compassion to our conversations and also works with me to come up with workable solutions. With her calm and loving nature as well as her insight into dealing with real issues, Jenny is someone I can rely on and feel lucky to know.”