My therapeutic style is collaborative and I make every effort to develop caring respectful relationships. The acceptance-based approach that I use with clients is the same perspective that I find most effective in my own life and relationships. Interventions tend to be integrative, with an emphasis on developing emotional awareness, effective thinking patterns, personal/interpersonal coping skills and mindful self-compassion. I make use of treatments that are evidence-based for people who experience anxiety, depression, compulsivity, panic, grief, relationship issues, and personal or employment transition. My intention is to foster a non-judging, compassionate environment within which people can grow and work toward a fulfilling life.
Depending on the presenting concerns of my clients, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practice and/or clinical guided imagery may be integrated into therapy to facilitate awareness and growth. When addressing more persistent problems, we may explore early-developed themes, emotional coping strategies, and reactive patterns of behavior.
In addition to my private psychotherapy practice, I provide interpersonal coaching. I am also co-owner of Reigel Vocational Consultation, a vocational counseling and consulting firm which provides employment-related assessment and counseling.
I reserve a small number of spaces to provide remote sessions using secure web services for individuals who do not live in the Eugene/Springfield area. These sessions are typically in follow-up for clients who have previously completed treatment, or to provide access when services are not conveniently available.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not
in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust