I believe we all hold an inherent wisdom of the path we must take in this world, and my approach seeks to help couples deepen in relationship to their inner knowing which guides them to do what they do. My methods invite self-expression and self-discovery through body-based and talk methods. Where some moments look like regular talk therapy, others are focused on body-based and nonverbal exploration, and others may use role play to explore our different internal parts. Each session follows what is most alive in the moment for you and sees each place of focus as a microcosm of the whole.
I am also deeply informed by a transformative justice orientation that sees our personal growth work as directly connected to our ability to show up for change work in the world, and this informs much of the work I do with my clients, especially around social identity whether from marginal or dominant cultural identities.
What I’m great at working with
— Couples interested in learning how to do conflict better through building better communication and awareness skills —
— Poly and non-monogamous couples/triads/polycules working on nuances of their relational dynamics, as well monogamous couples curious about / seeking to explore nonmonogamy —
— Couples seeking support in facilitating repair around past harms (whether within or outside the relationship) —
— Couples with more facility in expressive arts (theatre-makers, movers/dancers, vocalists) that are looking for ways to bring these expressive methods into their personal exploration and relationship development explorations —
How my identity plays into my work
As a straight white cisgendered man who has spent over a decade on a path of personal growth around these identities, I specialize in working with those coming from lived experience of privilege who see how their personal growth work is intimately connected to their ability to show up more fully as a change agent in the world. I also work with mindfulness- and creativity-oriented individuals and couples from marginalized identities to find inner and outer allies in their work of social and personal transformation.
As an experienced non-monogamous practitioner, I also offer an expertise in working with polyamorous, nonmonogamous, and relationship anarchist individuals and couples, and support those who are monogamous to better understand the unique qualities of this path as well.
The majority of my therapeutic training comes from my training at the Process Work Institute (PWI) in Portland, Oregon, where I trained from 2015-2019. Process Work combines Taoist philosophy, Jungian psychology, and somatic awareness in an attempt to follow one’s unfolding process most fully. This can include working with dreams, working with body symptoms, exploring through movement & sounding, working on relational difficulties, and navigating relationship to world issues and phenomena. For a more thorough explanation of Process Work, I recommend checking out Lane Arye’s explanation on his website.
Prior to my training at PWI, I trained both formally and informally in the facilitation of transformative processes through a mix of community organizing work, emotional vulnerability training spaces, and mediation training and practice environments.
I see relationship clients on a sliding scale from $100-$250/75 mins, and from $110-$300/90 mins based on income.
Please reach out to set up a free consultation and we can discuss what rate will work the best for you.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation, feel free to call at (971) 266-3916 or send me an email at email@example.com. In the consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and hopes for counseling and get a sense of each other to see if we’d be a good fit for working together.
2019: Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Process-Oriented Facilitation
2017: MA in Process-Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies
2016: Social Justice Mediation Institute