Glee At New Springs Counseling

Glee At New Springs Counseling

3 employees
1 years in business

About this pro

I work with a team of highly skilled professionals who offer creative, thoughtful, positive ways to help client's find solutions to interpersonal conflict, trauma, family violence, and other life struggles.

Cultivating the power you need to overcome harmful and repeating patterns can be a heavy load to carry on your own. Through talk therapy, play therapy, and art therapy, I use an eclectic approach based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Theory to create a space for individuals, couples, and groups to find a light in the darkness.
Before coming to private practice, I worked with a diverse population overcoming a variety of struggles: mental illness, PTSD, Alzheimer's, addictions, and behavioral issues. I have an MA in Clinical Art Therapy & Counseling from Marylhurst University with training in Alternatives to Violence, Compassionate Communication, Mindfulness, and DBT.
"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together."-Brene Brown

It is the mission of New Springs Counseling service to give families and individuals experiencing the impact of conflict and/or violence encouragement, hope, and peace by providing highly trained clinicians with diverse backgrounds who help by giving people a safe place for restoration and healing to have happier lives.

I enjoy the way people seem to open up like seeds that sprout in rich soil when they find the right counselor. The creative process gives voice to the mirror inside of us that is ready to show us they way out of the struggles we encounter in life. Providing education about ways to cope with overwhelming emotions often brings peace to families in crisis.

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Tigard, OR 97223
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Individuals, couples, and families contact us by phone or email. We respond within 48 hours to listen and assess whether they are a good fit for my services and New Springs. If the person also feels it is a good fit we schedule an initial visit. At that time we decide how to collaborate to increase wellbeing in your life. We can discuss billing options at that time. You can see more at Psychology Today

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master's in Counseling and Clinical Art Therapy

Training in DBT Skills

Mindfulness and Spiritual Practices

2 years training -Individuals experiencing mental illness

Background in Person Centered Care for Dimentia/Alzheimer's

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Sliding scale and self-pay for most customers and I work with Brian Longworth LPC, MDiv, Phd and Chanel Harris LPC who can bill most insurance companies.

How did you get started in this business?

Brian at New Springs Counseling in Tigard invited four highly skilled counselors to join him in his practice this year. We are growing quickly. We serve folks overcoming domestic violence and other conflict related struggles. We work as a team of independent professionals to provide the best service we can to couples, families, and individuals.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I began working in human services in 2000 with the City of Sacramento recreation department providing art and program development with elder's and their caregivers.

From there I worked with a continuing care home in PDX, focused on end of life care.

I became a mother and formed a cooperative day care, volunteered in school, and became a voice for inclusive classrooms. Throughout this, I used art for healing and spirituality.

My master's degree is from Marylhurst University, where I earned a clinical art therapy and counseling degree. My fieldwork was with youth experiencing developmental disabilities using positive, strength-based approaches.

I moved into internship and worked as an assistant director and counselor to individuals experiencing severe mental illness, trauma, family violence, poverty, and houselessness.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Waterfront Blues Festival

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

The relationship you have with a counselor is as important as the skills you learn.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Think about a person who has influenced you in a positive direction in your life. Can you recall what you changed and how you did it?