I believe in the human capacity to change, grow, and thrive. My goal is to help you build strength, resilience, and intuitive self-awareness. I will collaborate with you on your healing journey and listen without judgement. I celebrate the strength of vulnerability, reclaiming power, and exploring strengths. In sessions, I am collaborative and empowering, inviting new perspectives, reflections, and engaging you in new tools to work with.
Our work together begins with a strong and meaningful therapeutic alliance, establishing a safe space for healing and recovery. I integrate brain- and body-based techniques, incorporating elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts and activities, and neuroscience-informed techniques. During our sessions, you may be invited to participate in creative modes of expression-including through play, art, or music. I will provide compassion, challenge, and authenticity along the way. I want you to leave sessions feeling confident and in control of your life’s story.
“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”
– Brene Brown
Providing treatment for children, teens & adults ages 5 – 64 years of age.
Insurance accepted: PacificSource Commercial, OHP PacificSource Community Solutions or cash pay
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Trauma Healing – I am passionate about trauma-healing and employ a holistic approach to your healing journey intended to promote resiliency, break unhealthy cycles, and create authentic whole-person healing.
- Chronic Illness – Living with chronic illness presents a unique set of challenges. I will work with you to navigate adjustment and barriers, overcome fear, and create a meaningful and integrated life.
- Dual Diagnosis – We will work together to navigate the web of substance use and mental health to promote mental health and wellness, while fighting the isolation and shame often felt on the path of recovery.
Personal Interests: Exploring Oregon, neuroscience and body work
Emma Guthrie, MS
Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Ryan Melton, PhD, LPC, ACS
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling