Elizabeth Sanders, Professional Counselor Associate

Discovering the Healing Power of Counseling: Your Path to Strength and Renewal

A Guiding Hand When You Need It Most

Welcome! Life has taught me the immeasurable value of a caring counselor – someone who listens with unwavering compassion, offers fresh perspectives, and encourages us to challenge our assumptions. A steadfast presence dedicated to helping you unravel your story, unveil its profound significance, and illuminate the remarkable strengths that reside within.

Navigating the Path of Counseling: Overcoming Hurdles with Care

Embarking on the journey of counseling isn’t always a straightforward route. It can appear as an intimidating endeavor, stirring occasional trepidation. The process of delving into your experiences may unearth pains and fears we tend to avoid, unraveling emotions we’ve hesitated to confront. As we journey together, my commitment is to create a sanctuary – a space where these emotions, experiences, and thoughts can be freely expressed and thoughtfully explored, fostering an environment conducive to your healing and growth.

Embracing a Rich Toolbox of Techniques

Allow me to share a glimpse into my approach and the array of tools at my disposal, crafted to meet you where you are. Drawing from a wellspring of personal experiences and comprehensive education, I’ve honed an array of techniques and modalities tailored to your unique journey. Among these are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), celebrated for nurturing transformation. Our palette expands further with the strokes of Art Therapy, the richness of Narrative Therapy, the tenderness of Grief and Loss support, the embodiment of Somatic Modalities, and the grounding practice of Mindfulness. This diverse range empowers me to offer you a versatile toolkit, ensuring we uncover the approaches that resonate most profoundly with your individual circumstances.

Credentials and Dedication: A Beacon of Professional Excellence

On the subject of credentials, I hold a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the prestigious Lewis and Clark College. Additionally, I’m registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professionals as a Professional Counseling Associate, a testament to my unwavering commitment to professional excellence. My journey in the realm of mental health has woven a tapestry of experiences – from guiding individuals navigating severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and addictions within community mental health centers, to creating a safe haven within hospice settings. Here, I’ve embraced the delicate space of grief and loss, end-of-life transitions, terminal illness, and the poignant realm of anticipatory grief. Over time, I’ve discovered that my passion thrives in supporting adults and cherished geriatric clients, aiding them in finding solace and renewal.

Embarking Together: Your Healing Matters

As we stand together at the threshold of this transformative journey, know that you are not alone. Through every twist and turn, we will navigate the intricate tapestry of your unique story, fostering growth, resilience, and an unshakeable belief in your innate strengths. Your healing is of paramount importance, and I am here to walk beside you every step of the way.

Email: [email protected]

503-659-3480 ext. 23

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