Welcome! My name is Kimberly Reed and I am a therapist at Trellis Counseling. My goal is to assist people in claiming/reclaiming power and identity after (a) traumatic event(s). I work with individuals, ages teen to adult, who have experienced complex trauma (many traumas throughout life, often because of unhealthy family systems) and single incident trauma (such as a car accident, an attack, physical injury, etc).
I have learned over the years that no one technique works for everyone and that collaboration and deep listening are keys to helpful therapy. I often use Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to lessen symptoms of trauma and Jungian techniques (such as active imagination and dream tracking) to assist in healing through self-discovery. I also deeply believe in the mind-body connection and so frequently incorporate mindfulness and mind-body integration work.
I have long had an interest in Psychology and the helping professions. I worked for fifteen years as a Case Manager and Residential Counselor and received my Masters of Social Work in 2015. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and continue to learn and grow through the practice of therapy and staying informed on the most recent findings in the healing of trauma.
In my personal life, I am consistently working toward growth and development which has helped me stay flexible and open to new ideas. I’ve spent many years in Women’s Empowerment Groups and Psychodynamic Influenced Process Groups and stay active in the Oregon Friends of Jung Society. These experiences, among others, inform my work today.
In the words of James Hollis: “To become a person does not necessarily mean to be well adjusted, well adapted, approved of by others. It means to become who you are. We are meant to become more eccentric, more peculiar, more odd. We are not meant just to fit in. We are here to be different. We are here to be the individual.”
I wish for everyone a life of their choosing. To no longer be limited by harmful beliefs and patterns created in the past. For many, counseling is a step toward this more authentic life.
Phone: 503-659-3480 ext. 5