Not Currently Accepting New Clients

519 SW Park Avenue, Suite 407, Portland, OR 97205

info@candersoncounseling.com /  Tel. 503.333.4948

Counseling for

body shame,

disordered eating,

identity exploration, & trauma.
Begin your healing

journey now.

EMDR for Trauma

Long-lasting healing at the level of the nervous system for physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, death of a loved one, anxiety, feelings of powerlessness or shame, and negative self-talk. 

Identity Exploration

You seem completely put together, but privately, you are hurting. You are unsure of who you are or what you want from life. If you are not living the life you want, let's expand your choices and help you thrive.

Disordered Eating

Foster a trusting relationship with your body and start listening to your body's internal cues and wisdom. Heal from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addiction, or disordered eating patterns.  

Body Shame & Chronic Dieting

In a world that constantly tells you your body is never perfect enough, imagine getting rid of the "plan" and approaching your body with compassion and respect.

One of the principles of therapy I value most is “radical genuineness.” This principle insists that you and I are both equals. Just like you, I navigate and grapple with being a person in the world who experiences emotional pain and self-defeating thoughts. This shared humanness lays a foundation of equality and respect in our work together.

 

Your ways of navigating the world will be unique and look different than mine. Our aim is to find ways for you to thrive. 

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My approach to therapy is strongly rooted in relational and social justice frameworks. I commonly incorporate EMDR, and elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy into my practice. I bring honesty and respect to our work together.

 

I trust your wisdom and see myself as a guide who can help you shift your focus from the external messages of how you "should" be in the world to your own internal wisdom.