Kory is an intern in the Portland State University School of Social Work. They are a student under the supervision of Rebekah Lubeck.
While we cannot avoid painful experiences in life, we can learn to relate to difficult thoughts and emotions differently. With gentleness and curiosity, we will strike a balance between support and challenging you to grow.
Together we can gain insight into existing thought patterns that were once protective, but may no longer be serving you. Practicing new skills and somatic exercises during our time together will give you tools to integrate change on an embodied level.
My previous experience includes working with BIPOC, queer and trans people, survivors, and people experiencing suicidal thoughts. We will work to expand your comfort zone at a pace that feels accessible and safe.
For me, client-centered therapy extends beyond addressing your goals; it involves building independence and nurturing confidence in your own voice.
Who I work with:
- I work with trans and queer adults and adolescents
- I also work with people in partnerships, both monogamous and non-monogamous. I can support you and your partner(s) in navigating difficult conversations and building more constructive ways of communicating.
Areas of focus:
- Anxiety, Depression
- Questioning gender and sexual orientation, including asexuality
- Relationship issues including unproductive disagreement, rebuilding trust, and emotional distance
- Self Esteem, Body Image, Gender Dysphoria
- Life transitions, Loss, Stress
Some of my approaches include:
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Parts work
- Cognitive work
Are we a fit?
Please contact me for a free telephone consultation, and let’s talk prior to your first appointment (required for first time clients).