Welcome. Bienvenue. 歡迎光臨. Willkommen. Bienvenido.

 Aloha. सवागत हैं. ようこそ. Taŋyáŋ yahí. स्वागतम्. 

 You are welcome here.

That's the first and most important thing I would like you to know about how I view what is known as "counseling" or "psychotherapy".

I aim to create a space to BE with what is happening in your experience of yourself, others and the world while discovering, remembering, recovering, the simple and complex truth of who you are, beyond who you think you may be.

I welcome all of what makes you who you are, into the exploration of what you are experiencing. It is a very complex, natural and multi-faceted endeavor. I am honored to call myself a professional guide in the wilderness of the inner landscape, and I look forward to speaking about the possibility of exploring the terrain with you.

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Self

Pathways are sometimes hard to find - and each one looks, feels and is experienced completely differently for each unique individual. 

The places in us that need the most attention and support, can be elusive and seem very far away, while at other times, they surface with wild abandon and can be intrusive and frieghtening.  

This is the journey inward - a quest to discover and remember your deepest and most precious, innate ways of being, so that you can learn to rest into the natural shape of the truth of who you are.

 

Integrated Counseling Psychology

The art of cultivating a practice in self-awareness, growth and knowledge is a lifelong endeavor that I am honored to support individuals, intimate relationships, families and groups in the pursuit of.

I am trained to hold this practice through the lens of the soma (body) and mind in somatic psychotherapeutic practice and more traditional, soul-centric spoken word exploration and navigation of the inner landscape. 

 

Individual Sessions (60 mins) --- $100

Relationship Sessions (75 mins) --- $125

Family Sessions (90 mins) --- $150

Group Sessions (90-120 mins) --- $25 per person

 

I periodically have openings for sliding scale clients - please inquire if this is something that would be necessary for you to be able to pursue work with me. I do not currently bill insurance, yet I can issue you a "super-bill" to submit to insurance for reimbursement.

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YOGA ASANA & MEDITATION

 

The practice of being embodied with the breath and employing one to inform the other, can create an opening into the mind by calming the waters and allowing the practitioner to listen with the ears of their soul. This pathway, with practice, rewards us with tools for perspective and time to choose where we want to go next, along with the patience and ability to know our edges, feel all the difficulty, ease and anticipation without reacting too quickly.

Yoga asana, pranayama and any other meditation practices tend to cultivate a slowing down of the inner sense of time. This produces a renewed sense of groundedness, lightness, receptivity and calm - which, obviously has many benefits for ourselves and those around us.

I often weave body, breath and meditative practices into Psychotherapeutic sessions.  

 

Integrated, Whole-System, Balanced & Soul-Centric

Intertwining facets of depth Psychology, attachment research, social neuroscience and trauma-informed practices, I see myself as an advocate for personal and inter-personal evolution in relationship to ourselves, others and the universe. Exploring the mind-body-spirit and soul, I have the fortunate job of a loyal guide; one who will walk sometimes beside and sometimes behind you, through all of your experiences - however painful and dark they may be - offering skills, tools and support along the way.

Given my integrative approach, I draw from many methods of psychotherapeutic practice. I have studied and regularly employ tools found in methods such as: Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing (SE), Daniel Siegel's Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Harville Hendrix's Imago therapy for relationships, Julie and John Gottman's research-based couples work, Jon Eisman's Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS), Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Richard Schwartz's Internal Family Systems (IFS),  and Ron Kurtz's Hakomi method. I customize sessions based on what is needed and where someone is when they come in for support - in my experience, this makes for a much more effective, comprehensive, and dynamic approach to healing work.

I approach psychological work as a holistic journey to be navigated as a team. Together, you and I will name and feel into what is happening, design the best ways to navigate the territory, and discover the natural buoyancy of your deepest, most clear, calm, knowing and wise, whole Self along the way. I absolutely believe that it is through uncovering who we really, really are, beyond the woundings of ancestry and childhood, and cultivating the audacity to radically accept what we discover, that the expression of our unique aliveness can surface.

My focuses in Psychological practice include: gender creative youth and their families, partnership, family dynamics, developmental, acute, and inter-generational trauma, the neurobiology of trauma and re-integration, post-traumatic stress, allyship with communities who face discrimination and prejudice, adolescence and rights of passage into adulthood, creating sacred personal ritual and yogic practice for emotional intelligence, balance, awareness, wellness and healing.

I welcome and affirm all forms of diversity. I fervently celebrate what makes you uniquely who you are. 

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erin.gallagher@protonmail.com

503.919.7010

Portland Therapy Center Member