Counseling, Hypnotherapy & Esoteric Services, including Astrology, Tarot, & The Sabian Symbols
The purpose & mission of Avalon Rising Counseling & Hypnotherapy is to provide compassionate,
co-creative & respectful counseling to women & "gentle men."
have a Master's Degree in Social Work, am a Certified Clinical
Hypnotherapist, & am also an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister.
Since 1986, I have been working professionally with clients on relationship issues, depression, shame, grief & loss, sexual abuse & other body and soul traumas.
P.T.S.D. & trauma work have always been a primary focus of my practice, I
also work with the natural life transitions, rites of passage, spiritual path, & developmental stages of women & men; straight,
gay, bi-sexual & transgendered.
I work with adult children from alcoholic & other trauma
impacted families, adult survivors of sexual abuse, & individuals
dealing with the compulsive behaviors that can result from growing up
in a shame-bound family system.
My Approach To Therapy
The Greek word "psyche" means "soul" & the Greek
word "therapeia" means "attendant." Therefore, "soul attending" is
actually what any form of counseling is meant to be.
At the core of my practice is this sacred work of honoring, affirming, & attending to the uniqueness of each person; hearing their life story as a gift given in trust.
goal of soul-based therapy is not just relief from symptoms -- although
this certainly does take place.
When symptoms are viewed and
appreciated as away of "getting our attention," the "symptoms" can then subside & allow the deeper issues needing exploration & healing to surface.
Therapy" is one avenue that helps to identify patterns of thinking &
behaving that have resulted in limited & unsatisfying ways of living. The thoughtful discovery of these patterns allows the shaping of new choices & decisions in attitude & action that empower & heal.
I use dream work, active imagination, hypnotherapy,
inner dialogue observation, journaling, & creative homework assignments
to assist in releasing past trauma & grief while increasing compassion
for self & others.
Additionally, I assist clients in building a "map" of "soul symbols" -- a lexicon & personal symbolic "thesaurus" that provides a spiritual & practical structure of meaning & purpose on
the Soul's continuing journey. This is accomplished through astrology, the Tarot, I-Ching, Sabian Symbols, & other sources of deep archetypal energy & esoteric wisdom.
Please feel free to give me a call at 503.309.6256 with your questions, desire for further information, a
complimentary phone assessment, & to schedule an appointment.
New clients are welcome for day, evening, & some select Saturday appointments.
Payments accepted by check or cash -- or through PayPal, via bank account or credit card.
Contact information: 503.309.6256