Most therapists have certain areas that they enjoy learning about or feel that they have more knowledge, education and/or experience with. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults both individually and with their families. I also specialize in counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, two spirit, gender variant, pansexual, questioning, individuals, couples, youth and their families. For the past 10 years, the majority of individuals I have worked with at SMYRC and in my practice have been seeing me for gender transition/affirmation.
Please call 503-310-6795 if you are
interested in a free 20 minute consultation.
My philosophy of counseling:
I believe that you are the expert in your own life. My job
as your therapist is to help you to find solutions and
answers that work for you. I will walk beside you on your
path, providing guidance, support and direction.
I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where ideas,
concepts, and problems can be examined without pressure. I would like for you to think of my expertise and therapeutic experience as a tool you can use in order to achieve your goals and start to live the kind of positive life you have imagined.
I use various types of therapy based upon each individual, couple or family's need. People are so richly diverse that I believe no one theory or practice is right for everyone. I practice person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, art therapy, and others. I have a feminist perspective and am kink positive.
Welcome to the Bethprana Novi Counseling website. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Northeast Portland. I can to help with goals related to: