COURAGEOUS COMPASSION THERAPY
HI, I'M ELLIE
I'm interested in you as whole person--mind, body and spirit. I know it takes courage to reveal ourselves. As a therapist I respect your strength and vulnerability, offering a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express your truth, explore, and heal.
I work primarily from the Internal Family Systems model, which approaches your unique struggles and resilience with curiosity and admiration. I will use my knowledge and skills to help you tap into your innate wisdom as the primary source of transformation. I'm also a bit of a poly vagal and neuroscience nerd and often share this information to frame our experiential work. In addition, I'm trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, memory reconsolidation, boundary work, and mindfulness approaches, which I integrate to help my clients understand how they've learned to adaptively cope and get underneath to the root causes of suffering.
I would be honored to join you on your journey
“When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart.”
-Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to meet life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.
6124 SE Milwaukie Ave