Meet Our Therapists
“Healthy relationships are the building blocks of mental and physical well-being.”
The relationship we have with our many selves is among the most important - and trickiest - of all. In our work, we will explore who you are, how you got that way, and what you might want to about it. My hope is that you will come to celebrate the miracle of who you are, and leave behind the detritus of old judgements, traumas, and resulting distorted thinking.
I also believe that our brain chemistry (both from nature and nurture) plays a large role in emotional and physical health. We will look at how that might be affecting your well-being.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 35 years. I use many modalities; however, my strongest ( and favorite) is EMDR. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and have found this to be a successful protocol for helping people come to terms with, and grow from, traumatic events.
My style is highly interactive, caring, and eclectic.
I look forward to walking with you on your path.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and compassionate. My goal is to create a safe and warm space so each client feels comfortable sharing what's on their mind and in their heart. This may include diving into trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent a person from feeling at peace and operating at their highest potential. The philosophy that guides my work is that everyone has the inner wisdom needed to thrive. My role is to help clients access this inner wisdom so they can heal, grow and live the fulfilling life they are seeking.
I use a strengths-based, trauma informed, LGBTQ inclusive, sex positive, and client centered approach. I incorporate body-centered psychotherapy and mindfulness into my practice because emotions and trauma can affect the entire body. I also teach Dialectical Behavioral Therapy coping skills.
With almost 10 years of experience in the field of sexuality education and a passion for sex therapy, I specialize in supporting clients address intimacy, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, and sexually transmitted infection stigma. I love working with preteens, teens, adults, and LGBTQ identified individuals.
Demie Shiferaw, CSWA
I love working with children, adolescents and of course adults. If your child is currently experiencing a difficult time at home, school, or in general, please schedule a consultation with me. The toll of struggling with daily life is daunting, and you don’t have to go through it alone. It's true, it is not so easy to open up and talk about what you went though, may be going through, painful memories, or re-occurring issues, but once you allow yourself to freely express, you may witness how balanced you could feel. I encourage you to share your inner thoughts free of judgment. Together we explore the paths for a better future.
I have over 10+ years of experience working with k-12, and adults from various settings and circumstances. I have experienced international based social work from Cape Town, South Africa and gained cultural skills from working in places like McMinnville, OR, NYC specifically Brooklyn, NY.
I believe each individual holds distinctive quality and worth. I focus on listening to you, understanding you, affirming, and providing meaningful information for growth. I have had the honor and privilege to engage with people of different circumstances, ages, cultures, sexual orientation, non-binary and faiths. I look forward to being part of your journey.