Renee Barnett MS, LPC
I believe change happens through the therapeutic relationship, as we collaborate to navigate difficult emotions, manage states of anxiety, process traumatic memories, and transcend suffering. Exploring limiting beliefs and deeper aspects of the self can be very challenging, as it takes courage to look in places you’ve never looked before and bravery to share your experience with a counselor.
By focusing on the connection between your emotions and physical sensations in the body, you can build your internal resources and learn how to self-regulate. By relating to negative emotions and their accompanying thoughts in new ways you can learn to foster feelings of joy where tension was felt. These efforts help you to explore limiting core beliefs and increase self-compassion--creating space for clear thinking and personal accountability.
The mind and body are interconnected, thus in addition to exploring thoughts, feelings, and memories, we will collaborate to form a lifestyle plan that will help you heal, grow, and thrive.
Mindfulness-based counseling is effective for people wanting to lower their anxiety. You might be a good fit if you need support for:
*Inner Critic & Negative Self-Talk
If it seems that I’m not the best person to meet your counseling needs, I encourage you to learn more about my colleagues at Wise Counsel & Comfort: https://portland-therapist.org/meet-the-therapists/