Nature Therapy

Oregon is home to scenic coastline, high desert, triumphant mountains, lush forests, joyful waterfalls, and more shades of green than one previously thought possible. The state itself is almost half forest (48 percent, according to While many Oregonians enjoy the state’s beauty year round with snowshoeing, skiing, tubing, and other activities, I wait with baited breath for that first good stretch of spring.  Then it’s time to get outside.…

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Imposter Syndrome

I remember the night of the Ancora open house, over one year ago. Our business had first opened and we were giving tours of our office and discussing our vision for the future. I was sitting in Clark’s Bistro, enjoying some tasty truffle fries, sipping a drink, smiling as I met new people, and thinking “does this person realize that I have no idea what I’m doing?” Again, this was…

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“Thinking Hiccups”

One of the best takeaways of therapy is learning about the way your brain works. I find the way the brain collects, categorizes, and connects information to be quite fascinating- especially if you consider how our brains have evolved over time. When people come to therapy, sometimes their brains are making connections in ways that are causing distress. More often than not, chances are, your brain is being quite clever.…

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