Body Oriented, Attachment Informed, Experiential,
Trauma Focused Therapy
Offering a supportive and engaged presence
for self discovery and healing
To Be Known And Understood Heals
Individual Therapy Services for adolescents and adults in NW Portland, Oregon
You want to live in a more easeful, self-supportive way but can't seem to make it happen. Individual therapy can help.
Mindful Body-Centered Psychotherapy
Moving through life without the ability to enjoy and be present? Feeling disconnected from your moment to moment life experience due to overthinking, self-judgement and repetitive patterns? You are longing to discover what your pain wants to teach you and are willing to try a different approach?
Body-Centered Psychotherapy is a wonderful approach to tap into the wisdom of our moment-to-moment felt-sense. It has been said that the body is the portal to our unconscious. Rather than turning away from our pain we can allow all our thoughts, feelings, sensations and emotions to teach us about what is needed for healing rather than simply reacting or disconnecting.
PTSD and other disorders (unless physically or chemically based) result from past disturbing experiences that continue to cause distress because the memory was not adequately processed. These unprocessed memories are understood to contain the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and physical sensations that occurred at the time of the event. When the memories are triggered, these stored disturbing elements are re-experienced and cause the symptoms of PTSD and/or other disorders.
Unlike other treatments that focus on directly altering the emotions, thoughts and responses resulting from traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy focuses directly on the memory, and is intended to change the way that the memory is stored in the brain, thus reducing and eliminating the problematic symptoms.
Hi, I'm Annie Dolle
If you have an inner desire for a more easeful life, I invite you to join with me.
Let’s take a look at how you’ve survived and adapted to past experiences, and consider new options. Become curious with me about yourself. Let’s see if we can begin to move in a direction where life feels better.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and social services, I have developed an ability to create safety, space, and presence for people in their pain. Using an artistic and soulful delivery of trauma focused therapy, I incorporate EMDR, inner wisdom and mindfulness to assist you in arriving home to yourself with eased suffering.