About Me

About Me
I have extensive experience in fostering individuals’ self-expression, empowering growth and development, strengthening family dynamics, transforming traumatic events through play and other forms of creative expression, and compassionately addressing complex issues. I have a broad background in child and adolescent development, positive youth development, Experiential Play Therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Nonviolent Communication, and the neurobiology of healing trauma. Above all, I see the client/therapist relationship as the primary therapeutic tool in the room.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, which emphasized transpersonal and humanistic counseling approaches. I have also received extensive education and training from the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado, based on a cutting edge model of play therapy called “Synergetic Play Therapy.” This type of play therapy places a strong emphasis on nervous system regulation, affect attunement, and the projective process in the play room. In addition to my education, I have worked with people- from childhood to adulthood- in various clinical settings for the past 10 years.

I believe effective counselors must invest in the whole of the client: personal and family background, nurtured perceptions, and physiological patterns of behavior. I also believe in the profound effects of holistic approaches towards wellness and in the body’s amazing capacity to heal.

“Jocelyn is a fantastic therapist. She has the awesome ability to get down on kid’s level and really see the world from their perspective and help them make sense of their reality. She has a way of connecting with children that is rare in this field. She is a true gift to her clients.” – Lisa Dion, Therapist