Deborah High, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
and Therapists License #T0901

       Specializing in Survivors of Sexual Abuse and
   Incest, Partners and Families of Survivors, Domestic Violence and Grief & Loss.

 Holding a safe space for your healing journey.

"I dig deep in the ground, turning my soil and rocks until my hands bleed.
Drips of moisture from my eyes fall down my face as the sun beats down on my heavy heart, but I push forward, tending to my earth, planting my seeds in the cool dark place. For days upon days I tend to the weeds and I nourish my garden with light...then patience, I wait. Moons come and go and finally I sit and enjoy the sweet fruit of my labor - my growth, my courage, my healing...My heart." Anonymous

WHAT I BELIEVE

The act of doing therapy is a bit like tending to a garden; it takes diligence and care to achieve growth! It sounds challenging I know, but the outcomes and successes of working on yourself and your relationships far outweigh the negatives. All of us have gardens that need occasional weeding and replanting, and when we're not attending to these important details, or taking care of ourselves, we can experience feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness and frustration.

In choosing to work with me, I will guide and encourage you by providing the necessary tools and resources that allow you to create a healthy and bountiful garden of your own. Counseling is a joint effort which cannot be successful without both of our commitment, hard work and courage. I believe therapy provides a place to explore thoughts and feelings about relationships in your life as well as your relationship with yourself. Therapy also allows you the opportunity to practice new ways of interacting with others in a safe and trusting atmosphere where you are not judged or criticized.

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