modernized relationship psychotherapy and coaching for individuals and couples in portland, oregon
Kari Carroll, LPC, LMFT Relationship Therapist
Jonathan Robert, M.Ed. Relationship Coach
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Please note: Kari is not currently accepting new clients. Jon is accepting new clients and has some evening availability.
Are you experiencing a relationship crisis? Perhaps you are considering or going through a breakup or divorce; there has been an affair or betrayal of sorts; your relationship is experiencing constant conflict; one of you is changing in some way; or you are practicing ethical non-monogamy and negotiating your needs. You may not be sure if it’s you or them, but you know things must change. You are not alone and we can help.
We feel our cultural approach to relationships is in need of a revolution. Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all approaches, quick fixes and quests for perfectionism hidden behind suffocating pretenses and unspoken resentments. Rather than stories of blame and victimization, they are ones of natural tolerances, overextending and a need for boundaries. We view these crises, as with most transitions, as unique opportunities to help you gently let go of what isn’t working and to honor what does. Ease, weightlessness, joy in relationships - these start with accepting ourselves and what is rather than grasping the fantasy of what we hope will be. Only then can we shed the fantasy of ourselves and our relationships for the more complex, beautiful reality.
Relationships are like mirrors, they help us see the deepest parts of ourselves. Working with clients to see the beauty and freedom that come along with the pain and fear of knowing these intimate parts of one’s self, with the utmost compassion we help you achieve a greater wholeness and authenticity in accessing and making decisions from your truest self. We do this through helping you understand the parts of you that are craving to heal. Slowly we will weave together your stories and relationship patterns, and delve into your ability to create satisfying change. We tap into the “what’s really happening here,” helping you find relief and inner freedom to create movement from your own intuitive knowing. Along with training in relationship science, we use consent culture and mindful awareness to embrace suffering and increase personal empowerment. You are the only person you can account for, and these experiences while difficult can be highly motivating. We will work with you to gain the clarity you seek around your unique situation, be empowered to make brave choices and help you achieve the life you desire.
Specializing in relationships of all kinds, including romantic, friend and familial, you truly deserve to advocate for more satisfying relationships in this one wild and precious life.
We work with all humans, including those who identify as queer, trans/gender fluid, people of color, ethically non-monogamous or kinky.
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