Creatively Centering Yourself
A small private practice specializing in mild to severe trauma and trauma-related symptoms, including ancestral, systemic, and racial trauma.
WHO IS THERAPY, ALTERED FOR?
You may be here because you have trauma, of any kind. You might be on this page because you've tried other versions of counseling and you didn't feel like you got what you needed. You might also be here because you're looking for something but you don't quite know what. You might be someone who knows something is going on for them, and that you could feel better but don't know how.
Therapy, Altered clients:
Have been through extremely difficult times
Have struggled to tell someone about what's happened/happening to them
Feel "strange" in their bodies
Are tired of just talking to a therapist
Wonder if there are other ways to feel better
Aren't sure why they don't feel okay, but they don't
Feel as though they don't fit into the dominant culture that surrounds them, maybe because of gender identity, sexual identity, race, culture, or ethnicity
Are worried about a child in their life because "something is up", but they aren't exactly sure what
Would like to find and connect with a group of people who feel like they do
Don't want to talk about their feelings but still want to feel better
Are continually impacted by ancestral, systemic, racial, or intragenerational trauma
Desire to use creative arts therapies to heal
Are looking for non-traditional therapeutic experiences
Haven't found a local therapist they feel connected with, and are interested in telehealth services
Are searching for a therapist that looks like them, and with whom they have shared experiences
IT’S YOUR STORY
Rebecca Davis, MSW, MA
Rebecca is a trauma therapist living and working in Portland, OR. In the past, she has worked primarily with foster youth and their families, teens and adults managing substance abuse, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse/assault. She uses EMDR, Somatic Experiencing (TM), and drama therapy to support her clients in healing. When out of her office, Rebecca is presenting at conferences and hosting workshops across the country, training future therapists at colleges and universities, and provide consultations on dissociative disorders/DID, and the impact of pre-verbal trauma.
For more information on her other work training social service professionals and organizations in anti-racist, trauma-informed care, visit
IN HER OWN WORDS
The root of cultural appropriation...this assumption that things don't have meaning because you don't know what it is, because they don't have meaning to you.
I really mean, how can I help loosen some of this trauma that gets locked in our bodies? When I'm dealing with really really scary things...if I'm waiting for inspiration to happen, no one is gonna get healed.
I used to hate MLK Day. MLK Day is the one day a year that everyone in your class looks at you to be the representative of an entire race...When I was a kid I would wonder, "Why is everybody looking at me?"
I NEED SUPPORT NOW
So what if you need support immediately? Contacting Therapy, Altered is not an instant fix.
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OR CRISIS, PLEASE CALL 911
HEAD TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY CENTER
We've also included some important numbers if you need a different kind of crisis assistance.