Wondering how to pronounce Aoife’s name? It’s Ee-fa (like Eva but with an F).
I’m passionate about helping my clients discover their authentic selves. Many of us carry around so much guilt and shame about who we are and what we desire. We spend our lives trying to convince the world that we’re worthy. This makes it impossible to trust our intuition, honor our sexual desires, and show up fully in our relationships! Our work will focus on deconstructing the guilt and shame that keep you stuck so that you can learn how to love fully, communicate with ease, and embrace your deepest desires.
Aoife specializes in…
- Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences with emphasis in Women’s Studies and Sociology
- Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management
- Master of Social Work, Phi Alpha Xi Chi honors, with emphasis in Direct Human Services
- Advanced Trainings
- Certificate from the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan
- Registered Yoga Teacher with Specialized Training in Trauma Informed Practices and Addiction Recovery
- Perinatal Mental Health Certification
- 40 hour Dedicated Mediation Training from Marylhurst University
I’ve been a therapist since 2011 and a registered yoga teacher since 2018. My roots are in social justice and extend back some 30 years to my earliest endeavors in creating systemic change and challenging the status quo. My style is person-centered, strengths based, and feminist at the core. I frequently embrace the use of mindfulness practices with clients, yet largely see myself as a facilitator in your process of self-discovery. I endeavor to make my practice inclusive and welcoming.
I utilize trauma informed methods and non-violent communication strategies. My most practiced therapeutic modalities include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT), Feminist, Narrative, Experiential and Somatic. As a clinician I specialize in the following: sex therapy, maternal mental health (perinatal and postnatal), life transitions and adjustment disorders. Individual issues I treat are sexual health, behavioral, codependency, relationships, self-esteem, stress, and issues specific to those who identify as women.
Personally, I love a good frolic! Whether it comes from putting in the miles for completion of an ultramarathon, wild crafting in the forest, or adventuring to an unexplored area in a foreign country. A good frolic can also manifest in the exploration of an untamed mind; in unlocking the parts of oneself that are unrivaled in beauty and magnificence. I find excitement in understanding these unexplored parts of ourselves and the world around us… which is exactly what therapy is all about.