Hi! I am Dr. Carolyn Bloye (she/her) and I offer non-religious individual therapy to adults (ages 18+). A few things about me:
I am LGBTQIA+ Affirmative
I am Neurodiversity Affirmative
I want you to be as comfortable in my office as possible. Feel free to bring any comfort items (e.g. fidget toys, weighted blankets, food or drinks, etc.) that you find helpful with you to session.
I specialize in helping people (ages 18+) change patterns of self-criticism, perfectionism, and shame that are contributing to symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and codependency/relationship problems.
Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Religious Trauma) is a primary area of interest for me. I utilize Internal Family Systems Therapy and Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment heavily. A newer area of interest for me is Neurodiversity and working with clients on increasing self-understanding and acceptance related to their natural wiring. I have come to see Sensory Health as an important and integral part of mental health for many.
Approach to therapy
Therapy is a process that can be hard to describe in general terms. But my overall approach to therapy involves two main factors. One, is to reduce issues related to shame and increase self-acceptance. I have found that feeling ashamed of ourselves and judging ourselves harshly are big factors in keeping us stuck in our lives. The second part is to make unconscious psychological processes more conscious so they can be evaluated and then, if desired, changed. We can’t change what we aren’t aware of and we all have feelings, thoughts, motivations, and patterns that are below the surface but still heavily impact how we feel and behave. Bringing those to our consciousness creates the opportunity for major change in our emotions, thoughts, and relationships.
Education and Training
I completed my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) in August of 2014 at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. I also hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University (2011) and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University (2009). I completed my doctoral Internship and Residency at Western Psychological & Counseling Services in Portland, OR. I have received training in various environments including Community Mental Health, residential Eating Disorder treatment, and University and Community College settings.