Dori is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working in the mental health field since 2002. She has worked with teens and adults experiencing a wide range of issues, including self-esteem, spirituality, life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, chronic mental illness and chronic pain.
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Dori has taught yoga and mindfulness in the public sector for 9 years and is a registered yoga teacher as well as certified in Accessible Yoga (https://accessibleyogatraining). In addition she's completed the Advanced Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) training created by Molly Kenny (mollylannonkenny.org), which she often incorporates into counseling sessions with clients interested in movement therapy.
Philosophy of Care: Healing begins with a trusting, positive relationship between counselor and client and from there, the possibilities are limitless. The client already has the capacity to evolve when they walk through the door and my role is to assist and support in that evolution. I recognize and value each person’s unique set of strengths, backgrounds, spiritual beliefs and goals and work with the client to co-create the outcome they are looking for.
Dori is a 3rd generation Alaskan but received her undergraduate degree through the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She returned home to Anchorage to later attend Alaska Pacific University, completing her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2008.
Extracurricular Activities and Personal Interests: Dori makes it a priority to pursue continuing education whether it be through self-study or attending mental health trainings in order to stay informed of the current best practices.
A typical week for Dori is spent horse back riding, doing yoga, going to the gym or a bike ride or hike, listening to a podcast or Audible, spending time with family and if possible, finding the time for “non-doing.”