Therapy Services in the Gorge
Individuals & Couples
Is pain from your past, or worries about the future, making it hard to enjoy the present?Learn More
Do you find yourself on the brink of separation, wondering if there's any hope at turning your relationship around?Learn More
Are you struggling to deal with overwhelming emotions in yourself or those around you?Learn More
I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental, safe environment to build a relationship based on trust, non-violence, and unconditional friendliness. From this place, I help you change your way of being in the world through working with core material, such as feelings, beliefs, and memories. It is down here, deep in your subconscious, that I can help you discover the full expression of who you are and what is possible in your life. This process can be difficult at times, which is why I offer specialized training in the branch of psychology concerned with the alleviation of human suffering.
I am a level 1 PACT trained therapist—a transformational approach to couple therapy. Learn more about this method at PACT. This is a very practical, effective, and dynamic approach that applies the latest research in interpersonal neurobiology, the biology of human arousal, and attachment theory (how we form bonds with other humans), which teaches couples how to become experts in each other and their relationship. This is why it is called a psychological and biological approach—we use the all the information from the mind and body to foster connection.
Relying on love and good feelings about each other in a long-term primary attachment relationship will not work. Why? Because love is a feeling, and all feelings come and go, and are therefore unreliable. In PACT, we build your relationship based on shared values, shared ideas, and shared principles for how to govern your relationship when difficulty arrises. Rather than “we love each other” as a response to the question “why are you together?” we might say “in this relationship, we strive to do loving-acts towards each other every day, and if we forget, we acknowledge the impact of not following through with our shared principle”.
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August has counseled me on nearly every aspect of my life. His ability to see through my facade of coping mechanisms and suggest another way is a gift that will serve me for a lifetime. I encourage you to take the leap and go develop a relationship with August. You, and everyone else in your life, will be grateful you did.
August has that unique quality in a counselor — you feel totally seen and accepted for who you are (including all the not-so-likable stuff) yet are immediately challenged to change your old ways of being. We highly recommend a session with him so you can see for yourself.
August’s wholeheartedness allows his clients to feel supported and safe. I highly recommend him for couples looking to grow through the difficulties of long-term relationship and children dealing with trauma.
August is one of those people that you immediately feel safe with. He is lighthearted, caring and has worked with his own mind long enough to be a worthy guide for others.
As a graduate of Naropa University, I offer a compelling approach to therapy that draws on traditional western psychology, as well as the eastern practices and philosophy of Buddhism.
However, while therapy methods and skills are useful to have, nothing is more important than the counseling relationship. I don’t have any magic tricks or miracle cures — I just really care about helping people live more fully in their body and mind.