Therapeutic Resources

Therapeutic Workshops:

Wise Heart LaShelle Lowe-Charde is an extensively trained and extremely experienced facilitator of NVC or Compassionate Communication. She runs in-depth workshops on NVC for couples and individuals. These workshops are a great way to either start or deepen into compassionate communication.

Grief Processing Ritual- In this retreat, Sobonfu shares one of the most important rituals of her people – The Grief Ritual. It is a soul-cleansing rite that can help release grief, lighten your soul, let your true spirit be heard and help you become more balanced.

Trauma Focused Therapists:

Lisa Maeckel, MA, CHT- Lisa Maekels has extensive experience working with trauma and addresses it largely through attachment work and somewhat through Hakomi therapy. 503-450-9915 email:

Joshua Sylvae Is a Somatic Experiencing therapist who teaches and works in the method. Somatic Experiencing is focused primarily on nervous system regulation and expanding a person's window of tolerance.

Carol Spears- A Somatic Experiencing Therapist with an extremely compassionate presence and a deep understanding of nervous system regulation via therapy (503) 703-1402

Linda Meretsky- Linda Meretsky is trained in both Somatic Experiencing and the Hakomi Method. She is skilled in working with trauma.

Grief Therapy

Providence Hospital hosts grief groups:
Providence Hospital offers grief support for groups. To join a group you would contact their Hospice Bereavement Services and talk with the group facilitator before joining the group for the first time.

Providence Portland Medical Center 4805 NE Glisan St.,Portland,
Pastoral Care Conf. Rm.
  • Tuesdays – 1st and 3rd, 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursdays – 2nd and 4th, 4:30 – 6 pm

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Portland,
    Pastoral Care Conf. Rm.
  • Tuesdays – 1st and 3rd, 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Thursdays – 2nd and 4th, 7 – 8:30 pm

    Providence Willamette Falls Community Center 519 15th St., Oregon City, Room A
  • Tuesdays – 2nd and 4th, 1:30 – 3 pm

    Providence Newberg Medical Center 1001 Providence Dr., Newberg, Sherwood Rm.
  • Wednesdays – 1st and 3rd, 1:00 – 2:30 pm




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