Autumn Marler, MS
Autumn believes therapy is not only about addressing the “problems” but creating something new and fresh. It is about creating the life you desire. Autumn will help you look at the things that may be weighing you down with non-judgment and kindness, uncoil what is not useful and create new habits and behaviors. Using a welcoming, collaborative, creative approach she works with you to create change. Autumn uses a wholistic approach that integrates mind, body and emotions. Using mindfulness based techniques to become aware of the repetitive narrative and old coping techniques can be useful to work with old beliefs and thoughts. By creating a safe therapeutic relationship Autumn also creates space to work with emotions in a way that is gentle and grounded. Additional work with the body, helps with issues such as trauma, anxiety and triggering situations.
Autumn works with individuals on issues such as anxiety, trauma, depression, relational difficulties, loss/grief, parenting, career choices, life transitions and making new value-based choices in your life. Additionally, Autumn loves to work with couples to create safety and connection. Utilizing a variety of techniques, couples therapy focuses on rekindling love, creating safety and unlearning old harmful patterns. In couples therapy she focuses on the nervous system and how to avoid the pitfalls of getting hijacked into the same old fight.
Autumn holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on mindfulness based counseling. Her coursework includes, individual and couples therapy, mindfulness based psychotherapy, trauma recovery, family systems, human development, multicultural counseling and group therapy.
Autumn’s therapeutic experience includes working in a community mental health clinic with a wide variety of ages, identities and issues. She has extended training in recovery from trauma using somatic experiencing - a process to work with the integration of body and trauma. She is a meditation and mindfulness instructor and brings the tools of these practices to her work as a couneslor. Additionally she has completed 40 hours of training in social justice awareness and strives to be an inclusive counselor.
Autumn believes in the power of connection. Connection to self, friends, family and nature. She is a mother to three children, married for 29 years and a lover of the beauty in our wonderful area. She enjoys hiking, small dogs, live music and warm fires in cold Oregon winters.