Rosemarie “Rosie” Bueford, MSW CSWA
Clinical Social Work Associate
I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend.. I’ve been a wife, a student, a working mom, a stay at home mom, a musician, a writer, an actor, a social justice advocate… These are just a few of the roles and identities I’ve carried in life. I continue to shift and change along this journey in creating my best life. I love being a therapist to walk alongside others in their own journey of creating their best lives, too. I am deeply connected to nature, so I count my blessings often by exploring the beauty of this state. I enjoy traveling and immersing myself wherever I am.
We all seek to understand life to one degree or another. Sometimes we focus on a specific event we wish to understand – “Why did this happen?” or even a person “Why would someone act that way?” Sometimes we seek to understand larger existential questions – “Why am I here on this Earth? What is life about? What is the point?” Whatever questions we might be asking, sometimes we need help uncovering the answers, and even more, understanding what those answers mean for our own lives.
As a therapist, I believe it is my job to provide a space that is safe and judgement free so someone can explore hard questions, maybe even ones they are afraid to ask. I also believe it is my job to help someone uncover the answers from within themselves. We all carry incredibly profound insight within ourselves, but sometimes the noise and busyness of life can drown out our inner voice. Sometimes the voices of others around us end up being louder than our own and we forget what ours sounds like.
I am here to help people discover themselves, accept and integrate all parts of themselves and define purpose and meaning for their lives. I work with people to uncover their desires, to achieve understanding and design a life they feel inspired to live.
I utilize therapeutic approaches that focus on the strengths and resiliency of our minds, bodies and hearts while acknowledging external and internal factors that play a role in shaping who we are currently.
I combine techniques that:
- Help someone uncover their own motivations for change
- Introduce new skills for coping or creating new behaviors
- Address the neurological and somatic responses our minds and bodies have from lived trauma and facilitate healing beyond those responses
I am honored to join people on their journey of discovery and growth – whatever that might look like.
More About Rosie Bueford
I have managed a mental health clinic for many years, which inspired me to become a therapist. I have facilitated group therapy focusing on women’s issues as well as teen groups. I worked as a medical social worker in a hospital setting where I was providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, psychoeducation, drug and alcohol assessment/treatment planning, patient care advocacy and case management.
Master’s of Social Work from Portland State University
Can I Help You?
I treat patients for:
- LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
- Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD