Tawnya Davis, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Raised Christian, I have adopted various spiritual beliefs and philosophies throughout adulthood and added those to my personal spiritual practice. I don’t put myself in any particular religious box. I consider myself to not be so much a human being having a spiritual experience but rather a spiritual being having a human experience. I feel that spirituality and a connection to a higher power is an important aspect of healing and I welcome all faiths and beliefs into the therapy space.
My heartfelt desire is to help you feel deeply heard and seen in our work together. My hope is that you gain more insight and awareness into yourself as well as steps to move things forward when you feel stuck in life. We will explore how emotions and experiences are expressed in the mind, spirit, and body. Our work together will target the deeper levels of purpose and meaning, reaching your definition of inner growth and the day-to-day struggles that come up in life. I don’t come to the therapy space with the intention of “fixing” you or life stressors; rather, I strive to work alongside you collaboratively to help you intuitively work through the human experience.
I use a multitude of approaches, which many therapists define as “eclectic.” This really means that I practice person-centered treatment designed for YOU at the time you need it and this will vary from session to session. I pull from include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCT), narrative therapy, humanistic therapy, existential/logotherapy, neuroplasticity and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I enjoy using my training in integrative wellness to assist those who wish to make healthy lifestyle changes and adapt and heal from chronic pain & illness.
Special areas of focus include integrative wellness, grief and bereavement (including pet loss), purpose and meaning, women’s issues, spirituality and religion, and death and dying.
Integrative mental health therapy is a person-centered therapy that helps one take control of their health through lifestyle factors. Integrative therapy incorporates both complementary and alternative (CAM) and conventional treatment models that help people resolve mental health issues by addressing stress and traumatic experiences, spiritual and cultural practices, environmental factors, family and social connections and healthy lifestyle practices such as exercise, sleep and diet. This approach is holistic in nature, meaning that a person is treated from the standpoint of being a whole person and not made up of separate parts. Because integrative care focuses on each person’s unique needs and circumstances, treatment is often highly individualized. Integrative mental health therapists can motivate, empower and inspire wellness by combining a unique approach to look at how healing the body heals the mind and how healing the mind heals the body.
More About Tawnya Davis
Since 2011, my work has been diverse as I assisted adults struggling with a wide range of behavioral and emotional barriers. Work settings include crisis respite, county corrections, outpatient therapy, and residential therapy.
I graduated summa cum laude from Bushnell University in 2011 with a Master’s degree in community counseling. I received my bachelor of science in a dual program combined of health studies and gender studies in 2007 from Eastern Oregon University. I am a licensed professional counselor within the state of Oregon. Continuing education trainings have included The Body Keeps the Score-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD; The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) with Annie Hopper; Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals with Leslie Korn, Ph.D.; and Pain and Neuroplasticity with Karen Pryor, Ph.D.
Can I Help You?
- Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
- Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
- Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
- Chronic Illness/pain
- Healthy Lifestyle Changes