Eugene Therapists
Tawnya Davis

Tawnya Davis, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am an Oregon native who enjoys the beauty of all of nature’s creation, whether it be animals, landscapes, flowers, or the vastness of the universe. I find joy in life’s simple pleasures. I enjoy traveling, music and singing, genealogy, cooking, photography, sitting in the sunshine with a good book, and being in the company of my kitty and husband. I am a blend of Norwegian, German, Eastern European, and North African (and a dash of Welsh!) and very much enjoy learning about others’ cultural backgrounds as well.

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.

Tawnya’s Approach

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, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Somatic therapies are another modality I like to use to help release emotional and physical pain.

Special areas of focus include grief and bereavement (including pet loss), purpose and meaning, women’s issues (including working with expectant mothers), spirituality and religion, and death and dying.

More About Tawnya Davis

Experience
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.

Education
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 credentialed by the state of Oregon as a qualified mental health professional (QMHP). I am a registered associate for the state of Oregon as I work towards being a licensed professional counselor (LPC). 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?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • Other
Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM