Lois Gold has over 25 years of experience as a therapist and has a background in family systems as well as pyschodynamic theory. She studied for many years with Virginia Satir, a pioneer in the field of family therapy and humanistic psychology, and was invited to join Virginia Satir Avanta network of trainers. She taught a mediation course for five years at Portland State School of Social Work, which also focused on the psychology of troubled marriages, divorce dynamics, and the developmental needs of children. She has extensive training in marital therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis, gestalt therapy and brief solution-oriented therapies. Following a long-standing interest in cross-cultural healing, she participated in a three year advanced program in shamanic healing sponsored by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and is available for shamanic work, including soul retrieval healings. Her third book, in progress, titled Bridging Differences, is about understanding and working with differences and resolving conflict in intimate relationships.
She has led workshops and presented professional seminars in the areas of couple's communication and enrichment, woman's issues, conflict resolution, dealing with difficult people in the workplace, divorce and parenting, grief and healing, and shamanism. She is available to design workshops or in-service training upon request.
Areas of Clinical Focus
- Adult Individual psychotherapy
- Adolescent individual therapy
- Marital therapy
- Parent -adolescent mediation and conflict resolution
- Family therapy
- Divorce therapy and separation consultation
- Post-divorce conflicts/family counseling
- Grief, loss and healing
- Shamanic practices and soul retrieval healing