Meet Savira Kambhu, MA
Many people seek therapy to make a change. Maybe they have unhelpful behaviors they can’t seem to drop, or difficult emotions that hold them back from living their best lives. My process involves exploring the nature of the problem and why you are stuck. I invite you to collaborate with me on identifying the hindrances to achieving your goals. Together we co-create an environment where we take risks, explore alternatives you may have overlooked, and meet your problems with compassion. Many traditions of healing propose that through the acceptance of our predicaments we lessen its hold on us, allowing other potentials to grow.
Change is a not a linear process. It takes repetition and perseverance to establish new routines and habits. It takes ongoing search for what works and reinforcement to make new behaviors stick. In counseling I seek to support you through slow progress and setbacks. I am often moved by my clients' resilience and motivation to grow. And I feel honored to get to hear personal stories and vulnerable feelings.
I enjoy working with marginalized people, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+. I find that recognizing the impact that social injustices have on our well-being empowers us to love ourselves and helps decrease shame. I have experience working with clients from different backgrounds and identities. I spend a lot of time educating myself on different cultures and issues that affect the populations I work with. It is a true passion of mine to help people feel accepted and validated in a society that marginalizes us.
I also have a specialization in substance and behavior addictions. If you are in recovery or considering giving up certain substance or behavior, please allow me to be a part of your journey. It is never too late, and you are not alone.
I spent my childhood in Bangkok, Thailand. I moved to Portland, Oregon when I was a teenager and lived there for twenty-two years. I spent many years teaching theater and health workshops in public schools, both in urban and rural communities. I also provided professional development workshops for teachers on incorporating play and creativity into their lessons. Working with children, parents, and school personnel made me realize my passion for helping others. It also helped me to see the power of connection to help people through challenging life circumstances.
I am newly relocated to Minneapolis and am excited to make it my new home.
I am an avid reader, and my reading list is comprised of fiction, psychology, sociology, history, and comic books. I also watch a lot of TV shows and play the piano…poorly.
I am currently working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota, under the supervision of Joan Hause, MA, MFA, LPCC. I provide teletherapy daytime and some evenings, and have some in-person sessions available.
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