Providing psychotherapy to clients from any background and situation, Sarah Voruz, PsyD and David Hayden, MA, QMHP are here to guide individuals and couples ever nearer to themselves. Clients of either Dr. Voruz or Dr. Diaz float at the member rate of $49.
Sarah Voruz, PsyD
Sarah Voruz, PsyD, provides holistic mental health treatment and collaborates with her clients to address their unique needs. Working from a contemporary Gestalt therapy orientation, she helps clients increase self awareness to give them more choices in their lives and address both short- and long-term issues. Therapy focuses on whatever is most relevant in that moment, including emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and interpersonal patterns. Dr. Voruz is committed to creating a safe space for her clients to explore themselves and confront the barriers to making changes in their lives. She welcomes clients from all backgrounds.
Dr. Voruz enjoys working with a diversity of emotional and relationship issues. She works with individuals and hopes to create group therapy experiences in the near future. She has particular knowledge and experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, emotional and physical abuse, identity issues (including sexual identity), and self-criticism. Her thesis and dissertation focused on self-compassion, which she often brings into her clinical work.
Dr. Voruz grew up in Wisconsin and completed her BA at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She earned her Masters of Science and Doctorate of Psychology in clinical psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR.
Dr. Voruz is excited to explore the interplay of floating and psychotherapy and hopes to collaborate with the Float Shoppe to scientifically research its effects. Clients do not need to be using other Float Shoppe services to see Dr. Voruz, though her clients can float for a reduced cost. Dr. Voruz is in-network with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and PacificSource. Read more about Dr. Voruz at www.phoenixrisingpsychology.com. Please call her at 971-238-9656 for a free phone consultation.
David Hayden, MA, QMHP
David provides collaborative, empathic and goal-orientated counseling. He operates from an attachment based, mindfulness driven, humanistic perspective. This perspective impacts the nature of the counseling process, making it collaborative rather than prescriptive. Clients often comment that this perspective provides them with the space to carefully consider their needs, feel validated, and consider realistic goals that can propel them towards needed change.
Prior to the Float Shoppe, David’s provided counseling in higher education as well as working in public mental health. He has advanced training in risk assessment, crisis work, and trauma. While his training does allow him to work with diverse mental health needs, David specializes in working with disconnected couples, men, and individuals suffering from trauma. David also really values working with people who have had poor prior experiences in therapy, as well as with the LGBTQ+ population.
David completed his BA in communications in Minnesota and his Masters degree in counseling in California, with specializations in marriage and family therapy, licensed professional counseling, and career counseling. His clinical internship was completed at UC Berkeley, and his background includes higher education, public mental health, and recruitment.
David’s fee is $100 a session, however, he will work with individuals or couples on a sliding scale as needed. He does not currently accept insurance but will provide a free 20-minute phone consultation with potential clients to ensure fit prior to the first session. Read more about him at www.newlifecounselingpdx.com or call 503-405-1184 for a free consultation.