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Clarity Direct NW

Elizabeth Sloan started Clarity Direct NW because she felt a strong draw to help people with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental fog. Having previously dealt with some of these issues herself, Elizabeth learned about effective treatment methods and invested in the training and equipment to become a practitioner. Elizabeth opened Clarity Direct NW in the 2018 and has been using alternative therapies such as neurofeedback and EFT tapping to help her clients ever since. “I love to see how people really change their lives when they become free of ongoing anxiety, stress, PTSD or depression,” says Elizabeth.

With the COVID-19 crisis increasing stress and anxiety for many, Elizabeth’s work is now more important than ever. Because Clarity Direct NW involves face-to-face interaction, her business has been radically altered in the wake of the pandemic. Unable to see clients in person, Elizabeth has pivoted her focus to supporting her clients’ emotional well-being remotely, offering free consultations and hour-long sessions via Zoom to reduce anxiety and stress using effective remote modalities. Elizabeth has seen good results with these sessions so far. “I’m getting about the same measurable reductions in anxiety and other issues that I see in-person at the clinic,” Elizabeth says. “I even have a client in Indiana who is getting great benefit from this work. I wouldn't have been able to do this work remotely using my previous approach but now I can serve local and distant clients. It took a pandemic to get me to take action and make this change.”

With a decline in business due to COVID-19, Clarity Direct NW was awarded a $1,500 grant through Tigard CARES to enable Elizabeth to continue serving clients remotely. “I chose to open my business in Tigard because it's where I live, and it's a really lovely community,” says Elizabeth. “When I first went to visit Meridian Acupuncture and Wellness (the clinic my business is located in), I fell in love with the place and the lovely people who work there. I have always been pleased with my decision to have my practice right where it is, among kind, talented healers who are dedicated to the well-being of their patients.”

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