Autumn Ginty-Wheeler, Student Intern

Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach:
I believe that we heal in relationship with others and in communities where we feel seen and accepted for our most authentic selves. In our work together I will hold space for you to show up exactly as you are and together we will explore experiences and patterns that impact your daily life. Starting or restarting therapy and building a relationship with a new therapist can feel scary and also exciting. I am committed to meeting you where you’re at, structuring our work together to center your goals, and moving at a pace that feels safe. I am a curious person and lifelong learner/unlearner. I am excited to explore with you and offer my training and experience in service of your healing.   

My approach to therapy integrates relational, psychodynamic, humanistic, and trauma-informed approaches. I bring together social justice and liberation health perspectives and deeply honor your lived experience and expertise. The therapeutic relationship is central to healing and I welcome your honest feedback on our work together. Other frameworks that I incorporate include attachment theory, polyvagal theory, expressive arts therapy, and play therapy.  

Sliding Scale Fee Structure: Owls’ Nest North is committed to making services accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay. We seek to catch those who fall through the cracks of care in our current system. My sliding scale is determined by the current fee schedule of Owls’ Nest North. If you are un- or under-insured and therefore forced to pay out-of-pocket, please let me know prior to our first session, so we can determine your eligibility for a sliding scale fee. If you are experiencing difficulty navigating the new healthcare system, we are also happy to support and advocate for you in becoming insured.

At this time, I am only available to see OHP subscribers and cash/out-of-pocket payers. My fees with a cash-pay discount are: $45 for individuals and $65 for relationship counseling.

Cancellations: Occasionally life intervenes and prevents us from following through with our commitments. I trust our mutual respect of one another’s time. As such, it is our policy to collect my full session fee for no-shows and sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

If you are an OHP client, our contract does not allow us to charge for missed appointments and we would not want to, but we are unable to hold a regular appointment space after two missed/late cancelled appointments. You can, however, schedule into cancellation spots on your clinician’s schedule.

Bio: I am in the process of earning a Master of Social Work from Smith College. My graduate education has primarily focused on individual therapy from a psychodynamic perspective that accounts for the many systems of oppression that impact mental health. I have experience working in community mental health and crisis intervention and a passion for supporting individuals with marginalized identities. I am familiar with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and relationship challenges. In addition to supporting individuals through therapy, I am committed to addressing systemic issues that impact mental health such as ableism, racism, classism, and queer/transphobia in my life outside of social work. My undergraduate degree is in theater and I completed a senior thesis project on representations of disability in performance contexts. 

Licensure:I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Smith College’s Master of Social Work Program. During my internship at Owl’s Nest North, I am under the clinical supervision of Maddy Gribbon, LCSW. I abide by the guidelines and code of ethics set forth by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) which can be found at: 

Contact: * 503.281.1166

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