Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach: Welcome to Owls’ Nest! If you are reading this, you are already doing such important work. It takes courage to seek therapy and to create the space for yourself to be witnessed. Being seen by another person can bring up so many different feelings. As a therapist, my approach is to create a warm and inviting space where you have full control of how much you want to engage and share. I am here to provide a sacred space out of your week that is all yours.
I use a trauma-informed approach that is rooted in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based therapy. My aim is to create a space that feels safe and secure, where together we can explore how past relationships and experiences have shaped your world, and find space for healing and self-compassion.
As a therapist, I see what a complex world we live in, and how deeply we are all impacted by the systems that we interact with and live within. Trauma-informed therapy is anti-oppressive therapy. Together we can explore how this has shown up in your life and the lives of people around you, and seek what is needed to find healing and connection. While this is heavy work, it can also be a space for joy and softness.
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: Hi, I’m Fennel (they/them). Some relevant identities I would like to share are that I am white, neurodivergent, non-binary, and queer. As a therapist, these identities influence my work as an anti-oppressive therapist. Justice is intersectional, and will be found through a collective re-envisioning of the world as one in which we are all thriving and no one is left behind.
I received my undergraduate education at Portland State University in Psychology, and am pursuing my Master’s in Clinical Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work. At Smith, our education is rooted in anti-racism and in learning about and recognizing the systems that we work within and how to re-imagine them.
I have experience working with both youth and adults, as a behavioral therapist and personal support worker for neurodivergent youth, a crisis hotline volunteer, case manager at a residential home for youth, and therapist intern at a program for youth and adults experiencing houselessness. I have worked with people within the umbrella of neurodivergence, folks diagnosed with SPMI, people with trauma histories and attachment wounds, youth in the criminal justice system, people experiencing financial and housing security. I have experience working with LGBTQIA2S+ clients and Black, Indigenous, and People of color.
I have completed training in Trauma-Informed Therapy and Polyvagal Theory for Clinicians, and have worked with individuals and groups using DBT Skills. I use a multi-theoretical approach that integrates mindfulness and somatic work, skills-based support, & relational and attachment-based therapy.
In my free time, I like to hang out in bookstores with a nice warm cup of chai, go on long walks while listening to podcasts, admire ferns and mushrooms and little salamanders on hikes, hang out in my garden and nurture my plant bbs, and cuddle with my cats at home.
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: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.
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