Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach: I believe that through holding a safe space for individuals to explore their own selves at a depth, and speed in which they feel comfortable, both client and counselor can collaboratively facilitate an individual’s journey into the richness of their own selves- a journey that will reverberate outwards in powerful, and empowering ways. Inside each of us is an entire ecology: a diverse landscape to explore, understand, and become intimate with.
Through the use of Narrative counseling, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, nature-based therapy, expressive arts therapy, existential, and experiential exploration, nervous-system tracking, somatic experiencing, and select aspects of CBT, DBT, I am here to facilitate a sustainable, non-judgmental, shame free journey of mental health.
My therapeutic style is informed by my background in trauma-informed somatic and body psychotherapy, neuroscience, and mindfulness. Most importantly I am trained to adapt my style of healing to the individual in front of me, and I have made that my priority in how I have been educated, trained, and how I facilitate sessions. I feel there is power in being seen, and advocated for. It is my greatest honor to bear witness to your lived experience.
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 received my Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in trauma-informed care, from Antioch University.
My graduate education focused on individual and relationship counseling through a lens of social justice and equality. My studies include work with attachment theory, trauma, anxiety, shame, self-love, intimacy, grief and loss, assisting an individual in transitions in life, finding one’s purpose, nervous system regulation, and nature-based studies.
Prior to attending graduate school, I self-designed my Bachelor of Arts: Understanding Facilitating, and Interpreting Human Stories, where I studied human-rights advocacy, social justice and patterns of societal oppression, rites of passage and rituals from childhood to adulthood, somatic psychology, and exploring the identity of the Self through art.
Licensure: I am registered as a licensed professional counselor associate in the state of Oregon. As a licensee counselor associate of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I am bound by its code of ethics. I am under the clinical supervision of Heather Sutch, LCSW.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org * 503.281.1166
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