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, 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 somatic and body psychotherapy, neuroscience, mindfulness, narrative therapy, bibliotherapy, natured-based counseling, and select CBT and DBT. 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. I engage with my clients with unconditional positive regard, motivational interviewing, empathy, and compassion, and a dash of wily humor. My style of counseling is rooted in human rights, anti-oppression, and multi-cultural social justice. 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 am a graduate student intern enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University. My graduate education has been focused on individual and relationship counseling through a lens of social justice and equity. My studies include work with attachment theory, trauma, anxiety, shame, self-love, intimacy, grief and loss, 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 power privilege and law, sociology of deviant behavior, rites of passage and rituals from childhood to adulthood, somatic psychology, and exploring the identity of the Self through writing. I grew up living in in a lot of large cities in multiple countries overseas, with my family being rooted in New Orleans. My passion for human rights, multi-cultural informed anti-oppression counseling was born from my childhood exposure to multiple cultures, religions, identities, and socioeconomic levels within my intimate circle.
Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Antioch University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. During my internship at ONN, I am under the clinical supervision of Heather Sutch, LCSW. I adhere to the code of ethics set by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Oregon Licensing Board (OAR chapter 833, division 100).
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