Individual and Relationship Counselor
Philosophy and Approach: My goal in therapy is to provide you with an opportunity to reinvent yourself and to find growth through healing and balance. I strive to create a safe atmosphere that facilitates your process through open, supportive, and genuine dialogue. I utilize a diverse and flexible treatment approach that’s down-to-earth and incorporates various practices tailored to your individual needs and desires. Therapy occurs through collaboration and connection.
I identify as a Black and Native American woman and draw from my traditions and practices living on the Umatilla Indian reservation. Expect some humor, narrative, and a lot of compassion. I believe in community and connection and that our relationships with our tribes, environment, friends, family, and selves promote well-being. My practice emerges from a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive, relational lens of empowerment. My intent is to walk alongside you on your path of rediscovery.
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: $80 for individuals and $100 for couples/families.
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 prohibits us from charging for missed appointments, but we are unable to hold appointment space after two missed/late cancelled appointments.
Bio: I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. I have received continued education and training in Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (individual and couples), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Marriage Counseling techniques, Interpersonal Neurobiology, trauma-informed practices, relationship therapy, and therapy targeting Native populations.
My experience includes working with adolescents, adults, older adults, families, couples, and clients with alternative relationship structures. My clinical background includes working within Private Practice, Medical, Community Mental Health, Inpatient, Crisis centers, and Outpatient clinic settings. I have experience working with Native populations through traditional cultural practices living on the reservation as well as providing therapy at the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA). Before obtaining my master’s in Counseling Psychology, I gained over 10 years of experience working within the realms of social justice, student leadership, and diversity development.
I have worked with clients around topics of anxiety, stress, anger management, chronic pain, depression, trauma, intergenerational/historical trauma, marginalization, relationship issues, life transitions, body-image, addictions, identity development, oppression, and intersectionality.
Licensure: As an Intern registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by its Code of Ethics. As an intern, I am currently under the clinical supervision of Karen Hixson, LPC (Oregon License #C2118). Please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions about this.
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