Lacey Buckingham, Student Intern

Student Intern Counselor
Philosophy and Approach:
I aim to create a supportive environment to facilitate healing and growth. My holistic and collaborative approaches help clients reach their goals. My therapeutic style incorporates compassion, empathy, understanding, and a little bit of humor while being mindful of the interplay of identity, culture, power dynamics and oppression.

While we are each the experts on ourselves, it can be difficult to connect to that part of the self. I believe humans have a natural propensity toward growth and healing. Leaning into discomfort is often difficult, but necessary. Change is hard. While I pull skills from many therapeutic approaches, I tend to focus on relational, attachment, holistic, and trauma informed theories. Together we can build upon your strengths, change patterns than no longer serve you, and explore where you want to be and what’s possible.

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 fee with a cash-pay discount is $80 for  individuals.

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: My journey to becoming a therapist started with an undergraduate focus on psychology. After graduating in 2013, it was important for me to work with traditionally underserved populations. Over the next several years, I learned about houseless communities, addiction, the foster care system, complex trauma in children, and crisis management. The advocacy skills I learned working in community settings served me well when I took an administrative position for a therapeutic group practice. In that role, I worked with the clinical team to ensure we were providing gender affirming services.

My experiences post-undergrad fueled my desire to help others as a therapist, which led me to Lewis & Clark College’s Professional Mental Health Counseling program. Their focus on social justice and supporting the most marginalized communities aligns with my personal and professional values. This also led me to pursue an internship at Owl’s Nest North where I can continue to incorporate cultural humility into my therapeutic practice.

Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Lewis & Clark College’s Professional Mental Health Counseling program. During my internship at Owl’s Nest North, I am under the clinical supervision of Heather Sutch, LCSW. I adhere to the code of ethics set by the American Counseling Association and Oregon Licensing Board (OAR chapter 833, division 100).

Contact: lacey@owlsnestnorth.com * 503.281.1166

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