Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach: Our life experiences exist not just in our memories, but they also exist in the mind-body-spirit connection and influence how we presently interact with ourselves and others. Often times, navigating through our ever-changing selves, relationships, and communities can be challenging and sometimes we can feel stuck. I believe that discovering how our experiences are influenced by and influencing our identities, belief systems, and contexts can open the door to self-actualization. Sometimes these discoveries can be surprising or bring up residual pain, so that’s where I come in. I am here to create a safe space and be with you as we explore what lies underneath the surface.
With my background in social justice and personal identity as a queer and BIPOC person, I am committed to seeing you in all your wholeness, with humanism, cultural humility, and awareness of the influence of systemic oppression, power, and privilege. Experiential, intergenerational, systemic, and narrative theories influence my therapy style, so I believe therapy is a collaborative experience that relies on our connection and commitment to the process. In therapy, this looks like safety, transparency, authenticity, curiosity, and humor. I am here to listen and support you, while also empathetically challenge you during our journey together. I believe we all have the inner ability to grow and heal, so as your therapist, I would be honored to walk alongside you during your journey towards yourself.
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 third-year graduate student intern at Lewis & Clark College in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program. Some major coursework includes sex therapy, polyamory, addictions, spirituality, play therapy, and somatic therapy. Prior to starting the graduate program, I worked primarily with children and their families in a variety of contexts from educational settings to community mental health spaces. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies.
My life experience as a queer, Vietnamese American, woman and nonbinary person of color have influenced my identity and work as a therapist. As a transplant from Houston, I recognize the importance one’s contexts has on their lived experiences and see the interaction between systems and people. I am passionate about supporting people with marginalized identities, including but not limited to people who identify as BIPOC, queer, kinky, neurodiverse, and/or polyamorous.
Outside of the therapy room, I enjoy singing, dancing, and being in nature – and I enjoy the combination of all three the most. This affinity for movement and playfulness may show up in therapy and is an avenue I am interested in exploring. I am a warm, genial, and affirming therapist who hopes to work with you in a holistic way to help you grow towards your therapeutic goals.
Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Lewis & Clark’s Counseling Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program. During my internship at ONN, I am under the clinical supervision of Maddy Gribbon, CSWA. 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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