Roza Skenderova, LPC Intern

Individual Counselor
Philosophy and Approach:
My primary approach to therapy is somatic,  which integrates the body into the therapeutic process. This means  that while we address emotions, thoughts, and behaviors we also  consider how the body is holding experience as well. For example, when  our hearts start racing, or when we feel a knot in our stomach, our body  is telling us something important about our experience. In the therapy  room, this can look like talking about what’s going on, slowing down to  pay attention to bodily sensation, using breath to deepen into  experiences or exploring a particular gesture or movement. As we get a  deeper sense of what is going on for us, we can have more informed  choices in our responses, rather then reacting habitually and  automatically.

In addition to looking inward to bodily experience we will also consider  the larger contexts – such as family and social dynamics – that exist  outside of us but still have a real impact on our whole being. I see  myself as a companion on your journey to grow, supporting your innate  ability to self-heal. I tailor my approach to each person uniquely,  informed by a collaborative dynamic where we shape the course of therapy  together.

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 study of embodiment and psychology grew out of my fascination  with movement, creative expression, and a curiosity about how both affect  our wellbeing. I earned my Masters in Somatic Psychology at the California  Institute of Integral Studies. Additional to a body-centered approach,  my studies included attachment theory, mindfulness and psychodynamics. I  have supplementary training in Contemporary Reichian therapy— an intensive  4-year program focusing on emotional regulation. Previous experience  encompasses both private practice settings and work with underprivileged  communities inside the jail system and post-incarceration. I completed my  movement training from Syzygy Dance project, which focuses on bringing  play, creativity and expression into underserved settings. I also have  experience and a particular passion for studying and working with multi- cultural and immigration experiences.

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 under the clinical supervision of Kristi G. Erlich,  LMFT and Bren Boseman, LPC. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have  questions about this.

Contact: * 503.281.1166

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