Ruby Bebekian, Student Intern

Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach:
I believe that every person is an expert of their own experience and enjoy supporting clients in meeting their personal goals and aspirations. I believe that most people want to live in line with their values but can get caught in unhelpful or challenging patterns of thoughts and behaviors. I gently and collaboratively work with clients to develop a deep level of self-awareness, change patterns that no longer serve them, and cope with the ever-changing environment and oppressive systems we all currently navigate.  

I believe that healing and growth require understanding a person holistically. I am interested in learning about my clients as individuals and in the context of their relationships and environment. I work to cultivate self-awareness and empower clients through mindfulness, experiential and somatic practices, and psychoeducation. I approach counseling through a culturally responsive, trauma-informed, sex-positive, encouraging, and anti-oppressive lens – being mindful of how identity, culture, and power shape individual and collective lived experiences.  

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 bi-cultural, first generation, queer graduate student enrolled at Oregon State University. I am a passionate and experienced educator and advocate and I strive to integrate those identities into my role as a counselor. I have a BA in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and am energized by uncovering what it means to be human. Most of my professional experience spans the fields of youth empowerment, public health promotion, and sexuality education.  

Throughout my career I have worked with a wide variety of youth and adults in various non-profit roles. I have provided job and life skills training to refugees, developed youth conservation corps programs for BIPOC teens, and provided sexuality and relationship education to youth and adults through my work at Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon. These professional experiences inform my work as a counselor-advocate and have prepared me to work with clients individually while continuing to advocate for the systems-change necessary to promote community-wide health. I am a compassionate, gentle, and open-minded counselor who is excited to work with both youth and adults through identity exploration, attachment wounds, relationships and sexuality, life transitions, social anxiety, and issues with self-acceptance.  

Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Oregon State 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). 

Contact: * 503.281.1166

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