Sara Eden Gally, Student Intern

Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach:
All of my work is rooted in an awareness of systemic oppression, recognizing that many of our struggles and coping mechanisms are healthy adaptations to an unjust world. I believe that our individual healing is part of the work of our collective liberation. While we work together on your well-being, we also support the well-being of your larger relational webs.

My approach is a somatic and mindful facilitated self-study through a modality called Hakomi. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for my work with couples and families.

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 non-binary AFAB, queer, first-generation graduate student at Antioch University. Queer identity hasn’t always been a given for me, and the liberatory path of self-discovery has been a huge part of my motivation for becoming a counselor.

My formal education has been focused on individual and relationship counseling through a critical lens informed by social justice philosophies. Prior to attending graduate school, I studied Hakomi—a mindful, somatic approach to counseling—for three years, and I am in the process of becoming certified. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy which is a relationship counseling modality developed by Sue Johnson.

I have also spent many years working as a mindfulness facilitator and experiential workshop facilitator for large groups of people at events, gatherings, communities, intentional houses, and folks in various forms of relationships. I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life. While I attempted to live in many different bioregions across the United States, I always returned to the watershed of my youth, and I feel incredibly grateful to live in a landscape that I’ve known since I was a child.

Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in Antioch University’s Couple and Family Therapy 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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