Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach: Our bodies carry emotions and stories of where we have been. What you are experiencing is letting you in on how you and your relationships are affected by the world. Much like a tree, we grow, survive, twist, and release as a response to our environment. Most of the time, our branches wax and wane with the seasons. Sometimes though, we experience barriers that inhibit our innate capacity to flourish. Recognizing that we feel lost is one of the first signs that we are on our way to healing, fulfillment, joy, and pleasure. Therapy is one of many supportive resources that can help you expand into a more dynamic perspective of your obstacles so your roots and branches can discover their own creative routes towards nourishment.
As a neuroqueer person, I am passionate about exploring with folks who want to cultivate a relationship with themself and others from their own palette. I am particularly inspired to serve communities who decolonize their hearts, minds, bodies, and relationships: 2SLGBTQIA+, kinky, neurodivergent folks, and sex workers, and ares of consensual nonmonogamy, and meaning/spirituality. Your constellation of identities is integral to your experience, and your whole self is also vastly more intricate. I am influenced by Existential-Humanistic, Internal Family Systems, Narrative, and intergenerational theories which offer collaborative possibilities for openness and structure to find the in-between that works for you.
We all live under an exploitative and oppressive system that impacts our lives and relationships, with some affected more severely than others. I take the stance that social justice is a process of humanizing each other, in which we are driven to dismantle oppressive structures out of love. In therapy this can look like safety, care, authenticity, self-expression, and humor. As a US-born, white, queer, thin, able-bodied, cis-woman, I pay attention to how my unearned privilege shapes our interactions. As a therapist, I leverage my privilege to support marginalized people. I am an ever-learning student of Health At Every Size, and queer, feminist, disability, and critical race theories.
When you are ready, I am excited to witness the unfurling of your story.
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 graduate student intern enrolled in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program at Lewis & Clark College. Major coursework includes human sexuality, advanced sex therapy, couples therapy, trans bodies and binarism, polyamory, sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, addictions, diagnosis, and equity in family therapy. In my undergrad, I studied Spanish language and literature, where we learned about the impacts of colonization and systems of power. A couple years of living abroad shifted my orientation to the world as socially constructed.
I have experience volunteering for tenant rights advocacy in Portland, where I served communities disproportionately impacted by socioeconomic disenfranchisement and discrimination. My early life of financial and housing instability, a blended family, and my own neurodivergent and queer journey has helped me to recognize the vast possibilities for how we organize our lives and relationships with each other. As a lover of dance and music, I am interested in incorporating physicality and movement into therapy.
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, & Kristi Erlich, LMFT. 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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