Individual and Relationship Therapist
Philosophy and Approach: I see therapy as a dynamic, co-creative process, grounded in a foundation of trust and respect. As relational creatures in a complex and challenging world, I believe that all struggles are rooted in interconnected systems, and that no problem is meant to be faced alone. Often, our emotions and thoughts can be like waterways that lead us to our innate capacity for transformation and connection. As I support you in this process, my intention is to offer a space that is truly welcoming and guided by your needs and desires as they change throughout our sessions. My approach is informed by collaborative, experiential and somatic therapies, attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, polyvagal theory, nature connection, ritual, and creative vocal expression.
As a systemic therapist, I am committed to providing socioculturally attuned, trauma-informed therapy that is affirming of people on all parts of the spectrums of gender, sexual, and relational diversity. Societal barriers to safety and resources impact us all in different ways, and everyone has their own story of resilience and response to social injustices. My intention is to stay receptive to the intersections of each person’s identity, including racial and ethnic membership, gender, sexuality, social class, religious affiliation, nationality, and disability status, while maintaining an awareness of my personal privilege and limitations. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, I am dedicated to being transparent, benevolent, and responsive to feedback.
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: As a queer, pansexual person, I have a particular affinity for serving LGTBQIA+ folks and their extended communities. Over the past 12 years I have worked as a vocal healing practitioner and group singing facilitator while maintaining a career as a field botanist, and my passion for singing and ecology continue to influence my approach to therapy. Some of the most profound experiences of my life have been through connecting with animals and nature, and I value bonds with the non-human world within the sphere of relational tending. Other aspects that have shaped my personal identity include growing up in a White, middle-class, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish family of both resident and immigrant parents and grandparents. I have resided in a wide variety of places throughout my life, from east coast cities to expansive southwestern deserts, and have lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past seven years.
I am currently in my fifth semester at Antioch University’s Couple and Family Therapy program, with a concentration in grief and trauma studies. I hold a BA in Educational Psychology, and have completed trainings in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Sound, Music and Voice in the Healing Arts. In my personal time I love playing music with my friends, gathering local plant foods and medicines, partner dancing, and working with community-based movements for collective liberation.
Licensure: I am a graduate student intern enrolled in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Antioch University, working under the clinical supervision of Heather Sutch, LCSW. I abide by the code of ethics set forth by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OAR chapter 833, Division 100).
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