Thomás G. Grubb, LPC Intern

Individual and Relationship Counselor
Philosophy and Approach:
Therapy is a powerful instrument we can  channel towards change. The approach I implement in therapeutic work  is called assimilative integration. My core orientation comes from  existential therapy including the work of Irving Yalom and Victor Frankl. As such, meaning-making is central to our work together. We  will investigate how you create meaning in your life and make sense  of the stories of your life, both the painful and the joyous, in order  to bring you to a newer, more empowered sense of self.

I also utilize a critical theories lens that examines how each of our  unique constellations of identities and culture manifest in our mental  health. I believe this is an important addition for those of us that  come from intersecting minority backgrounds or are subject to  oppression and discrimination.

Other components I may include come from Emotion-Focused Therapy,  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, various mindfulness practices as well  as interventions based in holistic behavioral activation. Many of the  topics I have experience working with include emotional awareness and  regulation, depression, anxiety, identity issues and spiritual- religious issues.

I believe that our therapeutic alliance is a great tool with which we  can collaborate together to: 1) help you lead yourself into a more  satisfyingly authentic life, 2) reach personal goals, 3) understand  and develop your identity and 4) explore and address any issues you  wish to attend to.

Most of all, I believe in your self-efficacy and power to change. I  honor your commitment to personal growth and I look forward to working  with you!

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:

$80 for  individuals
$100 for couples/families.

Cancellations: Please notify me as early as possible if you are  not able to make a scheduled appointment. If you are unable to do  so with 24 hours notice, you will be expected to pay for the missed  session. Our OHP contract prohibits us from billing OHP clients  for missed appointments, but we are unable to hold appointment space  after two missed/late cancelled appointments.

Bio: I have a Masters Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling  from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling. My  coursework included trauma-informed practices, mindfulness,  treatment planning, and human growth and development with an  emphasis on social justice. Additionally, I am a bilingual  Spanish/English counselor and if you wish for us to do therapy  in Spanish, I happily welcome that.

I have extensive experience in grassroots community organizing and  public advocacy, especially around issues that affect communities  of color and queer communities such as immigration, civil rights,  food security and gentrification.

My professional interests include bilingual counseling issues,  developing multicultural competencies, developing ethics and  legislation to benefit vulnerable communities, collaborating with  other minority therapists and advocating for community mental health.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oregon  Counseling Association, The Association for Multicultural Counseling  and Development as well as Counselors for Social Justice.

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 supervision and my supervisors are Kristi G. Erlich, LMFT  and Bren Boseman, LPC. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have  questions about this.

Contact: thomas@owlsnestnorth.com * 503.281.1166

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