Counseling Student Interns

As an approved Internship site for CACREP accredited Universities, our mission is to offer our Graduate Student Interns a one year program in a private practice setting where they will be assigned to a mentor to work directly with them. This provides them with the opportunity to gain experience on how to be an integral member of the Mental Health Community as well as gaining unprecedented knowledge of how to have a successful private practice. Interns are well trained and provide competent supervised therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. They are able to offer these services at affordable rates. 

  • alana kirkendall

    It is a privilege and an honor to sit alongside people in their biggest victories and in their most complex and painful issues. As a Graduate Student Intern, I offer my strengths-based, trauma-informed, emotion-focused lens to your experiences and whatever you would like to bring to the space we hold together. I hope to co-create a warm, safe, and affirming space for you to allow yourself to feel deeply, build up hope, and tap into the resilience that you already have. As a person in the LGBTQ+ community, I hope to provide a safe space for queer, questioning, and gender nonconforming clients.  I would also love to sit with you in any experiences of trauma, anxiety and depression, relationship and family issues, grief, and exploring your identities and how we move through the world and its systems. I would love to process the big and the small with you, no matter what you like to bring to the table.  It is the most courageous thing to seek help and I would like to be a part of the process in figuring out what you would like the change to look like in your life.  


    You can reach Alana at Alana@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (503) 461-8707

    Suprvised by Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT



  • amanda stuempges

    Reaching out for support can feel daunting. It takes bravery to step out into the unknown. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you as you blaze new trails on your journey to self-discovery.  As a graduate level intern, I offer you a space of warmth and safety.  Together, we will explore your inner strengths, develop skills, and forge meaningful connections as we navigate the terrain of your constantly changing life. I will collaborate with you in a non-directive, non-judgmental, and compassionate manner. 


    My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning I operate from several theoretical frameworks. Depending on your needs and preferences, I will use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based practices while maintaining a trauma informed lens. No matter the season or the weather, I will meet you right where you are. I look forward to joining you on your journey!


    You can reach Amanda at Amanda@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (503) 510-0110.

    Supervisors: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT



  • avery lucus

    Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. My approach is to walk alongside you and explore and further process the challenges that may be present in your life.  I hope to provide an environment where you may feel safe and accepted. As a MFT graduate student intern, I use attachment-based, existential and systems frameworks. Together, we may work on exploring patterns in relationships, support systems, past and present experiences, and emotions. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems, while including a variation of other therapeutic modalities to help the individual, couple, and family accomplish their goals.  Your life experiences and story matter. It is incredibly brave to seek out help and I would love to be a part of your journey.


    You can reach Avery at Avery@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (503) 755-8634

    Supervisors: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT

  • chantel good

    Therapy is an intentional pause amidst the chaos.  I believe it is a unique and set apart time to heal, grow, and change.  Your story and the lived experiences that give shape to your story matter.  Together we will utilize these to help you in the present while considering your future hopes and goals. As a Marriage and Family graduate student intern I use attachment-based, existential, and systems frameworks.  Our work together may entail exploring your patterns in relationships, beliefs and values, experiences within society, emotions, strengths, and support systems.  This collaborative process allows room to identify practical tools while cultivating new experiences to move into your deeper sense of purpose.  I use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness Based practices, Expressive Arts, and Family Systems.  I seek to embody and communicate warmth, acceptance, and respect within our therapeutic relationship.  From this place we can uncover the whole ness of who you are-resilient, full of worth, and integrity.


    You can reach Chantel at:Chantel@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (503) 782-6208

    Supervised by Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT

  • Jessica reed

    I believe we all have the tools within us to overcome our challenges. My approach is to walk alongside you as we name and process the obstacles you face.  I hope to provide a safe space that is inclusive and affirming of your needs and to help you find self acceptance. Currently I am a Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling graduate intern.  I offer exploration of attachment styles and tapping into underlying emotions through Emotion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have a background in child development where I taught preschool for over five years and currently work at an eating disorder clinic.


    Some of the things we can explore are loneliness, codependency, relationship issues, anxiety, depression,  being queer/questioning, body positivity/neutrality, healthy relationships to food, body positivity/neutrality, conscious discipline parenting skills, play therapy, sandtray, couples and family systems, and managing difficult life transitions.  Human connection is a necessity, and I would love to be part of your journey.  You don't have to do it alone.


    You can reach Jessica at Jessica@hopeconnectioncounseling.com and by phone at: (503) 862-3383

    Supervisors: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison LMFT




  • Kristina wells

    I believe the most important relationship we have is the relationship with ourselves-it sets the tone for all other relationships in our lives. Almost everything we do, every decision we make, every relationship we form, ultimately roots from our deepest needs or fears. Therapy provides a space to reconnect with ourselves, learn to listen to our feelings and use them as guides. It is often hard to find our way back to ourselves and our bodies after experiencing trauma. 

    I am a graduate student intern and help clients trust themselves once again, gain greater capacity for self-awareness, feel safe in their own body, and feel better equipped to take on life with equanimity, engaging in fulfilling relationships. 


    Are you ready to get to know YOU better? When you are ready to start this rewarding journey, I am here to help you.

    You can reach Kristina at: Kristina@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (503) 563-2440

    Supervisors: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT


  • sophia veis

    Taking that first step of reaching out for help and support can feel intimidating, and having that strength warrants celebration in and of itself. Some people seek therapy to work through specific problems such as depression or anxiety, while others use therapy as a way to continue personal growth and getting to know themselves better. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space where clients are able to be themselves and open up in a way that helps them grow and reflect. As a graduate student intern, I use a strengths-based and person-centered approach, I focus on collaborating with clients to find goals that work for them while providing encouragement and unconditional positive regard along the way. Feeling stuck in old habits can be discouraging, but it is possible to make a change and work towards a life that feels worth living. 

    I am honored to walk alongside clients as they work through this journey, whether it's the first day or years into the process.


    You can reach Sophia at Sophia@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at (503) 694-3448.

    Supervised by Liz Gregory LMFT, RPT-S and Shari Davison, LMFT