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.
It can be overwhelming and difficult to reach out for help which is why I believe counseling should be a safe space that provides a place for growth and exploration at your pace. I am here to walk through and provide guidance as we are able to gain new perspectives in a non-judgmental way. Together we will practice mindfulness and identify the strengths you already have within you.
You may be struggling with depression, anxiety or maybe with a relationship, grief/loss, shame or self-esteem issues. All of this impacts the quality of your life and I am here to provide a space of empathy and healing. I work with adults, teenagers, children, as well as families and couples. All areas of our lives are influenced and shaped by our relationships and events. I have experience at an all-men adult rehabilitation center where I worked with individuals from all walks of life as they began their lives again. I became versed in working with addiction, depression, anxiety and many other mental health issues. For all of my clients I create a unique treatment plan developed through different interventions.
Asking for help is truly a strength and by taking that first step you are already on the path to healing. I am a graduate student intern at George Fox University and will complete my Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. My approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness influences. Together we can find your new path by utilizing what is already within you.
You can reach Alex at: Alex@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: (971) 297-3693
Supervisor: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT License T1390 Oregon
Relationships, past and present, have the power to inform who we are today, what decisions we make, and how we see ourselves. Our closest relationships can seem vital to our survival: and when something comes along to disrupt those connections, we feel like fighting- or hiding.
As a Graduate Student intern, I support couples as they create safety in their relationships. I work with families toward greater understanding, connection, and well-being. I help individuals gain a deeper, more compassionate awareness of who they are and who they want to become.
From a systemic perspective, I emphasize each couple's, individual's, and family's strengths as a whole made up of unique parts. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment therapy to help clients follow their emotional and cognitive clues to deeper awareness and direction. I help children move toward healing through play therapy, and I have focused training in trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy, grief, and loss across the lifespan, anxiety, depression and emotion focused couple therapy. My personal experiences as a wife and a parent help to inform my clinical practice: and I am especially interested in working with those experiencing life transitions and/or issues surrounding spirituality and/or religion.
I am eager to support you as you navigate challenges and disruptions in your relationships, envision your desired future, and work toward greater connections. As an intern working toward my Master's in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling through George Fox University, I am proud to offer my services at low cost. Let me know when you'd like to begin.
You can reach Angelee at: Angelee@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: 971-264-0934.
Supervisor: Liz Gregory, LMFT