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. 

  • 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 or by phone at: (503) 510-0110.

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

  • avery lucas

    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 or by phone at: (503) 755-8634

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