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.
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: Shari Davison, LMFT
It is possible to exist in relationship with others, and with ourselves, in ways we would prefer. I believe what often holds us back are long-held patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, formed in response to our environment growing up. I firmly believe that these patterns can be identified and changed, so you can lead a more enriched and fulfilled life.
I specialize in treating addictions, codependency, and behaviors that might get described as "borderline". I also specialize in healing from narcissistic abuse and from parents/caretakers who struggled with addiction during the developing years. My approach is integrative, using talk-therapy in conjunction with mind-body exercises to help identify what the body does in response to distressing events, and then helps to regulate those responses. I also incorporate techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to aid in developing communication skills that can strengthen relationships and reduce feelings of isolation. As a Graduate Student intern finishing up my Master's degree, I can offer my services at low fee rates.
As a non-binary, LGBTQ+ affirming and social justice driven therapist, I have an understanding of the ways that systemic oppression weaves additional trauma into our lives, and that therapy is not "one-size-fits-all". Everyone's experience is unique, which is why cultural humility is essential and something I will continuously strive to maintain in our sessions together.
You can reach Jules at: Jules@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: 971-351-1816
Supervisor: Shari Davison, LMFT
Therapy is a sacred space in which to express yourself fully and honestly with the assurance of receiving empathy devoid of judgment. Our life stories are shaped by events & relationships. I am here to provide support and guidance as we explore your story, including the strengths already withing you (yes, they're there!), and your unique needs and worldview to help determine strategies that will support your growth.
My client population includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, relationship stress, addiction issues, life transitions, and work-related concerns. I use Play Therapy with children and vary my approach for all others based on what will be most helpful. Because I am a Graduate Student intern, these services can be offered to you at a lower cost.
Every one of us goes through periods when we struggle or suffer trauma. You are not alone, you are not "crazy", and you don't have to cope with it in isolation. Having the courage to seek help shows integrity and strength. I am always honored when I am given the chance to walk this path with my clients. We're all in this circus together.
You can reach Leslie at: Leslie@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at: 503-568-1780
Supervisor: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT
I believe healing is possible. I see great value in working toward self-compassion, growth, and presence, not perfection. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and empowering space to do the tough and important work that is therapy.
I work with all types of concerns, with specialization in trauma and PTSD, including complex trauma and histories of emotional, narcissistic, and/or sexual abuse. Other life stressors, difficult childhoods, grief & loss, shame, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, dissociation... all affect our quality of life and deserve to be addressed with empathy. Much of my experience is within LGBTQ+ community, and I am strongly gender identity affirming. I enjoy working with concerns around sexuality, identity, relationships, and sex & intimacy of all kinds. I am happy to do this work with partners or individually.
Because of the impact our life difficulties have on our bodies, I often utilize mind-body connection practices, which research has proven effective. I blend a variety of experiential approaches, such as emotionally focused therapy, inner child work, attachment, Gestalt, Hakomi, and somatic experiencing. With children, I use play therapy, and with all ages, I bring in creativity, art therapy, and mindfulness.
I know how hard it can be to seek therapy, but I truly believe that asking for help is a strength. I am a graduate student intern finishing my Masters in Professional Mental Health counseling at Lewis & Clark offering sessions on a sliding scale. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
You can reach Michelle at: Michelle@hopeconnectioncounseling.com or by phone at 503-308-8548
Supervisor: Liz Gregory, LMFT, RPT License T1390 Oregon