Do you ever feel stuck in life? It's like the world is spinning around you but YOUR world is standing still? I'll be honest...change is hard! Life transitions, like divorce, new jobs, a move, etc, can take it's toll...especially if you don't have the support and tools to cope with moving forward. This is what I offer - authentic support that meets your needs in a way that allows you to dream again and step into who you were meant to be. Together, we will get to the root, bring healing and lasting change.
I approach supervision from a developmental perspective working with the therapist in a style that matches their skill level and experience. I provide ongoing evaluation and supportive challenge to the therapist’s increasing mastery of therapeutic skills, self-awareness and ability to meet their clients in a way that is most beneficial for their sessions. The supervisory relationship will adjust to meet the needs of the supervisee as their therapeutic skills and growth advance in the relationship.
Live observation, audio or video tapes, case or process notes are all utilized in the supervisory process. I will assign homework (e.g., visual journaling) to further the supervision process and to enhance and develop the importance of self-awareness within any therapeutic relationship.
Evaluation will be an ongoing part of supervision that will take place informally in every session and formally every quarter or if in school, whenever the formal evaluations are due.
I hold a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University (2006) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a board approved clinical supervisor for registered associates.
Over my 17-year career I have worked in a variety of settings providing therapy to people of all ages and from all walks of life, including residential care, after-hours crisis emergency response, local non-profits, private practice, and at a community college.
I am invested in the lifelong learning process of how race and identity impact wellness and mental health. I am biracial and identify as a cis-gender woman and I am aware of white body supremacy and the privileges that this has afforded me. I strive to be an ally for folks with marginalized identities and my goal is to provide affirming, safe and supportive care. This is the lens from which I operate in the world, and as a therapist and supervisor.
I have focused much of my therapeutic work on trauma recovery, sexual assault, and mood and anxiety issues. I am trained in S.A.F.E (Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR), a type of therapy that has shown profound effectiveness in healing from emotional distress caused by traumatic life experiences. I bring warmth, compassion, and a person-centered approach to counseling sessions, and I operate from a trauma informed and humanistic lens. I am skilled at holding space for difficult stories, while also compassionately encouraging, challenging and supporting you to stretch and grow on your healing
As a supervisor I provide a patient, warm, and attentive but direct approach. I had amazing supervisors on my journey to licensure and I want to give back and offer a supportive learning experience for my supervisees. I am invested in your learning and growth and am excited and honored to be a part of your formation as a clinician.
ZaDora Williams a.k.a Sunflower Z is a proud Black and Queer Goddess, mompreneur, licensed clinical and holistic social worker, energy healer, Holy Fire Reiki, and Ra Sekhi Kemetic Reiki spiritual practitioner. She's a former mental health therapist (10 years) and the founder of Sankofa Center for Healing, LLC which continues to be a place of healing where she provides mental health consultations, parenting workshops, coaching, and organizational healing that couples mental health awareness and wellness with Anti-bias and Anti-Blackness training/workshops for organizations that desire to heal from racism and bias while creating mentally healthy work environments for people to thrive in. She is also the founder of Sunflower Z’s Healing Garden which is a place to relax, release, and raise your vibrations offering energy healing and spiritual care services that include healing rituals, spiritual coaching, and tools for healing energetically.
Like Harriet, ZaDora is a Liberator who enjoys collaborating with other holistic healers to cultivate collective healing events to liberate the mind, body, and spirits of those within the Black and Brown communities and occasionally individuals of other racial backgrounds who feel called to work with her and are spiritually aligned.
She is passionate about creating systemic changes in organizations and within the social work profession. She enjoys having the opportunity to support social workers on their licensure journey to become the best clinician they can be. She guides social workers on a journey that will encourage them to be themselves, think critically, and provide tools for understanding mental health challenges and trauma through cultural, clinical, and holistic lenses. Her goal is to support social workers as they become culturally responsive, anti-bias, and competent clinicians who understand the importance of talk therapy and somatic approaches. She is warm, down to earth, engaging, authentic, and direct and will champion social workers to practice self-care as they grow professionally.
Apryl completed her Masters in Counseling at Western Seminary after studying psychology at Corban University. She believes that change is a part of life. It can be necessary for growth; it can also create stress, anxiety, or depression. Whether it’s adjusting to single life after divorce or breakup, finding your place in the world after college, moving to a new state, grieving a loss, or welcoming a new baby, having some extra support during a stressful time of change can make the difference between surviving and thriving.
Apryl enjoys working with adults, as individuals and couples, on issues including life transitions, parenting, identity formation, and trauma work. She believes that we each have a story with a unique perspective and voice. She enjoys working with people as they come back to a place of joy and fulfillment after an experience that has left them emotionally tired.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and clinical supervisor, my primary goal is to support clinicians by fostering both professional and personal growth. I am credentialed to provide licensure supervision for LPC and LMFT associates in the state of Oregon and am on the OBLPCT Supervisor Registry as well as an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. In therapy, I work with teens, and adults of all ages. I welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ community and provide affirming care for folks on the gender spectrum and/or amid gender transition. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, life transition issues, and relationship concerns (family, partners, social) and have specific training in DBT, CBT, and post-modern systemic treatment modalities. I graduated from the Couples and Family Therapy Program at the University of Oregon (2009) and will often bring systems, identity intersections, and relationships into our conversations.
Andie received a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University in 2011 and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2017. Her background includes supporting youth, adults, families and experiencing trauma, domestic violence, navigating different systems including child welfare, family conflict and housing instability. Andie has experience supporting clients from diverse backgrounds different from her own and the LGBTQA+ community.
Andie hopes to continue supporting teens and adults to explore and develop skills for emotional regulation, stress management, healthy relationships, clarification of past events, and self-empowerment. Andie continues to do her personal work to practice cultural humility and recognize systemic traumas that are impacting communities of color. Andie provides gender-affirming care.
Areas of expertise include history of witnessing or experiencing domestic violence, aging out of foster care, reconciling grief and loss stemming from trauma and or disrupted relationships, and parenting when impacted by trauma.
I specialize in working with children and families, as well as trauma work, depression and anxiety, chronic illness and chronic pain. However you define your family, we often need ways to better connect and support each other with tools that can be learned inside and out of a therapy, but are only as good as they are useful. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the key piece of recovery, the skills are only as good as the collaboration. I have specialized training in working with children using play therapy, trauma training, working with families as well as individuals who have struggled with depression and anxiety and severe and persistent mental illness.I have a laid back and friendly approach to therapy, while still being goal oriented and purposeful. I am respectful of all values and often work with people who have counseling anxiety, to overcome this and work towards a respectful and peaceful experience.