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Hello! Looking for the perfect therapist is hard....we know! 

Below are bios for all of our therapists. 

My Story: Stephanie Snow (She/Her)

I am an optimist, always looking for another way to solve the problem and move forward in life despite the &^%*#!!. I'm a licensed psychotherapist; I have been a therapist for 15+ years, am a supervisor and am the owner of this group practice.

Born in Europe, I grew up in Asia and the South and moved to Oregon years ago to attend the doctoral program at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology. I found a fulfilling profession and now call this rainy city my hometown. You may have known me under my previous last name: Brown. I have been told I am compassionate, direct, honest, challenging and persistent. All of this is true: I don't believe in wasting your time or mine. I want to get to the heart of the matter with you.​

 

While life can get difficult, sometimes a little help from a professional can make things better. I have always loved psychology and feel grateful to be able to work with inspiring people every day. I value honesty, trust, compassion and personal strength and I hope to use these characteristics and values to provide you with the tools you need in order to seize back your life.I practice psychodynamic therapy. I will want to get to know you and help you gain insight into who you are and how you relate to others. Our relationship and connection is very important to me!

Specialties & Interests: Older adolescents and adults, individuals and groups. I do not see couples. Complex trauma, emotional manipulation and personality disorders are my specialties however I have a lot of experience treating many mental health problems and crises. I have worked in my own office, a group practice, in an agency setting, in a hospital setting and in the community.

Ask questions; feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you. Since I am the owner of our group practice and a clinical supervisor, I am pretty busy. I also typically see clients on a long term basis so I am unable to take on clients right now. However, when I do, I will not be accepting any telehealth clients. I will want to meet you in person. Even if I might be a good fit for you, I encourage you to consider seeing one of our clinicians. We will be working together to help you. 

My Story: Amanda Sawyer (She/Her)

I am an Oregon native! Born and raised here, yet I know there is still so much of this state to explore! I am passionate about nature and the healing it brings. In my free time, I enjoy music, socializing, various nature-based hobbies, learning new recipes and tending to my growing collection of plants. I have a cute cat that brings me joy, along with a few scratches.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University with a major in Psychology. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lewis and Clark Graduate School. I completed many ecopsychology classes along with my counseling courses. I am a licensed professional counselor.

I am dedicated to helping you experience more self-awareness and an increased sense of peace as you journey through some of life’s most disruptive moments. I practice from a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. I recognize you are the expert on you and also on what you have experienced in your life. I will work to help you in your process of deciding what meaning you want to make of your experiences as well as how to bring a mindful self-compassionate approach to your life. I use mindfulness and draw on nature and invite it into our work together if this is something you are comfortable with. I collaborate with you to cultivate a space for you to feel safe, seen and valued.

Most of us arrive in therapy to get some help overcoming old stories. Connection has a way of providing us with the opportunity to stretch and grow beyond what we thought possible. This process is not without challenges, and you don’t have to suffer through it alone. This is the gift of therapy. 


Specialties & Interests: I work with individuals, both adults and older adolescents, and couples. My experience lends itself to addressing the following concerns:  grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, relationship obstacles, addiction concerns, family issues, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions and more.

I prefer in person sessions but I will see you over telehealth as well. I am seeing clients Mondays - Fridays. I am seeing clients at both the Tigard and Sellwood offices. I do not work weekends or evenings at this time. I am currently accepting a very limited number of clients.

 

I am here to answer any questions you may have about my training and experience.

My Story: Marissa Harper (She/Her)

I grew up outside of Philadelphia and moved out to Portland to attend graduate school at Lewis & Clark College. I am so excited to have a home and community here!

I have a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Music Therapy from Elizabethtown College and a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College. I am a Professional Counselor Associate under supervision and a Music Therapist.

I believe that building a therapeutic relationship in a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental space is the key to healing. I work from a trauma-informed perspective and I see the therapeutic relationship as collaborative between client and therapist. I resonate with a narrative, creative, somatic, and here-and-now approach to therapy. I believe that people create a story about themselves from past experiences and interactions…some of which have been challenging and painful. I believe that unhealthy thoughts and or someone's self-identity have stemmed from negative interactions or events that have shaped that narrative. Highlighting strengths and healthy coping skills that you already have will allow you to write a healthier life story.

Specialties: I have worked as a music therapist across various settings and age ranges including a residential center with medically fragile folks, acute psychiatric care and senior centers. I highly value working through music via music creation (singing, playing instruments, analyzing songs, songwriting, etc). Music is an incredibly healing tool and you do not have to be a musician yourself to benefit from music therapy; that’s where I am here to help! My music therapy background can be incorporated into our therapy if you like but it is not a requirement. 

Are you someone who is ready to engage in therapy? I am! I want to work with someone who is motivated to be here and maybe excited to get started but also a little anxious about it. We don't have to be similar and we don't have to have had the same experiences; it's ok if we are different because we will still be able to build a good relationship. I really enjoy working with individuals who are in some kind of life transition (whether it is a relationship change, becoming an independent adult, navigating your career options or deciding on the school you might want to attend). I like working with people who are struggling with the 'bullshit of life' and are in the process of trying to figure themselves out. I like people who want to aim for the life they want and not the life that has been dictated for them. In essence, I am a big fan of personal choice! I want to help the unseen and the unheard and the people who feel invisible feel seen and heard. 

I prefer in person sessions but I will see you over telehealth as well. I am seeing clients Mondays -Fridays. 

I work in the Tigard office only.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions; I look forward to working with you!


 

My Story: Amy 'Ames' Freer (They/Them)

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Lewis & Clark's Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I am a professional counselor associate and art therapist associate under supervision.

I have spent the majority of my life in Oregon and the tall pines of the Pacific Northwest have always felt like home to me. In my free time, I like to binge TV shows, go hiking or paddle boarding with my partner, dabble in an artistic/creative hobby, lovingly annoy my cat or play board games with friends. I am nonbinary/queer and neurodivergent. People who know me well would describe me as creative, nerdy, compassionate, goofy and an inquisitive/deep thinker.

The primary focus of my training and practice is as an art therapist, and I am so excited to offer art therapy counseling services to anyone who wants a more experiential form of therapy! It is my role to provide you with clinically informed, supportive opportunities to reconnect to your creativity and develop new ways of relating to your struggles and creating meaning around your experiences. We can also engage in art processes that help foster transferable skills such as safely reconnecting to your body or emotions, managing distress or frustration, self-trust and compassion around “mistakes”, mental flexibility, cognitive skills, implementing boundaries, communicating needs and collaboration. Sessions include both talk therapy and the creation of art, and the amount of either depends on your unique needs…from session to session; I will always try to meet you where you’re at. 

I use a strengths based, trauma informed lens that honors your unique experiences and perspective, supports your goals, and recognizes the ways in which you have resiliently adapted to protect yourself and get your needs met. Additionally, I am always considering how you may be uniquely impacted by systemic inequities, intergenerational trauma and both external and internalized forms of marginalization. 

Special interests: LGBTQIA+ teens and adults, ADHD/Autistic adults, complicated grief and loss. complex trauma (attachment-related, childhood, intergenerational or systemic), relational struggles (boundaries, communication, attachment dynamics), identity, navigating disability/neurodivergence, stress and burnout, adjusting to difficult life transitions and existential struggles.

 

I am prioritizing those seeking in person sessions but I will see you over telehealth as well. I work with clients ages 15+  and adults. I work Mondays - Fridays in the Tigard office only. 

Our practice plans to offer art therapy groups and workshops in the future, stay tuned!

 

Please feel free to reach out and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

My Story: Sam Wilmarth (He/Him)

I have lived in many places so, ‘I am from all over.’ I was born in Utah, raised in Michigan, and have settled down here in the PNW! 

If you classify a hobby or interest as nerdy, I probably enjoy it! In my free time, I play D&D, read fantasy books, play video games and watch movies. However, I also enjoy being outdoors and love to hike, kayak, and rock climb! I also have a great appreciation for the arts, having acted in a play or two and I played a brass instrument for a number of years.

I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I also graduated with a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. I specialize in treating adolescents and younger adults, and have an interest in addressing complex trauma and its relationship to depression and anxiety. I am a professional counselor associate under supervision.

Like my interests, I use a variety of interventions and theories for my clinical practice. I believe strongly in the biopsychosocial approach. Biopsychosocial includes the body, the mind and the social environment.This means that everyone comes to therapy with their own perspective and story. I want to learn about you, where you came from, who you are, and help you reach who you want to be. Together, we will work through the thoughts and feelings permeating your everyday life and utilize your innate strengths to work past your struggles! My goal is to get everyone I work with to be able to stand proud on their own, thereby effectively working myself out of a job. Have you noticed I like a little humor in my life?

I see clients Tuesdays - Saturdays; I work in the Tigard office only. I see clients over telehealth although I prefer in person sessions.

I am looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions you may have. I want us to meet that goal together!

My Story: Aubry Lope (She/Her)

I was born and raised in East Bay, California and attended college in California for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology. Though the golden state holds my heart, I traveled to Portland for the opportunity to spread my wings in the helping profession and earn a Master in Clinical Social Work. I graduated from Portland State University and have received my Master's of Social Work. I am a clinical social work associate (CSWA) under supervision. 

In my formative years, I trained in classical ballet, cello, and in the visual arts. Intertwining creative and critical thinking is something I’m constantly striving for and this aligns with my life goal to never stop learning. 

I value the following concepts and you will see them in my clinical practice. These include: a strength-based approach, harm reduction philosophy, trauma informed care, anti-oppressive practice, psychoeducation and the recovery oriented approach around instilling hope. Many of the individuals I’ve worked with have backgrounds where they have been repeatedly blamed, rejected, stigmatized, and profiled. In our work together I want to emphasize that recovery is not linear and the absence of all symptoms is not a universal reality. My commitment is to build rapport and trust with you and this idea is centered on breaking away from the me vs. you dynamic as we work to build a trusted therapeutic relationship. 

I have experience working with children and younger and older adults with a range of developmental cognitive challenges and mental health conditions, including those with severe and persistent mental illness. I am particularly interested in working with adults that experience depression, anxiety, personality disorders and the relationship of substance misuse in families on healthy adult development. Since graduation, I developed my clinical skills working in a fast-paced community mental health nonprofit organization which provided me with a wealth of experience treating a variety of mental health issues and concerns.

I prefer in person sessions. I work Mondays - Fridays in the Tigard office only. I also and see clients over telehealth.

I look forward to establishing trusted collaboration and always welcome further questions and feedback!

My Story: Sean Cohen (He/Him)

 

I moved to Oregon to be closer to my family; they moved here a few years ago. I like the natural landscape and the change of seasons; I really appreciate the rain and the greenery. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, hiking and cooking. In my previous life, I was a pastry chef so, sometimes I still make some of my favorite French pastries.

 

My education and training: I completed my undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Pacific University. I graduated from Lewis & Clark's Graduate School of Education and Counseling with a Master's in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy. 

I believe therapy can help us understand our life stories and how they affect us as we navigate through the world. Even though it can be difficult to look at these stories we carry; you do not have to do it alone. My job as your therapist is to support you through your life experiences and help you meet your goals through the experience of therapy together. We all have the answers inside and my hope is to help you find these answers in order to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. In the end, I believe that life is a journey, and it is my plan to support you on your path.

I really like working with couples and individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, grief and loss. I have also worked and trained in a community mental health setting which gave me experience working with clients with complex relational and mental health issues. I am a marriage and family therapist associate under supervision. 

 I prefer to work with clients in person. I work in the Tigard & Sellwood offices. I work Mondays - Thursdays & Saturdays. I also see clients over telehealth as well. At this time, I am only accepting clients on a weekly basis.

If you feel like we might be a good fit, please reach out to me. I look forward to working with you and joining you on your journey!

My Story: Donna Zucco (She/Her)

I am from Reno, Nevada and decided to come to Portland to attend graduate school at Lewis and Clark. After being here for a few years, I’ve decided Oregon feels like home! It’s exciting to finally find a community you feel a part of! In my free time, I love to read, spend time with my cats, paint, be in nature, and do yoga. I recently completed my 200-hour Yoga teacher training!

 

I received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from University of Nevada Reno and a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Addiction from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I hold a Certificate in Eating Disorders from Lewis and Clark College. I am a Professional Counselor Associate under supervision.

 

The therapeutic relationship can be so meaningful that it’s important to fit you with the right therapist. I hope to create a collaborative space where you feel brave, cared for, respected, and valued. I work from a holistic approach that is influenced by a person-centered approach, mindfulness, the mind body connection, and looking through a strengths-based lens. But what all that means is… I believe you are the expert of your own experience, and you are the only one who can write your story. I believe we should approach ourselves with openness, curiosity, and the idea that we are always growing while acknowledging sources of strength and resiliency.

 

Sometimes, we all need a little help when life gets difficult, including me! This is where I tell you, you are not alone in your journey and if you are looking for a sign, this is it. If you have been hesitant to reach out for support, I am here to provide that support, to acknowledge what you are coming in with, to give you tools, and to help guide you to whatever healing looks like for you.

 

Specialties: I am interested in working with individuals, adolescents and adults who struggle with persistent mental health such as eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and more. If you are looking for somatic work, I would love to incorporate yoga and meditation into our sessions.

 

I am working Mondays - Fridays. I see clients in the Sellwood & Tigard offices. I see clients over telehealth as well.

 

I am looking forward to connecting with you and joining you on your new adventure!

My Story: Gretchen Rude (She/Her)

Asking for help can be hard, but getting help doesn't have to be. I offer a compassionate and welcoming therapeutic environment where we can explore the concerns that led you to seek out counseling.  My practice is grounded in empathy and understanding. I use Person Centered, Solution Focused  and EMDR approaches.  This means your wellness is my top priority. We will build resiliency skills and plans together to help you continue to face any challenge that comes your way.

 

I am a registered professional counselor associate under supervision in the State of Oregon. I have a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon and I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Education from the University of Montana .

 

My early career was spent working in teen leadership. I developed programming and worked with organizations and schools that helped youth develop leadership skills, their own sense of identity and direction. Teen years are a time of immense growth and choice and I am here to help young people navigate their own paths. Recently I have been working with incarcerated adults in the Portland metro area. Through this work, I had the privilege of helping traumatized individuals navigate our complex legal system while they build their coping skills toolbox.

 

The modern world is a daunting place that can be hard to navigate alone.  Most of us have experienced some type of pain, and all of us deserve a place to process and grow from our experiences. Young people face unique struggles and I want to help them learn how to face and overcome these struggles and challenges.

 

I am seeing teens and adults both in person and over telehealth. My preference is for in person sessions. I work in both the Sellwood & Tigard offices. I am seeing clients Mondays - Thursdays.

 

I look forward to working with you. 

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