GET TO KNOW US

Find the right provider for you. We are currently updating  this section.

Each person on our team specializes in different areas of mental health care. Some see adolescents, some see adults and some see both. Providers practice using various styles, have different clinical interests as well as diverse personalities. While each person has specialties, everyone will be qualified to treat more general mental health problems and concerns. All providers follow the mission for our practice: to treat our clients and each other well and to basically be good humans to each other. Our admin calls us a 'family practice'. One of the best things about our group practice is the ability to find someone who is the best match for you. Please ask any questions along the way as you search for that goodness of fit between you and a clinician.


We all prefer in person appointments but will see you over telehealth as well. You must be vaccinated and boosted to come in to our offices. As health care professionals, we are required to be vaccinated to meet with you. We understand some people can't come in to our offices, so let our admin know when you schedule. We are in the process of adding more clinicians. It's been a rough few years and we are excited to be adding more members to our group soon. Stay tuned!

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STEPHANIE SNOW, MS, LPC

Psychotherapist, Owner, Supervisor

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 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. 

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. 

I am the owner of our group practice and typically see clients on a long term basis so I am unable to take on clients right now however, when I do, I am not accepting telehealth clients. I will want to meet you in person. I do plan to run my group on 'how to deal with emotional manipulation' in Fall 2022.

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AMANDA SAWYER, MA

Professional Counselor Associate


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 along with my counseling courses. I am a professional counselor associate.

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 what you have experienced. 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 adolescents, adult couples and groups. 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. I am seeing clients in person Tuesdays and Wednesdays and alternate Fridays. I am seeing clients over telehealth Mondays and Thursdays and alternate Fridays. I do not work weekends or evenings at this time. I am here to answer any questions you may have about my training and experience.

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RYAN MARSHALL, MS

Professional Counselor Associate

I enjoy the culture and places of the Pacific Northwest. I spend my free time kayak-fishing, hiking to a river or lake to fish, camping near good fishing spots... really having any excuse to go fishing. I also garden at home, and enjoy the consistent effort of landscape maintenance. I am a fan of several sports teams and thoroughly enjoy my own recreational (competitive) athletics. 


I value authenticity, openness, trust, and adaptability. I strive to bring these values to therapy and to guide my work with you.


I believe the working relationship between therapist and client is the most important foundation for effective counseling. In my work with clients, I employ an evidence-based approach that draws on an integration of multiple psychological theories. I believe that everyone has the capacity to develop and grow regardless of background or life experiences, and with support and guidance they can not only reach a healthy and improved level of functioning, but excel in life and in their personal and professional pursuits. 


I have worked as a consultant in the field of psychology since 2015. I hold a Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oregon State University. Additionally, I maintain a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential which means I have acquired the training and skillset to work with athletes and other performers to develop the skills necessary for high performance and to more thoroughly enjoy their pursuits of excellence.


Specialties and Interests: I work with adults, individuals, couples, and groups. I am particularly passionate about men's mental health, helping military members and their families, and supporting individuals in their professional pursuits. My experience lends itself to work with the following concerns: fear and anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, loss, self-image and confidence, school or career transitions, and generally feeling unable to move closer to what is important in one's life. I would be happy to talk with you. Please reach out with any questions!  I am accepting a VERY limited number of client currently for Fridays only. 

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LIZ ASH, MS

Professional Counselor Associate and Art Therapist Associate

 The first time I drove through Oregon four years ago, I felt like I arrived home. Years later, I have finally transplanted myself from Kansas and I’m so gratified to enjoy all of the unique attributes that Oregon has to offer. I am excited to be here!


I believe that the path to transformation and healing comes from a personal decision to pursue change through a growth mindset. This growth mindset is facilitated through a working alliance between you and me. We will work together to better understand how your thoughts and emotions are cultivated in order to reach your goals. 

I have a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Addictions and a Masters of Science Degree in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. My guiding theory is a person centered approach with a social justice framework which can be supplemented with art therapy interventions.”


My specialization and passions: adolescents and adults, working with: LGBTQ+ community, working with individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence, who are cultivating personal growth, are in recovery, or transitioning through life experiences. 


Any questions, give me a call! I prefer in person sessions. I am seeing clients in person Tuesdays and Thursdays and over telehealth Mondays and Wednesdays. I am not available on Fridays at this time but my plan is to offer some groups Fridays soon.

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DANIE MEYER, MSW

Clinical Social Work Associate

I am a native Portlander, born and raised in the Rose City. I graduated from Portland State University with my Bachelors in Social Work and then moved down to Los Angeles, where I spent a year doing intensive case management with folks experiencing homelessness in Skid Row. After that life changing experience, I returned home to Portland and completed my Masters in Social Work at Portland State. I am a clinical social work associate.


I am excited to be back home! In my free time, I like to boulder, spend time with my friends and family, play with dogs whenever possible and devour as many books as possible.


I believe that our therapeutic relationship is the most important intervention in therapy. I believe that engagement, connection, attunement and rapport are the key ingredients for effective therapy. I work from a person-centered trauma-informed and attachment perspective and believe that therapy should be a collaborative experience. I believe that clients have the answers and it is my role to work alongside them to find the solutions to their problems. I believe this approach works to encourage empowerment and self-esteem. I work to ensure that I always take steps to create a safe environment and build a strong relationship with my clients. 

Specialties and interests: I work with adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and groups, I have experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness as well as those suffering from life's stressors.  I am particularly interested in working with individuals with personality disorders, especially those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

I prefer in person sessions. I work Tuesday - Saturday. I do not see clients on Mondays. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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MARISSA HARPER

Professional Counselor Associate and Music Therapist

I grew up outside of Philadelphia and moved out to Portland to attend graduate school at Lewis & clark. 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 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. I believe that unhealthy thoughts and or 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!


I prefer in person sessions. I am seeing clients in session Mondays and Thursdays and over telehealth Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am working alternate Fridays in the office or over telehealth. Please feel free to reach out with any questions; I look forward to working with you!

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AMY 'AMES' FREER (THEY, THEM)

Professional Counselor Associate and Art Therapist Associate

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2015, Lewis & Clark College

Master of Arts, Art Therapy, 2022, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling


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 tend to include both talking and making 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 and accommodate your needs!


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/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 currently accepting clients ages 15+ for individual in-person and telehealth sessions, but I will be prioritizing those seeking in-person sessions. In person sessions are available 10am-1pm and 2-6pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Telehealth sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays alternate between in-person and telehealth, 9am-3pm. 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!

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SAM WILMARTH

Professional Counselor Associate

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 over the years and I played a brass instrument for a number of years.


I graduated with my BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2020. I recently graduated with a Masters of the Arts in Applied Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. I specialize in treating adolescents and younger adults, and have interest in addressing complex trauma’s relation to depression and anxiety.


Like my interests, I try to use a variety of intervention and theories for my clinical practice. I believe strongly in the biopsychosocial approach. 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 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 am looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to reach out so we can meet that goal together! I am accepting clients currently however, there may be a very short wait. 

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SAVANNAH BROWN

Admin and our Front Line for the Practice

She is our main admin and can answer your questions. She does all of our scheduling, billing, office management, is a friendly and responsive problem solver and has great customer service skills. If you can't find her, she is off with her dog Carafa, hiking or on the lake.

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BECKY CATALANO

Assistant Admin

Becky is our admin and she works on all of our billing and insurance issues. She is only in the office very part time. She is smart and funny and is a great addition to our team.