Beaverton

503-352-3260
503-352-3262 Fax

8285 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 148
Beaverton, OR 97008


Matt Elliott, LMFT Intern

I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. My major coursework focused on family therapy, play therapy, attachment processes and social and cultural equity. As a team, we will listen to your experiences, identify strengths, and help you expand what is possible. I believe that family participation in therapy is the best opportunity for change to occur and to honor cultural values and build family resilience.

Matt can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon


 Sally Gradin, MSW, CSWA

I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England. I am certified by Portland State University in working with foster and adoptive families, and I am trained in Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and Lifespan Integration trauma processing. I work through a Family Systems lens and draw from other interventions including Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solutions-Focused, Narrative, Family Structural, and Life Story therapies, and Collaborative Problem Solving. My many years of experience living overseas and providing school-based services has given me insight and heart for the hurdles and emotions often experienced by those in cross-racial/-cultural and special education situations. The greatest of all my nurturing and learning roles is mother to five bio and adopted children.

Sally can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon


 Marsha Leonard, MFA, MA, MS, RDT

I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy.  I am a registered Drama Therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both California and Oregon. I work from a strengths-based approach with the belief that every individual is the expert in their life. I have a strong background in family systems therapy, narrative therapy, drama therapy, play therapy, sand tray, and cognitive behavioral therapy.   I have worked extensively with families, individuals and groups specializing in child, adolescent and family issues. I am certified in EMDR.  My work is grounded in evidence-based practices.

Marsha can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon, PacificSource, Regence BC/BS


Alex Rassekh, MS  

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.  I am bilingual (English/Fasi). I utilize an integrated approach towards therapy consisting of Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused modalities. I also received dual certifications as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) from the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  I work with clients of all ages.   I honor and respect clients of all cultures and backgrounds and work through a multicultural informed lens to help individualize therapy sessions to your unique needs and situation.

Alex can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon


Eliza McBride, MS 

I completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University with a certificate in Trauma-Informed Services.  I am trained in basic advocacy for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, suicide intervention and crisis management. My counseling approach is person-centered with a focus on trauma-informed care and multicultural awareness. I draw from Humanistic/Existential and Systems Based Theories, while also using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy as needed. I believe that counseling should be a collaborative relationship between counselor and client with an emphasis on safety, empathy, trust and non-judgment. I hope to collaborate with clients on how to best approach their own process of healing and self-awareness. I like to highlight client strengths and resilience to encourage self-empowerment, growth and positive change.

Eliza can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon


Andria Whipple, MS, QMHP

I hold a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Major course work included human growth and development and multicultural counseling.  My approach is a strength-based approach, as I work collaboratively with my clients to understand their view and help them discover new ways to work towards their goals. My clinical approach draws upon the perspectives and techniques of various therapeutic models such as cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, solution focused, parent child interaction, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. I understand that every person is unique and will address specific needs utilizing other counseling approaches when appropriate.

Andria can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon


Skylinn Ortiz-Ramos, MA, LMFT Intern

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern working towards full licensure. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from George Fox University. With over 10 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, and families I have learned to work through a lens that focuses on how systemic trauma impacts daily functioning.  My approach to counseling is focused on emotions using Emotion Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy and Play Therapy. I believe by increasing emotional intelligence and learning to regulate emotions one can more easily form secure relationships with others; relieving distress and decreasing unwanted behaviors.

Skylinn can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Health Share of Oregon