Beaverton

503-352-3260
503-352-3262 Fax

8285 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 148
Beaverton, OR 97008


Therapists


Allison Medford, MA, Registered LMFT Intern

Supervisor: Heidi Schelling

Pronouns: she, her, hers  

My approach to counseling is through an inter-sectional, humanistic model of treatment. I utilize an integrated approach consisting of Person Centered (PCT), Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapies. I work to help children, adolescents, adults, and families to gain a better understanding of their emotions through creative interventions, including verbal, play, sand play, and art making interventions. Using a Strength-Based Therapy approach, I believe confidence and healthy attachments with others are key in creating resilience and increasing quality of life; decreasing distress and unwanted behaviors. I have more than 10 years of experience working with clients of all ages, prioritizing judgment-free safety and multicultural understanding to promote a creative space where people can thrive.

Allison can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP


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/Farsi). 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


Andria Whipple, LPC

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, Trillium


Emma Jorgensen, MSW

Bio coming soon

Emma can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP


Hansa Gutierrez, Registered LMFT Intern

Supervisor: Heidi Schelling

In my work with children and adults, I believe that my clients are the experts on their lives. I aim to provide a space for people to learn and grow in their own unique ways.  I approach therapeutic work from a strengths-based, relational perspective and use various therapy models (Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Collaborative Proactive Solutions, etc.) according to the needs of each of my clients. As a therapist I blend my life experience (as a parent, foster parent, wife, and multi-cultural person) with my therapeutic skills, to serve people.  I thoroughly enjoy working with clients of varying ages, cultural identities, and lived realities, to facilitate self-exploration and relational wellness.

Hansa can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP


 Marsha Leonard, LMFT, 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, Kaiser Permanente, PacificSource, Regence BC/BS


 Rebeca Velazquez, MA, Registered LMFT Intern

Supervisor: Heidi Schelling

Pronouns: she, her, hers

As a person of color, I aim to provide a space that is affirming, inclusive, and culturally sensitive.  It is my goal to help clients feel validated and empowered with their life experiences. I take an integrative approach with the understanding that every human is unique and can grow, heal, and reach their goals in different ways. My therapeutic style is strengths-based with a relational lens. Some of the models that shape my clinical approach are Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavior, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Person-Centered therapies. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families and often incorporate play, art, and creative interventions in my work. I am bilingual (English/Spanish). I respect and affirm people of all sexualities.

Rebeca can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP


 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