Welcome, I am glad you are here. My name is Summer, and I am excited to be a guide to you on your path toward healing, self-discovery, and authentic living. Seeking therapy is undoubtedly a courageous act and one that reflects compassion and utmost commitment to oneself. Throughout the therapy process, my intention is to help you to envision and create a life for yourself that you believe serves your highest self and the person you are becoming.
I am a Portland area native and spend much of my spare time connecting to nature and basking in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I have an unwavering curiosity of the lived experience of others and that has propelled me to study psychology and expose myself to worldviews, lifestyles, and cultures different from my own. The complexity, resiliency, and creativity of people continues to fascinate and inspire me.
I believe we often hold the answers to life’s most difficult questions and sometimes need help tapping into our innate wisdom and inner knowing. My therapy approach pulls from various disciplines with the intention of curating a special blend of techniques and tools that fit you and your goals. I utilize a mindfulness-based approach to encourage you to connect to your intuition and internal experience. My goal is to empower you to make changes that align with the life you want to live rather than to change you. You have a unique story and I’m here to listen, provide clarity, and display warmth in the process of you unpacking it. You are the expert and conductor of your life, and I am here to guide you toward a life of enhanced meaning, authentic expression, and flexibility. Wishing you all the best on your journey toward healing, growth, and expansion.
- Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2021)
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (2016)
- Advanced Therapeutic Strategies (2021)
- Addiction Pharmacology (2021)
- Trauma Informed Care (2019)