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  • "be easy. take your time. you are coming home. to yourself." ~nayyirah waheed

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    Hi. I’m Erin and I’m so happy you’re here.

    It is with honor, gratitude, and deep joy that I approach my work as a therapist. I believe in self-compassion, good-enoughness, and that the process of accepting ourselves as we are is some of the bravest, most important work we will ever do. I also believe in the power of storytelling and that understanding, accepting, owning, and authoring our personal stories can be transformational.

    In working with clients I seek to understand their unique story, their season in life, as well as their particular strengths to explore and develop. Foundational to my counseling approach is a belief that considering the whole person – heart, body, soul, and mind- is an essential part of the healing process.


    My philosophy of counseling is grounded in seeing individuals through a holistic lens. I believe people are physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and social beings. The understanding and integration of these facets of self is essential to growth and change. When working with individuals, couples, and families I see people in context of the systems they are a part of both past and present. In addition, it is my strong belief that as relational beings we heal through attachment and connection. I seek to come alongside people with empathy and acceptance, as they work towards healing and well-being.


    In working with clients I see myself as a collaborator and guide. Of utmost importance to me is the relationship built between myself and my clients. I strive to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and judgment free and put authentic connection at the center of our work. My wish is that my clients feel free to show up exactly how they are: lonely, excited, heartbroken, anxious, confused, angry, happy, depressed, hopeful – it’s all welcome.

    I want my clients to know they are not alone and that their unique story and perspective matters. In session, I am curious asking questions and wondering together with my clients. I also challenge clients to lean into feelings that might be uncomfortable, strange, or weird. Sometimes that means learning to sit with silence, checking in with physical sensations, or learning how to put more words around feelings. I also use methods like art and sandtray to help clients explore what words cannot always easily access.


    M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – George Fox University, Portland, OR

    B.S. in Psychology – Portland State University, Portland, OR

    I have received focused training in the following areas:  Eating Disorders, Trauma, Suicide, EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy), AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).  I continue to pursue trainings on a routine basis as part of my requirements to maintain licensure in the state of Oregon.

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