Stace Parlen

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

My work is primarily with transgender individuals and families. This includes support through social, spiritual, and/or medical transition or for other concerns that may have little to do with gender and/or sexual orientation, such as relationship conflict, grief/loss, and life transitions.

Services

  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My framework centers on the belief that life is a journey and there may be no end point for "transitioning." I believe we constantly change as we interact with our environment. My work with transgender individuals has shown me that we need to feel there is room to expand/edit our stories in order to be able to grow and heal. Each person has a unique story. I use a variety of techniques and interventions to support the retelling of these stories using culturally competent and trauma- informed care.I am specifically trained in working with family systems, which includes looking at relational dynamics and patterns that may be impacting growth and connection. My practice also incorporates psycho-educational trainings for families, clinicians, schools, businesses, and other community members wishing to know more about transgender identities.

My Background

I received a BA in Psychology from the University California Santa Cruz. I then pursued a degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management through the EATM program at Moorpark College in 2009. My work with animal attachment and bonding influenced my perspective on human interactions and relationships and sparked my journey to becoming a marriage, couple, & family therapist. I received my Masters degree in Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy from the Lewis & Clark College in 2015. Throughout my graduate studies I participated in workshops and trainings to educate mental health clinicians and students about LGBTQ concerns. My past work at TransActive Gender Center included counseling transgender youth and their families in both personalized counseling and group counseling settings.

Contact

  • 503-568-1427
  • Website
  • 5627 SE Woodstock BLVD
    Portland, OR 97206

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