Feminist

Feminist therapy is, as the name implies, a therapeutic practice that incorporates feminist theories and philosophies into treatment. Feminist therapy is based on the belief that societal gender-roles strongly influence how people think, feel and behave. Feminist therapists seek to give their clients an increased consciousness on the presence of sexism and stereotyping in society, which they believe can be the cause of many issues. Clients are empowered and encouraged to self-nurture and seek balance and equality in life.

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Caroline Kinsley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern, R-DMT

Women internalize unhelpful social messages, expectations, and traditions that can affect her overall well-being. The experience of being a woman is unique, dynamic, and layered. Allowing time to process, bring awareness to, and feel what it means to be a woman is empowering and essential. Women are mothers, daughters, aunts, friends, spouses, leaders, and followers in a historically repressed way. To change these messages, expectations, and traditions, it starts with a safe space.

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Alana R. Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

In my work I focus on reworking gendered power dynamics with individuals and couples and addressing social inequities that keep partners form being collaborative with one another.

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Melissa Hartley ((she/her/hers))

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, NCC, LPC intern

I focus on the importance of empowerment and awareness of systems of oppression which impact people of all genders. What you can expect here is to be treated with respect, to have the whole person you are, your identities and lived experience, validated and welcomed.

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Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them)

Art Therapist

MAAT, ATR-BC, LAT, LPCC

Old-school therapy meant an 'expert' pronouncing declarations on the patient's problems. This style has caused a lot of harm, particularly to people facing systematic oppression. ▵Within the therapeutic relationship, I aim to reduce the hierarchy as much as possible to create a sense of freedom within sessions. I strive to meet you where you are at. I acknowledge, celebrate, and support explorations of the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other axis of difference.

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Sarah Nelson (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

I specialize in working with women. In my practice, I am consistently looking at my client’s experience through the feminist lens. From this perspective I work collaboratively with my clients to allow for a more balanced, accepting, and self-compassionate experience of themselves.

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Liz Powell (they/them)

Clinical Psychologist

CA PSY 27871; OR PSY 3068

The struggles we each face do not occur in a vacuum - we are all subject to the influences of family, cultural, and societal systems. Examining the individual without considering the impact of these systems does the client a disservice. I apply and anti-oppression, intersectional feminist lens to all client work.

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Lauren Saville

Licensed Professional Counselor

C5949

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Caitlin Keitel (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A. Process Oriented Facilitation

I work primarily with women, non-binary, and queer people to rewrite the stories we have been told, and tell ourselves, about our self-power, lovability, competence, beauty, bodies, and societal worth.

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Emily Davis (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, NCC, LPC intern

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Haley Brotzman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Student Intern

Relational-Cultural Therapy, stemming from Feminist Theory, states that people grow in and towards relationships. It can be difficult to grow and heal outside of our important relationships. Sometimes it is even in certain relationships that we believe we cannot grow. Through this theory, I can facilitate relationship-building with the self, others, and the communities you are involved in.

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Grace Silvia, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a radical feminist, I believe my work must: > deeply honor each person's inner wisdom over pathologizing doctrine; > recognize the deep soul wounding that chronic and acute oppression, systems of injustice, and planetary pain cause; and > orient deep personal healing in service to becoming an empowered agent of change, rather than adjusting to being a cog in the machine.

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Emily Berry LPC (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

When we reflect on our feelings and experiences, it is important to acknowledge the various systemic and societal influences at play. Over our lifetime, we naturally internalize messages from our culture that ultimately inform our beliefs about ourselves in the world. Feminist therapy focuses on understanding this in order to help us move beyond limiting beliefs and live a truly authentic life.

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Sam Skye (he/him)

Licensed Art Therapist

ATR, LAT, LPC

My work as a feminist therapist focuses on how intersectional oppressions can impact mental health. Within families/relationships, I am focused on support equal division of labor (including emotional labor). Feminism is just as relevant to men's issues as well work to break down gender stereotypes that often prevent men/masculine people from living fully and with joy.

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Paige Matthews

Licensed Professional Counselor

Feminist therapy is my theoretical orientation, and I counsel through a lens that examines the impact of society and systems on mental health.

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Christa Cummins

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Empowering women--and men--to understand their experiences to the extent that cultural influences have played a role is a strong focus of my practice. I explore with my clients the ways in which their lives might be changed by living more authentically and feeling the strength to do so.

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Colette Gordon (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Feminist therapy is about empowerment: power that comes from within and collectively and allows you and yours to make change and impact your lives. I want to help you to support, nurture, and grow mutual empowerment in your relationships. I see therapeutic goals as rooted in moving towards connection and increasing mutuality in relationships rather than focusing on independence and separation.

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, LPC Intern

I hold an intersectional feminist worldview, which means that I look not just at individual circumstances that impede personal growth, but also effects of systemic oppression fostered by a culture of white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia and ableism. I hold all worldviews with gentleness and respect, but this perspective is foundational in my own understanding of the larger context of our work.

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Jennie Hagen (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

Identifying as female in our culture comes with so many landmines. Navigating relationships, work/life balance, parenting, misogyny, and so on. If you've clicked on this specialty, you know. I like to work from an feminist perspective to see how gender underlies other stressors. Feminism is intersectional, and if you identify as female (or on the feminine side of the spectrum) this space is for you.

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Johanna Rayman (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, GCFP

Feminist theory offers a lens for understanding systemic oppression and its interaction with mental health. While the history of feminism is fraught with white privilege, there are anti-racist and intersectional perspectives in some angles of feminism that intend to correct these issues. This perspective also encourages therapists to share power with clients as much as possible. I try to be aware of the ways that my own privilege and cultural bias can influence my work with others.

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Satya Doyle Byock (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

My work is rooted in an understanding that Patriarchy is a social, familial, and personal illness. Feminist psychotherapy works for people across the gender spectrum -- including cis Men -- through clarifying what is healthy for human beings, and what is not, no matter how prevalent or historically rooted. Being an anti-Patriarchy therapist is one of the most important aspects of my work and background. It helps me to see that personal suffering is often not personal, nor even familial.

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