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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Christa Cummins (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

Empowering women--and men--to understand their experiences to the extent that cultural influences have played a role is an element of my practice. We'll explore the ways in which your life might be changed by living in a way that is true to yourself by tapping your strengths.

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Melissa Hartley ((she/her/hers))

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, NCC, LPC

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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Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

My person-centered approach prioritizes equality within a cultural context, examining how the personal and societal are intertwined. This strengths-based approach hones personal power, authenticity, and inclusion in a collaborative way.

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Alana 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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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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Emily Wheeler (She/her)

Hypnotherapist

The systemic issues in our society run deep. Women have been treated as second-class citizens at the inception of this country & it seems as though for every step we take forward, we are pushed back three. I stand for the equal rights of all humans. I choose to break down patriarchal & toxic capitalistic conditions, so my clients feel free. In this space, you are heard & validated. There is a lot of wounding & I am honored to help those who feel called to heal their feminine nature.

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Emma Stern (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

R7893

Feminist therapy takes into account dynamics of marginalization and systematic oppression. In therapy, I ask clients to consider ways in which race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, age, socioeconomic status, and ability status impact their lived experience. As a therapist, I am committed to questioning power, privilege, and positionality. I encourage clients to look at how white supremacy, toxic masculinity, and late-stage capitalism can severely challenge mental health.

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Sarah Nelson (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

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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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Colette Gordon (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Feminist therapy is about empowerment: power that comes from within and collectively and allows you and your people 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)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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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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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Lauren Saville (She/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C5949

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Christina (Christy) Reichert (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Being part of a marginalized group means being on the receiving end of microaggressions (like unsolicited health advice) and other pieces of systemic oppression. As a woman with a chronic illness, you are part of at least two marginalized groups: You are subjected not only to sexism and misogyny, but also to ableism and healthism. If you’re not white, straight, and/or cisgender, the systemic oppression only increases. But what a difference it makes when someone believes you!

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Beth VanBuecken (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT, RDT

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Meredith Noble (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Certified Body Trust® Provider

My work is informed by intersectional feminism, social justice, and systems thinking. I help my clients widen their lenses to see the systemic forces and oppression impact their day-to-day lives. With this broader view, self compassion and self understanding can take root, replacing self-blame and shame. As a feminist counselor, I also aim to reduce the hierarchy in our relationship and see us as collaborators who bring different knowledge to our work together.

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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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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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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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Renee Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor Associate

My feminist approach to therapy is grounded in Critical Race theory and Queer theory. Critical Race theory refers to collective critical views of how US macrosystems are inherently racist; Critical Race theory rejects colorblindness and political neutrality and prioritizes dismantling white supremacy. Queer theory focuses on unlearning conditioned beliefs and reimagining identity, wellness versus sickness, psychopathology, gender and sexuality.

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Haley Brotzman (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate

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 Davis (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC intern

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