Avery Lewis

Avery Lewis (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Supervisor: Chad Ernest, LPC

I am a warm, understanding, genuine, and emotionally attuned therapist providing individual, relationship, and family therapy.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

10572 SE Washington Street

Portland, 97216

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $50-$140

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2023

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • United Behavioral Health
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My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach integrates person-centered, narrative, psychodynamic, family systems, emotion-focused, and somatic (body-centered) psychotherapy. The mind-body connection is an especially important component of my therapeutic style. Clients may be invited to attend to their own nervous system in session, and build awareness of when and how their emotions show up in their body. I encourage and support clients to be in partnership with their bodies as they strengthen their mental and relational health. While I am skilled at weaving body-based practices into therapy, I believe that no one approach will work for every client, and apply therapeutic techniques flexibly to meet each client’s specific needs, desires, and goals. I am especially interested in supporting individuals, couples, and families through major life transitions, interpersonal struggles, grief, and anxiety.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as a queer, cisgender woman. I have found psychotherapy and embodiment practices to be essential to my activism and dedication to healing justice. I have worked collaboratively in the community to bring mental health services to those impacted by incarceration, substance use disorders, and health disparities. My passion lies at the intersection of individual, familial, and community healing. I am currently a graduate student at Antioch University, pursuing a Masters of Clinical Psychology with a concentration in somatic psychotherapy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss is a part of the human experience, and comes to us in many forms. Whether you have recently lost a family member, friend, or dear pet, or are experiencing a broader ecological or historical grief, therapy can help. I support individuals and families as they navigate the grieving process, from anticipatory grief through bereavement. I have particular passion for supporting families when a family member has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

  • Anxiety External link

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