Ayala Parker

Ayala Parker (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT-I

Supervisor: Stephen Keeley LPC, CHT

My name is Ayala (pronounced ah-yah-LAH). I am a compassionate and effective relationship, individual and family therapist.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-825-8581

97242

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Faith: Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

I believe humans have an innate propensity for growth, and have the strength and ability to overcome challenges. I am a holder of hope, and offer my clients deep compassion and care, along with steady and direct guidance. Drawing from attachment based, and experiential modalities, I begin therapy by fostering the therapeutic relationship. I support my clients in exploring their inner worlds, and facilitate new ways to engage with themselves and others, and to allow the openness and freedom they seek. I believe that each person’s blueprint is unique, and therefore, I am committed to understanding your particular experience of what you bring into the room as well as your unique strengths and resources. I strive to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, supportive, and positive therapeutic environment that encourages growth and healing. I believe clients know themselves best and support organic unfolding and discovering of internal wisdom.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a background in social justice work as well as working with trauma in family and social systems. I believe problems occur in context and bring to my approach an understanding of social justice and socio-cultural considerations. I work to bring equity into the relationship(s) in the room, and the social systems in which they exist. My practice is trauma informed, (continuously learning) anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, kink-aware, body/fat positive, polyam friendly, and pro-disability justice.

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