Christa Cummins

Christa Cummins

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Therapy is a hopeful endeavor; sharing ourselves and our struggles is an act of courage and faith. My practice is to support you to grow and to transform the struggles that you face, at whatever point in that process you happen to be. During the pandemic, I offer video therapy (aka telehealth).

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-563-5739

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

Sometimes the ways we have learned to relate to ourselves, others, and our environment may interfere with our life goals; gaining self-awareness and making changes in the way we think, feel, and act in response to life’s challenges can help us move towards more satisfying lives. My focus is a blend of constructivism, which suggests that the way our lives are organized is influenced by the cultural constructions around us; Attachment Theory, which suggests that our experiences, relationships, and interpretations from the past might be reflected in our ways of relating to the world right now; and of Cognitive Behavioral Theory, which emphasizes using these understandings of our constructions and ourselves to practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

I have a Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Transylvania University, a liberal arts college. My education has focused on human growth and development, diversity, mindfulness, social justice, trauma, adult, child, and family, and behavioral techniques. Prior to my counseling education, I’ve spent 20 years working in training, human resources, and market research organizations, where I mentored staff and moderated focus groups. Additionally, I have several years of experience volunteering for trauma- and grief-focused service agencies. I especially welcome the opportunity to support people at transition points in their lives: career and workplace difficulties, life changes, and the anxiety, depression and 'stuckness' those can bring about.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Feminist External link

    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.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    I help clients to see how their strengths can be applied to effect change in their lives. We'll explore not only what has worked well in the past, but what may have worked well at one time but is no longer serving you, and work toward change.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I have worked with clients to make changes in their lives by examining the way they view themselves, others, their relationships, and the conventions in our culture, and by taking small, measured steps to new behaviors in a supportive environment.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Women's Issues External link

    Women face unique barriers, many times due to cultural expectations. Family, work, life-balance, burnout, self-esteem, transitions from motherhood to empty-nesting, retirement: these all look different for women, and we'll explore what they look like for you as the individual person you are, and for what you would like from your life.

  • Career Counseling External link

    My professional expertise in office settings and holistic view of workplaces as unique systems lends me a unique perspective I use to support you as an individual, focusing on the goals and challenges that keep you true to yourself.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    Life transitions and change, whether chosen or otherwise, can bring feelings of anxiety, depression, and feeling 'stuck'. I'm here to support you as we explore potentially difficult choices and actions to find confident ways of being authentic and true to yourself.

  • Anxiety External link

    When you feel like anxiety is getting in the way of your goals and doing what you want in life, I can help you find ways of understanding the source(s) of those feelings, tools to work with the anxiety, and to utilize this emotion as a bellwether for change.

  • Depression External link

    I support clients with depression by providing a safe place to bring your vulnerability, meeting you where you are and moving forward at the pace you need. I find that setting small, attainable goals that we work through nonjudgmentally helps many of my clients with depression, and throughout the process, I help you to feel understood and seen.

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