Emily Ardent

Emily Ardent (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC intern

Supervisor: Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, LMFT

Embodied therapy with an anti-oppression lens.

Client Status




Family Roots Therapy

7346 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Suite C

Portland, 97213

At a Glance


Rate: $60-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

I enjoy working with individuals, relationships, and groups. I have specific experience working with people who have a history of complex trauma; folks in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions; those experiencing intimate partner violence; queer, trans, gender non-conforming and questioning people; individuals and relationships who are non-monogamous; and those dealing with the impacts of oppression.

My Approach to Helping

I view therapy as a collaborative, unfolding process that considers clients holistically. I focus on your embodied experience and how it might be impacted by structural oppression. I draw from feminist and somatic approaches, using mindfulness-based practices to help you reconnect with your centered-self, those around you, and broader structures of support and thriving. You can expect a safe and nonjudgmental, holding space - I strive to incorporate anti-oppressive frameworks into my practice, holding your social and cultural contexts. I believe that our challenges are often related to structural violence and that we hold this trauma in our bodies. I enjoy helping clients tune into their embodied experience in order to release stress or pain, engage emotionally, and find understanding.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a therapist, I am committed to considering issues of power in context. I believe mental health to be intergenerational, culturally shaped, and political. Working through a feminist and queer orientation I strive to deconstruct my own power as an expert in the room and center the client’s dynamic social and cultural experience. I'm honored to hold space with clients in times of darkness or transition. Generally, I believe that therapy can be a liberatory tool for change in ourselves, our relationships, and communities.

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