Malia Graves

Malia Graves

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

***Currently not accepting new clients***

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

(503) 425-9452

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

As a systemic therapist, I believe our relationships, connections, and community are integral to our emotional health. When life is difficult, our relationships support and help pull us through hard times. I want to support your healing and guide you towards sustainable goals, allowing you to live to your full potential. If you’ve arrived to my page, then you’re in the right place so let me help you take the first steps towards growth!

My education includes a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a music minor from Marylhurst University in Oregon, and a Masters of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. In my practice I utilize a family systems lens and work with individuals, couples, and families. I integrate a variety of other theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment theory, Humanistic, Somatic Experiencing, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Additionally, I occasionally bring in music, art, and play therapy methods to work from a creative and non-verbal perspective. I specialize in working with teens and young adults, couples, sexual minorities and LGBTQ+ individuals. I also am experienced in helping with identity and life transitions, as well as marital and premarital issues.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    I believe everyone has an inner drive to become a better version of themselves, but maladaptive patterns prevent us from growing. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help address negative thinking, maladaptive behaviors, and open the path to healing. 'Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom'-Aristotle

  • Family Conflict External link

    Our family and upbringing have a massive impact throughout our lives and relationships. Nearly all families experience dysfunction at some point, which family therapy can help to address. I have worked with different types of families from single parents, adoption and fostering, to the traditional nuclear family.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I am passionate about issues in the LGBTQ community and have taken courses in gender and sexuality. I specialize in adolescent and teen LGBTQ issues such as orientation, gender expression and gender roles, transitioning, and the coming out process.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    The focus of my degree was in using systemic therapy, meaning I look at how our relationships function and effect us. The earliest relationships we have with our families are a blueprint for how we interact with the world, especially with our partner. If you're feeling disconnected, learning how to resolve conflict and communicate can revive the spark in your relationship!

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is a natural, biological response to stress, and it's our body's way of protecting us. But when we become overwhelmed by anxious thoughts it can disrupt our relationships and career. If you're experiencing panic attacks, stress, OCD, PTSD, or phobias, don't let it control you enjoying your life. I use a mix of evidence-based treatments including CBT, mindfulness techniques, and exposure.

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