About Kate

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I have always found that helping others is my passion. Before becoming a counselor, I worked for many years as a research coordinator with patients and their families fighting end-stage cancer.

 

That experience showed me the amazing resilience and strength that people have within. It propelled me to help others harness this inner strength and change their lives for the better. 

Kate's Methods

I use a blend of various techniques, depending on the individual needs of the client. Some of the techniques I use most include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - examining how your thoughts are impacting your emotions and behaviors. 

  • Solution-focused Therapy - enhancing your strengths and habits that are working well in your life.

  • Motivational Interviewing - exploring and resolving ambivalence to help you make behavior changes.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy - a highly effective and extensively researched treatment for relieving psychological stress. 

  • Supervision - I provide individual supervision for interns who have graduated with a Master's degree and are pursuing licensure with the Oregon Board as an LPC or LMFT. I am a candidate on the Approved Supervisors list with the OBLPCT. 

Kate's Credentials/Training
  • Masters degree (MA) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon

  • EMDR Trained - Level I and II 

 
Getting to know Kate

I relocated to Oregon after spending most of my life in Colorado. In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my young son and daughter, visiting tasty restaurants, watching documentaries, reading historical fiction, singing, doing yoga, and traveling to Europe, tropical beaches, or pretty much anywhere.

About Paige

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With a background in trauma research and passion for working with couples, I have a special interest in how trauma impacts intimate relationships. This unique lens allows me to view patterns of interaction, unwanted behaviors, and unhelpful perceptions as ways of coping with overwhelming life circumstances. My holistic approach helps clients draw on their individual strengths to create balance between mind, body, soul, and community.

 

I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and ages. I welcome working with individuals, couples, or families. Through collaboration, we can move forward and find an innate sense of balance. We can cultivate more fulfilling relationships with yourself and your partner.

Paige's Methods

Some of the techniques I use most include:

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy - Explores emotions underlying thoughts, behaviors, and patterns of interaction

  • Family Systems - A holistic approach to understanding how the environment impacts individuals and relationships

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - A mindfulness-based skills approach for managing painful emotions and decreasing relationship conflict

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Examines thoughts related to traumatic events

Paige's Credentials/Training
  • Masters degree (MA) in Couples & Family Therapy from the University of Oregon

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

  • Supervised by Kate Aronoff, LPC #C4262 

Getting to know Paige

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids, crafting, learning to sew, going to the gym, reading, and hiking and enjoying the Oregon scenery.

About Michelle

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I come from a unique background working in both community and school counseling for over 10 years. While I am open to supporting clients of all ages and concerns, I have a special interest in working with children who have experienced trauma. I believe all children have resiliency and potential to overcome difficult experiences. I have received certification as an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. I am also a Certified Trainer for Starr Commonwealth, to educate others on how to support children to move from victim to survivor.

I am currently a PhD student at Oregon State University. I am working towards a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have interest in researching counselor identity and development in becoming a trauma specialist.

Michelle's Methods

Some of the techniques I use most include:

  • Structured Sensory Interventions: Experiential activities using brain science to support healing from trauma.

  • Existential: Finding meaning in your lived experiences to support positive coping.

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy: Explores how a child is perceiving the world through the language of play. (Ages 3+)

  • Solution Focused Therapy: Strength focused approach to support reaching your goals.

Michelle's Credentials/Training
  • Master’s degree (M. Coun) in School Counseling from Idaho State University

  • PhD Student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University

  • Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Starr Commonwealth

  • QMHP 

  • Registered LPC Intern 

  • Supervised by Kate Aronoff, LPC #C4262 

Getting to know Michelle

In my spare time, I love spending time with my three children, my husband, and our pets. We have a dog, a cat, a frog named Arlo, and a bearded dragon. We love to hike in nature, surf, and travel, experiencing new cultures, food, and places. I also really love to read!