Our Story

Our Story

Family Roots Therapy, a Portland counseling practice, was founded with a vision to start a practice that focused specifically on the needs of young children and families, rather than treating them as an afterthought. Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata started Family Roots after working in community mental health agencies in Portland, Oregon for many years, providing counseling to children and families in crisis, many of whom had experienced significant trauma. Kaleigh’s experience brought to her attention that programs intended to reach young children and new parents were rarely given the resources to succeed. Waiting rooms weren’t family friendly, providers weren’t trained in working with young children and weren’t sure what to do with these cases, early childhood programs were shuffled around or shut down entirely, and the needs of young children weren’t taken seriously. Kaleigh noticed that many families were in crisis and seeking support, but few providers had the training to provide counseling to young children or provide appropriate parent support and education.

After receiving extensive training in evidence-based practices for early childhood and maternal mental health, Kaleigh opened Family Roots, originally as a solo practice in 2017. Family Roots strives to provide an environment that is designed with families and children in mind.

Families thrive when they are supported and cared for, and that is exactly what we strive to do at Family Roots.

We believe that supporting children means supporting parents. We believe in treating the whole family as a system. Sessions may focus individually on a parent or child, but we cannot consider the needs of one family member without considering how it will affect the others. Parents experiencing depression or healing from trauma will have a harder time being present and engaged with their children. Many of the clinics that do focus on children ignore the parents or treat them as part of the problem. We want to change that. We want to partner with parents and support them in their needs as well. Schedule your appointment with us today.

Why We’re Unique

  • Our therapists at our Portland counseling practice are highly trained in counseling for young children, new mothers, and couples.
  • Our treatment rooms are designed for children to feel comfortable and have fun, with plenty of toys and art supplies.
  • New parents are welcome to bring babies to sessions.
  • We believe that there is no one right way to parent or to be a family, and we respect and honor your family’s values and beliefs.

Our Therapists

Morrison Location

Kaleigh
Boysen-Quinata

(she/her)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Waitlisted
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, or direct payment ($150/session)

Kelly Mehigan

(she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Waitlisted
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, or direct payment ($150/session)

Kerrins “Kerry” Conroy

(he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Waitlisted  
BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, or direct payment ($150/session)

Tristan Hediger

(he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Jezaiah Valencia

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Chiara Paul

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate, ATR-P
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Liz Temple

(she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Sandy Location

Diana Ranta

(she/her)

Licenced Professional Counselor
Waitlisted
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, OHP, or direct payment ($150/session)

Zoë Martinini

(she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Waitlisted
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP or direct payment ($150/session)

Stephanie MacDonald

(she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Waitlisted
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP or direct payment ($150/session)

Natasha Marquez

(she/her)

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Emily Ardent

(they/she)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Waitlisted  
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP or direct payment ($150/session)

Cheri Partain

(she/her)

CSWA, Clinical Social Worker Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, or direct payment ($125/session)

Krista Barringer

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Shyanne Young

(she/her)

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Alexis “Lexi” Christensen

(she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Sage Freeburg

(she/her)

CSWA, Clinical Social Worker Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, or direct payment ($125/session)

Robbin Schroth

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Anya Hall

Anya Hall

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate
Waitlisted
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Haley Endres

(she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapy Student Intern
Waitlisted
OHP, or direct payment ($50/session)

Office Staff

Karen Almeida

(she/they)
Practice Manager

Zoie Meyers

(she/her)
Administrative Assistant

  • Our therapists are highly trained in counseling for young children, new mothers, and couples.
  • Our treatment rooms are designed for children to feel comfortable and have fun, with plenty of toys and art supplies.
  • New parents are welcome to bring babies to sessions.
  • We believe that there is no one right way to parent or to be a family, and we respect and honor your family’s values and beliefs.

7346 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213

family counseling