Our Story

Our Story

Family Roots Therapy was founded with a vision to focus specifically on the needs of young children and families. Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata started Family Roots after many years of working in local community mental health agencies, 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 early childhood programs were shuffled around or shut down entirely. She 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.

Kaleigh opened Family Roots, originally a solo practice, in 2017 after receiving extensive training in evidence-based practices for early childhood and maternal mental health.

Here, family is always at the root of our work as we strive to provide an environment where families thrive, feel cared for, and supported.

Our Approach

We believe in treating the whole family as a system. While sessions may focus individually on a parent or child, 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. Parents may want to adjust their parenting styles from how they were raised but aren’t sure where to begin. 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 by partnering with parents and supporting their needs as well.

In addition to our work with parents, partners, children, and adolescents, Family Roots provides individual therapy to adults. Our providers are trained in a variety of expressive and talk therapies to support you in reaching your unique goals, whether that be exploring past experiences or navigating changing life circumstances. Schedule your appointment with us today. 

Why We’re Unique

  • Our therapists are highly trained in counseling for young children, new parents, relationships, and perinatal support. 
  • 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 provide whole family support. The extensive skill set of our therapists allows us to provide counseling to family members across the lifespan.
  • Our therapists offer a range of therapeutic modalities, including art therapy, play therapy, and talk therapies. 
  • 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
Not Accepting New Clients
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Kelly Mehigan

(she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Not Accepting New Clients
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Kerrins “Kerry” Conroy

(he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Contact Us For Availability  
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Tristan Hediger

(he/him)

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

Jezaiah Valencia

(she/her)

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

Chiara Paul

(she/her)

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

Liz Temple

(she/they)

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

Kristen Scher

(she/her)

Student Intern
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OHP or direct payment ($50/session)

Trent Weber

(he/him)

Student Intern
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OHP or direct payment ($50/session)

Sandy Location

Diana Ranta

(she/her)

Licenced Professional Counselor
Not Accepting New Clients
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Zoë Martinini

(she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Contact Us For Availability
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Stephanie MacDonald

(she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Not Accepting New Clients
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Natasha Marquez

(she/her)

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

Emily Ardent

(they/she)

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

Cheri Partain

(she/her)

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

Krista Barringer

(she/her)

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

Shyanne Young

(she/her)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Contact Us For Availability
Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Trillium, or direct payment ($150/session)

Alexis “Lexi” Christensen

(she/they)

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

Sage Freeburg

(she/her)

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

Robbin Schroth

(she/her)

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

Haley Endres

(she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
Contact Us For Availability
BCBS, OHP, Trillium, PacificSource, Cigna, Providence, MODA or direct payment ($125/session)

Madeline “Maddie” Snell

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate & Art Therapist
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BCBS, OHP, Trillium, PacificSource, Cigna, Providence, MODA or direct payment ($125/session)

Office Staff

Karen Almeida

(she/they)
Practice Manager

Zoie Meyers

(she/her)
Administrative Assistant

7346 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213

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