Professional Counselor Associate
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)
Anya believes that therapy is both personal and collaborative. Her work with clients is guided through a process in which we examine and unconditionally accept and validate the internal parts of ourselves that may conflict with each other while also considering the ways in which we relate and matter to one another. She approaches therapy with a respectful, non-judgmental, social justice, trauma-informed lens, believing that the clients are the experts in their own life. She uses a strength-based approach in order to support clients in rewriting the narrative stories that are potentially hindering personal growth. Anya utilizes humor, unconditional positive regard, and honesty to build therapeutic relationships with her clients. As
an anti-racist and anti-bias educator and therapist, Anya acknowledges both her privileged and marginalized identities and strives to name those identities within the therapeutic relationship in order to break down the structural barriers that are often present in the therapist-client relationship.
Anya is a Professional Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She holds a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Portland State University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, gender and sexual identities, divorce, and more. Anya also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College. She taught at both the middle and high school levels before becoming a licensed school counselor. She continues to work part-time as a school counselor.
When Anya isn’t working alongside her students or her clients, she is spending time with her dog, Gretchen, finding a new craft, cooking a new recipe, or reading a new book! As a native Oregonian, Anya loves her time outside, hiking, kayaking, camping, swimming, and so much more.