Emily Ardent

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

Emily Davis views therapy as a collaborative, unfolding process that considers individuals holistically. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who draws from feminist and somatic approaches, using mindfulness-based practices to help clients reconnect with their centered-selves, eachother, and broader structures of support and thriving. Clients can expect a safe and nonjudgmental, holding space- Emily strives to incorporate anti-oppressive frameworks into her practice, holding client’s social and cultural contexts. She believes that much of individual challenges are related to structural violence and that we hold this trauma in our bodies. Emily enjoys helping clients tune into their embodied experience in order to release stress or pain, and more fully engage with their emotional experiences.

Emily holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University where her coursework centered around multicultural and justice issues. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. And has specific skill in using a trauma-informed approach to support those experiencing intimate partner and domestic violence. Emily enjoys working with people who have a history of complex trauma or PTSD; queer, trans, gender non-conforming and questioning folks; individuals and relationships who are non-monogamous; and those dealing with the impacts of oppression. She has additional training as a hatha and prenatal yoga instructor, embracing the mind-body connection. As a birth doula she has experience working with folks during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions; and is knowledgeable about resources, emotions, and relational dynamics during this wildly powerful time. Generally, Emily believes that people are drawn towards wholeness and that therapy can be a tool for liberatory change for ourselves, our relationships, and communities.

  • 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