Emily Ardent (she/they)

MS, NCC, LPC intern

Embodied therapy through an anti-oppression lens.

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

**CURRENTLY WAITLIST ONLY** I view therapy as a collaborative, unfolding process that considers individuals holistically. I have specific experience working with people who have a history of complex trauma; folks in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions; those experiencing intimate partner violence; queer, trans, gender non-conforming and questioning people; individuals and relationships who are non-monogamous; and those dealing with the impacts of oppression.

My Background and Approach

I draw from feminist and somatic approaches, using mindfulness to help you reconnect with your centered-self, those around you, and broader structures of support and thriving. You can expect a safe and nonjudgmental space - I strive to incorporate anti-oppressive frameworks into my practice, attending to social and cultural contexts. I believe that many challenges are related to structural violence and that we hold this trauma in our bodies. I enjoy helping clients tune into their embodied experience to release pain and find understanding. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University where my coursework centered around multicultural and justice issues. I have additional training as a yoga instructor, embracing the mind-body connection. And as a birth doula, working with folks during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a therapist, I am committed to considering issues of power in context. I believe mental health to be intergenerational, culturally shaped, and political. Working through a feminist and queer orientation I strive to deconstruct my own power as an expert in the room and center the client’s dynamic social and cultural experience. I'm honored to hold space with clients in times of darkness or transition. Generally, I believe that therapy can be a liberatory tool for change in ourselves, our relationships, and communities.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Oregon Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 125/session


(503) 746-3373 Email Emily
Family Roots Therapy
7346 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97213

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