Hi there, I'm Lindsay. I'm a half-Chinese, half-Jewish (ethnically), chronically ill, neurodivergent, fat, queer, cisgender, nerdy human.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by April Waggoner, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and Sarah Ellenwood, LPC, LMFT
I hold an MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy and enjoy working with all relationship structures, including (but not limited to): families of origin, chosen families, couples, and ethically non-monogamous partners. In relational sessions, I explore how each individual's unique experiences in this world contributes to how they interact within the relationship. Often, this therapy centers on healing old wounds, increasing connection/understanding, and/or building new communication skills.
Trauma can come in many forms. It may be due to a singular event or from years of smaller events; it may be passed down through families; it may come from simply existing in a society which doesn't fit who you are as an individual. I have spent a great deal of my time in this field working with clients who have experienced trauma in some form. Oftentimes, that means exploring how past experiences of trauma contribute to current distress, intrusive symptoms, and relationship to self or others.
I believe that you have inherent value and are deserving of care and rest without having to earn them. I'm passionate about exploring your unique identities, experiences, and the things that bring you joy. I support burnout recovery by reconnecting you to yourself, joyful emotions, and enjoyable experiences.