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Rebecca Davis,MA, MSW, LiCSWA, Founder

Rebecca is a biracial (Black and Indigenous), queer trauma therapist living and working in Portland, OR. In the past, she has worked primarily with foster youth and their families, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse/assault. She uses EMDR, Somatic Experiencing (TM), and drama therapy to support her clients in healing. When out of her office, Rebecca is presenting at conferences and hosting workshops across the country, training future therapists at colleges and universities including Portland State University, and providing consultations on dissociative disorders/the impact of pre-verbal trauma.

For more information on her other work training social service professionals and organizations in anti-racist, trauma-informed care, visit

                   www.ar-tic.org

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Shea Lowery, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Clinical Supervisor

Shea is a white, queer trauma therapist living in Philadelphia, PA and working across coasts. Shea specializes in providing anti-racist, trauma informed clinical supervision for counseling and marriage and family interns working towards licensure. Shea has a long history of working with system-bound youth, particularly young people in child welfare services and juvenile justice systems. She uses embodied methods of trauma healing including EMDR and yoga, as well as art therapy. Shea's caseload is fully telehealth-based, and Shea has a high level of expertise in creating a safe therapeutic space across the internet. When not supervising staff at TA, Shea is a clinical supervisor at Family Ties Counseling Center and a co-director and co-founder of artic LLC. 

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Israa Hasani, MSW, LCSW

If you are tired of conventional therapy in which you work with your therapist for years and still feel like there are oceans that separate you both, look no more. My name is Israa Hasani, I specialize in relational  therapy working with 

  • Trauma

  • Life Adjustments

  • personal growth

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Major Depressive Disorder 

  • Global South Majority Queer experiences 

 

I believe that life-changing realizations happen when healing is prioritized in a relational space between the therapist and the client. I love witnessing my clients’ growth when they are in therapy through exploring their strengths and the hidden qualities they carried all along from their ancestors and experiences of survival and resilience.

 

Some of the modules that I center my practice around are as follows:

 

  • Narrative therapy and storytelling

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Strength-Based Approach

  • Motivational Therapy 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Systematic Theory 

  • Cripple Theory 

 

I speak two languages (Arabic and English) and carry many more cultures within me that I found to be useful throughout the 15 years working as a healer with clients from different cultures and backgrounds. One of my favorite compliments that I heard from my clients is “we love the different perspectives you offer, they open up our eyes to different ways to think about ourselves and the world around us”. 

I wave in ancient stories, spirituality, poetry, art, survivors' stories, and science into my work with my clients that fit their experiences and allow them to use creativity and imagination to picture and work towards a better self. 

 

I am an immigrant queer woman that holds spaces for the "in-between" in my personal and professional lives. I am a mother, a daughter, a friend, a lover, a community member and leader, and many other identities. I travel the world to experience cultures, art, and myself in different elements. I also love food, theater, music, resting, and getting together with my friends and the communities I am involved in. 

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Ka'Rita Eddings, Counseling Intern

Ka’ Rita Eddings is a Black first-generation graduate student intern pursuing a master’s in mental health counseling with an addictions specialization at Lewis & Clark College. She identifies as temporarily able-bodied, neurodiverse, and cisgender. She received her bachelor’s degree in Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, which allows her to connect behavioral neuroscience and community psychology centering ethno-racial identity and transgenerational trauma.

 

When working with Ka’ Rita, you are inspired to reclaim your power and take the time to honor yourself, your body, voice, and experiences. She works to educate herself regarding the distinctive intricacies of trauma manifested among BIPOC at all intersections and strives to provide supportive care as an ally. This is your opportunity to finally have the space to speak your truth and to express yourself truly and authentically.

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Holly Wigmore, Counseling Intern

Holly comes to the field of mental health with an eclectic background as a theater artist and educator. She thinks that mental health and the pursuit of well-being are both nuanced and universal. Counseling can help us to consider our own interpersonal patterns and discover a greater capacity for self-actualization. She strongly believes that development is constant and that people of all ages and stages of development are capable of change and growth. Awareness of systems and patterns can help us better understand our own needs and desires. In the words of Fred Rogers “anything mentionable is manageable.” 

 

Holly works with individuals, couples, and families. She uses interventions from interpersonal, emotionally-focused, and family systems modalities which seek to explore the reciprocity of how our interactions within our significant relationships impact the way we show up in those relationships. Holly believes that a strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is essential to therapy, and values a collaborative approach. She practices counseling from a client-centered perspective and believes that clients are the experts of their own experiences. As each experience is unique, she aims for the therapeutic experience to be catered to each individual, relationship, or family. Holly’s trauma-informed approach to psychotherapy influences how she interacts with her clients. 

 

Holly is an able-bodied white cis-gender woman counselor who grew up middle class in Oregon. She strives to practice counseling from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-heterosexist, and anti-fat bias lens. She recognizes that she is part of the majority demographic of counselors in the United States and that this is not the majority demographic of clients seeking counseling. Holly sees her privileges as a responsibility to continually consider how her identities and privileges interact with clients. 

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James Freeman, MSW Intern

James is a white, cisgender, able-bodied gay male pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University with an emphasis in clinical coursework. Much of his therapeutic practice is inspired by Wilderness Therapy, where James pushed through mental struggles as a client himself, before later leading youth and young adults through the forests, mountains, rivers and deserts of Central Oregon with a focus on addressing developmental trauma. James believes that we all share a deep desire for belonging and yearn to feel accepted and understood, thus his clinical work seeks to put relationship and connection at the core of all healing. He is also a strong believer in the influences that trauma can have in our lives, and how it is both extremely individualized and prevalent within the oppressive frameworks of modern society. For instance, James knows how strong the urge is to compare our experience with others, creating a false narrative that we should not be in pain or do not deserve help. Because of this, James seeks to approach clients with a deeper curiosity and understanding of the complex systems that interact with our shame and sense of self, including family dynamics, systems of oppression, and questions surrounding identity in order to dig deeper into the roots of our pain. Moreover, James

strives to go beyond traditional talk therapy by incorporating both our bodies and the natural world into healing in order to build capacity for emotional regulation and resilience, while continuously offering compassion and curiosity along the journey. When not in class or interning at Therapy Altered, James continues to play guitar, explore Oregon’s outside wonders, and tries to spend as much time as possible rock climbing, which has allowed him to build both strong friendships and emotional resilience in facing uncomfortable situations.