Grace is currently in her third and final year of Portland State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program. She is thrilled to be completing her degree’s year-long internship requirement at NW Anxiety Institute. As a Student Clinician, Grace’s therapeutic training has included evidenced-based approaches to anxiety disorders like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Grace also has a background in mindfulness-based stress reduction and is a certified yoga teacher.
Grace is passionate about the work she does. She approaches counseling with a person-centered and compassionate presence, knowing that everyone has a unique path in therapy and in life. Grace believes that each client already has the innate capacity to heal themselves and that the role of a counselor is to provide specific therapeutic tools to facilitate client growth. Grace employs the specialized training she has received in evidence-based modalities to develop and implement personalized treatment plans to help clients reach their goals in therapy.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Grace relocated to the Pacific Northwest two years ago. She is overjoyed to live in such a beautiful place and spends as much time in nature as she can. Grace has two adopted cats named Bellamy and Momo. She hopes, one day, to incorporate animal-assisted therapy into her future work in a way that will benefit clients.
"For how many years have you gone through the house, shutting the windows, while the rain was still five miles away"