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Licensed Professional Counselor
I grew up in a small town in Oregon, where I learned the importance of community and the struggles it brings. I received my bachelors in Sociology at Portland State University and my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Lewis and Clark College. I have 7+ years working in the mental health field from foster youth to addictions to PTSD. Growing up in a small town gave me a strong connection to the outside and the woods. When thinking about the place that makes me feel grounded it is always a gnome village.
Katya is a traveler, explorer, learner, and giver. Although she was born in Estonia, Katya's native language is Russian. After graduating high school, she lived and attended university in beautiful but cold St. Petersburg. In her early twenties, she immigrated to the United Kingdom, where she discovered the healing power of psychotherapy and decided to dedicate her life to this profession. After moving to Portland, Katya enrolled in a clinical mental health program at Portland State University while advocating for domestic violence survivors for a non-profit. Katya is passionate about anti-oppression work, LGBTQ affirmative therapy, social equity, mental health, diversity, and multicultural counseling. Katya loves the Pacific NW, swimming in rivers, reading authors from different cultures, listening to music, and deepening her understanding of her body and soul.