Lindsey (she/her) grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Throughout her childhood she developed a passion for being outside, meeting new people and exploring the unknown. She moved to Oregon to get her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology at Lewis and Clark College. Initially, Lindsey wanted to be a journalist, and after years of interviewing humans in their roughest moments, she learned her passion for being part of people’s stories, and also part of their solutions.
Lindsey’s mental health experiences has ranged from working with the Department of Human services, to wilderness therapy and in more acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She got her Masters Degree from Boise State University, and has since been crafting her therapeutic style working with adolescents and adults in Central Oregon. Lindsey is cisgendered, female, queer and white and does her best to evaluate how her identity improves and intrudes on her therapeutic lens on a daily basis. Her style is curious and collaborative, as she believes that all people know more about themselves than they know. She believes that her clients are the experts on themselves, and just sometimes need a sounding board to explore that. Therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and narrative therapy guide Lindsey’s style in a clinical setting. She also believes that psychoeducation is imperative to better understand some of the “whys” for our natural behaviors and coping mechanisms. Even when people think and act in ways that hurt themselves and others, she believes there is a reason for that, and that understanding the reason allows everyone the opportunity to learn and grow into the people they want to become.
Outside of her work, Lindsey loves playing outdoors with her partner and dogs as well as playing indoors with house plants and board games. She enjoys taking care of herself, both with body movement and drinking water, as well as eating good food and watching comedy under a cozy blanket.