Lacie (she/her/hers) is a Professional Counselor Associate with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. A native Oregonian, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Concordia University-Portland, as well as three associate’s degrees from Mount Hood Community College. Prior to pursuing her counseling education, she spent 14 years working as a hairstylist, building solid relationships with her clients.
When working with clients, Lacie uses an integrative approach with a base in Trauma-informed and narrative theory. She uses solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing to help clients address the concerns in their life. Lacie’s experience is primarily in individual counseling with teens and adults dealing with major life changes, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. She also supports couples and families in navigating the trials of daily life and is Level 2 Gottman Therapy trained.
“I believe every person has a capacity for growth and change and deserves to have access to mental healthcare. The client is the expert on their own life, my job is to work collaboratively to help them find the best version of themselves. Whether that means taking a journey through the hardest parts of life or refilling the toolbox for the day-to-day challenges”.
Lacie enjoys taking opportunities for continued education to build her own toolbox and share with clients. In her free time, Lacie enjoys painting, reading, crafting, quality time with family and friends, and traveling.