GABRIELLA LUTHER, MS, PHD IN PROGRESS

If you would like to schedule an appointment with this provider, please contact the front desk at 503.486.8936

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Gabriella Luther, MS, PhD in progress

She/her pronouns

 

Philosophy and Approach:

I was driven to work as a therapist because I wanted to provide a healing space for people who hold marginalized identities. As a bisexual and mixed-race woman, I know how living at the intersections of stigmatization can make navigating systems of power and privilege all the more traumatic and isolating. I also know that with diverse experiences comes incredible strength, flexibility, and community. My hope is that therapy can help you reconnect to yourself and others, and through that connection, you can heal old wounds and better access your strengths. My theoretical background is primarily relational-cultural, which is a form of therapy grounded in feminist and social justice perspectives. I use evidence-based techniques, including mindfulness, body/movement work, and creative expression to help you recognize how past relational harm—societal and individual—may be contributing to current struggles. Throughout this work, I seek to name how systems of power and privilege may show up in our relationship and how they are present outside the therapy space. Above all, I am a client-centered therapist and strive to foster a healing collaborative relationship that best meets your unique needs.

 

Training and Experience:

I am currently an advanced counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Oregon. I also hold a BA in Psychology from Whitman College. I have worked with adults as well as children and families. I currently run a parenting skills training group and have several years of experience supervising social work students. I have training in both group and individual therapy settings. In particular, my training and experience has focused on working with young adults and individuals who identify as Latinx, LGBTQ, and multicultural. 

As a supervisee in a graduate internship through the University of Oregon, I abide by the rules and ethics of my supervisor's governing board, the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Therapists. I am under the ongoing supervision of Ryan Loiselle, LPC who reviews my cases with me. You may contact my supervisor at 503-374-2901.

Hours and Session Length:  I work part time at Brave Space. Clients may call or email to schedule appointments. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration, usually once a week. In order for counseling to be effective, it is important to attend all regularly scheduled appointments. If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment please notify us 24 hours in advance if possible. Missing two consecutive appointments without notification could result in loss of your regular slot or ending services. You are free to terminate services at will; however, it is usually most therapeutic to schedule a closing session.

 

Payment: Most clients seen at Brave Space are using OHP insurance, which pays for most of the session fees.  You may have a $3 copay.  Clients are fully responsible for the payment of all copays for services at the time of service, and if insurance ends, must discuss client payment for ongoing service. Checks, credit cards, and cash are accepted forms of payment and payable at the beginning of the session. Fees are $167 for a 50-minute session.

 

Client Rights and Confidentiality

As a client of an intern supervised by a licensed professional counselor you have the following rights:

  • To expect that a licensee has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by law

  • To examine records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee

  • To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics

  • To report complaints to the Board

  • To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services

  • To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule and law, including the following exceptions: 1) Reporting suspected child abuse; 2) Reporting imminent danger to client or others; 3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by client’s insurance company, or other relevant agencies; 4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and 5) Defending claims brought by client against licensee

  • To be free from discrimination because of age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status.