GABRIELLA LUTHER, PHD IN PROGRESS
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Gabriella Luther, PhD in progress
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.