KASPAR WOODS, CSWA
If you would like to schedule an appointment with this provider, please contact the front desk at 503.486.8936
KASPAR WOODS, CSWA
I am a clinical social work associate, working towards licensure as a clinical social worker. I approach therapy as an opportunity to have authentic healing relationships. To be able to have these healing relationships, it’s important to talk with you about your world and the people, things, and systems impacting your life. I believe most people already have the insights, strengths, and resiliencies they need to get through the tougher times in their lives. I believe my role is to help identify the strengths and wisdom you already hold while also highlighting the systemic and personal stuff in your world that is getting in the way of you living the life you want to lead. This work includes talking about our therapeutic relationship. The systems of power and domination that exist outside of therapy will also show up in our relationship. I welcome talking openly about power dynamics between us, in the history of psychology, and contemporary structures. I have experience working with trans and nonbinary people navigating anxiety, depression, PTSD, drug use, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
My work is informed by feminist, queer, anti-oppressive, and critical race theories. I use trauma-aware and systems-focused modalities in my counseling practice. I work from a strengths-based, client-centered approach to counseling. I am white, grew up poor, and I am trans and nonbinary. I have been working for a decade to unlearn white supremacist thinking and being. I am kink and polyamorous aware and welcome you to bring your whole, complicated, weird self to our work together.
As a supervisee of a licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, I will abide by its Code of Ethics. I am under the ongoing supervision of Ryan Loiselle, LPC and Eddie May, LCSW, who review my cases with me. You may contact my supervisor, Ryan, at 503-389-0095.
Hours and Session Length: I see clients Monday-Thursday at the address listed above and 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 $186 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.