RAIN ESTRADA, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATE
If you would like to schedule an appointment with this provider, please contact the front desk at 503.486.8936
Rain Estrada, Professional Counselor Associate
Philosophy and Approach: During our time together, we will work towards deepening your understanding of yourself, developing self-compassion, and self-acceptance. Coming from a strengths-based perspective, I believe that clients have the knowledge to grow and move forward already within themselves. My role as a therapist is to provide optimal therapeutic conditions that will allow for deep exploration and be of support to you through your change process. My theoretical approach to therapy is humanistic and client-centered. I take social context into account in therapy- both in conceptualizing your emotional/psychological distress and in our therapeutic relationship- meaning that we will address systematic oppression in therapy. I acknowledge that therapists function in an oppressive system, and am committed to lessening the power differential and minimizing potential for harm in our relationship.
Formal Education and Training: I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University. I am currently working towards my Oregon professional counseling license (LPC R6138). I completed my graduate internship at a school-based health center and at an outpatient clinic where I provided therapy to students and adults. I most recently worked at a mental health crisis line where I provided emotional support and consultation to folks experiencing challenges in navigating mental health. My area of interest is in working with Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPOC). I am genderqueer and Latinx and am so happy to work at the intersection of mental health and the QTBIPOC community as our healing is justice.
As a supervisee of a licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I will abide by its Code of Ethics. 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 see clients Monday through 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.