Haku Mease, MSW

Clinical Social Work Associate

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

I believe in the radical possibilities of change and transformation that exist when we have the safety, trust, and established therapeutic relationship to build towards the new experiences we want and need for ourselves. I view therapy as a practice of collaboration, in trusting people as the experts of their own lives, and of building towards the self-identified skills and experiences that folks would like to explore together, on their own, and in their communities.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational worldview that centers storytelling as a means to reclaim personal power and honor people’s unique experiences. I do this through narrative therapy, internal family systems, somatic inquiry, and solutions-focused therapy. It can be hard to find the words and language to understand and explain our experiences which is why I enjoy exploring world-building through sand tray, play, and art therapy.

I am a trans nonbinary, disabled, and hard-of-hearing Japanese person with Hawaiian, Japanese, and White families. I grew up on a small farm in rural Oregon and have lived in Portland for 16 years. I can often be found enjoying a good book, in the garden, or planning my next hike or swim.

I achieved my Masters of Social Work from Portland State University. My primary work experience has been with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in schools, cultural community centers, and community mental health settings. I have experience and strength in working with 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Chronically sick, Disabled, Neurodiverse, Children, Youth, Families, and Communities with a focus on cultural experiences, queer and trans experiences, life transitions, and trauma recovery.

I work with 10-35 year old folks.

I am supervised by Katia Duncan, LCSW

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • CareOregon

  • DMAP

  • Moda Health

  • Kaiser

  • PacificSource Community Solutions

  • Trillium