Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers
I hold a Masters of Arts in Applied Psychological Sciences from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and am a registered LPC Associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT).
My goal is to foster a collaborative and supportive environment in order to help my clients identify barriers to happiness and fulfillment in their lives, and then work together to set achievable goals to overcome those barriers. Every person is unique, and focusing on understanding each person for who they are as a complex and multifaceted beings, with their own biological, psychological, social, and economic stressors is fundamental to the therapeutic process.
I am dedicated to helping people process and heal from trauma of all varieties; and as an Army Veteran I appreciate working with other Veterans in this capacity as well. I also have a passion for working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and life transitions. I value working with diverse populations, ensuring equitable access of care to all, and have a strong interest in social justice matters.
My clinical approach is centered around finding interventions that work best for each individual client. To do this I employ a variety of treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) coping skills, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Licenses and Certifications
Sawyer is a Registered Associate at the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapist (OBLPCT). She is currently working on obtaining her Licenses Professional Counselor in Oregon.