About Me

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Hi, I'm Lindsay (she/her). I'm a half-Chinese, half-Jewish (non-practicing), chronically-ill, fat, cisgender, human.

 

This practice is informed by all of my experiences in the in-between spaces of society and identity. The pressure to pick a side or a label in order to be heard and feel included is an immense and often unseen struggle. I'm a strong advocate for breaking down the boxes we're told to fit into and allowing yourself to exist in the middle ground, the "both/and."

 

I'm also passionate about exploring how our  relationships to food and body can be so heavily impacted when we feel the need to conform, or when we may not have access to the things and connections that feel comforting. I find food incredibly joyful and enjoy supporting others as they discover (or rediscover) this joy for themselves.

I spend my free time cooking, crocheting, playing board games, and hanging out with my partner and our three cats.

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My Therapy Style

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I believe that you are the expert on your own experiences in this world. My job is to hear you and reflect, often asking questions about how that experience may be impacted by the people around you, social stigma, and past trauma. I work to increase awareness of how the systems around you may be contributing to current distress, relational issues, or feeling "stuck" or numb. I hope to not only provide you with new tools and coping skills, but to also assist you in developing an understanding of why these are effective and how you got to where you are now. When others' messages and "shoulds" intrude, I work to help you reconnect to your voice.

While growth and therapy are often uncomfortable, they should never feel unsafe. I aim to create a space in which you feel supported in processing your healing and all of the realizations that may come with it.

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My Credentials

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I completed my Masters in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at Lewis & Clark College. Prior to that, I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing the impact of anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic illness, grief/loss, as well as the impact of societal oppression and stigma.

As a registered intern, I am currently supervised by:

- April Waggoner, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LPC

- Sarah Ellenwood, LPC, LMFT

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