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Anchi Howitz

Grad Student Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Therapeutic Style: Warm, Authentic, and Collaborative

Works with:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Child/Family
  • Teens
  • Adult Families

Who I am as a Therapist

 

My mission is to create a collaborative environment, grounded in warmth, authenticity, and compassion, nurturing your innate abilities to heal and grow. Throughout life’s journey, unhelpful patterns, cultural messages, and oppressive systems may have promoted disconnection within yourself, in your relationships, with community, and to the Earth. I believe that through reflection, insight, and deepening connections both internally and externally, we can achieve healing, liberation, and expanded possibilities.

 

As a biracial Asian-American woman, I have observed how my intersecting identities have shaped relational power dynamics. I bring a systemic perspective, which takes into consideration issues of equity and justice. I value and look forward to working with individuals and families of all identities and configurations, including the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. I want therapy to be a space where you feel welcome showing up in the multitudes of your authentic self.

 

I primarily draw from Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Ecotherapy. Attending therapy is a vulnerable and courageous act, and I feel honored to be able to hold space for you as we work through the ever-evolving challenges and complexities of life.

“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” – Bell Hooks

Specialty Areas

Mental Health Challenges 

  • Activism & Burnout
  • Aging
  • Anger
  • Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
  • Attachment & Relational Challenges
  • Behavioral Challenges in Children
  • Blended Family
  • Cultural & Systemic Oppression
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Stress
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Health
  • Women’s Issues

 

Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Ecotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Mind-Body / Somatic
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy

Who I am when I’m not a Therapist

 

Having grown up in Oregon, I feel intimately tied to this region’s nature and love to get outside and take forest walks or lounge by a river in the sun. When I’m not being a therapist, you can also find me exploring local parks with my son, spending time with friends, reading epic fantasy novels, visiting animal sanctuaries, and taking dance classes.

Education 

  • Pursuing Masters in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Student with a certificate in Ecopsychology from Lewis & Clark College, OR
  • BS in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Training & Experience  

  • Ten years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Concentrated coursework in ecotherapy certification

Get Started Today

Text or Voicemail

(503) 349-2281