Alix Arson, LPC – theY / them

 *Currently ACCEPTING new clients: Adults!*

Hi there and Welcome! My name is Alix, and I am here to help provide support and welcoming space to individuals who might find themselves moving through the world at contrasting angles to the “accepted narrative” of our surroundings. This can often open the door up to feelings of depression, anxiety, heightened stress, and feelings of displacement & disillusionment. Ongoing life stressors and past trauma also impact how we go about engaging with the world. Learning new ways of coping and moving through life can be tricky – it’s okay to reach out and ask for help!

I am a trans queer person that has a whole bunch of tools in this therapy toolbox of mine – and I’d love to help you see what tools might best work for you and your life. Let’s manifest a space that helps you hear yourself as valid and valuable for you as who you are.

My goal is to work hard, to show up as myself – and offer help to create something in therapy with you that you will find useful in better managing your feelings of distress, understanding yourself, and moving forward in your life.

Therapy helps people to learn more about themselves and what might become more sustainable coping mechanisms – how to better understand their values; move through trauma; create community; and connect with their authentic selves. Therapy is difficult work, and I am here to engage with you openly and with kindness, humor, and respect for all of who you are.

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“That rug really tied the room together.”

~ The Big Lebowski

 

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Provider in Washington since 2016, and I’ve kept learning along the way. I use several therapy techniques including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion work, neuropsychology, attachment theory, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Most importantly, I work from a trauma focused lens to help you attune to your needs and provide comfort in the present moment.

I am also WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) trained and work with people all along their gender journeys to provide support and community in being seen. When appropriate, I often provide gender affirming letters of documentation for medically affirming care.

I love working with folx who see themselves as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the ongoing marginalization of systemically disadvantaged people. I enjoy working with people in “non traditional” relationships and help people explore or deepen their connections to one another. I also work with folx who experience trauma and C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness, bipolar and other mood disorders, HAES, and kink & BDSM work.

I would be delighted to share this part of your journey with you. Please reach out to connect with me any time, I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about working together.

Specialties

 Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Compassion Fatigue

Work-related Stress

Trauma

PTSD/C-PSTD

Bipolar disorders

Life changes and transitions

Therapy for Therapists

Identity Formation & Development

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Gender-affirming transitions

Relationship/Attachment Challenges

Neurodiversity

Living under capitalism

Chronic Illness, pain, and/or disability

Caregiving stress

Health at every size care

Non-traditional relationships/ family structures

BDSM

Kink friendly

Polyamory

Insurance

CareOregon OHP

Trillium OHP

*pending: PacificSource (commercial)

*pending: MODA

*pending: Kaiser Permanente

*pending: Aetna 

Populations

Adults (18+)

Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensed in OR & WA

Pronouns

They/Them

How Do I Get Started?

1. Contact Us

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2. Complete Paperwork Online

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3. Start Meeting with Your Therapist!

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