Our Team

We want you to have the right fit with the right therapist!

Contact us for help in finding your match. Learn more about each therapist below.

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

*Currently accepting new clients!*

Emily is an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor whose style is both pragmatic and dynamic. She sees the most important indicator for success in therapy is having trust and comfortability with your therapist. Emily has experience supporting diverse clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and attachment disorders. She specializes in crisis mental health, trauma, meaning-making, social change, moral injury and compassion fatigue, especially within the realm of helping professions (medical staff, first responders, educators). Emily also has extensive experience with complex trauma, chronic illness, relationship and attachment issues, cultural marginalization, and the impacts of culture on self-image.


Drawing from interpersonal, humanistic, and systems theories, Emily understands that people flourish when they have access to resources, tools, and support. Her focus is on supporting clients with finding their own meaning and purpose. Emily utilizes methods from evidence-based therapies, including Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), and various cognitive behavioral therapies. Emily works with clients ages 16+.


LMFT Associate

*Currently on maternity leave and accepting clients for a return in spring of 2022.* Yael is a bilingual/bicultural counselor (from Argentina) and specializes in Expressive Arts methods, drawing from many creative practices (visual arts, insight work, somatic or body-based, mindfulness imaging, etc). She is trained in a variety of traditional and non-traditional approaches and will attune to needs and preferences, guided by client collaboration. She uses narrative therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal neurobiology for understanding and working through trauma. She offers practical tools that affirm the uniqueness of each client.

She specializes in supporting her clients through grief, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, existential/spiritual concerns, and complex traumas. Yael sees youth, adults, and couples. Her goal in this work is for clients to grow their sense of personal power and resilience. Supervised by Megan Petrucelli, LMFT.



Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Anne’s open and receptive warmth welcomes clients who are looking to make changes, improve wellbeing, and work through challenges. Her approach is eclectic and person-centered, tailored to each person specifically. As appropriate, she incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, art and narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and imagery/meditation, mind-body connection, solutions-focused, and certainly, strengths-based. Throughout her vast clinical professional experience, she has worked with individuals experiencing depressive disorders, anxiety and panic, PTSD, postpartum mental health, self-esteem/identity conflicts, psychosis, mania, adjustment issues, parenting, substance use, relationship conflicts, and loss.

It is Anne’s ultimate goal to create and provide a safe space for connection, to promote empowerment, comfort, trust, and engagement. She provides down to earth and non-judgmental perspective and strongly believes a more natural and genuine approach helps in the outcome.


Licensed Professional

Tony is an experienced, specialized counselor with a gentle soul and a deep heart. His passion is working with men who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, identity, stress, & trauma. His use of existential, narrative, EMDR, and client-centered approaches are tailored to each participant’s goals, wounds, and hope. Tony helps people connect with their inner experience, express it, learn from it, release it, and grow resilience with it. From a sense of disconnection, hollowness, and insecurity, Tony works with clients to discover what brings them life and into their truth so they can live with freedom, authenticity, and their own inner wisdom. Tony is also licensed in Oregon and Washington.


Licensed Professional

Hannah is an Individual and Family Therapist with a passion to support helpers. For those involved in non-profit work, caregiving, activism, parenting, teaching, healthcare, etc., Hannah creates a supportive space to heal, cope, and grow so that you can continue to do the important work you believe in. She also facilitates groups for women experiencing marginalization through our partnership with Rahab’s Sisters. Outside of the office, Hannah teaches as an adjunct professor in a graduate counseling program. She can also be found baking, doodling, and watching British TV shows.


Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor

*Currently closed to new clients.* Kelly is a therapist, entrepreneur, and owner at Second Growth Counseling. Her passion to create social impact through therapeutic experiences guides the work, partnerships, and direction of Second Growth. Her belief in the resilience of people has been forged through journeys of heartache and hope. The opportunity to process through those personalized journeys with clients is an engagement she holds sacred. As a therapist, Kelly works with highly motivated individuals and relationships through stress, life transitions, and trauma to find meaning, connection, and relevant change. Her current specialties include EMDR, perinatal support, spirituality, and couples conflict. She is licensed in Oregon and Washington.


Community Therapists

Below is our team of counselors who provide mental health services through Second Growth Counseling

to community partners, organizations, and non-profits. 


Tsz Yin serves with Second Growth through the collaboration with Rahab’s Sisters where she facilitates the support group, Friday Circle. She also operates Grace Abounds Counseling, located in Tigard, Oregon. She believes in a strengths-based approach that is holistic, eclectic and guided by the individual needs of the client. Tsz Yin is particularly interested in serving people of color, women, and those who are marginalized.

Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt, LMFT Associate
Supervisors: Mary C. Hennessy, LPC & Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, LMFT


Kelly is a veterinary social worker who has been in the field for over 15 years. She’s on the forefront of utilizing social work practice to attend to the human needs that arise at the intersection of veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and community betterment. Kelly serves as Oregon Humane Society’s first veterinary social worker and is paving the way in the field for greater workplace wellbeing and community partnership. 




Jessie is a supportive mental health presence for our non-profit team. Jessie takes a strength-based, trauma-informed, holistic approach to therapy. She operates her own practice in Tualatin, Oregon, and works with women of color, people of color, and other marginalized populations. Jessie is passionate about making mental health accessible to everybody, working with domestic violence survivors, and other survivors of trauma.

Jessie Kaleiau, LPC Associate
Supervisor: Mary Massey, LMFT



Crystal brings leadership, experience, and spunk to our non-profit team. With a specialty in OCD, her awareness of anxiety, fear, and trauma helps people recalibrate and bring about a more compassionate pathway with one’s emotions, relationships, and connections. Crystal is experienced in running groups and trainings, while also running her own private practice.   

Crystal Lorenzo, LPC




Jazmin provides mental health support services through Second Growth to one of our non-profit partners. She also supports couples and individuals in learning to understand and accept themselves and feel more safe and connected in their relationships. Jazmin uses Emotionally Focused Therapy and integrates self-compassion, mindfulness, Sandtray Therapy, and Poetry Therapy into her sessions. She leads poetry therapy groups in the Portland area.

Jaz Hamilton, LMFT Associate
Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, LMFT



Took is a partner with Second Growth, providing mental health services through a non-judgemental mindset with unconditional positive regard. She believes deeply in the power of the human spirit to prevail over and over again. She has experience in working with complex trauma, grief, abuse, behavioral issues, family dynamics, and couples’ therapy and maintains a caseload with Tualatin Hills Counseling.

Took Smoot, LMFT Associate
Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, LMFT



We are HIRING!

We currently have exciting positions available! Please look at the Career Opportunities page for details on these opportunities.

Building a Second Growth client caseload is currently available to licensed* and established mental health clinicians who are passionate about making positive social impact through creative mental health offerings.


We enthusiastically welcome inquiries from candidates with diverse backgrounds, narratives, perspectives, and experiences. We are invested in co-creating a practice culture together that celebrates the diverse expression of ability, gender, age, ethnic heritage, and spirituality.


Licensed therapists who are interested can send a resume with a cover letter or intro video to kelly@secondgrowth.com. *We are also currently accepting applications from experienced Registered Associates for the Bilingual Spanish Therapist position(s).