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.
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.
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.
Erin approaches her work with clients from a place of compassion, gentle curiosity, and co-creation. Her therapeutic orientation is deeply informed by her experience and training in Mindfulness-based Self Compassion. Erin holds a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark Graduate School, where she specialized in challenges facing children and adolescents. Before becoming a counselor, she worked in diverse settings with youth and communities as an environmental educator, studied international systems, and experienced mental health struggles in very personal ways. Her unique background has given her the ability to approach suffering with attentive care, while holding an awareness of broader contexts. Erin currently offers secure telehealth counseling, flexible scheduling, and some outdoor or walk/talk sessions for in-person meetings.
*Currently out on maternity leave. Accepting clients for sessions in September. Use the contact form to get on the waitlist!
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.
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 Intern
Supervisors: Mary C. Hennessy, Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Rachel is the newest member to join our team! More to come, soon!
Rachel Sheldon, LPC Intern
Supervisor: Gail Hardman-Woung
Jazmin is a facilitator for Friday Circle, a support group at Rahab’s Sisters that partners with Second Growth. 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 Intern
Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
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 Intern
Supervisors: Gail Hardman-Woung and Patricia K. Thompson
Kelly Grace, LMFT & Tony Grace, LPC
Kelly & Tony Grace are the co-founders of Second Growth Counseling. While they each have their own separate specialties and approaches, together they are dedicated to helping create supportive environments that grow resiliency for individuals, families and communities. They enjoy living in Portland with their daughter and making visits out to the coast, Columbia Gorge, and neighborhood parks.
You can learn more about them here.
We are HIRING!
There are multiple ways to connect with the opportunities Second Growth has for clinicians. Please look at the Career Opportunities page for the positions where we are actively recruiting.
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 licensed mental health clinicians 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 email@example.com.