Ali Archer, Graduate Student in Professional Mental Health Counseling, Intern

My name is Ali Archer and I am a Professional Mental Health Counseling student at Lewis & Clark College. When I am not counseling, I am backpacking, rock-climbing, or walking my dog. Together, we will work collaboratively while prioritizing respect, compassion and dignity as we explore your life experiences. My approach is strongly influenced by Compassion-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, and ecopsychology. I utilize a social justice orientation—meaning that our conversations will naturally include your cultural identities and social locations as well as the broader contexts of your lived experience. I enjoy stepping outside of the “talk” of therapy when appropriate, finding creative interventions that feel meaningful to you. We will work together to identify the areas you would like to grow, while acknowledging your sources of strength and resilience.