Ali Archer, LPC EXT: 0103

Hi, my name is Ali (she/her), and I am a graduate of Lewis & Clark College’s Professional Mental Health Counseling program (PMHC) where I received my Masters Degree in Counseling and certification in ecopsychology. My interest in the mental health field began many years ago, while working with neurodivergent children in the school setting, and leading adult volunteers at a local food bank. I yearned to support my community members more directly. Through my own experiences outdoors, I saw how powerfully healing could occur when more deeply connecting with natural spaces, and sought to share this with others. I have worked as a therapist for four years now. My practice is guided by humanistic psychology and attachment theory, with main areas of focus including trauma, self-compassion, mindfulness, ecotherapy, anxiety, grief, and play. I love working with all ages, and supporting my clients in deepening and strengthening their relationships with self and others. I take an ecological lens, addressing the social, environmental and cultural contexts that contribute to your life experiences. I am currently being trained in and have a strong interest in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) interventions. When I am not providing therapy, I am hiking, rock climbing, cooking, or playing with my dogs.