About Ramata Adebawo, LCSW
"I believe in people's shortcomings and ability to overcome these challenges that we all face in our lives with the support and caring from our community, mental health, and family' support without being judged. I also believe in individual and family for their process, and I know that if we carefully follow nature and culture together, positive, sustainable changes often occur."
Approach to Therapy
My theoretical approaches to behavioral and mental health are Trauma-informed care, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, family system theory, Narrative therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am licensed by the State of Oregon as a clinical social worker (LCSW). This license allows me to provide mental health and behavioral services and consultation.
I completed my Masters of Social Work and my Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies at Portland State University.
I have worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations, within the United States and internationally. I have worked as a Medical Social worker, International Orphans Social worker, Immigration and Refugees Advocate, and Therapist. These experiences have been centered around providing therapeutic services and supports to individuals, families, and couples in the community, in their home, in orphanages, and within the court system.
For several years, I worked with foster children, adolescents, and their families who were involved with the child welfare system. I have additional experience working internationally with orphanages in Central Africa and Immigrant and Refugee individuals and families in the United States. I speak three languages, English, French, and Lingala (Central Africa local language). I dually work in the hospital system completing psychosocial assessments, being an advocate, making recommendations as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and connecting patients to appropriate community resources.
I speak French and Lingala
About Jordyn Morales, CSWA
"Experiencing trauma or severe life stressors often clouds our ability to differentiate our feelings and emotions. My passion and goal is to meet you where you’re at so we can not only discuss what your current and/or past experiences are, but what steps can be made to create change."
Approach to Therapy
I work from the following theoretical approaches: Behaviorism and Social Learning Theory, Conflict Theory, Transpersonal Theory, and Attachment Theory. Depending on what your needs are, I would utilize the following types of therapy: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention Model, and Solution-focused Therapy. However, I believe in constantly broadening my scope of expertise to best serve you!
I have worked as a Crisis Intervention Therapist for the past three years in Oregon. Serving men, women, and children experiencing significant life changes; ultimately causing depression, suicidal and/or homicidal ideations, and/or psychosis. This job entailed working in various settings such as the hospital, court system, community, client’s personal residence, jail, and an office space at the health department. Treatment varied based on their individual needs and consisted of referrals, solution-focused treatment, and trauma-informed care.
I completed two internship placements in Texas and prior to beginning my professional career. The first was at an outpatient day treatment program, working with 5-10 patients in a group setting, for several weeks. My second placement was at an Independent School District with K-12 students, meeting with them for individualized therapy and treatment. Prior to college, I was a Client Advocate for two years at a shelter that housed women and children fleeing domestic violence.
I am licensed by the State of Oregon as a Clinical Social Worker Associate (CSWA) under supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I obtained my Master’s degree in the field of Social Work at Texas A&M University – Commerce.
About Patricio Armendariz, BA
“I believe there is power in meeting someone where they are and lending an ear. People are able to change through empathy and support. They can work toward the life they desire when they are shown compassion for their authentic self. I guide clients in their growth journey and I believe the path we travel through treatment is a shared one. I want to walk alongside you as we discover your inner strengths to face what life throws at you.”
Approach to Therapy
I work from the following theoretical approaches: Person-Centered Theory, Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy with Attachment Focused Theory, Family Systems Theory, and Existential Therapy. These theories are utilized in a way that will best fit the therapeutic needs of each client. My philosophy to counseling is that building a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to making us feel brave to take steps towards change.
I am passionate about working with Latinx teens (11 years old and up) and families in addition to working with people who struggle with anger, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, communication issues, and/or family conflict.
I speak Spanish
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Lees McRae College in North Carolina. I am currently completing my Masters in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling at George Fox University in Oregon.
About Fayanna Johnson, LCSW
"I seek to serve clients from a holistic perspective. You are more than the issue you bring into the counseling office. We all have lived experiences, developmental stages, and life choices which have shaped our story. I work to create a space where you can feel open and safe to share. Let's connect. "
Approach to Therapy
I am working from the theoretical approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed care, Person-Centered Theory, Family Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Theory, Developmental Theories, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. These theories are synthesized on an individual basis as it fits the needs and learning style of each client. I often offer work to do in between sessions to practice skills and further reflection.
The work we do in sessions will be based on the therapeutic relationship and establishing a confidential space. It is my goal that you feel welcome and safe to share. This will help you get the most out of our time together.
My career path has taken me throughout the Portland Metro and Clackamas areas. I have worked as a Medical Social Worker, Home Visitor, Family Advocate, and School Social Worker. I have facilitated family learning around child development, protective factors, life skills development, and healthy relationships. I have experience with providing services and supports to individuals and couples in their homes, in the community, at court, and with community partners. I have a passing familiarity with Spanish and am currently working on fluency.
I have worked in many social service environments with youth, children, and families including: residential treatment; in-patient psychiatric care; child welfare; parenting programs; intimate partner violence education; public school tutor; case manager; life skills facilitator; developmental disabilities worker; homeless and runaway youth worker; and with victims of sexual exploitation. I have served adults, older adults, and adolescents, and children in the hospital setting by providing assessment, recommendations, and resources for addiction, psychosis, family development, mental health care, and community engagement.