A Bit About Gita...
Hello! My name is Gita (they/she). I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Portland State University. My previous work experience has been in public health education and advocacy with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.
My clients are typically couples/partnerships, individuals ages 15+, and families who come from a range of backgrounds and experiences. My work often focuses on exploring LGBTQ+ identity with a focus on transgender and gender noncomforming clients, anxiety, depression, relational conflict and communication, and sexual issues. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities rooted in Systems Theory and Intersectional/Feminist perspectives, such as Emotion Focused Therapy and Satir Experiential, as well as Narrative and Collaborative theories.
I am queer, South Asian, and white and grew up in rural Alaska. These identities only begin to touch on who I am. As a person with many intersecting identities and complexities, some that are valued more than others, I know what it is like to feel like I have to hide my whole self. I also know how good it can feel to have a space to exist with contentment and authenticity. Because of that, my goal is to help you find the value in existing as your whole self and provide a place where you can begin to explore who you truly are. While my work is with individuals, couples/partnerships, and families, I have a special love of working with couples/partnerships who are taking the first steps to reconnect, grow, and exist authentically in their relationship(s).