Chase Colter, LPC Intern
Chase believes that we are both individually and collectively in a continuous process of development and that this determines how we perceive and make sense of our experiences. He is of the perspective that as we move through life from the partiality of our experience, we dynamically construct our maps of meaning and through them, our concept of self. As a therapist, Chase takes into account the various intersecting dimensions of human experience to provide a comprehensive and contextual understanding of the clients he collaborates with. Navigating their rich internal topography, the client is compassionately held in the process with a sense of wholeness, respect, and humility. In this unfolding process, clients are invited to cultivate a greater sense of self-compassion, resilience, and psychological flexibility. With a firm trust in the evolutionary potential of all beings, including his clients, he would best describe his approach to psychotherapy as unitive and process-oriented with particular emphasis towards Eco-systemic, Experiential, Somatic, and Mindfulness-based approaches.
Chase currently is a LPC student intern enrolled in Lewis and Clark College, working towards a MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Addictions. His background involves working in a residential setting with adults suffering various severe and persistent psychological disorders, as well as community-based treatment working with transition-aged youth experiencing symptoms of psychosis. He is currently working to meet requirements for CADC I licensure, and is pursuing training in the Hakomi Method through the META Institute. He specializes in holistically treating presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, career exploration, PTSD, and addictions all through a trauma-informed and systemic lens. Chase warmly embraces folx from all social and cultural contexts, and is especially welcome to therapeutically collaborating with those of the Queer community.