Rachelle Cornelius

Pronouns She/Her or They/Them

"People need celebration in their life. It's part of what it means to be human. We need magic, bliss, …myth, and celebration in our lives. And music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it."  ~Jerry Garcia

Being a steward of healing relationships with the lost parts of ourselves (our darkness and our light) and between humanity and nature, plants, and animals is my greatest intention and honor.  I am the owner of Creative Spirit Collaborative and the Executive Director of Foundation for Alternative Healing, as well as a counselor and coach with specialties in Somatics, Ecopsychology, Expressive Arts, and Mindfulness based therapies. 

My life long history with dance and befriending the earth and animals from a young age has inspired the approaches used at CSC. My interests in natural healing, movement, and connection with the earth deepened during my academic work.  My Master’s Degree from Naropa University in Wilderness Therapy was founded on Transpersonal Psychology.  Transpersonal Psychology acknowledges the healing benefits of exploring a person’s soul or spirit and cultivating meditation or mindfulness practices into therapeutic work.  During my grad program I had the incredible opportunity to study and blend an eclectic variety of healing practices such as Ecopsychology, Expressive Arts and Somatic.  Ecopsychology is understanding ourselves as inseparable from nature and seeing nature as an integral part of our community and healing process. Expressive Arts is about freely expressing our truths and enlivening our spark through a creative outlet.  Somatics is a profound practice of body awareness and movement. My Bachelor’s Degree from Bastyr University emphasized nutrition, exercise, and alternative healing practices such as yoga and qi gong.

I recently completed a year long nature based meditation training, Awake in the Wild Teacher Training with Mark Coleman and additional studies in Practical Animism and Animist Psychology with Dr Danial Foor.  I have also studied Yoga and Yoga philosophy in depth since 2010 with teacher Dave Curtis’s Aksara Yoga and have had an ongoing yoga and meditation practice since 2000. I began regular wilderness solos in 2005 and have done wilderness solos and training with John P Milton’s Sacred Passages, Dave Talamo’s Wilderness Reflections, and Anne Stine’s Wilderness Rites. I have also had somatic training in Authentic Movement, BodyMind Centering, Continuum Movement, and Tamalpa Life Art Process as well as various breathwork practices.  I have also had additional training as a Life Wellness Coach from WellCoaches.

I work with a wide variety of people but have specialized experience working with adults who are talented and gifted in unusual and creative ways. I also have a background in emergency medical services and alternative healing practices working with my own health issues which makes me uniquely suited to support adults who are experiencing chronic or terminal illness as well as healthcare providers.  I also have extensive background in working with spiritual emergence, social, environmental, or existential concerns, or those in long term recovery from eating disorders or addiction. I am available for individual counseling, coaching, community therapeutic groups, workshops, and retreats as well as meditation, yoga, or breathwork facilitation.

"Enchantment is the oldest form of medicine." ~Carl Jung

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?” ~Gabrielle Roth

Not currently accepting new clients, please contact us if you would like to be on the waitlist.

Accepts private pay and in network with the following insurance: OHP PacificSource Community Solutions, PacificSource Commercial/Private, Cigna, Kaiser NW, BCBS, Moda.

To schedule with Rachelle, please CONTACT US HERE.

Jonathan Stemer

“ Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you built against it. “~Rumi.  

As your guide, I bring 25 years of experience in the mental health field working with people of all ages and different backgrounds representing diverse therapeutic issues. My counseling practice is holistic, integrative and transpersonal focusing on the whole person and emphasizing a heart-centered approach that recognizes the wisdom within each person to guide their life. I value the therapeutic relationship and its potential to contribute to healing and transformation. By offering a compassionate presence, open heart, deep listening, acceptance without judgment and an ability to hold space for the parts of you that are often most vulnerable, a safe place will be created for you to do this sacred work of healing. 

My professional experience is supported and informed by over 30 years of personal study and practice of meditation within different wisdom traditions focusing on the heart and it’s wisdom for inner guidance. I’ve been exploring various movement practices including dance and tai chi for the past 10 years. I look for ways to incorporate these into the work with clients helping them more consciously embody and integrate different parts and aspects of themselves. I studied yoga philosophy and psychology with Baba Hari Dass from 1990-92, Chen tai chi with Master Chen Gui Zhen in 2009 and have continued with this practice for the past 10 years which has aided in managing stress, relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. From 1996-97, I studied at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on courses in transpersonal psychology, eastern and western theories of mind and expressive arts therapy as a way to further my interest in discovering ways to bring more of a body/mind/spirit approach to counseling. From 2003-2010, I produced and hosted a local community television program in Eugene called, The Healing Connection focusing on healing practitioners with an emphasis on the body/mind/spirit. In the past 6 years, as I've been going through a grieving process, I've participated in community grief rituals with Sobonfu Some, Rob Miller and Laurence Cole. These experiences have shown me the power of grieving and allowed me to see the vital role of community in healing.

Now accepting new clients. 

Accepts private pay and in network with the following insurance: OHP PacificSource Community Solutions, PacificSource Commercial/Private, Cigna, Kaiser NW, BCBS, Moda.

To schedule with Jonathan, please CONTACT US HERE.

Robyn Heydari

”You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou

I work primarily from an Multi and Inter-Modal Expressive Arts lens.  I will invite you to get in touch with your creativity as we explore different mediums. Using an inter-modal approach means that we might move from one form of expression to another, perhaps even several times in the course of a session. Some processes we may explore include mixed-media experimentation, sandtray work, mindfulness practice, dreamwork, creative writing, movement, sound, play, and imaginative expression.

Expressive Arts Therapy is a trauma-informed practice.  It allows us to explore inner material as gently or as deeply as we feel ready for, at our own pace, and in our own unique way.  Inter-modal practice may lead us to examine our beliefs and experiences, call upon our ancestors, dive into our cultural backgrounds, our spiritual beliefs, and perhaps our dreams and intuition.  This allows a space to open up where we can come to know ourselves more deeply, trust ourselves more fully, and develop tools to help us carry this strength into the world.

Expressive Arts Therapy is more than making art for coping and self-care.  Yes, making art IS an excellent coping tool, but Expressive Arts Practice takes us much deeper into our work.  Through processing in the therapeutic space, as well as making room for expression in our daily lives, we can tap into our creative source from which change can flow.  When we hold space for our creativity to flourish without judgement, we can communicate with unconscious and hidden parts of ourselves.  Through this, we can know ourselves better, and perhaps reconnect with parts of ourselves that we may have lost touch with over time.  Sometimes these processes can be surprising and take us in completely different directions than we expected – and that’s okay – when we learn to trust ourselves and follow our innate wisdom, we can always find our way!

I believe therapy should be collaborative and non-authoritative. We will work together as allies, mutually invested in your growth.  I have over 12 years of experience working in community mental health with people from many different backgrounds.  One thing I have learned from my own experiences with the mental health system, as well as the experiences of my clients, is that receiving mental health services can sometimes feel dehumanizing and dismissive.  I aim to not do that.  I will not pathologize you, analyze you, or otherwise disrespect you.  Of course, to err is human, and thus, I welcome your feedback at all times.  I believe therapy is a relationship, and so I recognize that it is my responsibility to be open to change, just as I ask my clients to be when they step into the therapeutic space.

I greatly enjoy working with teens, especially those who may be hesitant to try therapy. I also welcome survivors of trauma to reach out so we can discuss what trauma-informed therapy is and why it is important for survivors to seek a counselor who is properly trained to work with their needs.  Whether or not you choose to work with me, I would like to help you find someone qualified to truly help in your healing journey.  While teens and survivors are populations I specialize in, I am open to working with people from all different backgrounds.  Please contact me for a consultation to learn more about how my approach is different.

Not currently accepting new clients, please contact us if you would like to be on the waitlist.

Accepts private pay and in network with the following insurance: OHP PacificSource Community Solutions and PacificSource Commercial/Private.

To schedule with Robyn, please CONTACT US HERE.

Gillian DeBruno

Pronouns She/Her

"I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace." ~Diane Ackerman

Hello loves. My name is Gillian DeBruno, holistic practitioner and co-creator of wholeness. I am here to support you on your journey back to yourself. I am proud to provide an assortment of offerings including coaching, family dynamic exploration, grounding techniques, reiki sessions, a sense of humor, inner child work, intuitive healing, and an unwavering compassion for the human condition. Working towards becoming more aware of your body is a gateway to being in your body and having access to your full self. I believe that healing work is collaborative and I will create a space of nonjudgement for us to explore your reality together.

I pride myself on being perceptive, non-judgemental, quick witted, humorous, honest, and compassionate. I like to work with folks who are interested in discovering the inner workings of their hearts and minds, who are committed to growth, and who are ready to collaborate on their healing process. I do my best to show up in a way that respects and uplifts your lived experience. Social justice discussions are honored in my healing space. I am LGBTQ affirming, available to explore social location, aware of systems of oppression, and accountable for my words and actions.

Traditional education: I hold a masters degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College as well as a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. I have 20 years experience working with individuals, children, and families in varied therapeutic settings. I specialized in Sex Therapy for my masters with a focus in social equity. 

Alternative/Spiritual education: Gaining my reiki mastership over the course of 10 years has allowed me time to integrate the teachings into my everyday life. Energy medicine can be a helpful tool to utilize when the stories of the mind make it difficult to be with what is. Astrology, archetypes, tarot, ritual and ceremony are all lenses that I look through when designing healing programs with clients. I love conversations about spiritual awakenings, empathic abilities, guides/ancestors, and intuitive knowing. My education and life experience has led me to a more holistic approach to healing and growth. I have the credentials to be a traditional therapist and in order to provide all of my skill set, I have moved away from solely offering talk therapy. I will still use my education to support you while including “alternative” healing modalities like reiki and somatics for a well rounded experience. 

“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself” ~Maryam Hasna

Now accepting new clients.

Accepts private pay only. 

To schedule with Gillian, please CONTACT US HERE

Solomon Buccola

I have a memory from the age of eight or nine of pressing my hands into the grass and pondering, with curiosity and wonder, about the nature of consciousness and its meaning. Questions such as these, about the mind and the human condition, have been important to me from early life and have guided my course of study and self-cultivation. About 10 years after my initial training as a therapist, I experienced a series of life crises, which compelled me to learn how to accept and work with those destabilizing forces, turning them into a catalyst toward a deeper clarity and rootedness. Now, through a thoughtful and experience-embracing practice, I am able to help others transform the full range of hardships, trials, and griefs into a path of greater wellness and personal empowerment.

In addition to my master's degree in psychology from Saybrook University, with an emphasis on humanistic approaches and a degree in Classical Chinese Medicine from NUNM. I also bring an in-depth pursuit of a variety of the world's wisdom traditions and corresponding personal practice. Pursuit of these traditions has brought me a variety of perspectives on matters such as wholeness, pain, dysfunction, and life's sacredness. Through them I have also learned and practiced a range of techniques for drawing on our depths as a healing resource. I studied qi gong for four years under Master Pikshan Ko and have been a long-term Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner, currently under the guidance of Lama Gyalsten. I have completed a number of month-long meditation retreats, several of them in isolation. I have also had sustained relationships with Orthodox Christianity and the Lakota Ways.

A major focus of my practice is helping clients arrive at an attentive understanding of their inner forces (such as beliefs, feelings, and urges) and bringing these into integration. In this way, instead of feeling powerless, hopeless, overwhelmed, or threatened by their challenges, they can  embody an open authenticity that is fully alive and empowered. Instead of holding a fixed perspective, I treat each session as a collaborative exploration. Consequently, session structure and activities can vary widely depending on client needs, all while tracking actively toward real and palpable growth and relief from suffering. I draw on a range of frameworks and techniques, ranging from cognitive-behavioral to transpersonal, and including attachment theory, ego state, embodiment practice,  ritual, visualization, inner journeying, and spiritual resourcing.

Not currently accepting new clients.

Accepts private pay and in network with the following insurance: OHP PacificSource Community Solutions only. 

To schedule with Solomon, please CONTACT US HERE.

Emily Snodgrass

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories from your life--not someone else’s life--water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    As humans, we were not designed to move through life alone. I am here to be a witness and provide a space for you to tell your story, feel, move, & express your authentic self within the safety of relationship. Each person is innately different and composed of many aspects that create an individual You. For this reason, each therapeutic relationship and combination of practices we use will function differently. My therapeutic foundation encompasses the power of collaborative relationship and knowing that the mind and body only work in ways to keep you safe. Together we will journey inside your experience and find the alchemy of turning what has been overwhelming into overcoming.

    My work with clients incorporates my values of playfulness, curiosity, acceptance, empathy, and safety. I facilitate counseling for individuals with a trauma-informed, holistic, integrative therapeutic approach. We will explore your biology and the innate capacity for your body to re-learn safety. By utilizing the mind-body-spirit connection, the body can regulate and process a wide range of experiences. This integrated approach will extend beyond traditional talk therapy and may include: mindfulness, breath-work, movement, meditation, creative arts, nature, ceremony, emotional embodiment, and yoga. This mixed style will build upon your internal resources of connection, curiosity, courage, and your own unique spark; from there, your path of weaving life purpose and healing will be illuminated. 

“The body is always present, it is the mind that is a time-traveler.” ~Unknown

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor for the state of Oregon. I completed a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. I am a certified level 1 clinical trauma professional who focuses on the neurobiological legacy of trauma. My yogic and Eastern philosophy background was cultivated from 9 years of personal practice, 200hr yoga instructor, NeuroMeditation: Level 1, and trauma-informed, brain sensitive yoga trainings. Other personal practices that have deeply impacted my therapeutic approach include Astrology, Practical Animism by Dr. Daniel Foor, ceremony and ritual, relationship with the land, poetry, art expression, and personal rites of passage with Cascadia Quest.

 I’m eager to continue the path of mutual healing with you and create a space for colorful, authentic expression.

Not currently accepting new clients.

Accepts private pay and OHP PacificSource Community Solutions, PacificSource Commercial/Private, BCBS, and is currently in the process of networking with Kaiser NW and Moda.

To schedule with Emily, please CONTACT US HERE.