Sahar Jones, QMHP, LMFT Intern

My name is Sahar Jones and I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with the State of Oregon. I am under the supervision of Sarah Ellenwood, LPC, LMFT and Beth Klein, LCSW. I am passionate about providing collaborative, culturally safe individual, family, and couple’s therapy. I practice from an integrated model that combines skill building, narrative life-story focus, strengthening relationship skills and dynamics, expressive arts, and somatic approaches. When not in practice I enjoy nature walks, writing music and poems, reading speculative fiction, and spirituality & celebrating with community and loved ones.

Treatment Orientations

I practice from the perspective that choosing connection – whether with yourself, loved ones, pets, or the natural world – is the cornerstone to wellness, and it’s worth the vulnerability it takes to get there. Together we’ll explore how to support you in building connections and coping skills that nourish you and your relationships for the long haul. As a clinician, I practice the philosophy that choosing connection is worth it through direct client collaboration: you’ll know where we’re going, what we’re doing, and why, at every stage of therapy. I welcome LGBTQ, disabled, and ethnic & racial minority individuals and families, and hold these identities myself. In my practice, I work with individuals and all types of relationships, including polyamorous relationships, chosen/blended families, and friends!

My primary therapeutic approaches are Trauma-Informed, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, Dialectical (DBT), Narrative, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Expressive Arts, and Somatic. I have sixty hours of training and five years of experience working with clients who have experienced domestic violence. I have two years of experience serving Indigenous clients in a Native-owned culturally specific setting. I am trained to provide transgender-specific counseling services including medical assessment letter writing for hormones and surgery. Additional trainings are in Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy, Group Therapy for Addiction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, Gottman Method, Anti-Oppression Focused Therapy, Impacts of Colonialism on Client/Therapist Relationships, and Cultural Competency for Serving Two-Spirit Clients.

Client Focus

I provide family therapy and individual therapy to people ages 6 and up, and focus on working with couples; families with adolescent or adult children; teens; and adults/elders who may be experiencing challenges with:

• Complex Trauma / Post-Traumatic Stress

• Dissociative Disorders

• Psychosis and Schizophrenia

• Couple and Family Conflict

• Adolescent Emotional & Behavioral Problems

• Addiction in Families

• Domestic Violence

• Self-Esteem, Life-Purpose and Identity

• Anxiety and Stress

• Depression and Mood Issues

• Chronic Illness and Disability

• ADHD and Focusing

• LGBTQ+ Issues

• Impacts of Racism and Colonialism

• Spiritual and Cultural Concerns

I welcome all races, all religions, all sexual orientations, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, all ethnicities, all bodies, ALL PEOPLE.

Education

School: Master’s of Family Therapy from The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling. Graduated 2017.

Prelicense Registration: Oregon / R6839. I am registered under my legal first and last name, Stella Jones, which I am happy to explain.

Supervisor: Sarah Ellenwood, LPC, LMFT

Supervisor License: Oregon / T0840