Mental Health Intern, Master of Science
Rhea Morais, Mental Health Intern

Rhea Morais sees psychotherapy as a wonderful avenue for clients to get in touch with themselves and begin to tap into their own inner wisdom and capacity for healing and growth. In sessions, she strives to be fully present with you, deeply listen to your story, and collaboratively work with you to add a greater sense of meaning, connection, and authenticity to life.

Rhea’s goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where it’s ok to explore all aspects of your life and intersecting identities. She believes that our past and present experiences shape who we are and how we relate to each other and the world around us.

Making space to untangle these experiences and working on increasing the capacity for self-compassionate awareness of what’s no longer serving you will often be part of the work.

Rhea applies an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from person-centered, existential, psychodynamic, somatic, and gestalt therapeutic frameworks. Depth and meaning-making are often a primary focus in Rhea’s approach with clients, but she also strives to tailor therapy to the needs of each individual client.

Rhea is a student therapist intern enrolled at Lewis & Clark College. She’s working toward her MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She works at Emerge Natural Health Care under the supervision of Dr Peter H Addy, Phd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Prior to entering her graduate program, Rhea earned a BA in psychology with a minor in philosophy from UC Irvine in California in 2013. Since then, she gained experience working in various residential mental health facilities for about 6 years with a variety of populations including adults with schizophrenia and other severe and persistent mental illnesses, and adolescents in the juvenile justice system.

Rhea is passionate about mental health care and is especially interested in working with clients who are navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, existential or spiritual crises, and major life transitions. Rhea welcomes clients of all backgrounds and her practice is social-justice and trauma-informed.

In her free time, Rhea enjoys dance and creative movement, vinyl DJing, playing her synthesizer, and spending time in nature.

Hours:

Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm
Fees: Sliding Scale $40 to $60 per session (Does not accept insurance)
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth only

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up…This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

Terence McKenna