Summer Brown LMFT
Owner and Lead Clinician
I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Vancouver Washington and online. I identify as a Fat, Queer, Black Woman. I provide therapy and supervision with an Intersectional-Feminist perspective. Additionally I am Sex and Body Positive and support healthy relationships in all their forms.
All relationship styles are welcome.
I provide individual, family, and couples/partnership therapy to kids, teens and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+, Gender Diverse, all body sizes, types and abilities, especially folx in a bigger body or folx who identify as a Black or Indigenous Person of Color (BIPOC).
I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR. I tend to utilize tools from a variety of modalities to support you in making improvements in your life.
Case Manager/Office Manager
I am honored to be a part of Therapeutic Change PLLC, offering administrative and case management support. As an LGBTQIA+ person, I am grateful to bring who I am to a welcoming practice where people are treated with dignity and respect, and where people’s stories, experiences, cultures, backgrounds, abilities, body types, and relationships are honored. We know that oppression exists, and barriers are often placed in people’s way that make life harder than it has to be. When these barriers make it difficult to access food, housing, transportation, and other practical needs, it can feel overwhelming to tackle it all alone. I’m happy to join forces with people to obtain what they need, so clients can let their shoulders drop a bit and breathe a little bit easier. I am grateful for those who have stood with me through difficult times, and I want others to know they are cared for and supported, too. On a personal note, I live with my wife and two rescue dogs in Vancouver, and if you have pets, I will definitely want to see their pictures. Professionally, I’ve worked in a variety of settings, from fast food, to custodial work, state government, an insurance company, a law firm, and as an Information and Referral Specialist and Volunteer Manager for a Portland nonprofit connecting older adults and people with disabilities with accessible transportation. If our team can be of support and encouragement along the way, I look forward to meeting you!
Kaylee Torres MCFT Intern
Graduate Student Intern
I identify as a Queer, Asian Woman. I provide therapy from a relational and ecosystemic lens, meaning I acknowledge that we exist in relation to other people and beings, as well as the land we occupy, and our daily life is impacted by larger systems such as capitalism and white supremacy.
I provide individual, family, and couples/partnership therapy to kids, teens and adults who identify as LGBTQIA+, Gender Diverse, all ethnicities, all body sizes, types and abilities. I work with all relationship styles, including monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory, and relationship anarchy. I am sex-positive, BDSM/kink-aware, and trauma-informed.
I draw from Systems Theory, Intersectional and Feminist perspectives, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy and an Intergenerational framework. I incorporate techniques from a range of modalities in order to provide you the best care possible. I believe that human beings are built for connection and a lot of the work we do as therapists is around repairing ruptures in relationships and healing attachment injuries. Navigating how to be in relationship with others in ways that are fulfilling, and how to nurture connections with others as well as with yourself is an intimate and life-long journey. My main goal in therapy is to do no harm. At the end of the day, I want to create a space where you can tell your story and where new understandings can be made.
Katherine Catanach MCFT Intern
Graduate Student Intern
I am a Graduate Student Intern pursuing a Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy degree at Lewis and Clark College and practicing in both Washington and Oregon. I strive to provide therapy from the use of an intersectional lens while utilizing Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy models to collaborate with clients to achieve their goals, assess their needs and find ways to live their most authentic lives.
As an Indigenous Pueblo woman, I am devoted to providing therapy to individuals, families, and teens who have a wide range of identities but especially those who identify as LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and the Gender Diverse. I am both body and sex positive and believe that healthy relationships can come in many configurations and styles. I am also BDSM/kink aware.
I look forward to working with all clients who are seeking to have satisfactory relationships with themselves and those in their orbit. It is my goal to cultivate a space where you can be comfortable in exploring the stories you have within you and those you have yet to author. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and I would be honored to hear yours.