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Recover what was left behind. Find belonging in your authenticity.
Compassionate online therapy for adults, teens, and couples

what we do
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Martha Portman

Martha has 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. She has worked with clients in various community mental health and teletherapy settings with problems ranging from situational life stress to severe mental illness. Some special interests include: anxiety, C-PTSD/trauma related disorders, attachment issues, childhood trauma, and helping individuals with parenting issues. She believes that positive mental health begins in infancy and is passionate about helping parents find connection to their children to help overall family health and bonding. In addition to therapy services, Martha is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Certified Attached at the Heart Parent Educator (CAHPE) offer breastfeeding and parenting support to families.

Abigail Sims

Abi is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Ohio, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in Washington who holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She believes in the powerful connection between childhood and adulthood, with a focus on processing childhood wounds & trauma. Her passion in the therapy room is to create a safe space where all feel welcome to come as they are. Abi has experience working with couples, families, and individuals with PTSD, complex PTSD, mood disorders, attachment, and relationships, and she's also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Additional interest areas include: religious trauma, cults, couples therapy, and attachment-based therapy. 

Ryan Witkowski

Ryan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio who holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. He brings over a decade of relevant experience in diverse settings as a practicing psychotherapist, health and wellness coach treating chronic illness and Independent Living Instructor for those with developmental disabilities. Furthermore Ryan is a certified Attached at the Heart Parent Educator helping parents to create secure, meaningful and lasting relationships with their children. Ryans work history includes community mental health agencies, a Silicon Valley health and wellness startup, The University of California at Berkeley, Medicaid/Medicare provicers and most recently his private practice where he focuses on PTSD, Complex PTSD, Mens Issues, Parening, Abuse and Relationships.

Bridgette Inukiha'angana

Bridgette is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Ohio who holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Bridgette believes in the power of connection and healthy relationships. Bridgette is multiculturally aware and trauma informed and is committed to using evidence based strategies to walk with her clients in their journey of processing through harmful experiences. She creates a positive therapeutic connection where people can feel safe in their journey and confident in themselves. Bridgette strives to create a nonjudgmental atmosphere and focuses on connection with her clients to facilitate an experience of change. Main focuses in the therapy room are processing trauma and examining how past experiences show up in current life patterns. Bridgette has experience working with individuals, families, children and teens.

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what people say

"I can't express enough how grateful I am for you. I feel like I've learned more about myself because of you than I have in my entire life. You are such a gift and a guiding, supporting, bright energy as I navigate becoming healthy and happy and stronger. To your point about wanting people to be okay - I feel like they all would be if they had your influence. Thanks for everything. "


"The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help."

-Irvin Yalom

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