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My name is Tehya (they/them)


Healing isn’t something we’re meant to do alone. 

Together we can create the space you need. As a mixed race, queer, trans, and neuroqueer therapist, I strive to make therapy centered in uplifting and celebrating the strength of our collective resistance. I specialize in working with mixed and monoracial clients of color and individuals, families, and relationship systems exploring identity and culture, healing trauma, affirming neurodiversity, and carving out a life in the gray areas in between. My work is relational and systemic, drawing from attachment theory, affirmative therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work, and Narrative theory. I have personal and clinical experience navigating non-monogamous relationships. 

I work to affirm and celebrate you and the relationships that create movement and growth in your life. I want to work in service of healing the beliefs that shrink the vastness of our identities and desires. We belong to and among the living beings on this earth and our investment in collective healing creates a ripple effect of possibility. Together we can build a better world. 

Tehya: About Me

Education & Experience

BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (2012)

MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy - Lewis and Clark (2021)

I completed my clinicial internships at an LGBTQIA+ affirmative private practice and at a community counseling center working with individuals, families, and couples in Portland, OR. 


Dr. Chelsea S. Bates, PhD LMFT #LF60538332

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