Professional Counselor Associate in Oregon #R6885
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University
BS in Health and Human Kinetics from Warner Pacific University
Member of the Association of Experiential Education
Member of the American Psychological Association Division 34 Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology
Ecotherapy and Climate Conscious Therapy Training for Mental Health Professionals
First Aid, CPR, and AED certified through the American Red Cross
Suicide Prevention Training from Kaiser Permanente
Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program through American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
I have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE)
Before starting my practice I worked in community mental health, providing clinical counseling to individuals who experienced significant trauma. I am LGBTQ + affirming and work from a multicultural and systems perspective- acknowledging the societal inequalities that can contribute to our mental distress.
I also work as a local adjunct professor teaching "Hiking for Health", where class members engage in experiential learning regarding how hiking benefits us physically, mentally, and spiritually. Before I became a therapist I worked in several different realms:
Health & Physical Education Adjunct Professor
University Academic Advisor
Adventure-based Outdoor Guide, taking teens whitewater rafting, rock climbing and on challenge course elements
I have always felt a deep connection with the natural world, facilitated by living outdoors, training on the trails as a cross country athlete, and recreational pursuits. I worked outside for many summers as an adventure guide, where I led teens in adventure-based experiences. I weave elements of experiential therapy into counseling sessions. I currently volunteer with Suicide Bereavement Support as a group facilitator for individuals who have lost a loved one by suicide.
I take an integrative approach to therapy. I include elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, mindfulness, solutions-focused, eco-therapy, adventure therapy, feminist, multicultural, attachment, expressive, and experiential. I strive to understand each individual's unique worldview, values, and way of making meaning.
My mission is to facilitate experiences that empower others on their journey of mental wellness.
Outside of Work
I identify as a cisgender, straight, woman. I've been married to my partner since 2015. When I'm not facilitating sessions I enjoy time outdoors, including hiking, camping, climbing, and kayaking.
As a Professional Counselor Associate I work under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Doherty, Psychologist, who is licensed in Oregon #1628.
Professional Workshops & Publications
I have led professional workshops for mental health therapists on the topics of hiking therapy, walk & talk therapy, and processing suicide bereavement. Check out my most recent publication in the Mazama's magazine: Doing the Privilege Walk in the Outdoor Adventure Community.
Aimee Frazier (she/her)
I believe that our experiences have the power to shape who we become, how we perceive ourselves, the world, and interact within our relationships.
As a therapist I bring my clinical experience to facilitate engaging and supportive experiences that foster personal growth and mental well-being.