Our Team

Harini Sukumaran, BAMS, MA, MFT

Founder/Director

Child & Family Psychotherapist
Ayurvedic Physician
NewLife Reiki Healer/Grand Master

harini@mindtreeholisticcounseling.com
(503) 766-4895
Harini Sukumaran is the Owner and Executive Director of MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center. She has been in Mental Health and Alternative Medicine field for over 10 years. Harini believes in a holistic approach to healing and saw the need for a holistic clinic that focuses exclusively on Mind and Body healing around the Portland metro area; she founded MindTree.

Harini strongly believes in a collaborative, holistic, strength based approach to therapy. With children, Harini routinely uses child centered play therapy. With Women & Families, Harini implements different psychotherapeutic treatment modalities including but not limited to Attachment therapy, Mother Infant Therapy, Art therapy, Mindfulness based stress reduction, Cognitive behavior therapy and Family Systems therapy.

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Alisa Karmel, MScN, M.A.

Child & Family Behavioral Nutritionist
Child, Adolescent, & Family Therapist

pnwcoaching@gmail.com
(503) 998-1545

I have worked with children and adolescents for over 10 years. My background includes childhood psychology, nutritional sciences, elementary education, health coaching, food relationship coaching, and executive skills coaching. I recognize that helping children make any type of change requires compassion, commitment, and the entire family’s support. I believe that children learn at their own pace and in their own way.

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Varsha Ruparel, MS, NCC, CMHC

Individual, Marriage and Couple’s Therapist

vruparelcounseling@gmail.com
(971) 319-5332

Stress is an overwhelming part of modern life that can lead to psychological and physical distress. I believe that a compassionate, nurturing, and healing space to mend, emerge, grow, thrive, and restore a sense of wholeness and wellbeing are essential for recovery and that’s what I strive to provide through my practice. Knowledge, awareness, and insight are the cornerstones of therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups addressing a broad spectrum of psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual issues with the goal to heal ruptures, reconnect to inner source of wisdom, strengths, and divinity.

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Susan Butler, MA, LMFT, LPC, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor for LPC & LMFT Interns

susan@mindandbodywholeness.com

(503) 330-8677

Susan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individuals, couples, and families. Susan has been in practice as a marriage and family therapist since 2007 and works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are pre-marital counseling, couples therapy, infertility, pre and post adoption, trauma, self-esteem, and second half of life issues.

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Amy Baker, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

portlandtherapyservices@gmail.com
(503) 897-0411

Strengthening families, reducing conflicts and stress, and opening lines of communication. I work with individuals, teens and families struggling with the negative effects of depression, anxiety, mood swings, poor self-image, drug and alcohol problems, truancy and other behavior problems. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual abuse, helping them to heal, rebuild trust and improve their self-concept. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Oregon, having completed my Master’s in counseling from Portland State University. Passionate about my work, my approach is practical, honest, creative and hopeful.

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Allison Batty Capps MA, MFT

Child & Family Therapist

I have been working with children for over 14 years as a teacher and as a therapist. I believe in a holistic, relational approach to healing that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. As a therapist, I believe that our sense of self develops as we relate to our environment and in our relationships with others. I have experience treating children and their families in an inpatient and outpatient setting; my specialization includes treatment of children with behavioral/emotional struggles, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, children who have experienced trauma, and children who have experiences with auditory and visual hallucinations.

I firmly believe in working collaboratively with children and their families based on their cultural/spiritual values and beliefs to create a holistic, relational approach to therapy that integrates mindfulness, movement and expressive arts techniques to foster recognition and expression of their ideal physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.

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Audra Lee, MS, MA, LPC intern, NCC, RAPC

Individual Psychotherapist
Registered Ayurvedic Psychology Consultant
503-966-9744

I am here to listen to your story to gently help you sort through what might feel like a big overwhelming pile of mess, whether from self-criticism, unwanted emotions, too much stress, unresolved interpersonal traumas, a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life circumstances or career path, or just feeling stuck. These issues may be manifesting in a variety of ways such as anxiety, depression, burnout, emotional intensity, physical health challenges, and/or relationship issues. Together we’ll uncover the truth of what your pain is trying to tell you about yourself, what’s really important to you, and what is and is not working in your life. This is such an important precursor to lasting change, and it’s not easy or necessary to do it alone.

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Daniella Marchick, MS, CRC

Individual & Adult Family Therapist (Specializing in Aging Concerns)
503-683-3179
marchickcounseling@gmail.com

I find meaning in helping others build supportive environments and relationships. I can help you build healthy habits with yourself and others, and guide your journey to finding your own life’s meaning. Making sustainable positive changes and getting to deeply know oneself can provide powerful impacts throughout one’s life. By using an integrated psychotherapy approach and applying appropriate theories, methods, and techniques, this can assist you with leading your life in awareness, accepting of self and others, and creating more fulfilling relationships. Helping others choose and discover a better way of living and awakening to inner peace and happiness brings me joy.

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Christine Crites, MAT, MA

Yoga & Movement Instructor

Ccrites.edu@gmail.com

630-418-2290

Christine is a professional independent educator and movement coach who started her career path as a teacher. Christine combines her vast and varied teaching and coaching experience with her passion for movement, and the link between kinesthetics and emotional understanding. At MindTree, Christine offers movement-based classes for children and adolescents focusing on yoga, hand dance, and multicultural movements, and how those movements can affect our emotions and thoughts.

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