Harini Sukumaran, BAMS, MA, LMFT
Clinical Director/ Founder
Licensed Individual (Women), Child & Family Counselor & Play Therapist
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
Reiki Healer/ Grand Master
Harini Sukumaran is the founder and clinical Director of MindTree, a holistic counseling & wellness Center. As a holistic practitioner, she has been in licensed in mental Health, Reiki energy healing, yoga and alternative Medicine (Certified Ayurvedic practitioner) field for over 10 years. Harini believes in a holistic approach to healing and saw the need for a clinic that focuses exclusively on Mind and Body healing around the Portland metro area; she founded MindTree.
She is passionate about helping children of all ages ( 3+ yrs) with anxiety/ fears, depression, trauma and educating parents on parenting strategies customized to their age and needs. She helps children to become less stressed by giving them and their parents tools, support and encouragement. As a Mind – body centered holistic psychotherapist, she integrates psychology, mindfulness, yoga, play therapy and art therapy when treating children. With children, Harini routinely uses child centered play therapy, where a child’s play is used as a natural medium for expression of feelings, learn social skills, and learn effective problem solving skills to cope with their difficulties. Her specialization also includes helping women suffering from , anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, postpartum depression and anxiety. With women, she implements different psycho therapeutic treatment modalities including but not limited to Mindfulness based stress reduction, positive Psychology, attachment therapy, Mother infant therapy, Art therapy, Cognitive behavior therapy. Harini’s passion for holistic treatment of Mind and Body motivated her to create MindTree, a Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center to help women, children and families in Portland, OR.
Karah Smith MS CCC-SLP, RYT-200
Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist
I am pediatric speech-language pathologist who is passionate about helping young children feel safe and comfortable in speech therapy sessions. I love using my skills as a speech therapist in conjunction with my experience as a children’s yoga instructor to incorporate breath, movement, mindfulness and play into my therapy sessions.
The most rewarding part of my career is being able to build strong relationships with my clients and their families through connection, commitment and compassion. I am especially passionate about helping shy children feel more comfortable in speech therapy sessions through the use of yoga and play.
Leah Totten, MS, CCC-SLP
Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist
I am dedicated to helping your child communicate their thoughts and feelings in whatever way they are able.
I believe that trust and connection are the most important factors in any therapeutic relationship and I do whatever I can to develop these with my clients and their families. The research-based speech therapy techniques I use are embedded in play, which is shown to help children maintain attention, increase their cognitive abilities, improve participation, build positive interactions, and progress in their speech and language goals.
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Marnellie Bishop is a certified birth and postpartum doula (International Doula Institute) with a Bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA. Volunteering at Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank and Portland Area Babywearing, provide Marnellie the opportunity to stay connected with her local community. Marnellie’s goal is to empower clients to seek out what is important to them and support them in whatever challenges they face as they enter into parenthood.
Audra Lee, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Individual Psychotherapist (Adults)
Licensed & Board Certified Counselor
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.
Heidi Swartzmiller, LMFT-Intern, Birth Doula
Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi.
I’m passionate about seeing people through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens. I view my clients within the greater context of their lives, and strive to tease out the systems that may be hindering their path to wellness. I believe people were meant to live in relationship, and that it is in this sharing of your life with another that conflict and tension can arise. Emotional wounds can come in all forms, from the least likely of places, and do not need to be carried alone. I am here, if only to say, healing is for you.
Jacqueline Holden, MA, NCC, PMH-C
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Whether you’re seeking counseling services for an ongoing mental health problem, or just need some help dealing with a life stressor, I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you. Seeking counseling is a positive step toward taking control of your life.
My eclectic style allows me to use many different tools to ensure that each client receives the individual care they deserve. Counseling provides many personal benefits, as well as positive changes in your relationships. Those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress, will develop skills to cope with symptoms day to day, and create long term plans to address ongoing issues.
I am committed to listening to my clients with empathy and guiding them through the counseling process with respect, humor, kindness and a genuine desire to see them succeed in this process. I am here to hold space and am honored to be with you on your journey to contentment.
Kristin Miller, CYT
Restorative Yoga Teacher
Kristin has been a certified restorative yoga instructor since 2011. She received her training at The Movement Center in Portland, Oregon.
Specializing in working with seniors and prenatal students, as well as with those needing a holistic and gentle approach, Kristin’s classes will improve your flexibility, circulation and overall state of well-being.
Kristin’s classes offer you the gift of slowing down and centering within, helping you listen to your body. Her classes promote balance to the mind, body, and spirit through the conscious expression of movement. Basic hatha yoga is practiced while using stress-clearing techniques leaving you deeply relaxed and restored.
Cynthia Veum, LPC
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher & Licensed Therapist
My undergraduate degreee is in fine art, but I discovered that I was drawn to art as a means of psycholigical expression and discovery. This led to earning a master’s degree in Marital & Family Therapy – Art Therapy.
I took my first yoga class in 1990 and immediately found that it resonated deeply with mind, body, and spirit. This eventually led to teaching yoga and completing 2 years of Iyengar yoga teacher training (around 700 hours). Yoga helped me effectively manage my chronic pain and scoliosis and greatly informed my approach throughout training and experience as a therapist. For over 10 years I have been adapting yoga-based movement exercises to be accessible for clients struggling with mental health issues.
After leaving a corporate position in advertising, being certified as a postpartum doula and entering into her yoga teacher training, Liz realized that mental health was her passion. Hoping to earn her masters in Counseling Psychology in the fall of 2020, Liz continues to independently study and engage with the mental health field. Liz aspires to become an MFT and somatic provider, working to help families, couples and individuals work towards peace and harmony with each other and themselves. As an admin at MindTree, she maintains the web development, social media, assists in event planning and overall clinic organization. Liz enjoys spending lots of time in nature, doing and studying yoga, and cooking holistically nutritional food.