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.
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.
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.
Annalisa Shallahamer, MA, LPC Intern
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Hello! I’m Annalisa.
I am excited to get to know you!
I am passionate about helping people process and maneuver through life’s ups and downs. Whether you are struggling with an addiction, processing a trauma, or need to process a life transition like a new job or relationship, I want to help you find balance and freedom. Living a purposeful life is about being in connection with others and being able to maintain balance when life gets stressful.
Liscensed Professional Counselor Intern R6252
Supervised by Daniel Schiff PhD
Individual and Couples Counseling
I work from a humanistic framework and incorporate evidence based practices in my approach to healing, learning life skills and self discovery, all of which lead us to living healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives. My philosophy encompasses elements of both Gestalt and Existentialism and I am interested in working with those dealing with anxiety, relational issues, grief, professional development, personal growth and life transitions. I seek to connect all facets of a person’s world (the family they grew up in, their gender, faith, culture, education, age, etc.) as I believe that each person has inherent worth and the capacity to grow toward personal fulfillment.
Lindsay Harris, C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist
Lindsay’s group and private classes are recommended for all levels! Her classes are individually tailored offering lots of modifications and variations for each movement. Lindsay enjoys teaching others the tools she has learned so they can discover what works for them. Lindsay teaches because she enjoys helping others find their own empowerment through their mind, body, and breath.
MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center LLC
5440 SW Westgate Dr # 210
Portland, Oregon 97221