Our Team

Harini Sukumaran, BAMS, MA, MFT


Psychotherapist for Children & Women
Ayurvedic Practitioner & 
Reiki Healer/ Grand Master

(503) 766-4895

Harini Sukumaran is the Founder and Clinical Director of MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center. As a Holistic practitioner, she has been in Mental Health, Energy Healing Medicine, Yoga and Alternative Medicine ( Ayurvedic Physician certified from India) 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 and Hillsboro metro area; she founded MindTree.

She is passionate about helping children of all ages ( 3+ yrs) with anxiety issues, 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 body centered Holistic Psychotherapist, she integrates Psychology, Mindfulness,Yoga, Play Therapy and Art when treating children. Her specialization also includes helping women suffering from , Anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, and Pregnancy/Postpartum mood disorders. 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 womenchildren and families in Portland, OR.

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Daniella Marchick, MS, CRC

Individual & Adult Family Therapist (Specializing in Aging Concerns)

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

Individual Psychotherapist
Registered Ayurvedic Psychology Consultant

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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Amy Baker, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(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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Christine Crites, MAT, MA

Yoga & Movement Instructor



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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Varsha Ruparel, MS, NCC, CMHC

Individual, Marriage and Couple’s Therapist

(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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Alyssa Brin

Mental Health Therapist

Owner of Peach Blossom Wellness

(360) 524-9495

I believe in an integrative, holistic approach to mental wellness. In therapy, I will take the time to hear your story and the unique experiences that have brought you to reaching out for support and come up with a plan that is right for you. My approach is empathic and strengths-based. It is my goal to empower each person I work with to rediscover their own inner wisdom and truth, and to help them make the necessary changes in their lifestyle and in their relationships that reflects that inner knowing. I work with individuals and couples who find that the experiences of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, self-doubt, or challenging relationships are what brings them to seek mental healthcare. Therapy provides a safe space to experience what it’s like to reconnect with your authentic self in the presence of another human being. As a therapist, I support this process through the use of mindfulness tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt techniques, and other methods as appropriate to your individualized treatment plan. I would be honored to share those moments of awakening with you and to support you toward learning how to express the fullest, most vibrant version of yourself in your significant relationships and other areas of your life.

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Hansa Gutierrez, MS, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist


(503) 206-9523

Therapy is the creation of a safe space that encourages positive and meaningful change. As a marriage and family therapist I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families to gain insight into relational patterns and uncover hidden strengths. I specialize in working with foster and adoptive families, and couples in transition. I approach therapeutic work from a strengths-based, relational perspective and use various therapy models (Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Collaborative Proactive Solutions, Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy, etc.) according to the needs of each of my clients. I believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and we work alongside one another.

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Darlene Sochin MS, RMT

Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Access Bars Practitioner



My present career as an Energy Healer and Life Support Mentor started long ago. I’ve always known I wanted to create fun, loving, experiences for children. I was a classroom teacher for over 25 years and received a Master’s Degree in Parenting Education in 1999. Being with families as a kind and compassionate resource fed my soul. Yet, it was not until I was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 that I found holistic approaches to working with families in a deeper and more expansive way. So, I started my own energy healing practice for clients in 2008 right here in Portland, Oregon.

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Vickey Foster M.Ed, RYT, RCYT

Yoga Instructor & Master Trainer for Yoga Kids



Vickey has been teaching children of all ages for over 20 years. As a classroom teacher, Vickey was looking for more ways to incorporate movement into her lesson plans when she learned about YogaKids. Working exclusively with students who have behavioral and mental health disorders Vickey knew that Yoga could offer numerous benefits. From teaching social skills to stress management, Vickey has been weaving yoga into the daily lives of her students.

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Allison Batty Capps MA, MFT

Marriage & 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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Susan Butler, MA, LMFT, LPC, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor for LPC & LMFT Interns


(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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Teri Jaeger, LMT

Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Movement Teacher


(702) 335-6631

My interest in bodywork began after a car accident in 2004. The physical therapists I met used a variety of hands-on techniques. This type of manual work was very different from the physical therapy I received after a car accident in 1986. All of the physical therapy was helpful but when I was introduced to Rosen Method Bodywork in 2008 I found something that treated my whole self. After 3 Rosen Method Bodywork sessions I traveled to CA to meet Marion Rosen. Meeting Jane Malek and getting introduced to Rosen Method Movement was a bonus! I was immediately immersed in a life-changing process.

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