Shayla Archer, CSWA (she/her)


Shayla is a graduate of Portland State University’s Master of Social Work program. She
holds an additional Master’s degree in Health Promotion & Education, and an
undergraduate degree in Psychology. As evidenced by this collection of degrees, Shayla
loves to learn, and her gentle curiosity is a key part of how she engages with clients in the
therapeutic setting. Shayla’s style as a therapist is based in providing a grounded and
collaborative nonjudgmental space for her clients. She believes change can occur in small
ways and large ones, and will meet you wherever you are in the change process. She
brings a trauma-informed lens to her work and prioritizes understanding the intersecting
identities that make you who you are today.


Shayla utilizes a variety of evidence-based theoretical models in her work, which allows her
to tailor work with each client to the individual needs presented. These approaches include
Person-Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing
techniques. Shayla has completed Level I Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
and enjoys working both with adult individuals and couples. Shayla has completed her 200-
hour yoga teacher training and enjoys integrating mindfulness and breathing techniques into
session to support regulation and connection between mind and body.


In her free time, Shayla enjoys hiking, listening to her favorite podcasts, cooking new
recipes, re-watching comfort shows, and spending time with her family.
Shayla is a Clinical Social Worker Associate which means she has completed her schooling
and is in the process of working towards her hours for clinical licensure. She is supervised
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