Riva J. Stoudt, MA, LPC
Working in deep transformative process with people is my calling and one of my greatest joys. A third-generation therapist of primarily Ashkenazi Jewish, German, and Irish descent, my exploration of the complex legacies passed down through these family lines has been fundamental to my work helping people face, understand, and transform painful histories. I continue to walk my own path of healing, knowing that the work is never fully complete.
A lifelong animal lover, I spend much of my free time with my dogs, cats, goats, chickens, and bees, and getting excited when the occasional woodpecker or hummingbird makes an appearance at my window. I also enjoy spending the dry season lounging on our region’s many riverbanks, and of course, can’t pass up the occasional Netflix binge-watch on the couch with my husband.
I received my master’s degree in professional mental health counseling from Lewis and Clark College in 2014 and am a licensed professional counselor registered with the Oregon State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (license #C5243.)