Kiandra Cole, BS
Student Therapist Vancouver
Kiandra is a student therapist intern completing her Master of Arts in professional mental health counseling with a focus on addictions at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and she has earned a continuing education certificate in eating disorder treatment from Lewis & Clark. Kiandra received her Bachelor of Science in psychology and minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies from Portland State University in 2015. She has seven years of experience working in residential treatment for mandated clients at a community mental health facility.
Kiandra’s approach is humanistic, holistic, and person-centered. She meets clients where they are at in their journey from a nonjudgmental and empathic point of view. She draws from several therapeutic approaches such as Gestalt, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness based somatic practices, and from the Health at Every Size (HAES) model.
Kiandra is a first generation college student that is fat, Indigenous, queer, and neurodivergent. Her intersectionality has fueled her passion for social justice and her desire to work with clients from historically marginalized communities. Kiandra was born and raised in the city of Portland and has a great appreciation for nature. She acknowledges and honors the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River.