Therapy

PiPE’s mission is to partner with houseless, street-dependent, and marginalized survivors to reduce harm, provide opportunities to heal from trauma, fight systemic oppression and build lasting connections for our community. 

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Individual, Couples or Family Therapy:

PiPE offers free therapy to survivors of sexual assault, rape, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, hate crimes and other crimes.

Right now, PiPE therapy program is offering therapy in-person and through Telehealth (phone or video), clients can chose which is most comfortable for them.

Who is eligible for therapy through PiPE?

  • Folks who are LGBTQIA+ and Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are low/no-income.

  • Folks who are houseless or who are newly housed through housing programs.

  • Folks who are unsafely housed and street dependent.

  • Applicants must be living in Thurston County.

  • Applicants using Medicaid or Medicare who fit the above criteria
    are welcome to apply.

How does it work?

  • People can call Lexi, PiPE’s mental health program manager, at 360-522-5536 between the hours of 11am-5pm Monday through Thursday

  • When folks call, they complete an intake over the phone which can take about 20 minutes. If they are eligible and there is no waitlist, the caller is connected with a therapist shortly after.

  • If there is a waitlist, people can choose to get support looking for alternative free, inexpensive, or Apple Health/Medicaid eligible counseling options in Thurston County.

  • All therapy sessions will be done over the phone or on video call.

  • All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

  • If you have questions, email Lexi at Lexi@pipeolympia.org or call 360-522-5536.

PiPE’s therapists:

Lexi Alberts (She/Her)

Contact: lexi@pipeolympia.org, (360) 522-5536

Lexi Alberts is the mental health program manager and one of the therapists at PiPE. Lexi practices therapy from a perspective that acknowledges how trauma can impact many aspects of a person’s life. She works with participants to help process their experiences, heal, and then thrive after trauma. Lexi has a background in sexual assault survivor advocacy, crisis-intervention, and mental health counseling with marginalized populations. In an ongoing effort to recognize and address inequities, Lexi prioritizes social justice and multicultural perspectives as both a therapist and a member in her community. 

Justine Cruise-Roberson (She/Her)

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Fennec Oak – (He/Him)

Click here to learn more about Fennec.

Zoe Papasian – (They/Them)

Click here to learn more about Zoe.

Will Zogg - (He/Him)

Click here to learn more about Will.

Questions to ask your future therapist:

If you’d like, you can ask your therapist questions to get to know them and see if y’all will be a good fit. You are entitled to quality care and we want to support you in getting that. 

1.How long have you been providing therapy? 

 

2. Have you ever worked with someone who is dealing with the reason why I am coming to therapy? 

 

3. What experience do you  have working with people who are LGBTQIA+ and/or people who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color?

 

4. Have you ever worked with someone who is transgender? 

 

5. Do you have any experience doing therapy with clients who are unhoused or have a history of being unhoused? 

 

6. Have you ever worked with someone who is actively using substances or who has a history of drug use? 

 

7. What do you like most about being a therapist? 

 

8. What do we do if I don’t feel like we are a good fit or if therapy isn’t helpful? How should I approach you if it doesn’t feel like our therapy is working for me? 

 

9. Do you meet only in your office or over Telehealth? Are you willing to meet me in other places to do therapy? 

 

10. Is there a certain therapy or technique that you like more than others? 

To get in touch with our Mental Health Program call
360-522-553

*Please be aware that as service providers, we are mandated reporters and are required by law to contact Protective Services if you are in immediate danger from yourself or another and we have identifying information (such as your legal name, age, or place of residence). In an effort to empower individuals, we are committed to providing you with an accurate representation of our abilities and limitations.