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’s mental health program and services are on pause.

 

Please check back or reach out at that time to learn about how to access our services.

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

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?

PiPE’s mental health program and services are on a brief pause until Spring 2022. Please check back or reach out at that time to learn about how to access our services.

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

  • All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

  • If you have questions, email info@pipeolympia.org.

PiPE’s therapists:

Justine Cruise-Roberson (She/Her)

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? 

*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.