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Sundaura Lithman, MSW, CSWA
Guest counselor from Quest center for Integrative Health
Sundaura Lithman (aka Sunny), has been an advocate for the rights of the Queer community since her teenage years, when she was president of the Gay Straight Alliance at her high school in Southern Oregon. She has since continued to serve Queer and Trans communities, as well as individuals impacted by houselessness, sexual exploitation, domestic and intimate partner violence, immigration injustice, and other forms of oppression in her advocacy work with youth and young adults at SMYRC, New Avenues for Youth, and Morrison Child & Family Services. As a transgender woman, Sunny is especially passionate about helping Queer and Trans individuals navigate challenging systems and barriers while supporting their strengths and resilience. Currently, as the Social Worker for Mental Health Services at Quest, Sunny is registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers as a Clinical Social Work Associate and holds a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University.
Sunny is dedicated to providing anti-oppressive, person-centered care and consistently showing up with compassion, warmth, and empathy. She approaches her work through a lens of social justice and intersectionality, understanding the relationships between individuals and the systems they interact with. This guides Sunny’s work in providing mental health therapy, case management, group psychotherapy, advocacy, and coordination of integrative healthcare at Quest and in the community. In her work as a mental health therapist, Sunny draws from Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and other strength's-based, non-pathologizing approaches- holding the beleif that clients are the experts in their own lives. Her work is further informed by research in neuroscience, and alternative healing modalities. She is excited to be partnering with Equi Institute to continue enriching accessible, trauma-informed care for Queer, Trans, Intersex, and Non-Binary communities! In her free time, Sunny enjoys adventures on her motorcycle, spending time with loved ones, and working on creative projects.