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Elizabeth Delgros-Ryan, LCSW, MPH

Clinical Director, Co-Founder, Therapist

My work has focused on folks experiencing marginalization at various intersections and identities, including LGBTQ+ people, people involved in the justice system, people with mental illness, and people facing houselessness. I believe that our early experiences, especially our family of origin and upbringings, combined with our current reality and life experiences shape our daily life and who we can become.  My goal is to help clients learn more about themselves within those contexts. We will work together to identify your needs and the most effective ways to help you reach your goals.

Issues of interest include childhood trauma, sexual trauma, religious trauma, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ issues.


In addition to my work at Rooted Mental Health, I am an Adjunct Professor at George Fox University in the undergraduate and graduate Social Work departments.  In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my animals, reading, and hiding away in the forest of the great Pacific Northwest.  

My approach: I use a trauma-informed paradigm rooted in an understanding of the nervous system and person-in-environment approach to empower my clients and, more importantly, help them learn new ways to empower themselves. My therapeutic approach combines modern science and evidence-based practices within the context of you as a whole person, not just a diagnosis.  I utilize new approaches including somatic modalities and IFS work in addition to traditional CBT and DBT modalities to address whole-person healing.  I also have knowledge and training with existential and psychoanalytic approaches.  Regardless of the treatment modality that resonates, most importantly, my work emphasizes building a safe and trusting relationship in which you have the space to heal and grow.  


Identities: I am a first-generation college student, identify as white, spiritually eclectic, and a person living with disabilities.  My pronouns are she/hers. 

Languages: English


Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Certificate in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Master's Degree in Social Work, Portland State University

Master's Degree in Public Health, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Insurances accepted

Private pay with sliding fee scale

OHP OpenCard

OHP PacificSource


Regence/Blue Cross Blue Shield

United (including Medicare Advantage)

With prior authorization: OHP IHN, OHP Yamhill, OHP CareOregon

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