Art + Therapy: An Event Series Hosted by Olander Earthworks

Art + Therapy: An Event Series Hosted by Olander Earthworks

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26th, 5:30-6:30pm

7440 NE Sandy Blvd.

Sliding Scale $5-15

Tickets available at:

Olander Earthworks has created small cement sculptures and therapeutic support tools since 2008. Along the way we’ve met and been inspired by many therapists. Now we want to bring a taste of this inspiration to you! We’re excited to launch this new quarterly series focused on mental health.

We're proud to host our first therapy chat with Emilie Gagliardo, MA, LPC. SOMA Kombucha has generously donated their CBD Kombucha drink for you to sample at the event. Check out the details below!



Emelie breaks down myths and assumptions about mental health in this short psychoed presentation around the anxiety cycle. Learn how anxiety works in the body and mind, common ways people experience anxiety, and the best ways to stop it in its tracks. Learn about self care and things you might be doing that might be making your anxiety worse!



 Emelie loves working with life transitions, anxiety, panic & OCD, caregiver burnout & vicarious trauma, children & teens, foster/adoption issues, college aged and  emerging adults, the LGBTQIA+ community, couples, and with those in non-monogamous relationships.

Emelie is a licensed professional counselor and practice owner at Sprout Therapy PDX. Emelie has been through her own challenges with mental health -part of why she became a therapist! She aims to reduce mental health stigma and help people fight anxiety. Emelie also co-hosts a podcast called #AdultingTherapists and manages the instagram @sprouttherapypdx, where you can find mental health tips and more. 

Emelie received her graduate level training at Lewis & Clark College here in Portland, receiving a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy, with specializations in sex and relationship therapy, expressive arts therapy, child psychology, and trauma work. She has worked as a therapist in many settings: intensive outpatient mental health, psychiatric residential treatment at Trillium Family Services’ Parry Center here in Portland, and in Multnomah County schools. She was previously employed in the medical industry and has also taught psychology to middle and high school students at College of the Redwoods in Northern California. 

She has specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness, attachment work, and collaborative problem solving (CPS) and is a graduate of the Foster & Adoption Therapy Certificate Program at Portland State University.


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