About Sylas Veit
Hello! I am a master’s candidate in the Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy program at Lewis and Clark College. As an intern, I rely on supervisor feedback and guidance while learning more about my own practice and approach. I am most interested in internal family systems theory, narrative therapy, attachment theory, experiential therapy and emotionally-focused therapy; however, I always prioritize the needs of my clients over adhering to the tenets of a particular therapeutic model. I look forward to working with queer, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients, as well as those in relationships and partnerships of many different compositions. That being said, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with any and all clients.
I strive to be a culturally competent therapist, but realize that I cannot know firsthand what it is like to experience the world as a person of color and/or as a member of marginalized communities that are not my own. My client-centered approach places the most importance on identifying what ways I can offer compassion, safety and openness while accompanying you on your journey of healing and wellness. As a transmasculine, non-binary white person, I am always navigating the ways in which my privileged and my oppressed identities affect my life and relationships. I value equity and examining power dynamics, taking a systems approach to therapy which includes how cultural and societal structures appear in our experiences. I would be honored to work with you and look forward to offering support and helping meet your unique goals.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, dancing, writing poetry, spending time with loved ones and cultivating a meditation practice.