Lexie is a Child and Family Therapist, specializing in individual and family therapy for individuals of varying backgrounds. Mrs. Cottle has a private practice in professional counseling in Tigard, Oregon.
Lexie has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in the community. Lexie received her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah where she focused her studies on Cognitive Behavioral and Multicultural Counseling. She started her career in mental health as a counselor working in the school system, and has since become passionate about working with adolescents and their families in a private atmosphere. She has experience and spent time volunteering and in schools, homeless shelters, and religious/civic organizations.
In counseling, Lexie uses an integrative approach, pulling from various theories, including cognitive behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and family systems. She uses a varying range of therapeutic techniques to create a treatment plan specific for each client. She values the trust and safety of the therapeutic relationship, and creates a counseling environment that is full of compassion, empathy, understanding, and humor.
In addition to individual and family therapy, Lexie has presented to and trained groups in a public setting, on topics such as effective parenting, self-esteem, anger management, self-harm, and grief.
Above all, Lexie values her relationships with her friends and family most. She has personally experienced trauma, loss, change, and disappointment in life, and is continually working on her own progress towards peace.
She is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Counseling Association
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
- American School Counseling Association
- The Oregon Counseling Association
- Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychologists