Therapy (Individual, Couples or Family Therapy):
PiPE offers free therapy to survivors of sexual assault, rape, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, hate crimes and other crimes.
Right now, all of PiPE’s therapy services are Telehealth, over phone or video sessions during Covid-19.
Who is eligible for therapy through PiPE?
- Folks who are LGBTQIA+ and Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are low/no-income.
- Folks who are houseless or who are newly housed through housing programs.
- Folks who are unsafely housed and street dependent.
- Applicants must be living in Thurston County.
- Applicants using Medicaid or Medicare who fit the above criteria are welcome to apply.
How do you access therapy through PiPE?
- People can call Lexi, PiPE’s mental health program manager, at 360-522-5536 between the hours of 11am-5pm Monday through Thursday
- When folks call, they complete an intake over the phone which can take about 20 minutes. If they are eligible and there is no waitlist, the caller is connected with a therapist shortly after.
- If there is a waitlist, people can choose to get support looking for alternative free, inexpensive, or Apple Health/Medicaid eligible counseling options in Thurston County.
- All therapy sessions will be done over the phone or on video call.
- All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
- If you have questions, email Lexi at Lexi@pipeolympia.org or call 360-522-5536.
Please be aware that as service providers, we are mandated reporters and are required by law to contact Protective Services if you are in immediate danger from yourself or another and we have identifying information (such as your legal name, age or place of residence). In an effort to empower individuals, we are committed to providing you with an accurate representation of our abilities and limitations.
Lexi Alberts – She/her/hers
firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 522-5536
Lexi Alberts is the mental health program manager and one of the therapists at PiPE. Lexi practices therapy from a perspective that acknowledges how trauma can impact many aspects of a person’s life. She works with participants to help process their experiences, heal, and then thrive after trauma. Lexi has a background in sexual assault survivor advocacy, crisis-intervention, and mental health counseling with marginalized populations. In an ongoing effort to recognize and address inequities, Lexi prioritizes social justice and multicultural perspectives as both a therapist and a member in her community.
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