About Us

You can create a safe home inside yourself

- a place to rest in the truth of who you are

We are Barefoot And Balanced, and we love what we do. Each of our virtual clinic psychotherapists takes pride in helping evolving beings along their mental health journey. We are just like you - only a little farther down the path - reminding you that it’s never too late to love your life.

There will come a time when you have a negative experience with someone and instead of it triggering your trauma, it triggers your healing, and you are reminded of the work you’ve done to rebuild yourself.

~Nate Postlethwait

Heide Perry-Bingham has more than 22 years of experience as a mental health provider. She is fluent in American Sign Language and is a Deaf culture expert who graduated with her MA from the only Deaf university in the world, Gallaudet University, as a hearing person in 1998. She worked as a health librarian for a decade inside a national health management organization and has experience running postpartum mood disorder groups after her own stint with postpartum depression and anxiety in 2004.

Heide graduated in 1995 with summa cum laude distinction, earning her bachelor's degree in psychology from Ohio University in less than three and a half years. Heide has over 15 years of experience living in non-traditional relationships and has helped many couples and individuals navigate complex (and often disenfranchised) sex-positive relationships.

Maureen is a seasoned clinician with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to a wide variety of clients. She is adept in the treatment of depression and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies, as well as Mindfulness therapy. Maureen also specializes in the treatment of trauma, women's issues, panic disorder, grief and loss, issues related to adoption, life transitions, and relationship issues of all kinds. She has an orientation toward health/wellness and life coaching, as well as stress management. She uses a warm, friendly style of relating to clients and uses conversation and skill-building approaches to help clients achieve their goals.

Lisa holds social work licenses in both Oregon and Washington State and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. She is also certified by the state of Oregon as a CADC-I (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level I). She has extensive training in EMDR (eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing), and is in the process of completing the WPATH GEI (World Professional Organization for Transgender Health Global Education Initiative) Certification. She has several years of experience providing the mental health documentation needed for gender-affirming medical interventions.

Together we have more than 60 years of clinical experience in supporting people just like you navigate life’s transitions, hardships, and unique or unexpected challenges.

Over that time we’ve treated hundreds of individuals, couples, adults, and young people in order to relieve stress, treat chronic conditions and overcome obstacles standing in the way of a better life.

We serve adults who are:

Seeking more from life

Couples who desire a deeper, more harmonious connection

Women in painful transition

As well as:

Gender-expansive young people

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