Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Coping Skills
(971) 832-5009
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Jennifer Dodd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Coping Skills
(424) 732-9820
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Maraya Karena
MA, PWDipl., QMHP-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Coping Skills
(971) 256-6083
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Judith Estabrook Spencer, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, B.S.N.
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Coping Skills
(971) 297-3694
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
Gia Buckberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Coping Skills
(503) 410-7790
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Marena Passarelli, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, LPCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Through individual therapy sessions, or CBT/DBT skills coaching, we will work together on any concerns or struggles you are experiencing, specifically regarding eating disorders, body image, anxiety, and emotion regulation. It is my goal to support you in connecting with yourself and your body, as well as connecting with others through self-exploration and acceptance. I have worked in various treatment settings, including residential and intensive outpatient treatment for eating disorders, and community/school mental health. Please explore more about me and my approach on my website, and feel free to contact me with any questions."
Coping Skills
(503) 343-9994
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"Through individual therapy sessions, or CBT/DBT skills coaching, we will work together on any concerns or struggles you are experiencing, specifically regarding eating disorders, body image, anxiety, and emotion regulation. It is my goal to support you in connecting with yourself and your body, as well as connecting with others through self-exploration and acceptance. I have worked in various treatment settings, including residential and intensive outpatient treatment for eating disorders, and community/school mental health. Please explore more about me and my approach on my website, and feel free to contact me with any questions."
Steve Hand, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Coping Skills
(503) 404-3759
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
Rebecca Bell-Gurwitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSWA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Coping Skills
(971) 315-4867
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Jeanne V Bjorklund, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-CA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Coping Skills
(503) 887-8574
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Naomi Steinberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst, in practice for 18 years. I see individuals, adolescents, and couples. Psychotherapy is, as I see it, an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in the here-and-now of life and in the therapy relationship. For this reason, it's important to look at the various ways and places where symptoms show up and work to understand the underlying meanings of these. This approach can take some time but its rewards include a depth of self knowledge and a more rich and meaningful life with oneself and with others."
Coping Skills
(503) 967-0155
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst, in practice for 18 years. I see individuals, adolescents, and couples. Psychotherapy is, as I see it, an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in the here-and-now of life and in the therapy relationship. For this reason, it's important to look at the various ways and places where symptoms show up and work to understand the underlying meanings of these. This approach can take some time but its rewards include a depth of self knowledge and a more rich and meaningful life with oneself and with others."
Heart Thyself, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Coping Skills
(503) 660-3668
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Sandeep Kumar, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PPSC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I help people meet their full life's potential. I support children, adolescents, teens, and adults cope with and heal from the challenges bringing them to therapy, including grief, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and many others. My treatment approach, Compassion-Focused Therapy, is similar to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, encouraging clients to explore outdated thoughts and beliefs. It utilizes mindfulness, focusing upon self-acceptance as a means to change and gain better understanding of what one can and can't control. I borrow metaphors from Eastern Philosophy, including Aikido, a martial art with which I have over a decade of experience."
Coping Skills
(971) 269-2716
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"I help people meet their full life's potential. I support children, adolescents, teens, and adults cope with and heal from the challenges bringing them to therapy, including grief, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and many others. My treatment approach, Compassion-Focused Therapy, is similar to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, encouraging clients to explore outdated thoughts and beliefs. It utilizes mindfulness, focusing upon self-acceptance as a means to change and gain better understanding of what one can and can't control. I borrow metaphors from Eastern Philosophy, including Aikido, a martial art with which I have over a decade of experience."
Douglas Johns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I help couples have needed conversations about their relationship without blame, judgement or criticism. You will directly experience how conflicts in your relationship are genuine opportunities for deeper connection and intimacy. Collaborative Couple Therapy (created by Dan Wile, Ph.D.) provides repeated experiences for expressing your emotions and needs in ways that make your relationship stronger. Are you worried about your relationship? Are there things you'd like to talk with your partner about but you fear an argument? Do you experience a loss of intimacy and closeness? Collaborative Couple Therapy can help."
Coping Skills
(503) 444-8604
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"I help couples have needed conversations about their relationship without blame, judgement or criticism. You will directly experience how conflicts in your relationship are genuine opportunities for deeper connection and intimacy. Collaborative Couple Therapy (created by Dan Wile, Ph.D.) provides repeated experiences for expressing your emotions and needs in ways that make your relationship stronger. Are you worried about your relationship? Are there things you'd like to talk with your partner about but you fear an argument? Do you experience a loss of intimacy and closeness? Collaborative Couple Therapy can help."
Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Coping Skills
(503) 451-6739
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Adam Brockman, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"As a trauma-informed and body-inclusive counselor, I honor the unique strengths, experiences and survival skills that have brought you to this point in your healing journey. I hope to collaborate with you to build resilience, transform old patterns and find new pathways to growth and change. Our bodies are foundational to our moment-to-moment experience, holding wisdom that can help us grow and make meaning. Because trauma is often held in the body, we can use somatic mindfulness and more to learn what our body and mind need to set better boundaries, enhance relational connection, and integrate trauma-related feelings and memories. "
Coping Skills
(971) 255-5082
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"As a trauma-informed and body-inclusive counselor, I honor the unique strengths, experiences and survival skills that have brought you to this point in your healing journey. I hope to collaborate with you to build resilience, transform old patterns and find new pathways to growth and change. Our bodies are foundational to our moment-to-moment experience, holding wisdom that can help us grow and make meaning. Because trauma is often held in the body, we can use somatic mindfulness and more to learn what our body and mind need to set better boundaries, enhance relational connection, and integrate trauma-related feelings and memories. "
Connections First LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Coping Skills
(503) 427-1952
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Coping Skills
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Kimberly Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Coping Skills
(503) 486-8662
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Kathryn Senders, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed and confused? Experiencing anxiety and wanting more out of life but not sure what? Do you feel like you have a purpose, but unclear what it is or how to get there? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience in helping adults, couples and adolescents during challenging times. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or low self esteem. We will work collaboratively in a respectful environment to increase your awareness, resolve conflict and decrease self sabotaging behaviors. Often, just making the decision to call is the most difficult part."
Coping Skills
(503) 404-3168
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed and confused? Experiencing anxiety and wanting more out of life but not sure what? Do you feel like you have a purpose, but unclear what it is or how to get there? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience in helping adults, couples and adolescents during challenging times. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or low self esteem. We will work collaboratively in a respectful environment to increase your awareness, resolve conflict and decrease self sabotaging behaviors. Often, just making the decision to call is the most difficult part."
Marie Mellberg, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"My therapeutic process is to facilitate personal growth through collaboration, bringing about resilience, self-empowerment and independence. Every person has a best self and that by tapping into our strengths we can precipitate lasting change. Working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. These are some of my areas of focus: self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Setting you up for success!"
Coping Skills
(503) 563-7520
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"My therapeutic process is to facilitate personal growth through collaboration, bringing about resilience, self-empowerment and independence. Every person has a best self and that by tapping into our strengths we can precipitate lasting change. Working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. These are some of my areas of focus: self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Setting you up for success!"
Jennifer Linnman, PhD., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Coping Skills
(503) 444-9772
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Coping Skills
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."

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With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Alphabet District, Portland can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Alphabet District, Portland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Alphabet District, Portland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Alphabet District, Portland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Alphabet District, Portland or family therapy in Alphabet District, Portland.