Raumene Rahatzad
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
At Sound Heart Integrative Counseling I provide a safe non-judgmental space and listen to you deeply so that I can understand you as a whole person. I offer support in overcoming anxiety and depression, recovering from trauma and emotional injury, developing better relationships and interpersonal skills, obtaining greater self-knowledge, nurturing faith, and reconnecting with your Divine Nurturer. I provide this type of counseling support so that you can feel better, live a more meaningful life, and become a resilient and beautiful contributor to your family and society.
(971) 244-8882
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Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
At Sound Heart Integrative Counseling I provide a safe non-judgmental space and listen to you deeply so that I can understand you as a whole person. I offer support in overcoming anxiety and depression, recovering from trauma and emotional injury, developing better relationships and interpersonal skills, obtaining greater self-knowledge, nurturing faith, and reconnecting with your Divine Nurturer. I provide this type of counseling support so that you can feel better, live a more meaningful life, and become a resilient and beautiful contributor to your family and society.
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Luis D Capestany
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, MRC, CGG Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrative approach. This means I will draw upon different training, techniques, and ideas to assist you with your specific goals. I strive to provide a unique form of therapy for you and your unique wants and needs. Common aspects of my integrative approach: Client-centered approach grounded in empathy, genuineness, transparency and an open and non-judgmental attitude; Relational approach as often our relationships with others (family, friends, significant others etc.) occupy our thoughts and impacts our mood. We can learn from our therapy relationship “in the moment” to learn and apply these important lessons;
(971) 206-6454
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Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrative approach. This means I will draw upon different training, techniques, and ideas to assist you with your specific goals. I strive to provide a unique form of therapy for you and your unique wants and needs. Common aspects of my integrative approach: Client-centered approach grounded in empathy, genuineness, transparency and an open and non-judgmental attitude; Relational approach as often our relationships with others (family, friends, significant others etc.) occupy our thoughts and impacts our mood. We can learn from our therapy relationship “in the moment” to learn and apply these important lessons;
Jen Pond
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Beaverton, OR 97007
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are looking for support during a particularly difficult time, to process trauma, or work with you and your family/spouse/partner, I am here to help. My approach is focused on connection, respect and empathy as a way to help clients heal and deepen understanding of themselves and those they love. I have experience working with an array of concerns like anxiety, depression, grief, infertility, trauma and so on using a trauma-informed integrative approach grounded in attachment. I believe each person possesses within themselves the ability to heal and grow and will spend our time in sessions doing just that.
(503) 400-3516
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Beaverton, OR 97007
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are looking for support during a particularly difficult time, to process trauma, or work with you and your family/spouse/partner, I am here to help. My approach is focused on connection, respect and empathy as a way to help clients heal and deepen understanding of themselves and those they love. I have experience working with an array of concerns like anxiety, depression, grief, infertility, trauma and so on using a trauma-informed integrative approach grounded in attachment. I believe each person possesses within themselves the ability to heal and grow and will spend our time in sessions doing just that.
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Bob Ross, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with painful emotions, troubling thoughts, unwanted behaviors, relationship difficulties, or disabling physical conditions like chronic pain? Therapy can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified-Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Social Worker, with decades of counseling experience. I offer individual and group therapy, psycho-education and consulting for adults experiencing mental health, substance abuse, or chronic health difficulties. I collaborate with you, building on your strengths, to help you explore new insights, skills and solutions. My approach is holistic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and integrative. I would be honored to join your healing journey.
(971) 983-8080
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Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with painful emotions, troubling thoughts, unwanted behaviors, relationship difficulties, or disabling physical conditions like chronic pain? Therapy can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified-Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Social Worker, with decades of counseling experience. I offer individual and group therapy, psycho-education and consulting for adults experiencing mental health, substance abuse, or chronic health difficulties. I collaborate with you, building on your strengths, to help you explore new insights, skills and solutions. My approach is holistic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and integrative. I would be honored to join your healing journey.
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Katie Ugolini
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Beaverton, OR 97006
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon with over 20 years of experience helping individuals heal from their past, cope with present difficulties, discover their strengths, & move toward a healthier, more fulfilling future. My practice is grounded in humanistic & person-centered philosophies and within this therapeutic framework, I use an integrative & collaborative approach that tailors evidence-based interventions with your unique needs & personal circumstances. With inclusion, equity & diversity as foundational values, I strive to offer culturally relevant care and am a BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and non-binary affirming provider.
(971) 299-7659
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Beaverton, OR 97006
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon with over 20 years of experience helping individuals heal from their past, cope with present difficulties, discover their strengths, & move toward a healthier, more fulfilling future. My practice is grounded in humanistic & person-centered philosophies and within this therapeutic framework, I use an integrative & collaborative approach that tailors evidence-based interventions with your unique needs & personal circumstances. With inclusion, equity & diversity as foundational values, I strive to offer culturally relevant care and am a BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and non-binary affirming provider.
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Deborah Lynn Harrison
LPC Intern, MA, NCC Verified
Beaverton, OR 97007
Offers online therapy
My counseling orientation is an integrative approach.
I provide therapy for men and women around life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, guilt and shame, recovering from physical or sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, identity and self image, spiritual development and spiritual abuse. I personally and professionally understand the dynamics that accompany many of these life challenges. The art of counseling is in the sensitivity, presence, attunement and humility that a counselor demonstrates when building a relationship with a client.
(971) 247-1299
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Beaverton, OR 97007
Offers online therapy
My counseling orientation is an integrative approach.
I provide therapy for men and women around life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, guilt and shame, recovering from physical or sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, identity and self image, spiritual development and spiritual abuse. I personally and professionally understand the dynamics that accompany many of these life challenges. The art of counseling is in the sensitivity, presence, attunement and humility that a counselor demonstrates when building a relationship with a client.
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Tracy Heart, M.A., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
A broad, psychodynamic and integrative background help me work openly, sensitively and flexibly with clients to meet their goals in therapy.
(Please note: As of 12/2021 this practice is temporarily full.) Are you sensitive; or, sad or anxious? Are there questions in your relationships? Do you feel shame or regret about yourself, your eating or your body? Do you struggle with problem thought or behavior patterns? Are you distressed by memory of childhood neglect or other trauma? I help individual clients to explore and come to terms with issues like these. My education, training and work have given me detailed perspectives about some of the concerns that trouble people - as well as the underlying challenges and complicated feelings that come up in dealing with them.
(971) 205-2793
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
A broad, psychodynamic and integrative background help me work openly, sensitively and flexibly with clients to meet their goals in therapy.
(Please note: As of 12/2021 this practice is temporarily full.) Are you sensitive; or, sad or anxious? Are there questions in your relationships? Do you feel shame or regret about yourself, your eating or your body? Do you struggle with problem thought or behavior patterns? Are you distressed by memory of childhood neglect or other trauma? I help individual clients to explore and come to terms with issues like these. My education, training and work have given me detailed perspectives about some of the concerns that trouble people - as well as the underlying challenges and complicated feelings that come up in dealing with them.
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Megan Callahan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to cope with the stress of life's transitions? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or PTSD? Are these struggles negatively impacting your life? I believe in an integrative approach to therapy that is client centered and fosters deeper awareness and connection in your life. I use evidence-based therapies that are scientifically proven to be effective, while bringing in principles of mindfulness and self-compassion to facilitate a deeper sense of personal awareness. Together we will identify your values and how therapy can help to address your unique needs and expand your quality of life.
(503) 694-3390
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to cope with the stress of life's transitions? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or PTSD? Are these struggles negatively impacting your life? I believe in an integrative approach to therapy that is client centered and fosters deeper awareness and connection in your life. I use evidence-based therapies that are scientifically proven to be effective, while bringing in principles of mindfulness and self-compassion to facilitate a deeper sense of personal awareness. Together we will identify your values and how therapy can help to address your unique needs and expand your quality of life.
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Katie A Diershaw
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Therapy is an inherently collaborative process. As such, I believe that effective therapy begins by building a foundation of trust, understanding, and compassion. I see my clients as the experts on their experience, their values, and their goals. My role is to work with individuals to identify and develop creative strategies, tools, insights, etc., to support their growth and healing. As an integrative therapist, my work is primarily based in CBT/DBT, Gestalt, Mindfulness-based therapies, and is neuropsychologically informed. My perspective is grounded in feminist and intersectional frameworks, with an emphasis on cultural humility.
(971) 803-5804
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Therapy is an inherently collaborative process. As such, I believe that effective therapy begins by building a foundation of trust, understanding, and compassion. I see my clients as the experts on their experience, their values, and their goals. My role is to work with individuals to identify and develop creative strategies, tools, insights, etc., to support their growth and healing. As an integrative therapist, my work is primarily based in CBT/DBT, Gestalt, Mindfulness-based therapies, and is neuropsychologically informed. My perspective is grounded in feminist and intersectional frameworks, with an emphasis on cultural humility.
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Sarah Fairchild
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
I apply a pragmatic and integrative approach to therapy using psychodynamic, attachment, and mindfulness-based therapy approaches.
The relationship is everything. We aren't ourselves when we don't feel comfortable with someone. I understand this, and so my work centers on establishing a working relationship that fosters collaboration and mutual understanding. My motto is: "You are the expert on you." So I rely on you to help me understand your values and approach to life. When I have a sense of who you are (and of us as a team) we get to embark on identifying the patterns and pitfalls, so as to increase awareness and focus on making meaningful changes that are right for you.
(503) 395-7289
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
I apply a pragmatic and integrative approach to therapy using psychodynamic, attachment, and mindfulness-based therapy approaches.
The relationship is everything. We aren't ourselves when we don't feel comfortable with someone. I understand this, and so my work centers on establishing a working relationship that fosters collaboration and mutual understanding. My motto is: "You are the expert on you." So I rely on you to help me understand your values and approach to life. When I have a sense of who you are (and of us as a team) we get to embark on identifying the patterns and pitfalls, so as to increase awareness and focus on making meaningful changes that are right for you.
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Jill S. Waldman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97007
Not accepting new clients
When deemed clinically appropriate, I work closely with those involved in the client's life (treatment providers, schools, community members) to provide the most comprehensive and integrative healthcare possible.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, tweens, teens, and young adults. In order to provide the most effective, personalized treatment for my clients, I use a supportive and collaborative approach. Using Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Behavioral therapeutic interventions, I provide evidenced based therapy to treat a variety of disorders including, anxiety spectrum disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and problems related to academic and family stress. Due to my extensive training in medical hospitals, I have experience treating individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and/or who have complex medical diagnoses as well.
(971) 205-6236
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97007
Not accepting new clients
When deemed clinically appropriate, I work closely with those involved in the client's life (treatment providers, schools, community members) to provide the most comprehensive and integrative healthcare possible.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with children, tweens, teens, and young adults. In order to provide the most effective, personalized treatment for my clients, I use a supportive and collaborative approach. Using Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Behavioral therapeutic interventions, I provide evidenced based therapy to treat a variety of disorders including, anxiety spectrum disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and problems related to academic and family stress. Due to my extensive training in medical hospitals, I have experience treating individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and/or who have complex medical diagnoses as well.
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Blake Locher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
My approach to counseling is integrative and focuses on creating a strong, uplifting, and honest relationship.
*CURRENTLY FULL - NO OPENINGS FOR NEW CLIENTS* As we navigate transitions and answer our inner call for change, we often need additional support. I am an interpersonal-focused therapist that works with you to create an empowering space in which you are free to be yourself, discover blind spots that may be getting in your way, and reclaim ownership of your life and what you want to do with it. My particular areas of work include shame, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, adjusting to life transitions, and adjusting to the effects of disabilities, as well as facilitating self-exploration and authentic identity development.
(971) 279-7484
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
My approach to counseling is integrative and focuses on creating a strong, uplifting, and honest relationship.
*CURRENTLY FULL - NO OPENINGS FOR NEW CLIENTS* As we navigate transitions and answer our inner call for change, we often need additional support. I am an interpersonal-focused therapist that works with you to create an empowering space in which you are free to be yourself, discover blind spots that may be getting in your way, and reclaim ownership of your life and what you want to do with it. My particular areas of work include shame, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, adjusting to life transitions, and adjusting to the effects of disabilities, as well as facilitating self-exploration and authentic identity development.
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Katherine Burns
LPC Intern, MA Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97007
Offers online therapy
I offer a strengths-based, integrative approach to therapy depending on the needs of my clients.
My desire is to come alongside those who are hurting and help them find hope, a sense of meaning and purpose, and healing. Regardless of whether I am treating an individual, couple or family, I believe that a meaningful, authentic relationship between the client and therapist is essential to the process of healing. My goal is to create a collaborative and safe space for us to enact change in your life and a space where you feel listened to.
(971) 251-9681
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97007
Offers online therapy
I offer a strengths-based, integrative approach to therapy depending on the needs of my clients.
My desire is to come alongside those who are hurting and help them find hope, a sense of meaning and purpose, and healing. Regardless of whether I am treating an individual, couple or family, I believe that a meaningful, authentic relationship between the client and therapist is essential to the process of healing. My goal is to create a collaborative and safe space for us to enact change in your life and a space where you feel listened to.
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Jennifer E Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
I am an integrative therapist, specifically engaging in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Gestalt Therapy with my clients.
My approach to therapy is to establish a safe and warm environment where growth, awareness, and healing take place. I view therapy as a valuable opportunity for clients to build upon existing strengths and learn coping strategies to feel better about themselves and interact more effectively with others and the world around them. Through a collaborative and supportive relationship, our work together will help you explore and give voice to the difficult experiences, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which may be interfering with you living the meaningful life that is important to you.
(503) 406-6634
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
I am an integrative therapist, specifically engaging in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Gestalt Therapy with my clients.
My approach to therapy is to establish a safe and warm environment where growth, awareness, and healing take place. I view therapy as a valuable opportunity for clients to build upon existing strengths and learn coping strategies to feel better about themselves and interact more effectively with others and the world around them. Through a collaborative and supportive relationship, our work together will help you explore and give voice to the difficult experiences, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which may be interfering with you living the meaningful life that is important to you.
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Yulia Brockdorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, BC-TMH, RD, LD, CDCES, BC-ADM Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97006
Offers online therapy
Trained in both in nutrition and counseling, I incorporate knowledge of the physiologic and nutrition processes that promote and contribute to healing, and approach treatment through the combination of psychotherapy and integrative and functional medicine dietetics.
The journey of healing is a collaborative process between therapist and patient. I am direct, warm, and respectful in my professional approach and work best with people who are curious and motivated to understand themselves and learn to address current struggles in new and adaptive ways.
(503) 536-1220
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97006
Offers online therapy
Trained in both in nutrition and counseling, I incorporate knowledge of the physiologic and nutrition processes that promote and contribute to healing, and approach treatment through the combination of psychotherapy and integrative and functional medicine dietetics.
The journey of healing is a collaborative process between therapist and patient. I am direct, warm, and respectful in my professional approach and work best with people who are curious and motivated to understand themselves and learn to address current struggles in new and adaptive ways.
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Traci Heward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
During our weekly sessions, we will use an integrative approach to help you discover what's at the root of the issues, while gaining skills and knowledge to feel better.
I get it - seeking support isn't always easy. It requires a great deal of courage. COVID-19 has been challenging. Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience in our lives. I help people work through the unrelenting cycle of stress, worry, and shame that comes with anxiety and trauma. Depression can feel like a weight that you're always carrying. Through counseling and treatment, you can recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. Taking a mind-body approach to your care, you can learn the tools that help you move through these issues.
(503) 436-6381
Verified
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
During our weekly sessions, we will use an integrative approach to help you discover what's at the root of the issues, while gaining skills and knowledge to feel better.
I get it - seeking support isn't always easy. It requires a great deal of courage. COVID-19 has been challenging. Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience in our lives. I help people work through the unrelenting cycle of stress, worry, and shame that comes with anxiety and trauma. Depression can feel like a weight that you're always carrying. Through counseling and treatment, you can recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. Taking a mind-body approach to your care, you can learn the tools that help you move through these issues.
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Kushanthi Samaratunge
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97008
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is integrative.
Do you feel that you and your family have been struggling lately? are you, or your family members struggling with anything that you are not certain how to deal with? No matter how much you have tried things seem to be the same or seem to be getting worse for you and your family? Do you feel accepted and understood?
(503) 755-5511
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97008
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is integrative.
Do you feel that you and your family have been struggling lately? are you, or your family members struggling with anything that you are not certain how to deal with? No matter how much you have tried things seem to be the same or seem to be getting worse for you and your family? Do you feel accepted and understood?
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Mona Bhalla at Wisdom Health
ND
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help patients discover the wide world of holistic and integrative treatments for mental health.
I use my background as a 20+ year Naturopathic Doctor to help guide patients and give them a different perspective on mental health. Oftentimes, the root cause of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and mood disorders are deeply interrelated to gut biome health and nutrient deficiencies. I help you clients use advanced testing to give real data on whats going on in their body. I then help guide you as you address the underlying health issues with diet and lifestyle changes, as well as supplements.
(503) 738-1968
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help patients discover the wide world of holistic and integrative treatments for mental health.
I use my background as a 20+ year Naturopathic Doctor to help guide patients and give them a different perspective on mental health. Oftentimes, the root cause of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and mood disorders are deeply interrelated to gut biome health and nutrient deficiencies. I help you clients use advanced testing to give real data on whats going on in their body. I then help guide you as you address the underlying health issues with diet and lifestyle changes, as well as supplements.
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Landon Berger
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Welcome. I believe that finding a safe space to share and reflect on our experiences is often the most important factor in healing. Given this space over time, we can make decisions that support our well-being on our own terms. I strive to create this calm and open-minded environment with a style that is curious, empathic, and honest. Using an integrative approach, we may use a variety of techniques and ideas to assist with your personal goals.
(503) 213-6198
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97005
Offers online therapy
Welcome. I believe that finding a safe space to share and reflect on our experiences is often the most important factor in healing. Given this space over time, we can make decisions that support our well-being on our own terms. I strive to create this calm and open-minded environment with a style that is curious, empathic, and honest. Using an integrative approach, we may use a variety of techniques and ideas to assist with your personal goals.
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Olivia Heitz
Professional Counselor Associate, MS Verified
Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrative approach using elements of art therapy in combination with a cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theoretical orientation to help foster a trusting and supportive environment.
I believe humanity’s creativity is a powerful tool. Using one’s own innate creativity in the conscious and unconscious mind can help facilitate change, gain insight, explore emotions, and foster self-expression. In combination with other therapeutic methods, art therapy helps clients not only use their words, but other creative measures to better understand their identities, relationships, and patterns.
(971) 299-7525
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Office is near:
Beaverton, OR 97003
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrative approach using elements of art therapy in combination with a cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theoretical orientation to help foster a trusting and supportive environment.
I believe humanity’s creativity is a powerful tool. Using one’s own innate creativity in the conscious and unconscious mind can help facilitate change, gain insight, explore emotions, and foster self-expression. In combination with other therapeutic methods, art therapy helps clients not only use their words, but other creative measures to better understand their identities, relationships, and patterns.

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Integrative Therapists
Integrative therapy in Beaverton refers to therapy in which elements from different types of therapy may be used. Therapists 'integrate' two or more therapeutic styles (e.g. Cognitive and Family Systems) to bring about a personalized and practical approach to healing. These Beaverton integrative Therapy practice an integrative therapy style.

Integrative therapy (with a small 'i') may also refer to the process of 'integrating' the personality by taking disowned or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality whole. It reduces the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and allows flexibility in solving emotional problems.