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Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Michelle Desai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4037 Northeast Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212
Let's Connect (971) 393-8064
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As human beings, we all have a deep need for connection. This connection is often challenged and disrupted by experiences throughout our lives. Consequently, we all experience some level of disconnection. This experience of disconnection can lead to anxiety, inadequate coping skills, depression, poor emotional regulation, substance use, and many other dis-eases. The good news is that we all have the potential to reconnect with our authentic self and heal. My approach to therapy and healing involves reconnection with our true selves, our body, and the present moment through compassionate listening, non-judgement and curiosity.
Since 2001, I have provided therapy, assessment, care coordination, and crisis services to our community. I believe in evidenced-based approaches and therapies to promote healing, well-being, insight development, and confidence in our capacity for growth and change. My approach is grounded in trauma-informed, person-centered and strengths-based perspectives.
The single most important thing that I have learned in my 20+ year career is that we all have limitless potential to heal and recover. I deeply believe in your capacity to do so, that this capacity already resides within you, and that you can reconnect with your authentic self to live your best life. I would be honored to embark on this journey with you.
Call or Michelle Desai now for a free 15 minute consultation - (971) 393-8064

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

4037 Northeast Tillamook Street

Portland, OR 97212

(971) 393-8064
I am accepting new clients with availability on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma Recovery and Sleep or Insomnia 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

4037 Northeast Tillamook Street

Portland, OR 97212

(971) 393-8064
I am accepting new clients with availability on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma Recovery and Sleep or Insomnia 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
  • PacificSource
  • Out of Network
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I am in-network with Oregon Health Plan and PacificSource Commercial. I can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network client and help with reimbursements, and I offer income-based discounts. Please reach out with any questions. Office days: Monday & Tuesday.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I am in-network with Oregon Health Plan and PacificSource Commercial. I can also provide a superbill for my out-of-network client and help with reimbursements, and I offer income-based discounts. Please reach out with any questions. Office days: Monday & Tuesday.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
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Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Oregon / L7721 Michelle Desai
  • License: Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers L7721 / 2018
  • Membership with National Association of Social Workers 886862202 / 2021
  • Attended University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work, MSW, Graduated 2001
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Completed Dr Gabor Maté's yearlong 240-hour Compassionate Inquiry Program for continuing education to enhance trauma recovery.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Completed Dr Gabor Maté's yearlong 240-hour Compassionate Inquiry Program for continuing education to enhance trauma recovery.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
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Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Sleep or Insomnia

Expertise

  • Alcohol Use
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
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I work with clients who may struggle with moods, responses or trauma related to their relationships and experiences. In our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first several weeks and sustained improvement thereafter.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I work with clients who may struggle with moods, responses or trauma related to their relationships and experiences. In our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first several weeks and sustained improvement thereafter.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (971) 393-8064
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Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

4037 Northeast Tillamook Street

Portland, OR 97212

(971) 393-8064
"
I am accepting new clients with availability on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I am accepting new clients with availability on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (971) 393-8064
Photo of Michelle Desai, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW