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."
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 832-5009
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
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."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 343-9994
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
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."
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 315-4867
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
Alana J Duschane, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I am a culturally informed person of color and an ANXIETY and CHILD/FAMILY EXPERT. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland with over 10 years of clinical experience. I offer psychotherapy and psychological/educational testing to children, teens, and adults. I work from a client-centered approach utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, OCD, Mood Disorders, Substance Use Issues, and Psychological Assessment for Children, Teens, and Adults."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 868-0056
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"I am a culturally informed person of color and an ANXIETY and CHILD/FAMILY EXPERT. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland with over 10 years of clinical experience. I offer psychotherapy and psychological/educational testing to children, teens, and adults. I work from a client-centered approach utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, OCD, Mood Disorders, Substance Use Issues, and Psychological Assessment for Children, Teens, and Adults."
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."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 451-6739
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"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. "
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 255-5082
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 427-1952
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"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."
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!"
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 563-7520
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"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!"
Tracy Roberti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Portland, Oregon: Now accepting new clients! It would be my honor to sit with you and learn about different aspects of your life experience, and together grow tools and skills to help improve your quality of life and evoke the types of positive changes you desire! It's my experience that a good therapeutic experience starts with a positive connection between the person seeking therapy and the clinician! MOBILE THERAPY (I go to you). THERAPY in NATURE (walking or stationary sessions). TELEHEALTH (online therapy). SUPERVISED VISITATION (parent/child). **NOTE: Insurance may require in-office visits for benefit to apply."
Motivational Interviewing
(541) 515-7313
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"Portland, Oregon: Now accepting new clients! It would be my honor to sit with you and learn about different aspects of your life experience, and together grow tools and skills to help improve your quality of life and evoke the types of positive changes you desire! It's my experience that a good therapeutic experience starts with a positive connection between the person seeking therapy and the clinician! MOBILE THERAPY (I go to you). THERAPY in NATURE (walking or stationary sessions). TELEHEALTH (online therapy). SUPERVISED VISITATION (parent/child). **NOTE: Insurance may require in-office visits for benefit to apply."
Marney Hoffman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 379-9595
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Brooke Gateley Meier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"**I will be accepting new clients in Jan 2020** My goal is to support the whole person in their desire to identify strengths, address their struggles, and to encourage growth. My relational approach includes helping create a safe place in which you feel like you can start the change process. Issues range from impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation, unhealthy coping tools, and difficulties working through trauma. I can assist this process with creating genuine connections to begin addressing emotional regulation tactics, stress reduction, psychoeducation of trauma and the brain, and cognitive restructuring."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 966-9273
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"**I will be accepting new clients in Jan 2020** My goal is to support the whole person in their desire to identify strengths, address their struggles, and to encourage growth. My relational approach includes helping create a safe place in which you feel like you can start the change process. Issues range from impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation, unhealthy coping tools, and difficulties working through trauma. I can assist this process with creating genuine connections to begin addressing emotional regulation tactics, stress reduction, psychoeducation of trauma and the brain, and cognitive restructuring."
Elizabeth C Gentzkow, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Are you fighting with constant anxiety or fear? Want to improve your relationship? Want to improve your confidence, self-esteem, and connection to others? Feeling burned out by constant pressure to achieve? Ready to make a change in your career? If you want to live with less stress, more direction, and cultivate a life aligned with your true values, let's work together! Living a fulfilling life is something most of us strive for, yet at times we find ourselves feeling weighed down by fear, uncertainty, and indecision. Change is hard when you go it alone- but you don't have to. "
Motivational Interviewing
(844) 319-7323
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"Are you fighting with constant anxiety or fear? Want to improve your relationship? Want to improve your confidence, self-esteem, and connection to others? Feeling burned out by constant pressure to achieve? Ready to make a change in your career? If you want to live with less stress, more direction, and cultivate a life aligned with your true values, let's work together! Living a fulfilling life is something most of us strive for, yet at times we find ourselves feeling weighed down by fear, uncertainty, and indecision. Change is hard when you go it alone- but you don't have to. "
Benita K Bellrichard Munson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC, CADC, I
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"My passion is to help people have more fulfilling relationships. When we are in conflict with others, it often feels easier to walk away or shut down. I am EFT couples trained, which is one of the most effective therapies in helping couples improve communication and reduce relationship distress. In addition, I have a background in addictions, and can help with emotional regulation/anger management. I am down to earth, and offer a warm, nonjudgmental, healing environment where you will feel accepted and heard. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to determine if we are a good match."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 831-9185
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"My passion is to help people have more fulfilling relationships. When we are in conflict with others, it often feels easier to walk away or shut down. I am EFT couples trained, which is one of the most effective therapies in helping couples improve communication and reduce relationship distress. In addition, I have a background in addictions, and can help with emotional regulation/anger management. I am down to earth, and offer a warm, nonjudgmental, healing environment where you will feel accepted and heard. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to determine if we are a good match."
Stacy Lawhead, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Life can be hard and many of us feel out of control or alone. I believe we are meant to have connections with others in order to create bonds that provide the framework of how we interpret the world around us as well as our own sense of self. When crisis and conflict occur, and these relationships are challenged, life can seem impossible-but this is where interpersonal growth can occur. No matter what the issue, finding the desire and courage to overcome these challenges is a personal and important decision. Choosing the therapist who is the right fit for you is the next step."
Motivational Interviewing
(541) 275-6048
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Motivational Interviewing
"Life can be hard and many of us feel out of control or alone. I believe we are meant to have connections with others in order to create bonds that provide the framework of how we interpret the world around us as well as our own sense of self. When crisis and conflict occur, and these relationships are challenged, life can seem impossible-but this is where interpersonal growth can occur. No matter what the issue, finding the desire and courage to overcome these challenges is a personal and important decision. Choosing the therapist who is the right fit for you is the next step."
Kerri Anderson-Linde, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Making your way to counseling is a different process for each client. Some clients arrive in counseling in the midst of crisis, others arrive after exhausting other sources of support and still others utilize counseling as a continuous self-awareness/self-improvement tool. Regardless of the path that brought you to this point, I welcome you."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 476-9877
Verified
Hosts group in:
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"Making your way to counseling is a different process for each client. Some clients arrive in counseling in the midst of crisis, others arrive after exhausting other sources of support and still others utilize counseling as a continuous self-awareness/self-improvement tool. Regardless of the path that brought you to this point, I welcome you."
Robert B Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, III, MAC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 622-8178
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self."
Alexandra Saperstein, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97205
"Specializing in Couples in Crisis and Depression/ Available Evenings. I understand that finding a therapist can feel daunting which is why I offer an initial and free twenty minute phone consultation. This can help you decide if I may be a good fit for you at this time. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Relational Life Method Therapist, and an Advanced Trained Gottman Couples Counselor, I will work with you to move from gridlock or pain towards more genuine connection and joy. I have helped hundreds of clients in the past decade."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 406-3068
Verified
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Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Motivational Interviewing
"Specializing in Couples in Crisis and Depression/ Available Evenings. I understand that finding a therapist can feel daunting which is why I offer an initial and free twenty minute phone consultation. This can help you decide if I may be a good fit for you at this time. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Relational Life Method Therapist, and an Advanced Trained Gottman Couples Counselor, I will work with you to move from gridlock or pain towards more genuine connection and joy. I have helped hundreds of clients in the past decade."
Jennifer Rich, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Knowing that it is usually an experience of pain or frustration that prompts people to seek counseling, my goal is to provide a safe place for you to effectively move through it. Often that pain comes from unmet needs, harmful experiences, or coping systems that no longer serve you. I want to work with you, to offer reflection, understanding, information, and new windows to help you experience relief and a sense of well being. Approaches include insight oriented talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and art therapy and are chosen on what would be most appropriate to your individual goals."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 278-5587
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"Knowing that it is usually an experience of pain or frustration that prompts people to seek counseling, my goal is to provide a safe place for you to effectively move through it. Often that pain comes from unmet needs, harmful experiences, or coping systems that no longer serve you. I want to work with you, to offer reflection, understanding, information, and new windows to help you experience relief and a sense of well being. Approaches include insight oriented talk therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and art therapy and are chosen on what would be most appropriate to your individual goals."
Anne Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I work with adults and teens to move through difficult challenges compassionately and intentionally. As a therapist, I provide an inclusive, non-judgmental space in which you can process the feelings of "being stuck" while feeling heard and understood. As a client, you can expect to join efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I help my clients to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapy relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 610-0553
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"I work with adults and teens to move through difficult challenges compassionately and intentionally. As a therapist, I provide an inclusive, non-judgmental space in which you can process the feelings of "being stuck" while feeling heard and understood. As a client, you can expect to join efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I help my clients to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapy relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration."
Robert Poe, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I enjoy helping couples and individuals improve their communication skills. I will help you to develop a balance between increased understanding of areas you may be struggling with (such as defensiveness in your partner or yourself, or lack of intimacy) and the development of new skills to improve the quality of your life and your relationships. I have completed training in Couples Therapy with Drs. John and Julie Gottman as instructors. I have also taken further training to become a Gottman Seven Principle Educator, teaching the skills they utilize in improving communication with couples."
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 406-9139
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Motivational Interviewing
"I enjoy helping couples and individuals improve their communication skills. I will help you to develop a balance between increased understanding of areas you may be struggling with (such as defensiveness in your partner or yourself, or lack of intimacy) and the development of new skills to improve the quality of your life and your relationships. I have completed training in Couples Therapy with Drs. John and Julie Gottman as instructors. I have also taken further training to become a Gottman Seven Principle Educator, teaching the skills they utilize in improving communication with couples."

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Alphabet District, Portland Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Alphabet District, Portland.

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