Kathleen Polscer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 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.
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(971) 832-5009
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Portland, OR 97210
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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 Gray
LPC Intern, MS, NCC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
We hide parts of who we are away because the world has told us we are "too much", which is weird because we may not even feel good enough. It’s easier to be who others need or want us to be, rather than risk showing them who we really are. We desperately want to connect - for them to see us, love the real us. But the fear, the messages that we have been carrying for too long about who we are, convinces us that if we share our true self, people will reject us, ridicule us, even leave us. Maybe our experience proves this fear true, or maybe we secretly agree that in some way, we don't deserve a fulfilling life or love. You feel stuck.
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(971) 319-9621
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Portland, OR 97205
Narrative
We hide parts of who we are away because the world has told us we are "too much", which is weird because we may not even feel good enough. It’s easier to be who others need or want us to be, rather than risk showing them who we really are. We desperately want to connect - for them to see us, love the real us. But the fear, the messages that we have been carrying for too long about who we are, convinces us that if we share our true self, people will reject us, ridicule us, even leave us. Maybe our experience proves this fear true, or maybe we secretly agree that in some way, we don't deserve a fulfilling life or love. You feel stuck.
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Catherine Chapman
LPC Intern, MS, NCC, LPCI Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97266
I entered the mental health field based on my own life-changing experience when I went through therapy to address the impact of childhood traumas.  With the help of my counselors my life transformed from hopeless and stuck to empowered and whole.  I had no idea this kind of transformation was even possible.  Now, it is my turn to give back and walk alongside those who choose the difficult path of recovery.  I won't have your answers since your story and personality are unique.  What I do have is familiarity with the path, faith in your ability to find your answers, and professional experience guiding individuals toward wholeness.
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(971) 247-9974
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97266
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I entered the mental health field based on my own life-changing experience when I went through therapy to address the impact of childhood traumas.  With the help of my counselors my life transformed from hopeless and stuck to empowered and whole.  I had no idea this kind of transformation was even possible.  Now, it is my turn to give back and walk alongside those who choose the difficult path of recovery.  I won't have your answers since your story and personality are unique.  What I do have is familiarity with the path, faith in your ability to find your answers, and professional experience guiding individuals toward wholeness.
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Jamie Leigh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97213
I believe that each of us has an innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes, through difficult experiences and life transitions, we forget that healing and wholeness are always available to us. Therapy is a place where we can compassionately find ourselves again through expression and acceptance of all of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. And as we begin to heal, our perspective of ourselves and others shift in ways that facilitate long-term and lasting change.
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(971) 351-1590
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Portland, OR 97213
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I believe that each of us has an innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes, through difficult experiences and life transitions, we forget that healing and wholeness are always available to us. Therapy is a place where we can compassionately find ourselves again through expression and acceptance of all of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. And as we begin to heal, our perspective of ourselves and others shift in ways that facilitate long-term and lasting change.
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Megan C Lammers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
***I am NOT currently accepting new clients.*** As a Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine I believe that we all inherently have the capacity for deep healing within ourselves. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma.
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(971) 308-5312
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Portland, OR 97214
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***I am NOT currently accepting new clients.*** As a Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine I believe that we all inherently have the capacity for deep healing within ourselves. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma.
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Lindsay Coulter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
*I am not currently accepting new clients* I am a licensed professional counselor working with individuals who are looking for ways to negotiate such issues as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, loss and grief, work stress, parenting, trauma, and developing a healthy lifestyle. My role as a therapist is to be a collaborative, compassionate partner in the therapy process. I encourage listening to your own voice and gaining confidence as you navigate toward emotional well being. Together, we will work through your concerns and reasons for seeking help and support.
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(971) 340-4118
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Portland, OR 97214
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*I am not currently accepting new clients* I am a licensed professional counselor working with individuals who are looking for ways to negotiate such issues as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, loss and grief, work stress, parenting, trauma, and developing a healthy lifestyle. My role as a therapist is to be a collaborative, compassionate partner in the therapy process. I encourage listening to your own voice and gaining confidence as you navigate toward emotional well being. Together, we will work through your concerns and reasons for seeking help and support.
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Sajani Patel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97229
*** I am not accepting new clients at this time. I hope to have more space mid January. I do not have a waiting list. Thank you!
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(971) 297-3122
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Portland, OR 97229
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*** I am not accepting new clients at this time. I hope to have more space mid January. I do not have a waiting list. Thank you!
Fumiyo Nishimoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Therapy is writing your own story as we embrace the ‘self as inherently fluid’ and that all individuals are capable of crafting new and empowering stories that include a new sense of self. This is a healing journey, and I'm here to connect with you to explore together the trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent you from healing, growing and living the fulfilling life you are seeking.
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(971) 231-2579
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Portland, OR 97202
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Therapy is writing your own story as we embrace the ‘self as inherently fluid’ and that all individuals are capable of crafting new and empowering stories that include a new sense of self. This is a healing journey, and I'm here to connect with you to explore together the trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent you from healing, growing and living the fulfilling life you are seeking.
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Kate O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Are you struggling with a hard life transition you weren’t expecting? Are you wishing you had more coping strategies for your symptoms of anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to while feeling free of judgement or expectations? Do you want to process old hurt that is impacting your life? Are you wanting to play a more active role in your own life? Have you recently experienced a great loss and need support? Are you struggling with LGBTQIA+ challenges? Do you wish you could let go of old hurt? I am here for it! **I am currently taking new clients for teletherapy sessions, sliding scale fee only.**
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(503) 400-3430
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Portland, OR 97214
Narrative
Are you struggling with a hard life transition you weren’t expecting? Are you wishing you had more coping strategies for your symptoms of anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to while feeling free of judgement or expectations? Do you want to process old hurt that is impacting your life? Are you wanting to play a more active role in your own life? Have you recently experienced a great loss and need support? Are you struggling with LGBTQIA+ challenges? Do you wish you could let go of old hurt? I am here for it! **I am currently taking new clients for teletherapy sessions, sliding scale fee only.**
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Michael Running
LPC Intern, MS, NCC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
I'm glad you are here. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, wish to overcome the consequences of traumatic experiences, have encountered an unexpected loss or transition, or feel stuck in any area of your life, it is so good and important to seek support for yourself. In our work together, I bring a deeply relational quality to therapy, meeting you with acceptance, presence, and warmth. Together we can gently move towards a more full and satisfying expression of your own unique life. You deserve a life that feels abundant, fulfilling, and meaningful.
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(971) 260-9551
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Portland, OR 97214
Narrative
I'm glad you are here. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, wish to overcome the consequences of traumatic experiences, have encountered an unexpected loss or transition, or feel stuck in any area of your life, it is so good and important to seek support for yourself. In our work together, I bring a deeply relational quality to therapy, meeting you with acceptance, presence, and warmth. Together we can gently move towards a more full and satisfying expression of your own unique life. You deserve a life that feels abundant, fulfilling, and meaningful.
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Wren Christine Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Currently I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, addictions, and grief. While I have received training in a number of approaches, my goal is to offer you interventions and tools that best fit for you. I am most influenced by DBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Expressive Art Therapy. I look through the lens of trauma, and I take a behaviorally specific approach to support experiences of transformation into long term change and growth. You can expect to have tools and skills to practice in between session to support your work.
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(503) 897-9154
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Portland, OR 97211
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Currently I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, addictions, and grief. While I have received training in a number of approaches, my goal is to offer you interventions and tools that best fit for you. I am most influenced by DBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Expressive Art Therapy. I look through the lens of trauma, and I take a behaviorally specific approach to support experiences of transformation into long term change and growth. You can expect to have tools and skills to practice in between session to support your work.
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Conner Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, DCSW, LICSW, LMHC, CMHS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Karin hopes to offer a warm, supportive environment for clients to explore their areas of strength, and their areas for potential growth. As an LICSW and LMHC, Karin specializes in individual, child and family counseling. Karin is faculty at university level, and supervises other clinicians working towards licensure. Karin is a master trainer in AMSR (assessing and managing suicide risk, a training for therapists, doctors, nurses and other mental health professionals). Karin is director of a social work organization that promotes equality through social work, and is clinical supervisor at a program for youth.
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(509) 551-1813
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
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Karin hopes to offer a warm, supportive environment for clients to explore their areas of strength, and their areas for potential growth. As an LICSW and LMHC, Karin specializes in individual, child and family counseling. Karin is faculty at university level, and supervises other clinicians working towards licensure. Karin is a master trainer in AMSR (assessing and managing suicide risk, a training for therapists, doctors, nurses and other mental health professionals). Karin is director of a social work organization that promotes equality through social work, and is clinical supervisor at a program for youth.
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Sarah Zollner Case
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT, NCC, LMFTI, LPCI Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Are you struggling to change unhelpful patterns of interaction in your marriage or relationship? Do you desire more emotional connection or intimacy? Are you recovering from painful experiences and looking for ways to move forward with new-found hope? Are you going through a stressful season in life and feeling overwhelmed by challenges and change? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and looking for new tools to help you thrive? I will approach our work together with genuine curiosity about your story, respect for what you believe, and tools to help you move toward the life you want.
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(503) 966-3604
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Portland, OR 97202
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Are you struggling to change unhelpful patterns of interaction in your marriage or relationship? Do you desire more emotional connection or intimacy? Are you recovering from painful experiences and looking for ways to move forward with new-found hope? Are you going through a stressful season in life and feeling overwhelmed by challenges and change? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and looking for new tools to help you thrive? I will approach our work together with genuine curiosity about your story, respect for what you believe, and tools to help you move toward the life you want.
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Mary Cosentino-Cathey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97222
***Teletherapy - I see clients located anywhere in Oregon*** Life can be challenging. My hope is to bring a safe space for others to dive into the brave journey of self discovery. I am a psychotherapist with over fifteen years experience helping people from all different walks of life who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and life transitions. My belief is that we all already carry within us the answers to our questions, sometimes we just need someone to help us uncover what those are. You deserve love, connection, and understanding, and my goal is to help you become the most authentic version of yourself.
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(971) 803-6457
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Portland, OR 97222
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***Teletherapy - I see clients located anywhere in Oregon*** Life can be challenging. My hope is to bring a safe space for others to dive into the brave journey of self discovery. I am a psychotherapist with over fifteen years experience helping people from all different walks of life who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and life transitions. My belief is that we all already carry within us the answers to our questions, sometimes we just need someone to help us uncover what those are. You deserve love, connection, and understanding, and my goal is to help you become the most authentic version of yourself.
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Rebecca L. Sauer, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
I work with all individuals.That includes individuals with diverse ages, races, genders, sexualities, religions, political stances, educations, living environments, relationships, histories and socioeconomic statuses. I use an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment interventions, starting where you are at and moving toward identified treatment goals with consideration of best practices, which are research based with positive outcomes. After the initial diagnostic assessment; talk, play and creative interventions are utilized. I welcome feedback to ensure our therapeutic alliance and treatment processes are meeting your expectations. If given permission and clinically indicated, I coordinate care and consult with other treating professionals.
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(971) 407-5341
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
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I work with all individuals.That includes individuals with diverse ages, races, genders, sexualities, religions, political stances, educations, living environments, relationships, histories and socioeconomic statuses. I use an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment interventions, starting where you are at and moving toward identified treatment goals with consideration of best practices, which are research based with positive outcomes. After the initial diagnostic assessment; talk, play and creative interventions are utilized. I welcome feedback to ensure our therapeutic alliance and treatment processes are meeting your expectations. If given permission and clinically indicated, I coordinate care and consult with other treating professionals.
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Jessica Magenheimer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97231
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
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(503) 461-0330
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Portland, OR 97231
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If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
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Lorraine McKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97211
My therapeutic philosophy is that it is very possible, with the right kind of support, to recover from most mental health and life challenges. Let’s have a discussion about what you want to achieve, and we can come up with a plan that will help you live your best life. I treat the people I work with as "people first," rather than labels, cases, or subjects. Since I have been involved with healing work, the definitions for "disorders" has continually changed. Because I believe in the absolute and intrinsic beauty and worth of human beings, I'm more likely to frame something as a challenge or a difficulty than as disorder.
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(458) 203-8649
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97211
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My therapeutic philosophy is that it is very possible, with the right kind of support, to recover from most mental health and life challenges. Let’s have a discussion about what you want to achieve, and we can come up with a plan that will help you live your best life. I treat the people I work with as "people first," rather than labels, cases, or subjects. Since I have been involved with healing work, the definitions for "disorders" has continually changed. Because I believe in the absolute and intrinsic beauty and worth of human beings, I'm more likely to frame something as a challenge or a difficulty than as disorder.
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Respectful Heart Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFTi Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97239
I am passionately committed to guiding relationships towards fulfillment, healing, and growth. You may be in a relationship that is experiencing hardship. Maybe you are struggling after a major transition; having a child, receiving a life altering diagnosis, moving. Perhaps you need to heal after a break up, or explore things that have blocked you from the kind of intimacy you long for. Possibly what you are longing for is to have an experience of yourself that is embodied and integrated — powerful. I can help.
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(971) 238-5826
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Portland, OR 97239
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I am passionately committed to guiding relationships towards fulfillment, healing, and growth. You may be in a relationship that is experiencing hardship. Maybe you are struggling after a major transition; having a child, receiving a life altering diagnosis, moving. Perhaps you need to heal after a break up, or explore things that have blocked you from the kind of intimacy you long for. Possibly what you are longing for is to have an experience of yourself that is embodied and integrated — powerful. I can help.
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Sarah Hoagland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Do you struggle to make lasting changes in your life? Do you suffer from relationship difficulties, job dissatisfaction or low self-esteem? Do you repeat the same negative patterns? If so, I believe I can help. I am trained to help you make the changes you want to see in your life. I will help you get to the root of your problems, not simply treat your symptoms. This happens best in the safety of a trusted therapeutic relationship where we will work collaboratively to help you discover your authentic feelings, make a deeper connection to yourself and others, and reap greater satisfaction from your life.
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(503) 610-5526
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Portland, OR 97205
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Do you struggle to make lasting changes in your life? Do you suffer from relationship difficulties, job dissatisfaction or low self-esteem? Do you repeat the same negative patterns? If so, I believe I can help. I am trained to help you make the changes you want to see in your life. I will help you get to the root of your problems, not simply treat your symptoms. This happens best in the safety of a trusted therapeutic relationship where we will work collaboratively to help you discover your authentic feelings, make a deeper connection to yourself and others, and reap greater satisfaction from your life.
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Abigail Morgan Olivares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Life can be hard, can cause twists, turns, and sometimes unexpected trauma happens to us or those we love. Traumatic experiences can cause unwanted symptoms, including depression, loss of sleep, isolation and avoidance. That is where good therapy is key to relieving the pain. I specialize in helping parents and adults overcome trauma they experience vicariously when a child or loved on goes through a difficult experience or life change. I also do clinical supervision for LCSW licensure both individually and in a group setting.
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(517) 994-1162 x3
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Portland, OR 97214
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Life can be hard, can cause twists, turns, and sometimes unexpected trauma happens to us or those we love. Traumatic experiences can cause unwanted symptoms, including depression, loss of sleep, isolation and avoidance. That is where good therapy is key to relieving the pain. I specialize in helping parents and adults overcome trauma they experience vicariously when a child or loved on goes through a difficult experience or life change. I also do clinical supervision for LCSW licensure both individually and in a group setting.

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Narrative Therapists
Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Portland Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy in Portland.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Portland are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Portland. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Portland

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