Attachment-based Therapists in Portland, OR

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Simone Maya Weit
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently accepting adult clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Nevada City, CA and Portland, OR. My regular therapy practice is only open for Telehealth. I work with individuals experiencing PTSD, complex trauma, grief, end-of life transition, eco-anxiety, treatment resistant depression, relational challenges, and integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness. I am passionate about helping clients gain insight through self-inquiry, heal attachment through authentic connection, release trauma through embodied awareness, and experience breakthrough by dismantling patterns that no longer serve them.
(530) 317-0370
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Portland, OR 97214
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Danae Merrill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, CRC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach involves working from an attachment-based perspective to help explore patterns you wish to change, understand core fears and how they impact self-concept, and the ways you relate to others in life.
I work with people who are looking for deeper connection in their life. We all learn to navigate the world and relate to others from our earliest childhood experiences. What we learn from these early experiences can influence the way we experience intimacy, vulnerability, trust, and our own self-concept. For some, the ways we learned to relate and attach to others in our youth no longer serves our best interests, and as a result, we can feel unwanted distance in our relationships. Taking the opportunity to explore the beliefs and patterns that we adopted early on can help us to understand and experience intimacy in a new way.
(971) 308-5306
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Portland, OR 97211
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Ryan Leith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach is highly relational, attachment-based , and trauma-informed.
Therapy is a wonder to me. It’s a powerful space where we can nurture a safe environment to explore the painful aspects of the human experience. At times, we can undergo a profound feeling of being stuck or lost without knowing how to find relief. I love coming alongside people on that journey, bringing a curious, non-judgmental stance to your healing process. I'd want to give more gentle attention to both your light and shadow in hopes to reduce inner conflict and promote deeper and a more kind self-inquiry. Through compassion, warmth, and much-needed humor, my hope is to bring ease as you travel uneasy waters.
Portland, OR 97209
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Heather Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Depending on the goals you have, Heather may utilize a variety of techniques within your sessions that include mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, internal family systems therapy (IFS) and existential/humanistic questioning.
Heather is a compassionate guide who listens deeply and accepts you where you’re at. She helps you explore your strengths and limitations within a safe context where your thoughts and emotions can be felt, communicated, and understood. Heather is experienced in working with clients struggling with depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, relationship stress, and personal growth/exploration. She is specialized in helping women who have experienced infertility or loss due to miscarriage & is an Enneagram expert.
(503) 741-2593
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Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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David A Sangster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"David has been doing very effective, innovative and challenging deep attachment-based work since 1995 with children/families, couples, and adults of ALL ages.
From struggling to THRIVING. Become more fully "yourself." Enjoy relationship satisfaction. Strengthen connection to something bigger that is meaningful. Get relief from depression and anxiety (really!). Improve effectiveness at work. Feel more at home in your body, content. Mindful and present. LAUGH. Choosing a therapist that is both really good AND a great fit is important. There is a difference here you will experience from the get go. The office is in a 1930's Cape Cod style house...inviting & comfortable. With warmth and character. David is unusually relational and "real." Sessions are 60, 75 or 90 minutes rather than 50.
(503) 444-8649
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Portland, OR 97203
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Katie Sinner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use EMDR, DBT/ACT, and attachment-based approaches to help build skills to feel better in the moment and help it stay that way.
Specialized in Eating Disorders and Trauma - Do you have negative thoughts about yourself that you can’t shake? Are you doing things to try and feel better but realize everything you’re doing makes you feel worse? Spend a lot of time thinking critically about your body? My personal approach to therapy is supportive and also direct/down to earth. I'm passionate about working with individuals affected by eating disorders, supporting them into full recovery. I also work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I believe in Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating/Anti-Diet approaches, and I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
(503) 738-1547
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Portland, OR 97214
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Alex Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize a trauma-informed attachment-based perspective as I navigate the issues that my clients bring into the therapy room.
I specialize in issues important to BIPOC and/or LGBTQ teenagers and young adults/families, including issues related to family dynamics, depression, anxiety, bipolar/schizophrenia, substance abuse concerns, transracial adoptions, grief, racial identity, gender transitioning process, and abandonment trauma. My relational approach to therapy can help you gain awareness of your road blocks and provide you with the tools (skills/coping strategies) you have for your own growth.
(503) 433-8452
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Portland, OR 97232
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Katherine Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Katherine Jones and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon practicing therapy with children, families and adults since 2015. My therapeutic style is calm, warm and compassionate. I love providing a safe, healing space to help you feel seen, heard, accepted and supported as we work together on your desired goals. My approach integrates several different modalities based on your preferences and needs. I use trauma informed and attachment based therapeutic approaches as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, play therapy and art therapy.
(503) 455-8523
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Portland, OR 97232
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Halle Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic foundation is attachment-based , guided by social justice principles.
Beginning therapy can often feel like a daunting process. It is a courageous choice that requires vulnerability and curiosity. Great job on taking the first step! I utilize warmth, compassion, curiosity, and a holistic lens to create a safe, authentic therapeutic space. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and see my role as a collaborator helping to co-author the stories of our lives. I support clients in creating more self-compassion and allowing space to navigate and overcome life's challenges, transitions, and stressors.
(971) 232-3277
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Portland, OR 97205
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Carly Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all have places in our lives where we feel stuck, disconnected, or out of balance. During this time of global uncertainty, reaching out for support is more important than ever. I strive to create an environment where couples, individuals, and families can feel supported and heard. I invite you to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships through my experiential, attachment-based approach.
(503) 386-0280
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Portland, OR 97209
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Stephanie Avery
LPC Intern, MEd, LPC-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Everyone has a story. Whether they are sad or painful, hopeful or triumphant, I believe that we all have MANY stories and many different ways of telling them. Some of our stories are known, some of them are hidden, and some are waiting for an opportunity to be brought to life. My goal is to help those around me experience their life stories in new ways that are both meaningful and fulfilling. When we are able to bear witness to our stories and discover their complexity through exploration, that is when we have a true opportunity to grow. Visit AVeryGoodPlace.com to learn more.
(503) 461-6388
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Portland, OR 97202
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Douglas W Pullin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method Therapy, attachment-based psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based body centered therapy.
Would you like to free yourself from patterns that lead to stress, conflict, and/or withdrawal from life? Are feeling reactive or shut down in dealing with anger, fear, and/or sadness? Are you dissatisfied with life and do not know why? Having the courage to admit that things are not going well is the first step to changing them. My mindfulness-based approach supports you in being less identified with habitual ways of thinking and feeling that can keep you stuck in patterns that no longer work. I have helped many clients learn to be less reactive and more compassionate with themselves and others.
(503) 773-9872
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Portland, OR 97239
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Gina M. DeLeo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
(503) 966-4656
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Portland, OR 97214
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Maire Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidenced based and trauma-informed care practices, including EMDR, DBT, ACT, and attachment-based theory.
I want you to leave each therapy session feeling more hopeful than when you started. I love working with clients motivated to make changes, and also clients who feel uncertain about their ability to feel better—it’s a big step to start therapy! As a therapist with extensive experience working with clients coping with PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, and psychosis, I consistently see how traumatic events unconsciously block and inhibit an individual from feeling hopeful and making change in their lives. My goal is to provide a safe, trusting space to address what's burdening you and empower your sense of agency.
(458) 227-8848
Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
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Aaron Kelsay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC, CADC I
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
This includes EMDR, trauma-based, and attachment-based modalities.
Healing is a journey. For some, "healing" means reversing years of trauma, and for others it means 'getting out of my own head' or 'getting un-stuck.' For everyone, the path to healing is a difficult one, and it is lighter, easier, more meaningful when others join in with you. To you who have tried to go it alone, I invite you to reach out. Connecting with a counselor is a way to get un-stuck in your journey towards health, to bring healing to those deeper places of hurt.
(503) 461-1286
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Portland, OR 97227
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Wind and Willow, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, QMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My counseling approach is holistic, emotion focused, and informed through an attachment-based perspective, where relationship building, communication, and emotional expression lie at the foundation.
Now Accepting New Clients! I enjoy working more closely with those experiencing life transitions. These events can be challenging, stressful, and overwhelming, and as you transition from one space to another, you may also find yourself on a journey of finding yourself. As we face change, we also change as people and adjusting to this can be hard at times, not just for yourself, but for those around you. Let's move forward together on identifying, processing, and cultivating what's important to you.
(503) 868-4951
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Portland, OR 97229
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Krista Diane Ryan
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, QMHP-R
Verified
Verified
My foundation as a therapist is attachment-based and client-centered, which means that I will meet you where you are at and support you through discovering where you want to go.
We are all wired to seek connection, love, meaning, belonging, and to be understood. Our internal messaging often tells us we are not good enough to receive these things because of the dominant culture we are in. In therapy, we can work together toward the belief that you are enough. Here, LGBTQ+ communities and our allies ages 8 to 108 will find a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore who you are, realize your full potential, find meaning, and increase serenity and joy.
(503) 487-5774
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Portland, OR 97232
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Jess Gunderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As an attachment-based and systemic therapist, Jess believes that therapy is most successful when the client, family and therapist are working collaboratively.
New clients-please contact me via email. Jess Gunderson is a licensed marriage and family therapist through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. Jess holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University, an AAMFT approved and COMAFTE accredited program. Jess has received specialized training in non-directive play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, and somatic experiencing. Jess specializes in trauma-based work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(971) 257-5891
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Portland, OR 97225
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Heather Leilani Simpson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified
Verified
I use therapy techniques including Mindfulness, Contextual and Attachment-Based strategies to provide you a culturally competent space to process and reflect, to gain knowledge of attachment patterns, and to focus self-agency.
Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other concerns, you deserve a therapist who will be open and supportive yet willing to challenge you gently when needed.  With an approach that combines connection and boundaries, we can work together to help you find the agency you need to move through life with pleasure. I specialize in working with BIPOC, LGTBQIA, Polyamory/Non-Monogamous, and Kink/BDSM communities to provide comprehensive, evidence based, trauma informed, sex positive therapy, that meets the needs of sexual marginalized populations.
(503) 994-9547
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Portland, OR 97214
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Megan Elizabeth Irwin
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA, MSW
Verified
Verified
You have the ability to live a self determined life, free from the pain of your past. No matter what challenges you are facing, growth, healing, and recovery are possible. My approach to therapy is collaborative, relationship driven, and rooted in helping you understand the way your attachment style influences your relationships, habits, and patterns of behavior. We will work to bring context to your history, understand your defense mechanisms, and develop new ways for you to respond to distressing thoughts, feelings, and emotions, as we build your path to emotional freedom.
(971) 231-2946
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Portland, OR 97203
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