Positive Psychology Therapists in Portland, OR

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Skyler A Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, QMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
Waitlist for new clients
My approach has been strongly influenced by the field of positive psychology and solution focused therapy.
Welcome! I help individuals, couples and families navigate difficult times, explore and integrate past traumas and become aware of unhelpful thought patterns and habits. My goal is to assist you in becoming your best self. The approach we take will be based on your unique needs and concerns. If anxiety and depression are at the forefront, we will tackle these issues by exploring thought patterns, habits and life stressors. If you are feeling lost or stuck, we will identify personal values and brainstorm long and short-term goals. Always, I will bring an open-minded perspective to the relationship.
My approach has been strongly influenced by the field of positive psychology and solution focused therapy.
Welcome! I help individuals, couples and families navigate difficult times, explore and integrate past traumas and become aware of unhelpful thought patterns and habits. My goal is to assist you in becoming your best self. The approach we take will be based on your unique needs and concerns. If anxiety and depression are at the forefront, we will tackle these issues by exploring thought patterns, habits and life stressors. If you are feeling lost or stuck, we will identify personal values and brainstorm long and short-term goals. Always, I will bring an open-minded perspective to the relationship.
(206) 518-9790 View (206) 518-9790
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Nadejda Razi - Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97296  (Online Only)
Modalities Include: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Mindfulness-based, Somatic, Positive Psychology, Solution- Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
New Clients Welcome! Short-term, solution-focused coaching and psychotherapy. After nearly 20 years of providing therapeutic services in a wide range of settings, my clients have taught me that transformation and change can happen...even in a single-session! I love working with people who are striving to actualize their vision for fulfillment in all aspects of their lives. Our work together will likely include both levity and depth, will offer you tools for re-alignment and reconnection with your "authentic self," & will support the change you are looking for in your precious life!
Modalities Include: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Mindfulness-based, Somatic, Positive Psychology, Solution- Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
New Clients Welcome! Short-term, solution-focused coaching and psychotherapy. After nearly 20 years of providing therapeutic services in a wide range of settings, my clients have taught me that transformation and change can happen...even in a single-session! I love working with people who are striving to actualize their vision for fulfillment in all aspects of their lives. Our work together will likely include both levity and depth, will offer you tools for re-alignment and reconnection with your "authentic self," & will support the change you are looking for in your precious life!
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Stellium Integrative Wellness
MA, PhD
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
(503) 461-7881 View (503) 461-7881
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Morgan Looney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
Using CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Solution Focused therapies.
Sept. 2023 I have openings for new clients. My hours are 8am-3pm M-F. I also can set up assessment only appointments for folx needing WPATH letters of support. Email is the best way to contact me. I keep a waitlist, reach out to be added. My practice focuses on supporting gender diverse, teen, & BIPOC communities.
Using CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Solution Focused therapies.
Sept. 2023 I have openings for new clients. My hours are 8am-3pm M-F. I also can set up assessment only appointments for folx needing WPATH letters of support. Email is the best way to contact me. I keep a waitlist, reach out to be added. My practice focuses on supporting gender diverse, teen, & BIPOC communities.
(971) 257-1543 View (971) 257-1543
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Kathy Link
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
My approach combines dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and principles of positive psychology.
A one-word synopsis of my therapy style: Positivity. No matter what you're going through, my therapy style is warm, interactive, person-centered, and strengths-centered. I specialize in grief and loss and life transitions. My other specialties include chronic illnesses, end-of-life issues, caregiver fatigue, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, and alcohol and drug abuse.
My approach combines dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and principles of positive psychology.
A one-word synopsis of my therapy style: Positivity. No matter what you're going through, my therapy style is warm, interactive, person-centered, and strengths-centered. I specialize in grief and loss and life transitions. My other specialties include chronic illnesses, end-of-life issues, caregiver fatigue, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, and alcohol and drug abuse.
(503) 601-3842 x1 View (503) 601-3842 x1
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Central Oregon Family Therapy
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PCA
Verified
Portland, OR 97220
Neuroscience has taught us that "the mind" is encapsulated not only in the head; it exists throughout the whole body. As a holistic practitioner, I am interested in how you can learn to listen to the wisdom and cues of your inner knowing, beyond just what your thoughts tell you, and mend the relationship between mind/body. We all have the ability to grow and transcend from our past and present wounds and turn them into sources of empowerment and healing. I greet identity work, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ issues with positive psychology and feminist therapy frameworks to aim towards your sense of liberation.
Neuroscience has taught us that "the mind" is encapsulated not only in the head; it exists throughout the whole body. As a holistic practitioner, I am interested in how you can learn to listen to the wisdom and cues of your inner knowing, beyond just what your thoughts tell you, and mend the relationship between mind/body. We all have the ability to grow and transcend from our past and present wounds and turn them into sources of empowerment and healing. I greet identity work, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ issues with positive psychology and feminist therapy frameworks to aim towards your sense of liberation.
(503) 966-9307 View (503) 966-9307
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Maia Bellavia
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified
Portland, OR 97232
My practice involves using an eclectic approach based on your needs, including Solution-Focused Treatment, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, and Positive Psychology therapeutic approach.
I help people navigate life changes and challenges. Whether struggling with communication, intimacy, or simply feeling disconnected. Specializing in relationship and intimacy therapy for ALL, specifically for the LGBTQIA and BIPOC sexually marginalized communities. I offer personalized therapy sessions to help develop deep self-worth and confidence to overcome any challenges and live a more wholehearted and fulfilling life. Striving to provide supportive psychotherapy during each appointment. Valuing a holistic and integrative treatment approach.
My practice involves using an eclectic approach based on your needs, including Solution-Focused Treatment, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, and Positive Psychology therapeutic approach.
I help people navigate life changes and challenges. Whether struggling with communication, intimacy, or simply feeling disconnected. Specializing in relationship and intimacy therapy for ALL, specifically for the LGBTQIA and BIPOC sexually marginalized communities. I offer personalized therapy sessions to help develop deep self-worth and confidence to overcome any challenges and live a more wholehearted and fulfilling life. Striving to provide supportive psychotherapy during each appointment. Valuing a holistic and integrative treatment approach.
(503) 907-6129 View (503) 907-6129
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Erin Cochran-Davis
Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, MS
Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Treatment elements include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS)/parts work, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life that leaves them excited to wake up every morning to pursue their dreams. Each of us possess the capacity to change and grow to reach our goals. We can become untethered from behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and personal narratives that no longer serve us, and we can enjoy that process along the way. Simply put, I don’t believe that therapy has to be a painful thing, but something we approach in partnership with curiosity and nonjudgment.
Treatment elements include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS)/parts work, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life that leaves them excited to wake up every morning to pursue their dreams. Each of us possess the capacity to change and grow to reach our goals. We can become untethered from behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and personal narratives that no longer serve us, and we can enjoy that process along the way. Simply put, I don’t believe that therapy has to be a painful thing, but something we approach in partnership with curiosity and nonjudgment.
(541) 845-8800 View (541) 845-8800
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Liz Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Liz draws from an array of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused, and Positive Psychology, she tailors her interventions to suit each client's unique needs.
Liz is a dedicated social worker with a wealth of experience working with individuals of all ages across diverse settings in both rural and urban areas of Oregon and Washington. Her passion lies in helping clients who have faced challenging pasts and those currently navigating difficult times. Embracing a lifelong learning philosophy, Liz firmly believes that every individual possesses the potential to improve their life.
Liz draws from an array of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused, and Positive Psychology, she tailors her interventions to suit each client's unique needs.
Liz is a dedicated social worker with a wealth of experience working with individuals of all ages across diverse settings in both rural and urban areas of Oregon and Washington. Her passion lies in helping clients who have faced challenging pasts and those currently navigating difficult times. Embracing a lifelong learning philosophy, Liz firmly believes that every individual possesses the potential to improve their life.
(458) 235-4533 View (458) 235-4533
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Michelle E Shelton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, EdD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
My research and experience interests include: stress, burnout, developmental theory, mental health, positive psychology, family dynamics, and suicide prevention.
*Note: I am currently taking new clients! It is more important than ever to consider your mental health needs. I have over 10 years experience working in mental health as a therapist, leader, advocate, educator, and researcher. I would love the opportunity to partner with you on your mental health and well-being needs. I am passionate about finding ways to work with individuals, families, teens, and adults in order to have their lives be more fulfilling, productive, motivated, and healthy.
My research and experience interests include: stress, burnout, developmental theory, mental health, positive psychology, family dynamics, and suicide prevention.
*Note: I am currently taking new clients! It is more important than ever to consider your mental health needs. I have over 10 years experience working in mental health as a therapist, leader, advocate, educator, and researcher. I would love the opportunity to partner with you on your mental health and well-being needs. I am passionate about finding ways to work with individuals, families, teens, and adults in order to have their lives be more fulfilling, productive, motivated, and healthy.
(503) 241-3404 View (503) 241-3404
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Hearthstone Therapy Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Psy, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
I work from a person-centered approach and utilize tools from multiple therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral Modification, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused, Family Systems Theory, Trauma Informed, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
My name is Laurie Dawkins MS Psy, LPC, I hold a Master of Science degree in psychology and I’m a licensed mental health therapist in Oregon. I believe that the difficulties and struggles we all experience in life need not define who we are or determine how we feel about ourselves, and I’m so glad you reached out as the first step towards healing and personal growth. Since you are a genuinely unique human being and no one else in the world has your biological make-up, personality, or life experiences, you and I can work together to create a personalized therapy plan to address your specific needs.
I work from a person-centered approach and utilize tools from multiple therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral Modification, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused, Family Systems Theory, Trauma Informed, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
My name is Laurie Dawkins MS Psy, LPC, I hold a Master of Science degree in psychology and I’m a licensed mental health therapist in Oregon. I believe that the difficulties and struggles we all experience in life need not define who we are or determine how we feel about ourselves, and I’m so glad you reached out as the first step towards healing and personal growth. Since you are a genuinely unique human being and no one else in the world has your biological make-up, personality, or life experiences, you and I can work together to create a personalized therapy plan to address your specific needs.
(541) 845-3050 View (541) 845-3050
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Jesse Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
My modalities include Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic, experiential), Positive Psychology (deep coaching), Gestalt, Psychodrama, and Transpersonal.
Hi! I'm Jesse and I'm going to attempt to help you clarify whether I'm worth contacting in the next few statements. We might be a fit if: You are slightly skeptical of the therapeutic process (you're not alone). You're sensing this is a potential big moment in your life (even if you don't know why). You're someone who does well with a balanced blend of nurturing and challenge. You think growth is possible and awesome and, yes, uncomfortable, but well worth it. Whether you're good at asking for help or not, you know you need it at this moment to get where you're headed. Your dreams are a little scary to say out loud (a good sign!).
My modalities include Hakomi (mindfulness-based somatic, experiential), Positive Psychology (deep coaching), Gestalt, Psychodrama, and Transpersonal.
Hi! I'm Jesse and I'm going to attempt to help you clarify whether I'm worth contacting in the next few statements. We might be a fit if: You are slightly skeptical of the therapeutic process (you're not alone). You're sensing this is a potential big moment in your life (even if you don't know why). You're someone who does well with a balanced blend of nurturing and challenge. You think growth is possible and awesome and, yes, uncomfortable, but well worth it. Whether you're good at asking for help or not, you know you need it at this moment to get where you're headed. Your dreams are a little scary to say out loud (a good sign!).
(503) 504-0941 View (503) 504-0941
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Andria M Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, internal family systems and positive psychology to tailor our sessions to your unique needs.
I work with adult women who want to feel empowered, encouraged and build confidence and self-esteem. I will help you embrace your unique strengths, build resilience against life's challenges and overcome self-limiting beliefs. Together, we'll explore and enhance your self-esteem, fostering a positive self-image that empowers you in all aspects of your life. Whether you're navigating relationship shifts, career changes, parenting challenges and/or personal growth, I'm here to support you through life's transitions.
I integrate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, internal family systems and positive psychology to tailor our sessions to your unique needs.
I work with adult women who want to feel empowered, encouraged and build confidence and self-esteem. I will help you embrace your unique strengths, build resilience against life's challenges and overcome self-limiting beliefs. Together, we'll explore and enhance your self-esteem, fostering a positive self-image that empowers you in all aspects of your life. Whether you're navigating relationship shifts, career changes, parenting challenges and/or personal growth, I'm here to support you through life's transitions.
(714) 519-2588 View (714) 519-2588
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Accepting New Clients-No Waiting List Accepting New Clients-No Waiting List
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
I offer ACT, CBT, DBT, and Positive Psychology on a case by case basis.
My Practice Is Available For New Clients Immediately for Therapy and Medication Management! The seasons have changed and you might be feeling it. Have you noticed that you might be or are struggling with your mental health? You can choose to not be alone in your adventure of strengthening yourself. I can be your guide and help you through these rough times. If you feel that the pandemic has been rough to go through, you're not alone and you're not without support. I enjoy offering my services to see my clients grow and become unique strong individuals. Don't be surprised if you find yourself recovering fast.
I offer ACT, CBT, DBT, and Positive Psychology on a case by case basis.
My Practice Is Available For New Clients Immediately for Therapy and Medication Management! The seasons have changed and you might be feeling it. Have you noticed that you might be or are struggling with your mental health? You can choose to not be alone in your adventure of strengthening yourself. I can be your guide and help you through these rough times. If you feel that the pandemic has been rough to go through, you're not alone and you're not without support. I enjoy offering my services to see my clients grow and become unique strong individuals. Don't be surprised if you find yourself recovering fast.
(503) 461-1749 View (503) 461-1749
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Yerim Park
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCI, MSW, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97223
I utilize many therapy skills based on the client's needs such as Play therapy for Kids, Art therapy for adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Christian Counseling, Adlerian, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Culturally Sensitive, and so on.
No matter how big the issue is, the possibility exists for you to become a better you and handle your issues. I have over 10 years working as a multicultural counselor and psychiatric social worker both in Oregon State and South Korea. My therapeutic approach is authentic/direct and compassionate. In therapy, I explore where the problems began and what factors perpetuate the problems. Sessions focus on connecting to emotions, improving communication skills, finding empathy for people around you, and conflict resolution. I view counseling as a collaborative effort between me and my clients. I am excellent with a play therapy.
I utilize many therapy skills based on the client's needs such as Play therapy for Kids, Art therapy for adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Christian Counseling, Adlerian, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Culturally Sensitive, and so on.
No matter how big the issue is, the possibility exists for you to become a better you and handle your issues. I have over 10 years working as a multicultural counselor and psychiatric social worker both in Oregon State and South Korea. My therapeutic approach is authentic/direct and compassionate. In therapy, I explore where the problems began and what factors perpetuate the problems. Sessions focus on connecting to emotions, improving communication skills, finding empathy for people around you, and conflict resolution. I view counseling as a collaborative effort between me and my clients. I am excellent with a play therapy.
(503) 855-6345 View (503) 855-6345
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Dawn M D'Haeze
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA, CADC-I, QMHP
Verified
Portland, OR 97223
My practice utilizes cognitive-behavioral interventions such as trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Positive Psychology, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Hello! My name is Dawn and I would be honored to assist you in your therapeutic journey of introspection and growth! In my work as a clinician, my goal is to establish a strong, safe therapeutic alliance by collaborating with clients to help them identify and accomplish goals and resolve issues with respect to the dignity and diversity of each client.
My practice utilizes cognitive-behavioral interventions such as trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Positive Psychology, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Hello! My name is Dawn and I would be honored to assist you in your therapeutic journey of introspection and growth! In my work as a clinician, my goal is to establish a strong, safe therapeutic alliance by collaborating with clients to help them identify and accomplish goals and resolve issues with respect to the dignity and diversity of each client.
(503) 461-9666 View (503) 461-9666
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Dr. De Anna Hellwich
PhD, MS
Verified
Portland, OR 97086
Evolve utilizes CBT, Trauma CBT, Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Narrative Trauma, Positive Parenting, Medication Management & other evidenced treatments.
Do you crave growth & success in one (or all) of the following…relationship struggles, health & wellness issues, family & work stressors, Career stagnancy, Mental Health symptoms or need improved overall life functioning? Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions can lead you to Evolve into a better you. Evolve uses Integrated Health Care & treats each person with patience & compassion in a kindly direct manner during the therapeutic process. Evolve’s Primary Mental Health Provider Dr. Hellwich aims to provide relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
Evolve utilizes CBT, Trauma CBT, Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Narrative Trauma, Positive Parenting, Medication Management & other evidenced treatments.
Do you crave growth & success in one (or all) of the following…relationship struggles, health & wellness issues, family & work stressors, Career stagnancy, Mental Health symptoms or need improved overall life functioning? Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions can lead you to Evolve into a better you. Evolve uses Integrated Health Care & treats each person with patience & compassion in a kindly direct manner during the therapeutic process. Evolve’s Primary Mental Health Provider Dr. Hellwich aims to provide relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
(458) 235-4271 View (458) 235-4271
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Mark A Saren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
I offer an eclectic approach with a significant focus on humanistic, empowerment, positive psychology, experiential, solution-focus, relational, holistic, polyvagal, trauma, integration, mindfulness CBT, DBT, EMDR, and art therapy.
I am accepting new clients. I help clients who seek to increase their strengths, awareness, openness, flexibility, intelligence (IQ and EQ), resiliency, create empowering processes and solutions leading to meaningful life engagement, and improving quality of life. I have worked with all ages, backgrounds and issues, individuals, couples and families. I have found the best predictor of effective therapy is how well the client connects with the therapist. I am open to working with all people, cultures and conditions.
I offer an eclectic approach with a significant focus on humanistic, empowerment, positive psychology, experiential, solution-focus, relational, holistic, polyvagal, trauma, integration, mindfulness CBT, DBT, EMDR, and art therapy.
I am accepting new clients. I help clients who seek to increase their strengths, awareness, openness, flexibility, intelligence (IQ and EQ), resiliency, create empowering processes and solutions leading to meaningful life engagement, and improving quality of life. I have worked with all ages, backgrounds and issues, individuals, couples and families. I have found the best predictor of effective therapy is how well the client connects with the therapist. I am open to working with all people, cultures and conditions.
(541) 293-8434 View (541) 293-8434
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Courtney Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Mindfulness and positive psychology are just a couple of the beneficial tools I love to work with.
Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by everything you have to do? Or perhaps that the idea of getting anything done seems impossible? I can help! I am a clinical social worker who specializes in anxiety. I help my clients find ways to let go of the anxiety, anger and frustration that is woven into their daily lives. I can help you take back control over your life. Feel free to call and set up your free 15 minute consultation.
Mindfulness and positive psychology are just a couple of the beneficial tools I love to work with.
Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by everything you have to do? Or perhaps that the idea of getting anything done seems impossible? I can help! I am a clinical social worker who specializes in anxiety. I help my clients find ways to let go of the anxiety, anger and frustration that is woven into their daily lives. I can help you take back control over your life. Feel free to call and set up your free 15 minute consultation.
(541) 262-6442 View (541) 262-6442
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Ryan T Samples
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97223
Have growing anxiety and stress that is becoming unmanageable? Feeling angry? Feeling stuck in the past or numb in the present? Having trouble sleeping? Find yourself being over critical of yourself? In a messy relationship and unsure what you can or want to do? Maybe frustrated with work and curious about a new career path but not sure where to start? It is not hard to find people around us who want to tell us what to think and how to act. What is hard to find is a space that is quiet and safe, that allows us the ability to recognize our own feelings and align them with our own thoughts.
Have growing anxiety and stress that is becoming unmanageable? Feeling angry? Feeling stuck in the past or numb in the present? Having trouble sleeping? Find yourself being over critical of yourself? In a messy relationship and unsure what you can or want to do? Maybe frustrated with work and curious about a new career path but not sure where to start? It is not hard to find people around us who want to tell us what to think and how to act. What is hard to find is a space that is quiet and safe, that allows us the ability to recognize our own feelings and align them with our own thoughts.
(503) 868-0513 View (503) 868-0513

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Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.