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."
Psychodynamic
(971) 832-5009
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"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."
April Crofut,
MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a practice focused on psychotherapy. I treat adults seeking help with a variety of emotional concerns including difficulty with relationships, self-esteem, limiting patterns of behavior, or symptoms like anxiety and depression. My approach involves getting to know you as a whole person and exploring the nature of your distress in a thoughtful, collaborative, and creative way."
Psychodynamic
(503) 946-5280
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a practice focused on psychotherapy. I treat adults seeking help with a variety of emotional concerns including difficulty with relationships, self-esteem, limiting patterns of behavior, or symptoms like anxiety and depression. My approach involves getting to know you as a whole person and exploring the nature of your distress in a thoughtful, collaborative, and creative way."
Jennifer Dodd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Psychodynamic
(424) 732-9820
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Kathia Rabelo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"We each have our own unique life story but the one desire we share is to be happy. Too often our happiness is buried beneath traumas and unhealthy relationships.I believe that one of the most important aspects of the process of change is rooted in the working relationship between the psychotherapist and the client. There are many different methods I may use to help my clients overcome the problems they wish to address. My approach is relaxed, down to earth, honest and direct. I value authenticity in my therapeutic relationships and I have an appreciation for spirituality. I look forward to meeting you where you are."
Psychodynamic
(971) 256-8152
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"We each have our own unique life story but the one desire we share is to be happy. Too often our happiness is buried beneath traumas and unhealthy relationships.I believe that one of the most important aspects of the process of change is rooted in the working relationship between the psychotherapist and the client. There are many different methods I may use to help my clients overcome the problems they wish to address. My approach is relaxed, down to earth, honest and direct. I value authenticity in my therapeutic relationships and I have an appreciation for spirituality. I look forward to meeting you where you are."
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."
Psychodynamic
(503) 343-9994
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Steve Hand, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Psychodynamic
(503) 404-3759
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
Jeanne V Bjorklund, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-CA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Psychodynamic
(503) 887-8574
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Heart Thyself, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Psychodynamic
(503) 660-3668
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Douglas Johns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I help couples have needed conversations about their relationship without blame, judgement or criticism. You will directly experience how conflicts in your relationship are genuine opportunities for deeper connection and intimacy. Collaborative Couple Therapy (created by Dan Wile, Ph.D.) provides repeated experiences for expressing your emotions and needs in ways that make your relationship stronger. Are you worried about your relationship? Are there things you'd like to talk with your partner about but you fear an argument? Do you experience a loss of intimacy and closeness? Collaborative Couple Therapy can help."
Psychodynamic
(503) 444-8604
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"I help couples have needed conversations about their relationship without blame, judgement or criticism. You will directly experience how conflicts in your relationship are genuine opportunities for deeper connection and intimacy. Collaborative Couple Therapy (created by Dan Wile, Ph.D.) provides repeated experiences for expressing your emotions and needs in ways that make your relationship stronger. Are you worried about your relationship? Are there things you'd like to talk with your partner about but you fear an argument? Do you experience a loss of intimacy and closeness? Collaborative Couple Therapy can help."
Sean Erik Barnett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I strive to create a safe, respectful space in which we can work together to understand the current problems and conflicts impacting your life, and identify self-defeating patterns that keep you from reaching your full potential. We will watch to see how and when these patterns occur in the therapeutic process itself and work to trace problems back to their roots in earlier periods of your life. By gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, we attain greater freedom to choose how we wish to live, to strengthen our relationships and find joy in life."
Psychodynamic
(503) 451-6387
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"I strive to create a safe, respectful space in which we can work together to understand the current problems and conflicts impacting your life, and identify self-defeating patterns that keep you from reaching your full potential. We will watch to see how and when these patterns occur in the therapeutic process itself and work to trace problems back to their roots in earlier periods of your life. By gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, we attain greater freedom to choose how we wish to live, to strengthen our relationships and find joy in life."
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."
Psychodynamic
(503) 451-6739
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"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. "
Psychodynamic
(971) 255-5082
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Psychodynamic
(503) 427-1952
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Kimberly Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Psychodynamic
(503) 486-8662
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Kathryn Senders, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed and confused? Experiencing anxiety and wanting more out of life but not sure what? Do you feel like you have a purpose, but unclear what it is or how to get there? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience in helping adults, couples and adolescents during challenging times. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or low self esteem. We will work collaboratively in a respectful environment to increase your awareness, resolve conflict and decrease self sabotaging behaviors. Often, just making the decision to call is the most difficult part."
Psychodynamic
(503) 404-3168
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed and confused? Experiencing anxiety and wanting more out of life but not sure what? Do you feel like you have a purpose, but unclear what it is or how to get there? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience in helping adults, couples and adolescents during challenging times. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or low self esteem. We will work collaboratively in a respectful environment to increase your awareness, resolve conflict and decrease self sabotaging behaviors. Often, just making the decision to call is the most difficult part."
Jennifer Linnman, PhD., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Psychodynamic
(503) 444-9772
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
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."
Psychodynamic
(503) 379-9595
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"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."
Graham Sterling, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"It is my philosophy that each of us are on a path that encompasses understanding who we are in relation to our surroundings. Answers are found through interpersonal connections and within ourselves. It is my job to offer a safe, supportive space and the skilled assistance that allows you to discover your strengths and the tools necessary to overcome life's hurdles."
Psychodynamic
(503) 980-1413
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"It is my philosophy that each of us are on a path that encompasses understanding who we are in relation to our surroundings. Answers are found through interpersonal connections and within ourselves. It is my job to offer a safe, supportive space and the skilled assistance that allows you to discover your strengths and the tools necessary to overcome life's hurdles."
Sandra C Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I enjoy working with clients who are interested in gaining insight into their presenting problems and working collaboratively with me. I work with many individual lesbians, as well as lesbian and heterosexual couples."
Psychodynamic
(503) 444-9703
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Psychodynamic
"I enjoy working with clients who are interested in gaining insight into their presenting problems and working collaboratively with me. I work with many individual lesbians, as well as lesbian and heterosexual couples."
Adam Heifetz, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"My desire in working with individuals is to draw out their strengths and support the cultivation of their inner guide. Everyone is on a journey of personal and spiritual development; making meaning of their lives and experiences. I consider people to be the experts in their lives, who, when supported, are able to follow their natural drive for self-actualization. All human experiences are a valuable part of the process of self-emergence. Even the greatest challenges can offer insight and fuel for a path forward. People are neither sick nor well. Rather, we are all in process, with personal depths that want for exploration."
Psychodynamic
(971) 544-8123
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Psychodynamic
"My desire in working with individuals is to draw out their strengths and support the cultivation of their inner guide. Everyone is on a journey of personal and spiritual development; making meaning of their lives and experiences. I consider people to be the experts in their lives, who, when supported, are able to follow their natural drive for self-actualization. All human experiences are a valuable part of the process of self-emergence. Even the greatest challenges can offer insight and fuel for a path forward. People are neither sick nor well. Rather, we are all in process, with personal depths that want for exploration."

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Alphabet District, Portland, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Alphabet District, Portland are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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