Ruth Tessema

LPC Intern, MEd, NCC, LPC-A

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(971) 274-5782 Website

Ruth Tessema

LPC Intern, MEd, NCC, LPC-A

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Healing Bird Counseling, LLC
Portland, OR 97217
(971) 274-5782

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Ruth Tessema is not currently accepting new clients.

About

You may find yourself struggling with the demands of society along with personal stressors and past trauma. I specialize in providing supports for people of color who strive to take back their emotional and mental freedom. With support, one can build resilience after experiencing tremendous grief and trauma. My goal as your counselor is to provide support as you garner skills to face difficult roadblocks that might otherwise seem too overwhelming to tackle or unconsciously hidden. Some of these obstacles can cause stress, anxiety, anger, depression, shame, insecurities, and conflicts with relationships.
As your counselor, I use specific styles and techniques to help you create a path of wellness. Depending on your needs, my methods may include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, existential, and emotion-focused techniques. I also use culturally relevant techniques to cater to those of black, indigenous, and ethnic decent.
There are multiple, if not infinite, layers and intersectionalities in ones life. My role is to help individuals examine, reflect, and explore those layers as this is essentially part of the healing journey. Counseling is a deep therapeutic relationship with the healing and the supporter. You do not need to take the journey alone.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $145 - $200
Pay By: Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
At this time, I am only able to bill OHP; however, I also offer private pay with limited number of sliding scale appointments.
Email me or call (971) 274-5782 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: Oregon / R6545
  • School: California University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • Supervisor: Lori Whittaker LCSW
  • Supervisor License: Oregon / L3018
Fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapist by EMDRIA (2021). Fully trained Gottman Institute Couples Method (2021)

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) / 833359
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • License No. and State: 515106 Oregon Teachers Standards Practices and Commission

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD

Location

Healing Bird Counseling, LLC
Portland, OR 97217
(971) 274-5782

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Racial Identity
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022
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Ruth Tessema

LPC Intern, MEd, NCC, LPC-A