Tom Swafford

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
(503) 744-5872 Website

Tom Swafford

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified by Psychology Today


4314 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 744-5872
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon I am only able to see people in person on Wednesdays. The offices are cleaned after each client. Tele-health is provided through Doxy.


My belief is that we enter life with an inherent idea of who we are and what we want to accomplish. As we strive for acceptance, we cover ourselves in layers of others' expectations, eventually losing our ‘selves’ in the process. My desire is to help you strip away these layers to discover who you are at your core. We do this together by using feedback, intuitive healing, trauma informed therapy, dream work and active imagination. We do this by sitting with and listening to your stories of pain and unmet needs. We exchange heavier emotional layers with lighter ones until you can then stand in your own original brilliance.
I am a member of the LGBTQ community. I focus on Men's mental health, gay or straight. Being a man has been slowly shifting and the landscape is unfamiliar. Strength is confused with aggression and vulnerability is seen as a weakness. The landscape is constantly in flux for LGBTQ persons, with new legislation undermining a day to day sense of security.
One of Jung’s beliefs was that practitioners were to undertake their own therapy. I am a "Wounded Healer". I was married for 20+ years and we raised 2 children; one is transgender. I know what it's like to play a role. I know the fears and anger that wake you. I understand the terror of an HIV diagnosis. All of these concerns can be transcended.


  • Cost per Session: $70 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Venmo
I do not now accept insurance. I will supply documentation for reimbursement. Let's talk about the pros and cons of a documented diagnoses .
Email me or call (503) 744-5872 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2019
  • Supervisor: Adrienne Wolmark, PhD
  • Supervisor License: Oregon / 2861


4314 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 744-5872
Offers online therapy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Stress
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • HIV Counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
Tom Swafford

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA