Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland
As a Mindfulness-Based Therapist, people come to me because they want to be heard, and I provide a safe and welcoming space where their voice is heard with respect and a non judgmental approach. I am skilled in listening not just to the spoken word, but also to the body and non verbal expressions. An essential component of my approach is to demonstrate and work with my clients on developing acceptance and compassion to themselves and others. Everyone who seeks therapy for medical, personal and interpersonal reasons is welcome to my clinic. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
My main approach is Mindfulness-Based Therapy, where the principles of mindfulness meditation are applied for therapeutic purposes. Extensive research in the last 30 years shows a significant reduction in symptoms, better coping skills with stress and an overall improvement in the well being of people who learned to practice mindfulness.
I teach my clients the practice of focused attention, bringing awareness to every sensation, emotion and thought as they unfold in the moment. Clients learn to shift from having their mental health defined by the content of their thoughts to having it defined by their relationship to that content
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Yael Schweitzer now - (971) 236-4069


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Tel Aviv University, Israel - MSW
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: 4073 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cascade Health
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • ENI
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • Moda Health
  • New Directions
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • Reliant
  • Reliant
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellPoint
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Yael Schweitzer's Groups

Embodying Mindfulness

Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2015 Come learn to be present and compassionate with yourself and others by integrating mindfulness practices with movement expression. Deep listening to the body yields improvisational movements -the dance of mindfulness. Based on MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) & Interpersonal Mindfulness programs, Creative Dance (Mettler approach) and Authentic Movement. Participants will gain: * Enhanced presence and centeredness * A deeper sense of self-acceptance * Mindfulness skills for everyday activities * Skills for improved relationships * An enhanced sense of joy and openness * Increased freedom of movement, creativity and expression No previous experience in dance or mindfulness is needed.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Relationship Issues


  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Hebrew


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016
Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland

Yael Schweitzer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT