Triss Fifer, LCSW

1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 370 Work: 503-222-2420
Portland, Oregon   97205 Voice Mail: 503-222-2420
Fax: 503-222-5395
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: trissfifer@comcast.net

Location:

Downtown Portland
On the south side of the Central Library

Degrees:

Master of Social Work

Social Work
Bachelor of Science Psychology
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Training & Certifications: Certified Group Psychotherapist.
Certificate in Women's Studies
 
Availability: Urgent
Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
Oregon Friends of Jung
Fees: $110 per session (a session is 1 hour) for Individual and Family

Specialization

 Child, Youth and Family Counseling  Women's Issues 
Consultation to Licensed Colleagues Supervision to Pre-licensed MSW's and Professional Counselor

Focus of Practice & Interests

Individuals, couples and family therapy Gay and lesbian families who are dealing with life transitions divorce or separation as well as those seeking an intimate relationship.
   

Background & Experience

Clinical supervisor for Child and Family and Adult Treatment teams; Crisis Counselor; Supervisor for agency school-based therapists in 33 elementary, middle and high schools.
Mt. Hood Community Mental Health  

Patient & Client Populations Served

Children & Adolescents Adults & Elders
Couples

Gays & Lesbians

Orientation & Approach

I believe a safe, empathic client-therapist relationship is the heart of productive therapy.  I enable people to recognize and draw on their own strengths to achieve feelings of greater self worth.  I help clients manage anger, stress, fear, workplace problems, and burnout.  I address a variety of life challenges and transitions including: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, effects of trauma and abuse and chronic health problems. The main approaches I integrate are Psychodynamic, Systems and Cognitive-Behavioral.

Personal Comments

I believe long term therapy is a good setting in which to address family of origin issues, trauma or problems which have ongoing negative reverberations.  I also value short term therapy which supports clients in taking control of their lives by setting goals and defining the steps needed to get there.

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