Marc B. Hess, L.C.S.W.

Marc Hess LCSW Work: 503-313-4077
2006 SE Ankeny St., #209 Voice Mail: 503-313-4077
Portland, OR 97214 Fax: 503-233-4353
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SE Portland
A large dark beige house on the southeast corner of 20th and Ankeny. It says "Ankeny House" next to the front door.


Master of Social Work

Social Work
Bachelor of Psychology Psychology


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Training & Certifications: EMDR, Level II
4th Degree Black Belt and Associate Lecturer in Aikido with Mind and Body Coordination.
Availability: Routine and Urgent Care, appointments day and evenings.
Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
Northwest Ki Federation
Fees: $120 per session for individuals, couples and families
I do have some lower fee slots available for those uninsured and/or unable to pay full fee. My low fee is $60 per session. My sessions are usually at least 55 minutes.


Couples Counseling Trauma Treatment
Peak Performance/Mind and Body Coordination Anger and Domestic Violence

Focus of Practice & Interests

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy - with a Narrative and Ericksonian techniques. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for resolution self limiting beliefs and suffering results from trauma
Depression, anxiety, stress, and panic. Anger management and domestic violence interventions.
Application of principles of mind and body coordination (relaxation, concentration, meditation, leadership) in daily life. Supervision for licensure: LPC and LCSW.

Background & Experience

Workshop Presenter - since 1993, on domestic violence, trauma, peak performance. Private Practice: Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy.
Clinical Coordinator: Multnomah County Family Treatment and Violence Intervention Services Domestic Violence Group facilitator and evaluator.
Outpatient Mental Health - Kaiser Permanente (practicum) Ki-Aikido Instructor
Field Instructor for Portland State University Graduate School of Social Work, School of Counseling Education, George Fox College, and Lewis and Clark School of counseling Psychology.  

Patient & Client Populations Served

Adults, all ages I have worked with a wide variety of ethnic groups, spiritual orientations, and sexual orientations.

Orientation & Approach

             I welcome my clients and strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, safety and honesty, as well as utilize humor to lighten things up at times.  I support setting clear and attainable goals, utilizing creativity, personal strengths and courage to overcome obstacles. 

            I focus on oneís behavior, the thoughts and feelings and beliefs that initiate and sustain the behavior, and the unconscious patterns of relating that are learned earlier in life.  Life transitions and traumatic events can also interfere with growth.

            The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of change.  My job and privilege is to collaborate with my clients to look at themselves in a clear, in-depth, non-judgmental way.  Starting by accepting yourself as you are opens the door to acknowledge and focus on what needs to be different.  It is in this safe context that my clients can agree to risk doing things differently.  My therapeutic skill serves the purpose of supporting your efforts to change as well as helping you stand up against your challenges.  I believe that insight is an excellent motivator, but growth comes from insight and action and can be measured by the quality of our relationships. 

            I continue to challenge myself to grow and develop to earn the trust and respect of my friends, family, colleagues and clients.  I work continually on my ability to observe and reflect clearly, to be courageous and compassionate.  Of course, I also try to be compassionate with myself when I donít live up to my own expectations.

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