Jennifer Lopas, LCSW, LLC

1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 250 Work: 503-250-1188
Portland, Oregon   97205 Voice Mail: 503-250-1188
Fax: 503-536-6450
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail:
Location: SW Portland
My office is located in the Jeffrey Center, 1020 SW Taylor Street in Downtown Portland across from the Main Library, 2 blocks from the MAX stop at Galleria/SW Morrison & 10th Avenue.
Degrees: Masters Social Work
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Training & Certifications:

I am currently earning certification in Mentor-Coaching from MentorCoach, LLC.  I have accomplished the initial requirements for Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor II.  On the job training as a group facilitator working with chronic medical conditions and clients with chronic pain management issues while working in outpatient clinics at  Legacy Health System.

Availability: I am routinely able to offer my existing clients weekly session. I am available to meet with new clients within a week of the contact call.  I see urgent clients within 72-hours.  Due to family demands I am unable to guarantee crisis or emergent appointments.  When scheduled to be available, I will attempt to contact new and prospective patients within 3 hours.  
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
National Association of Social Workers
Fees: Initial Evaluation/Assessment   (80 minutes)     $150 Psychotherapy sessions           (30 minutes)     $65 Psychotherapy sessions           (50 minutes)     $100 Psychotherapy sessions           (80 minutes)     $135       

There is a $25 service charge for NSF/Returned checks.

Documentation Ė varies dependent on request, please inquire

Note:  I do provide some sliding scale fees for clients who cannot afford the above fees.

Specialization

Addictions and the impact of addictions on  relationships  Clients who have mental health issues as a result of chronic medical conditions
  Couples therapy and womenís health issues

Focus of Practice & Interests

Goal Accomplishment & Personal Growth

Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Relationships & Intimacy

Mental health issues related to having a chronic medical condition 

Addictions & the impact addictions have on the family & core relationships

Womenís Health

Grief & Loss

Challenging Life Transitions

Background & Experience

I have been a mental health therapist for over 10 years  Dual diagnosis clients and their families in both a hospital based outpatient chemical dependency treatment
 Community based chemical dependency treatment program Medical social worker serving adults with chronic medical conditions and pain management issues.
Private practice for six years Mental health group practice

Patient & Client Populations Served

Adults   Adolescents (15 to18 years old 
 Couples and family therapy Personal coaching

Orientation & Approach

Here are some of my guiding assumptions:

  • You already possess the seeds of everything you need.
  • You are the expert and hold the answers about you within you.
  • Mental health treatment is often about building or restoring oneís inner compass.
  • Therapists who cannot express passion and joy cannot aid others in doing so.
  • Psychotherapy is about finding a way to move through life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying.

I am trained in a wide variety of approaches to therapy.  Since each person comes with unique needs and goals for therapy, our work will be tuned to what you want from the process.  In order to be an effective therapist and coach, I am committed to continuous personal growth and self-awareness. At all times, the best interest of my clients remains my primary focus.

Personal Comments

 

I believe we all have the capacity within us to overcome the most difficult challenges, heal from the most painful life experiences and achieve our most valued personal goals.  I work with a broad range of issues and goals.

I enjoy working with older adolescents and adults, who want to make positive changes to improve their well being, strengthen their relationships with others and establish practices that enable a satisfying and meaningful life.   

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