Dolores Maggiore, LCSW

1305 NE Fremont Work: 503-866-0544
Portland, Oregon   97212 Voice Mail: 503-866-0544
Fax: 503-221-8764
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: dolmag@comcast.net

Location:

NE Portland
Located on the East side on Northeast Fremont and 13th, accessible via I405 and the Fremont Bridge, Martin Luther King Blvd., I84 and 42nd as well as by public transportation, bus #33.

Degrees:

Masters

Social Work
 

Licenses:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Training & Certifications: EMDR Level 1
Gottman Institute training: Couples & "Bringing Baby Home"
Availability: I will see first time clients within 72 hours of contact.
Affiliations:
American Mental Health Alliance
National Association of Social Workers
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Diplomate of Clinical Social Workers
National Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work Certified Diplomate
Northwest Adoptive Families Association
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association EMDRIA
 

Fees:

$90 per hour session
I will apply a sliding-fee scale to help meet client needs.

Specialization

Children & Families Sexual Minorities/Gay/Lesbian/ Bi/Trans-gendered communities
   

Focus of Practice & Interests

Trauma, anxiety and depression    Attachment in Adults and Children
Identity  

Background & Experience

Over 25 years experience with children and families in school mental health, community mental health, and private practice. Clinical Social Worker, Child Development Specialist
Teacher Academic and psychological counseling, parenting, play therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention and in-school and in-home evaluations.

Patient & Client Populations Served

Children age 2+ Adults: Individuals and Couples
Sexual and ethnic minorities and displaced persons

I speak French, Italian, German and Spanish.  I am also familiar with Africa, China and Cambodia.

Orientation & Approach

I believe in the hear and now of the therapeutic relationship with the complexity of dreams, hopes, disappointments, and specific circumstances we bring to it.  My approach is warm, strength-based, down-to-earth.  As fitting, I call upon my training in various therapies: psychodynamic, cognitive, DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), EFT (emotionally focused therapy). I experience us all grappling with the same needs: to feel connection and security, to allow ourselves and others to honor the vulnerability and strengths, the dependency and the autonomy necessary in our relationships. I work to help strengthen the positive in clients' relationships through an exploration of feelings and issues which may be keeping clients stuck in uncomfortable positions.

Personal Comments

For over 25 years, I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children in finding the words, the tools, the gestures, and the visions to communicate needs and yearnings. In the early years of my formation, communication meant poetry and foreign languages and finding the right fit between person and environment. At the time I was living in Europe and my goal was to create a safe place for myself and others and to facilitate "language" as a means of daily survival. When I returned to the States, my role as therapist was greatly informed by my early literary work, as well as by my background with antiques, artifacts, and history.  I believe I am still assisting clients with the reaching to understand roots and the ability to see ourselves in the mirror of "difference", that is, as different from others, in a very real way, as with religious, ethnic, sexual minorities or in one's perception of self. In this way, we better perceive who we are and how we adapt and stretch ourselves and our environment from the outside and the inside.

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