Westlin Gail Westlin, LPC

Inner NE Portland Work: 503-307-8681
  Voice Mail: 503-307-8681
E-Mail: gwestlin2000@comcast.net
Disabled Accessible: No    

Location:

NE Portland
Northeast - Grant Park neighborhood
Near NE 33rd exit off I-84
In Victorian home between Knott and Brazee

Degrees:

Masters

Counseling Psychology
  Masters Education

Licenses:

Licensed Professional Counselor
School Counseling Certification (K-12) State of Oregon
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Training & Certifications: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training (DBT), Portland Public Schools
Trauma Treatment Training at the Intercultural Psychiatric Program, OHSU
Availability: Routine and Urgent Care
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
Oregon Friends of Jung
Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association
Supervision with Dr. James Soliday, Jungian Analyst, D.Min., LMFT
Fees: $100 per session for Individuals
$110 per session for Couples and Families
Some sliding scale available

Specialization

Jungian Depth Psychology - dream work Parenting - including special needs work
Life Transitions Communication and relationships

Focus of Practice & Interests

Life Transitions (Marriage, Career Change, Parenting, Blending Families, Mid-Life, Empty Nest, Retirement, Grief/Loss, Elderhood) Relationships/Communication
Depression/Anxiety

Background & Experience

Private psychotherapy practice serving individuals, couples and families Group therapist for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Portland Women's Crisis Line Principal for Portland Public Schools at all grade levels (providing support for parents on their children's developmental stages and transitions to next grade level, and advocating for children and families with learning differences)
Coordinator, Counselor, and Parenting Instructor for Teen Parent Program and Pre-school, Portland Public Schools Taught and implemented Conflict Resolution Programs

Patient & Client Populations Served

Adults of all ages Teenagers
Parent consult for children 12 and under  

Orientation & Approach

I work with my clients to identify core issues, clarify beliefs, and release limiting patterns.  My goal is to support a deepening capacity for reflection, self-acceptance, and life purpose.  With compassionate listening, I help clients address concerns in the following ways:

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loss- gain insight to life patterns, move through pain, develop self-compassion, learn coping skills.

 Relationships- build trust, deepen connections, improve communication.

Parenting- strengthen bonds and communication, learn to de-fuse situations.

Creativity/Soul Work- find direction and deeper life meaning working with dreams, art and unconscious communication, a Jungian oriented approach.

Mind/Body/Spirit- achieve greater balance, sense of calm, and well-being with a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach.

Personal Comments

It is a great honor to listen to my clients stories, to develop a relationship of trust, and to collaborate in this sacred process of self-discovery and navigating lifes challenges.    My passion is to help clients listen deeply to the wisdom within to make life changes that enhance relationships, sense of self and meaning of life. I aspire to create a warm and safe office setting where clients feel safe to fully express themselves.  As the therapy unfolds, my intent is to always hold the clients highest potential.

 I bring a background of counseling and coaching individuals and families for over 30 years as an educator and therapist.  Serving diverse populations in the Portland community has deeply informed my skills as a psychotherapist.  Walking the healing path with immigrants and refugees from four continents, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, families with special needs children, teen parents, and those seeking a compassionate ear has been a powerful education.

 If you are ready to start your personal growth journey, I look forward to hearing from you.

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