Amanda Ball, MS

Professional Counselor Intern

My passion is facilitating my clients' journeys to connection and alignment with their true selves. I believe in the power of therapy to slow reactions, elicit awareness, engage curiosity, tap into intuitive wisdom and empower deep change.

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My approach focuses on wellness, self-actualization, and rebuilding resources in times of adversity. I hold a person-centered, humanistic perspective, that all human beings are naturally oriented towards growth, and that when hindrances to growth are removed humans will naturally thrive. At the same time, there are many points in development when human beings are psychologically injured, or learn poor coping strategies. Such negative experiences can create beliefs that lead to becoming stuck in unhealthy or painful patterns. These beliefs can be both conscious and unconscious. Using mindfulness and body-awareness, I aim to help slow down this process to examine and uncover beliefs that create these limiting patterns. Using experiential methods, new preferred ways of being can be developed, tested, and ultimately incorporated into a richer, more fulfilling way of being.

My Background

I have a background in art, advocacy and public health. I received a Bachelor's in Fine Art as a young adult and worked for many years in the realms of advocacy and public health before returning to school to complete my Masters of Counseling at Portland State University. Since graduating I have begun my small private practice, Align Counsel, and also work part time in a small community mental health clinic. The focus of my practice is mindfulness, experiential therapy and somatic-awareness, which is informed by my extensive training and internship with the M.E.T.A. Institute in Portland. During my time in public health, I had the privilege of serving diverse communities including queer and trans populations, communities of color and immigrant communities. I am especially proud of the time I spent working with families of trans youth to ensure their children received the gender-affirming medications they needed. I remain passionate about providing quality care to these communities.

Contact

  • 503-558-4888
  • Website
  • 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300
    Portland, OR 97215

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Belmont
  • Rate: $60-110/session

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