Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

I offer you support in living courageously. Grounded presence is the basis of my work, as I help you cultivate your innate wisdom. I work with Individuals and couples to transform through self awareness - finding healing in areas of pain, and integrating your insights with how you live.

Services

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

My Approach

My overall approach is transpersonal, meaning we work with your life in a holistic context - weaving together aspects of your ‘personal’ experience with collective, ancestral, and spiritual influences. I find somatic work, including body awareness and movement, to be incredibly effective at tapping into healing and vitality, since it is direct and non-conceptual. This also supports you in building the tools to continue your healing work between sessions. Because relationship shapes so much of who we are and how we live, I work extensively with attachment work, both with individuals and couples. Understanding how you relate, how neurobiology informs relationship, and how you can transform patterns of disconnection to ones of health sets you up for fulfilling connection. Lastly, and most importantly, there is the unique alchemy of our counseling relationship. In listening to you and coming to understand you, I animate my approach with a living knowledge of your needs and gifts.

My Background

I received my MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, a program which integrates Western psychology with extensive training mindfulness practice. I have spent several months in silent retreat, cultivating a meditation practice that informs my work. Additionally, I have trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), The Sensorimotor approach to working with trauma and regulation, and Brainspotting. Prior to entering the counseling field, I was a youth development volunteer in Morocco with the Peace Corps, and before that I worked in socially-responsible investment in Boston. Being a husband and father is a huge influence in my work, as it shapes all I have studied with the nitty-gritty reality of bringing transformation to modern day living, and passing on a world of beauty and health to coming generations.

Contact

  • 5104805876
  • Website
  • 1312 E. Burnside St.
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $80-135/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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