Colette Gordon

Licensed Professional Counselor

Hi there! My name is Colette and I go by they pronouns. You’re probably on this site because you’re struggling in some way. Please know that this isn’t your fault. This world is awfully hard. We get through it together. And therapy can help.

My Approach

I believe we feel better when we feel connected. Connection comes from being seen, heard, and understood in our relationships. So many of us are struggling and suffering due to ongoing disconnection, which is often rooted in systemic oppression. I will work with you to build a connected therapeutic relationship grounded in the following principles: 1. Collaboration: Counseling is a collaborative process. We will talk regularly about the work we’re doing together, what’s working, and what needs to change. 2. Contextual awareness: Paying attention to the social, cultural, historical, economic, and political context surrounding your life will shape our work together. 3. Harm reduction: I am not here to ask you to give up anything you need. I strive to honor what care, coping, and surviving look like for you at any given time. 4. Non-pathologizing and non-blaming: You are not a problem to be fixed; your survival is a testament to your deep strength, resilience, and brilliance.

My Background

I hold a master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College. I am a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. As a Registered Intern of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by its Code of Ethics. I am under the ongoing supervision of Karen Hixson, PhD, LPC. Based on my experiences on both sides of the couch, I believe in the power of counseling. When we find a great counseling fit, it can make living in this world at least a bit better, it can energize and empower us, and it can support meaningful changes in our lives. I am driven to engage in struggle for collective liberation and I am committed to deeply supporting each other along the way.

Contact

  • 503-780-4169
  • Website
  • 1520 N Alberta St
    Portland 97217

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Overlook
  • Rate: $50-150/session

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