Eric Nielson

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Welcome! I work with individuals, couples and families. A basic guiding principle in my work is that, when we are able to really see and accept where we are, and who we are, we begin to heal and grow.

Services

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

My Approach

Overall, my style is what would be called humanistic and holistic, which means I see you as a whole person, with your own inner wisdom and innate health, who is in need of some guidance and assistance at this time in your life. It also means that I see the relationship between us as an important part of what will contribute to your growth. As such, I strive to create an open, safe and trusting relationship and setting for you to explore your life and experiences in a way that is authentic, healing and inspiring. My way of working is informed by a number of therapeutic approaches, the primary ones being Gestalt Therapy and attachment-based therapies including Emotionally Focused Therapy, or "EFT" (for couples and families). I integrate trauma-based therapeutic approaches when this is helpful for my clients.

My Background

I graduated from Vassar College and then worked and studied at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where I studied Gestalt Therapy and Gestalt Awareness Practice. I did my graduate training at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California before settling with my family in the Portland area. I have over 12 years experience doing individual, couple and family counseling. I started my career working with children and teens in a residential psychiatric setting. I have worked in a foster care agency providing counseling for foster children and foster families, and worked in community mental health providing intensive in-home therapy to support families going through crisis. As I transitioned to private practice work, I also focused more on working with couples, which has now become one of the main focuses of my practice.

Contact

  • 503-939-9024
  • Website
  • 2100 SE Lake Road, Suite 4
    Milwaukie, OR 97222

At a Glance

  • Experience: 13 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Milwaukie
  • Rate: $45-100/session

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