Kelly Reams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Talking therapy in a trusted, collaborative therapeutic relationship can be the fertile ground for making major, enduring change in your life-more joy and emotional aliveness, more intimacy, less anxiety and depression, and a deeper sense of satisfaction in work, love and play.

Services

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

My Approach

As a psychotherapist and contemporary psychoanalyst, I work with both situational, short-term issues or the more chronic concerns depending on your goals for therapy. I have found that establishing consistent meeting times at a particular frequency (once a week or more often) helps create a sense of safety and trust that supports you in making more fundamental changes on the inside and in daily life. We will jointly explore your inner world of feelings, hopes, dreams, fantasies, thoughts, anxieties, fears, secrets and memories to help you understand these profound influences that continue to impact us in the present in ways that we haven't known, before. I will deeply respect your unique self and self-direction based on confidence that with help, you will be able to experience new ways of being and understanding yourself that are liberating and transformative.

My Background

Over the past thirty years, I've actively sought out teachers, mentors, supervisors, play therapists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts to help me develop the skills and knowledge needed to offer a range of treatment options that differ in depth and intensity depending on one's goals for treatment. After completing a M.S.W. (1980), I've worked as a psychotherapist with children, teens, adults and families in residential treatment, the Child & Adolescent Clinic at O.H.S.U. and have had a private practice for over 30 years which has included individual therapy, play therapy, couples and family therapy, consultation/ supervision and now, psychoanalysis. I finished a 6 year psychoanalytic training program (OPC) in 2004, am a certified analyst and a Training-Supervising Psychoanalyst. I also am a faculty member at OPC and continue to learn through study groups, continuing education, consultation, and as a consultant to mental health therapists.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS

Contact

  • 503-224-1288
  • Website
  • 2106 NE 40th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

  • Experience: 35 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood

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