Lindy Ariff, LCSW, CHt

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A trusting relationship can often be the first step toward healing. Within my practice, therapy dog, Bodhi and I use holistic, mind-body approaches including clinical hypnotherapy, and energy work to alleviate the effects of big T and small t trauma.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it's the Big-T trauma like an automobile accident or sexual assault; or the smaller-t traumas of childhood like neglect or disapproval. Smaller t-traumas often present with recurring feelings of shame, guilt, self-loathing, anxiety or depression without a clear cause. Not only is clinical hypnotherapy used to process traumatic memories, it is also used to unlock persistent, unconscious self-limiting patterns and beliefs. I use a blend of techniques including strength based counseling techniques, trauma resolution therapy, guided imagery, meditations, inner child work, past life regression, mindfulness, life coaching, pet therapy, and energy work.

My Background

Professionally I specialize in supporting clients in their journey of healing through trauma. I have extensive training in trauma therapy and have worked as a trauma therapist in multiple drug and alcohol treatment centers. In doing this work, I have helped many people heal from trauma, abuse, and difficult childhood and adult relationships and experiences. I am the founder of an online resource for survivors of sexual trauma and relationship abuse. I am passionate and determined to help survivors to recognize that they are stronger, more resilient, and more beautiful because they have survived their extraordinary circumstances.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Hypnotherapy
  • Holistic
  • Energy Psychology

Issues I Treat

  • PTSD
  • Personal Growth
  • Historical Trauma

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource


  • 424.272.7142
  • Website
  • 7825 SW 36th Avenue , Suite 203
    Portland, OR 97219

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Multnomah Village
  • Rate: $135-175/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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