Majken Elek, MA

Professional Counselor Intern

We all deserve to feel aligned, safe and nurtured. Cultivating compassionate self awareness and acceptance, I believe, are at the core of healing, change and growth. When we feel healthy and fulfilled we are more likely to live with presence and peace and contribute to a kinder world.

Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I utilize a creative, eclectic, evidence based lens, centered in mindfulness, to promote increased consciousness of thoughts, values, needs, and behavior patterns. Observing our emotional self awareness increases our ability to cope with stress, relationships, and life challenges. I will collaborate with you to move toward balance, wholeness, and a more integrated self. Free 15 min phone consultation, evening and weekend hours and sliding scale fees. I am located within the calming Portland Insight Meditation Center. I do not accept insurance at this time, however, we can work together to find a session pricing that is realistic for you.

My Background

I hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. I hold a BA from the University of Oregon. I have training in Vipassana Meditation, completing a 10 day silent meditation course in 2013. Additional training: CBT, DBT, MI, & trauma informed services. I have clinical experience with addictions, and refugee populations and group experience in: mindfulness relapse prevention, grief, therapeutic journal writing, & mental health cultural adjustment. My credentials are also informed by my life experience. I have offered various support services while working in the education, corporate and non-profit fields for the past 15 years. This included serving a wide variety of ages, cultures and ethnicities. With these experiences I have gleaned valuable and applicable insight and wisdom which inform my practice giving me a holistic, open worldview. I’ve been told I have a warm, calm, stable presence. Hobbies: gardening & astrology. Places lived: Cannon Beach, Denmark, Boston, NY.

Contact

  • 503-512-9062
  • Website
  • 6536 SE Duke Street
    Portland, OR 97206

At a Glance

  • Experience: 2 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Woodstock
  • Rate: $55-75/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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