Russell Chamberlain

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Does your family member refuse to have a stranger stick her nose in their business? Let a horse do it instead! Don't feel like sitting in an office, avoiding eye contact, with the therapist, answering questions? Experiential and Equine assisted psychotherapy for ages 12 and up.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Learning to build authentic relationships through connection leads our personal change. In the office and with horses we use experiential activities that are engaging and even fun. Horses are amazing creatures that offer us a unique opportunity to experience being present and receiving immediate, unbiased feedback on our true feelings. A herd of horses and a couple humans with more than 50 years of experience with four and two legged folks will guide you to healing and growth. Mindfulness, drumming and Collaborative Problem Solving approaches are used as well in healing through co-regulation. We work together to create and strengthen new neural pathways. Compassion fatigue is also addressed for healers and helpers through biweekly and monthly group sessions as well as individually. We offer individual, group, family and co-parent sessions as well as one time workshops. Contract groups for agency staff and clients provided. NOTE: office sessions avail.

My Background

I have 30 years experience working with youth, families and adults in settings from the wilderness, offices, classrooms and now the arena and paddock. EAGALA certification in Equine assisted psychotherapy and training in Trauma Focused EAP with Natural Lifemanship. I'm also tier one trained in collaborative problem solving. Experiential approaches have always been my preferred method and horses are the best partners in healing and growth. Each session includes one or more horses, an Equine Professional and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503.966.4602
  • Website
  • LifeSTREAM Therapy @ Portland Insight Meditation Center, 6536 SE Duke Street
    Portland, OR 97206
  • Second Office Address:
  • Gray Mare/EquiBalance Consulting, 17711 Vogel Court
    Damascus, OR 97089

At a Glance

  • Experience: 28 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Brentwood-Darlington
  • Rate: $150-200/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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