Aaron Ford

Aaron Ford

Licensed Professional Counselor


I provide both in-person and tele-health counseling for adults based in Portland. Initial phone consultation at no cost.

Client Status

accepting clients



328 Failing St.

Portland, 97212

At a Glance


Rate: $60-$80

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I offer therapy for professionals and other active adults who are seeking an insight-based approach to counseling. I use psychodynamic principles to help people better understand their own personality, their relationships, and provide unconditional support in a confidential setting. My primary focus is helping people break out of unhealthy patterns and relationships. I also work with people who are actively seeking to change their relationship to substances.

My Background and Approach

I work from a psychodynamic perspective with a narrative approach. The stories that we learned as children can be examined to see if they are useful and accurate as we become adults and transition throughout life. I studied psychology as an undergraduate and obtained a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College with additional training in health law and policy and meditation.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

It can be helpful to speak with a therapist about current events including climate change, the ongoing global pandemic, systemic injustice, and a political system that is pushing people apart instead of unifying. I also work with people who are actively seeking to change their relationships to substances and problem behaviors and provide support during periods of transition. I have additional training around problem substance use, gambling, and internet use. I believe that mental health treatment should not be stigmatized. I offer a reduced fees for individuals with demonstrable need. Please reach out and inquire if this is a barrier. I also do not use insurance, so fewer hassles and increased confidentiality for you.

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