Aaron Good

Aaron Good (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, CRC, LPC

I provide psychotherapy and career counseling to people seeking for personal, professional, or relational growth.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-997-1886

1906 SW Madison St.

Suite 301

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Bahaism, Christianity, Judaism, Interfaith, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

I provide mental health and career counseling to individuals and couples dealing with life's challenges. Do you want to understand more about yourself, about your identity, about the way the patterns you've learned in the past might no longer be serving you? Do you deal with the challenges of depression, anxiety, guilt, past trauma, and grief or loss? Come on in and we can explore all of it in a supportive environment. Looking for help finding a new career? Trying to apply to new jobs but feeling like your skills are out-of-date? Do you want to stay at your current job but want to focus on your strengths? A professional career counselor might help - let's collaborate on figuring out what might work for you. Are you looking to deepen intimacy in your relationship, overcome conflict, or simply communicate better? We can work as a team to find what's working in your relationship and build on that while overcoming the barriers to satisfaction.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Portland State University. Major coursework included: human growth and development, counseling theory, career counseling, ethics, disability, and understanding human relationships. I have taken workshops on topics such as group facilitation and overcoming oppression. I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a specialization that focuses on vocational rehabilitation and adjustment. I have additional coursework in ecopsychology and ecotherapy - work that recognizes the role that nature plays in our lives and weaves it into therapy itself.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Career Counseling External link

    Perhaps you’re unhappy with your job, unsure about your career choices, or just looking for a change. We can collaborate to find what isn’t working about your current situation and explore steps towards a more rewarding career. This can range from practical work like job searching, resume building, or specific tests, to navigating the internal and interpersonal patterns that hold you back.

  • Nonviolent Communication External link

    Nonviolent communication is a skill I teach both individually and in a group. I utilize and teach its core skills of nonjudgmental observation and taking ownership of feelings without blame in my work with clients.

  • Humanistic  External link

    I couple humanistic counseling with Reality Therapy, using our desire for connection and meaning in our lives to drive client-centered behavior change.

  • EcoTherapy External link

    I use ecotherapy in various forms - in its simplest form it involves weaving in awareness of the natural world into our counseling sessions. We can also take therapy outside, into one of our city's many beautiful parks. If you'd like we can address specific issues such as climate change, environmentalism, grief over habitat destruction, and more, using a variety of ecotherapy methods.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Who am I? Where is my life headed? What does it all mean? These are questions we're sometimes able to keep out, but there are times they bubble to the surface. When that happens, let's work on figuring out what your values are, what you want from the future, and how to get there.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I use an emotion-focused, systems, and nonviolent communication approach to helping individuals and couples improve their relationships. We'll work on building compassion for ourselves and our partners, and practice reflecting what our partners might be feeling.

  • Anxiety External link

    I use an approach that builds insight into the causes of anxiety, provides coping mechanisms for managing that anxiety, and support for the challenges involved.

  • Depression External link

    Depression can take many forms - quite often we may appear happy to others but be filled with self-doubt and worthlessness. We'll work together to build connection with the world around you, find your joy, and understand how to avoid the thought-traps that led us into depression to begin with.

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