Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Together we can manage your most difficult emotions, and invite your empowered sense of self.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My style of therapy uses mindfulness and experiential techniques to pay close attention to clusters of feelings, negative self-talk and stories, and self-defeating patterns of behavior.

I work in a very relational manner. It's my job to join you where things feel painful, confusing, or stuck. We will work collaboratively to sort through conflicting impulses, locate knots where you've gotten contracted around old feelings, and build new muscles of clarity and empowered choice.

You need to feel that your therapist is attuned to you, in whatever experience or stress you're dealing with. I believe we know when someone is really tuned in to us -- we have a "gut feel" for it. I offer a free consultation so you can see what I'm like. I encourage you to shop around until your intuition says, "Yes, this is the right guide to help me grow into the more secure and empowered self I want to be."

My Background

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in individual and couples therapy. I have advanced training in techniques of mindful and experiential therapy, including attachment work, depth work, and Brainspotting. I have worked closely with clients that live with severe mental illnesses and personality disorders, and I have a particular interest in working with individuals who grew up with a dysfunctional or mentally ill parent.

Therapy is my calling, but it is not my first career. I also have a PhD in Communication Studies and taught college courses before turning toward psychotherapy. I enjoy repairing and riding old motorcycles. I grew up in the New York area and have lived in Portland since 2001.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503.481.4067
  • Website
  • 2304 E Burnside, Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97214
  • Second Office Address:
  • Woodstock Neighborhood (SE Portland)
    Portland, OR 97206

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
  • Rate: $100-120/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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