Aimee Polzin

Aimee Polzin

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a positive and nurturing person, bringing heart and soul into my work. Together we will find creative solutions to complicated problems and help you feel empowered and optimistic about the challenges you face. Please email me to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-319-4147

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2001

Languages: English

Services

  • Teen
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

I enjoy working with clients from adolescence through adulthood. My strength is helping clients improve their ability to manage distressing emotions and increase their day to day functioning. In addition to using psychodynamic models, I am highly skilled with the interventions of Acceptance and Commitment therapy, DBT and CBT.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a 10+ years of experience in both short and longer-term models of psychotherapy. This experience includes treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, life transitions, challenging relationships, trauma, guilt and shame.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I discovered ACT as a treatment modality when I worked exclusively in an eating disorder clinic. The interventions and strategies resonated with me and I have since spent time getting trained to use ACT with individuals who are experiencing distress due to many different mental health conditions.

  • Eclectic External link

    In my professional life I strive to see every client as an unique individual and therefore one specific therapy is not going to be appropriate for everyone. With that, I prioritize ongoing education to become proficient in many different therapeutic approaches that range from behavioral (DBT, CBT) to psychodynamic so I can best support the unique individual.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    CBT is a evidence based intervention that I employ to assist individuals to identify distressing negative thought patterns along with creating peace around situations that they can not control. I will often couple the intervention of CBT with mindfulness to optimize this strategy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Parenting External link

    Using my education in child development, I work with parents to identify their struggles with parenting (be it a one time issue or an on going parenting struggle) and develop a plan to support the entire family system.

  • Eating Disorder External link

    Along with supporting individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder in outpatient therapy, I have also worked in a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment center. I continue to attend continuing education and seek out ongoing new research to offer individuals I work with the most effective treatment for overcoming an eating disorder.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have a solid background using mindfulness along with other evidence based interventions (CBT, ACT, DBT) to support individuals struggling with anxiety.

  • ADHD External link

    Through my work on a college campus, I have extensive experience working with young adults who are learning to manage their ADHD symptoms independently. Together we work to create a safe space, without judgement, where they can explore their limitations and create strategies to attain their personal/educational/career goals in spite of these difficulties.

  • Depression External link

    Using evidence based approaches we will work together to find both immediate and longer term strategies for increasing mood and improving daily life.

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