Allison Berl

Allison Berl (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MCoun, NCC

Supervisor: Carly Henderson, LPC

Together we can learn to reframe the inner conversations that keep you from feeling like your most vibrant, peaceful, confident self.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-202-0711

7319 N John Ave Ste

Unit 101

Portland, 97203

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

My clients are motivated to find the source of unhelpful beliefs and behaviors that contribute to anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, unhealthy relationships, and challenges to communication. They are interested in not only healing old wounds, but building a healthy lifestyle that is realistic and sustainable. They want to create a balance that provides a healthy mind, body, and community. I’m body positive, sex and kink positive, and I affirm disabled, BIPOC, trans, and LGBTQIA+ folx.

My Approach to Helping

Counseling and coaching should never feel like a mystery to anyone. I take care to provide background information and straightforward explanations of the concepts, methods, and exercises I bring to session. I offer a safe, transparent, and judgement free space for clients to have a conversation about what keeps them stuck and then work together to get unstuck. I help to create systems to achieve health and wellness goals including food and nutrition, exercise/movement, structured daily routines, social life, and work-life balance. I work from a Polyvagal Theory, Attachment, and Mindfulness lens in conjunction with my training in CBT, DBT, and ACT, which allows us to understand the connection between our past experiences, nervous system functioning, and mental health. In addition to clinical counseling, I offer assertiveness and wellness life coaching to those who want to improve skills in communication and boundary setting, as well as focus on improving self esteem and confidence.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We are all born as powerful little beings, some could even say experts in getting our needs met. As the trials and tribulations of life occur, we tend to lose sight of that innate strength. Yet if we rediscover that power within the context of adult life, I believe we can bring it back into view. Until we get a clear sense of our destination, it’s easy to stay lost. I experienced that feeling into young adulthood, as I struggled with depression, anxiety, and low self worth, not realizing I could feel differently. It was through the discovery of nature, movement, and counseling that I found my voice. I've since dedicated my life to adventure and helping others heal in order to embark on their own adventures. I participate in and with BLM, Indigenous Peoples, and Trans Rights events. I’m a yoga enthusiast, snack connoisseur, solo traveler, craft attempter, and avid backpacker, most recently hiking the PCT. My greatest wish is for people to step into their power once again.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT. I am experienced in counseling for interpersonal effectiveness and boundary setting.

  • Anxiety External link

    Trained in Polyvagal theory, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT.

  • Codependency External link

    Trained in Polyvagal Theory, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT. I am experienced in counseling for interpersonal effectiveness and boundary setting.

  • Internet Addiction External link

    Trained in Polyvagal Theory, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT. I have experience in psychoeducation and treatment for addiction.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    Trained in Polyvagal theory, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is specifically designed to increase psychological flexibility, which helps resolve adjustment disorders.

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