Amanda Ichihashi Jagerman

Amanda Ichihashi Jagerman (She/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I'm a Mixed-race, trauma-focused counselor providing therapy for adult womxn & POC, artists & activists. *Now accepting Telehealth clients*

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-897-8009

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $135-$225

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2017

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

Through my private practice, Alchemy Mental Wellness, I focus on treating women, womxn, minorities, LGBTQIA folks, artists, activists, survivors, seekers, & anyone who identifies as part of an oppressed or underserved group that has experienced trauma & endeavors to heal. I utilize talk therapy, EMDR, DBT, & CBT, Mindfulness, Jungian Psychology, Narrative Therapy, spirituality, etc. to treat PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, & Schizoaffective, & existing in the US in 2021.

My Background

Amanda Ichihashi Jagerman (she/her) is servant & helper of humanity at this particular time. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon & an honors graduate of San Francisco State University & Portland State University. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native, mixed race Asian/Jewish person, daughter of an immigrant, LGTBQIA ally, & visual artist. With 15+ years experience in non-profits working with underserved communities, she is also highly intuitive, empathic, & holds strong interests in mysticism & healing of all kinds. She has additional certified training in EMDR & is a non-denominational Reverend with an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from the Universal Life Church. As a therapist who has been in a lot of therapy herself, Amanda understands the need for a safe space with a safe person as well as warmth, client-centeredness, & humor in the theraputic relationship. Alchemy Mental Wellness (AMW) was established in January 2021.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

For 20 years, I lived with misdiagnosed/undiagnosed PTSD. I have used my personal journey of recovery, & academic & professional experience to support 300+ clients in this sacred soul work. My guiding values are creativity, diversity, healing, social justice, & storytelling. I am aided in my purpose by my ancestors, particularly my Great-Grandmothers & Grandmothers. Alchemy Mental Wellness acknowledges that Portland, Oregon is build on occupied land of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, & many other tribes along the Columbia River. AMW is committed to anti-racism, anti-opporessive practice, and de-colonizing mental health to support women, POC, & Queer folks. By speaking & acting in ways such as (when appropriate) listening, educating, disrupting, sitting with discomfort, sharing, donating, providing mutual aid, volunteering & supporting businesses, this practice supports & stands in solidarity with the BIPOC community.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    PTSD, complex PTSD, & now what I call PTSD Type II (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) is a psychological, physical, & spiritual disruption that shakes us to our core. As such, my style of theraputic support is highly gentle, personalized & flexible-integrating the Client's own strengths with mindfulness, psycho-education, storytelling, re-programming, skill-building, energetics, boundary-practicing, trust-building, & accessing wisdom & lessons to name a few. I specialize in working with womxn.

  • Anxiety External link

    In my treatment approach for anxiety I combine academic knowledge, previous experience with hundreds of Clients, evidence-based practices, and personal experiences with lifelong anxiety to provide theraputic support. Having written a workbook/manual for the Portland Veterans Affairs Hospital to treat Anxiety & Trauma for Women, I draw heavily on acceptance & comittment therapy, mindfulness, and CBT as well as trauma processing and skill-building.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    As a mixed race Jewish/Japanese American, I am the adult child & grandchild of Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to the US as war refugees as well as the niece and granddaughter of Japanese-American Internees who were imprisoned without charge & forced to give up their possessions and citizenship. I dedicated years of my life researching & creating visual art narratives to heal and honor those who could not. If you go back far enough, there is trauma in everyone's bloodline.

  • Veterans/Military Service External link

    I worked at the Portland VA Hospital in the Rural Veterans Program, providing individual & group counseling to Veterans living in rural areas as part of an interdisciplinary team psychiatrists, psychologists & nurses. My focus was on treating female Veterans & people managing chronic pain. While I was there I wrote a CBT workbook aimed at treating anxiety specifically for female Veterans.

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