Andrew Conner

Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

Supervisor: Naomi Baker LMFT

I help Millennials and Gen-Z adults have more satisfying relationships and build self-esteem.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503 451 3450

PO Box 5832

Portland, 97228

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

My clients struggle like you do. Despite being intelligent, kind, and creative, life is hard. When we first begin therapy, my clients feel like their relationships are lacking. They’re having issues with family, friends, and partners. They wonder why they keep having the same experiences in relationships, and what they can do about it. They wish they knew why things keep playing out in the same way. They feel like they’re not good enough, and that it’s their fault.

My Approach to Helping

During therapy, I encourage my clients to reflect on their past and how it might be showing up in their present. In addition to discussing things that have happened in the past, I ask my clients how they are feeling about me and relating to me in the moment. This can provide valuable insight into how they might relate to others outside of the therapy room. I welcome the discussion of dreams during therapy as a way to facilitate deep listening. I invite my clients to notice how emotions might be showing up in the body.

My Values as a Therapist

I welcome clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and those who are in a process of exploration. My work with women and people of color has given me insight into my privilege as a white cisgendered male. I make an effort to use this privilege to help undo racism and sexism, and to engage in dialogue when I inevitably make mistakes. I welcome clients of all racial, ethnic, national, religious, and caste backgrounds.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Depth Therapy External link

    I believe that communication with the unconscious mind through dreamwork and active imagination can help us to access the wisdom of our inner depths.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Mindfulness can help us to experience life in a different way. This shift in perspective can help us to reexamine our relationship to our own suffering.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I am a certified teacher of The Realization Process, an embodied path to spiritual awakening, personal growth, and healing created by Judith Blackstone.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Depression External link

    Sometimes the burdens of life can feel too heavy to bear. I endeavor to help relieve the weight of depression by providing my clients with compassionate witness.

  • PTSD External link

    I completed my initial training as the first male-identified person to offer therapy at the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network. I have since worked extensively with youth who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America seeking safety. My work with survivors of trauma has informed my perspective on how to help clients relate to the personal and collective wounds that we all carry.

  • Compassion Fatigue External link

    My years of experience working at mental health agencies gave me insight into the realities of secondary traumatic stress. I understand the challenges that activists and people in the helping professions face as they attempt to maintain self-care and work towards making the world a better place at the same time. I endeavor to provide a refuge for those seeking balance and struggling with burnout.

  • Men's Issues External link

    I believe that it is important for men to reexamine the standards of masculinity that have been put forth by our cultures. I offer a non-judgmental space for male-identified persons to process their feelings regarding their place in a changing world. I take inspiration from Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Robert A. Johnson, and the mythopoetic men's movement.

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