Andrew Conner

Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

I am a registered LMFT Intern (supervisor Naomi Baker, LMFT.) I am currently accepting new clients for phone and video sessions.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

PO Box 5832

Portland, 97228

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$115

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

I believe that we all possess profound internal resources for growth and healing. I endeavor to create a safe therapeutic environment in which clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I understand that difficult experiences, big and small, can impact our lives in significant ways. When we begin to understand our own story in a more nuanced way, we are in a better place to write the next chapter, with ever-increasing confidence that we are following our own unique path. My approach is person-centered and psychodynamic. I have a longstanding interest in the work of pioneering Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, which also informs my practice. I believe that we can learn more about ourselves, and live more fully, by refining our awareness of the experience of being within our own bodies. I am a certified teacher of The Realization Process, an embodied path to spiritual awakening, personal growth, and healing created by Judith Blackstone.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • 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.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    During my graduate studies I immersed myself in coursework related to object relations. I value the theory and approaches refined by the intellectual descendants of Sigmund Freud. During my traineeship, I was supervised by a highly experienced clinician who considered her approach to be informed by object relations theory. I continue to pursue education through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.

  • Depth Therapy External link

    I take great interest in the work Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and those who have followed in their footsteps. I believe that communication with the unconscious mind through dreamwork and active imagination can help us to access the wisdom of our inner depths. I continue to pursue education in depth psychology through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Oregon Friends of Jung, Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, and the Salome Institute of Jungian Studies.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I completed my initial training as the first male to offer therapy at the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network. 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.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have worked extensively with youth who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America seeking safety and a better life. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    I have read some of the most-often referenced texts regarding polyamory and open relationships in an attempt to understand this complex and changing field. I welcome clients of all relationship styles.

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