Andrew Conner

Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

Supervisor: Naomi Baker LMFT

As a Highly Sensitive Person, you may have struggled to feel understood. I want to provide you with the experience of feeling truly heard.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503 451 3450

PO Box 5832

Portland, 97228

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$115

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Being highly sensitive can feel like a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you may feel as though you experience the beauties of the world in a more profound way than others do. You’re likely a creative and empathic person, with a rich inner life. On the other hand, you may feel that being highly sensitive makes you more vulnerable to being hurt. Life’s many challenges can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone.

My Approach to Helping

My primary goal in working together is to help you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. By listening compassionately and without judgement, I invite you to open up in a way that feels safe for you. You’ll explore the connections between your past and present, and how your experiences as a Highly Sensitive Person have shaped who you are today. As you begin to understand your own story in a more nuanced way, you will be in a better place to write the next chapter, with ever-increasing confidence that you are following your own unique path.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all possess profound internal resources for growth and healing. I also believe that difficult experiences, big and small, can impact our lives in significant ways. I use he/him/his pronouns. 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 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.

  • 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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