Becca Dorn-Medeiros

Becca Dorn-Medeiros (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Ed.S., NCSP, LPC-Associate

Supervisor: Emelie Blank, MA

I’ve worked in mental health for 15 years supporting adolescents and adults confront conflicts and problems, and reach their personal goals

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-891-1096

5225 NE Everett St

Portland, 97213

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I work with adolescents, emerging adults, and the people who support their life transitions: college and leaving home, gender identity, and serious relationships. I create clear boundaries, and treat with authenticity and humor. Body positive, action-oriented, culturally responsive, compassionate realism.

My Background and Approach

My style has been described as approachable and real. I use humor (when appropriate of course) and strive to be aware of the influences of culture, power, and privilege on relationships including the therapeutic relationship. I use a client focused approach; in other words, the client is the true expert on themselves and my role is to help focus that expertise towards a client-set goal. My work pulls from several therapeutic theories including mindfulness practice, solution-focused approaches, collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, skill building, narrative theory, and motivational interviewing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My work has uniquely prepared me to support parents of teens, particularly teens dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, developmental disabilities, as well as parents of kids who identify as LGBTQIA+. I have extensive training in educational psychology, educational disabilities, and educational and disability laws. Additionally I have worked extensively with adolescents and have a keen understanding of the pressures and struggles unique to that age group. As a member of the queer community, it's always been important to me to be an ally and advocate. As an LPC-Registered Associate, I am trained to work with any number of life stressors.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    I have training in various interventions to address anxiety, panic, and stress.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I identify as queer. For years I have worked both in my professional and personal life to support and better the lives of the community. I have run school QSA groups, trans groups, Queer Jewish Youth programs, as well as provided individual therapy, advocacy, and gender affirmation letters/documentation.

  • Compassion Fatigue External link

    Beyond the all too common trope of self care, it's important to talk about ways we can find space to process our emotions and experiences while learning how to exist inside and outside the confines of capitalism. How do we balance caring for others while keeping ourselves intact?

  • Autism External link

    My school psychologist training and experience has given me extensive knowledge of autism and other neurodiversities. I believe that autism is not a thing to be cured, but a unique way of interacting with and understanding the world. I believe in supporting autistic people in advocating for themselves and finding pride in their identities.

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