Brad Creel

Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Supervisor: Stephen Keeley, LPC

Past trauma can cause us to constrict our beliefs about ourselves. Our time together will help guide you on the path of self-discovery.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-998-9465

6118 SE Belmont St

Suite 401

Portland, 97215

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English

Faith: Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where my clients can feel welcome and safe. This setting allows clients the opportunity to express themselves deeply, and relate to their authentic self. I utilize an eclectic approach, based on the different needs of my clients. As a trained Depth therapist, I believe that healing can happen through accessing the realm of the unconscious. This process of exploring thoughts and images can be daunting, but also immensely satisfying and life changing. Creativity is an important part of my practice as it is a unique way access material that lies bound up in the psyche. I also use a combination of Mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Control Mastery Theory (CMT). Ultimately, I practice a blend of theories that best serve my clients and help them find their inner voice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute and received a MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian Psychology. My Master's thesis focused on the process of creativity, inspiration, and overcoming writer' (or artist's) block. I have worked professionally in the arts as an illustrator, woodworker, and currently perform as a singer/songwriter. I also have had past experience owning a small business, and understand the stresses and challenges of running an organization. As a practicum therapist at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM), I counseled grad students and healers. I currently facilitate a men's group, "Soul Journey: Search for the True Self" on Wednesday evenings and work with both men and women to help them connect with their undiscovered self.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Depth Therapy External link

    I have a MA in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    I have had training in Psychodynamic Psychology at my Depth Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

  • Eclectic External link

    I offer a range of therapeutic techniques, tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    As the world goes through this dramatic psychic shift, we are asked to reassess our priorities and decisions on how we want to live the second half of our life. I would be honored to act as your guide in this process and also help with the anxiety that comes with change.

  • Personal Growth External link

    I wrote my Master's thesis on the relationship between creativity, imagination, and personal growth. By utilizing a Jungian framework of 'active imagination', I show how personal growth can be obtained through creative expression.

  • Men's Issues External link

    For years I have had a keen interest in men's issues. I currently facilitate a men's process group that meets every other week.

  • Codependency External link

    I have attended and facilitated three separate long-term codependent groups and meetings. I focus on male codependency and it's relationship to addictive behavior.

  • Anxiety External link

    A primary focus of mine working with those who suffer from anxiety. I believe that psychopathology is a revolt of the soul, and anxiety is a useful tool that tells us we are not living a life that resonates with who we really are.

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