Brad Pankey

Brad Pankey (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

Supervisor: Michelle Rose, PhD

My heart is filled by helping folks bravely rediscover food freedom, improve how the body is experienced, and realign with their values.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $50-$180

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
  • OHP Single Case Agreement
  • OHP Trillium

My Ideal Client

I am honored to work with clients who: (1 ) see their life getting smaller; (2) think about food and/or their body all day; (3) feel stuck in their head in a whirlwind of thoughts; (4) are living a life that lacks personal meaning; (5) who feel trapped by needing to control every aspect of their life; and (6) are experiencing crushing grief and life transitions. They are ready for change, interested in trying something new, and appreciate humor and a therapist who listens with an open heart.

My Approach to Helping

My eating disorder and disordered eating training includes time working at an in-patient clinic and courses on the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. We will also leverage my experience traveling and living all over the world, my MBA degree, and my diverse career and personal background while working with people. With that, we can safely explore topics generally seen as "taboo," such as money, sex, spirituality, and politics, all of which impact our worldview and how we relate to others. In the therapy room, I work with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), RO-DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma, and Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) through a Person-Centered and Feminist lens. My approach is culturally self-aware and humble, LGBTQ2IA+ aligned, and spiritually connected. I take the position of co-explorer as we navigate the treatment journey together. Wherever treatment takes us, we will always move together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we are neither helpless nor capable of being broken and therefore shy away from the idea we need to be fixed. Instead, I see suffering as arising when we become disconnected from our values, when we lose contact with the here and now, and when we get swept up in our thoughts and emotions. Each of us possess the capacity for change. I see my clients as already possessing the attributes that serve as the spark for change and growth. Together, we will discover what is needed to reconnect with one’s values and make the shift from doing to being. In the therapy room, I exist with my clients in shared awareness as we seek understanding rather taking on the role of healer, teacher, or expert. Our relationship is held as sacred and is used as a vehicle for awakening to ourselves. Please feel free to connect if my profile resonates with you. It would be a pleasure to join you in healing your relationship with food, exercise, your body, and yourself.

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