Caitlin Keitel

Caitlin Keitel

Professional Counselor

I am not accepting new clients at this time.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

802.595.1876

2049 NW Hoyt St

Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $60-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English

Services

  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

I specialize in working with women-identified, non-binary, and queer folks to connect with their deepest personal power, and to transform painful beliefs and behavior. I believe everyone has expertise from lived experience. Everyone has profound gifts to offer. Part of my work with clients is to shine a light on the wisdom they already possess, and support them to bring those gifts fully into the world. I use the theories and methods of Process Work in order to customize interventions and bring awareness to the client’s internal process. Process Work helps us to trace our deepest personal patterning through our bodies, behaviors, dreaming, and relationships. It allows us to unfold the mythic power and meaning of our lives. Some methods of awareness expansion include: role play, earth-based meditation, sensory-grounded experience, and creative movement. These methods invite new insights and fluid ways of dealing with painful situations.

I hold a Master of Arts in Process Oriented Facilitation. I work with people of all races, genders, sexualities, ages, body sizes, and abilities. I specialize in working with women identified, non-binary and queer people to rewrite the stories we have been told, and tell ourselves, about our self-power, lovability, competence, beauty, bodies, and societal worth. For years, I have worked in the field of community based social work, supporting dialogue and action for racial, economic, housing, and food justice. As a survivor of my mother’s suicide, I understand the urgency of breaking the silence and stigma that surrounds our mental health struggles. I know there is a relationship between the distress of mental illness and the social traumas we endure.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Feminist External link

    I work primarily with women, non-binary, and queer people to rewrite the stories we have been told, and tell ourselves, about our self-power, lovability, competence, beauty, bodies, and societal worth.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    Our bodies have an incredible capacity to hold experiences as sensory-grounded memories. By consciously following the signals and symptoms of our bodies, we can find much greater awareness and healing than we can with our thinking minds alone.

  • Coaching External link

    Coaching sessions are an opportunity to cultivate awareness beyond a known set of behaviors, so we can choose how to exist, and how to react. Coaching is designed to follow the individual goals of each client, to create frameworks for skill development, and to own and embrace the self-growth of persisting through challenges.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Women's Issues External link

    I am committed to the culture change necessary to heal and uplift women, non-binary folks, and everyone who experiences gendered violence. My approach includes processing internalized oppression due to systemic violence, healing interpersonal violence, and building a critical awareness of everyday sexism. Together we work toward self-power, community power, and honest expression of our experiences

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I specialize in working with women identified, non-binary and queer people to rewrite the stories we have been told, and tell ourselves, about our self-power, lovability, competence, beauty, bodies, and societal worth.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    We experience many deaths in our lives, though we do not always acknowledge the grief that accompanies our losses. Grief work gives us new language to understand our experiences, and ways of evolving in relationship to our losses and our loved ones who have died.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    I know we can liberate ourselves and each other from the fear-based, body-shaming beliefs and behaviors we have learned. We can learn new ways of thinking about and living in our bodies. I work to encourage us all to bring our most loving relationship values into partnership with our bodies.

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