Caitlin Keitel

Caitlin Keitel (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A. Process Oriented Facilitation

I support women, nonbinary, and queer folks to connect with their deepest personal power, and to transform painful beliefs and behaviors.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

802.595.1876

1923 NE Broadway St

Suite 5

Portland, 97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

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. I am passionate about supporting those who have experienced anxiety, depression, social oppression and internalized oppression, grief and loss, or trauma of any kind.

My Background and Approach

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.

My Values as a Therapist

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. No matter the horrors one has experienced, I sincerely believe healing is possible. I find inspiration from the people-led social movements that show us that revolutionary change processes begin with those on the margins. We all deserve healing, and we are stronger together. For many of us, there is a profound element of healing that is only accessible through relationship. Sharing personally with a caring witness can be a powerful step to healing traumas and heartbreak - especially when we have been hurt in relationship. As a therapist, I feel honored to connect with my clients in this way.

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.

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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