Camillia de la Garza Thompson

Camillia de la Garza Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


You were made for times like these. Now is the time to face the beliefs that hold you back, and step into the person you want to be.

Client Status

accepting clients



MLK & Alberta

Portland, OR 97211

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

My Approach to Helping

I know that it is through relationship that we achieve deep and lasting change. The therapeutic relationship is unique in the way it supports personal growth so that we can set social constraints aside in order to explore how we truly feel. Therapy is serious business, but it can also be enjoyable. I bring joyful humor as well as compassion to the work. With a background in religious, spiritual, and cultural studies I go where you need to go, holding space for your truth to emerge. I believe our problems are sacred answers in disguise, which supports a non-pathologizing and collaborative approach to treatment. We are already whole, no matter what circumstances have led us to seek counseling, and the work of psychotherapy is a process of remembering this wholeness. Please note, at times the PTC messaging system does not deliver messages. If this happens, please reach me at

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City and have studied with many maestros. I bring a rich life history and a background of cultural psychology into my clinical work. My approach is rooted in extensive time abroad studying, living, and traveling through diverse regions of the globe. From these experiences I have come to know that we are cultural, spiritual and biological beings and bring this sensitivity and awareness to my approach. This allows me to appreciate and support the unique orientations my clients bring. Please note I do not bill insurance directly but can provide documents for out of network coverage.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    Attachment theory is also a modality. Not just a theory. I use a relational approach. To me, that's applied psychology. It's about heart. Everything is in motion. We will explore it in a safe, stable, conversational way.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    My ability to explore the body-mind interface is supported by years studying dance movement therapies, a degree in movement analysis from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, training in Hakomi and other modalities. I am also a self-proclaimed interpersonal neurobiology geek and love bringing this psychoeducation into my work :)

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I have studied mindfulness-based meditative traditions with various cultures experientially all over the world. I draw from these experiences, as well as the CV above. I know how to create a state of mind that allows us to explore your selfhood without judgment and with greater curiosity.

Issues I Treat


  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    Psychological theories and practices have historically perpetuated the cultural and systemic oppression of marginalized identities. I offer a safe space to challenge these inherited stories to support your being as your are an identity that is truly authentic to who you are.

  • Women's Issues External link

    In alignment with my cultural studies, I see gender issues as an intimate piece of our identity, often without conscious choice or recognition. Sometimes, therapists spend your time trying to solve society's problems by making them your problems. There is a difference. I want to facilitate your empowerment, however that looks for you.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Relationships are the foundation of life. Quite literally. They are also where our greatest struggles arise, even in chosen relationships. This complexity can sometimes overwhelm and confuse us, while enticing us to lean into old patterns. You have stories. And they are welcome here... without taking over. Through an exploration of present and past experiences, I make use of experiential modalities to create new experiences that allow for an expanded sense of what is possible in relationship.

  • Anxiety External link

    Who doesn't have some anxiety these days? I have extensive experience helping people with these feelings, and helping them to the other side. We're all dealing with these wild times, as they impact us as individuals, in our own unique ways. No pathologizing here.

  • Depression External link

    Life is complex. Studies show that those who have "depression" are those who see things as they are. However... there are many perspectives, which may come without complicity or blame (it's your fault). Sometimes what's happening is a disconnection from Self because Life can be demanding. I want to hold space for you to grieve what needs grieving, to find humor in what may be dark to others, and to find your sweet Truth.

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