Carl Jensen

Carl Jensen

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Supervisor: Consultation group

I have been practicing as a therapist for over 25 years. My experience covers a large list of mental health problem areas.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

541-583-0261

2705 E Burnside

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $65-$95

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

While living our lives we all go through periods of struggle and difficulty. That's the nature of being human, and the problems come in many forms. Besides problem solving, you are someone who is invested in personal growth and gaining greater self understanding, and someone who understands that life involves adapting to change.

My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is humanistic and client-centered. I value each person as an individual. I will work collaboratively with you to nurture and support the healing and changes you envision for yourself. Our overall work together often will also support movement toward psychological wholeness and spiritual integrity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

" ... Psychotherapy and analysis are as varied as human individuals. Treat every patient as individual as possible ... the solution of the problem is always an individual one," wrote CG Jung. I believe that you believe that there is in you the possibility of being another sort of person, the one you were meant to be. I want to help you with that work. I'm a student of Jung, dream work, psychodrama, and spiritual disciplines. My background also includes Redecision therapy, group therapy, Transactional analysis, Gestalt therapy, and Structural family therapy.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Humanistic  External link

    My approach is genuine, warm, and respectful. My earliest training was Rogerian, and I have many years of practice with this modality and active listening.

  • Experiential External link

    I have significant background in Psychodrama therapy, as well as Gestalt therapy. When a client goes deep into a problem area, this approach may often be the most valuable. There are numerous therapeutic experiential interventions that have the potential to creatively begin healing or transform an individuals problem area.

  • Transpersonal External link

    If it is the desire of the client, we can address treatment through the lens of the concerns being a spiritual problem. This kind of work may include a focus on using dreams, and/or identifying archetypal energies, and/or understanding astrological dynamics, that are related to present day concerns. Each of these approaches can provide unique guidance specific to the individual client. One goal of therapy being to reach a place of equanimity.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    I am a student of Jung. See above description under transpersonal.

  • Family Systems External link

    I have several years experience working with families. Although I don't see families today, I can work with individuals experiencing problems with their family dynamics. I have training in Structural family therapy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Life is about change, and about navigating whatever transitions are happening at a particular time. Personal growth also involves addressing both individual and interpersonal behavior patterns, negative emotional patterns, and family of origin issues.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    This can involve practicing greater compassion toward oneself. It can also involve addressing self criticism or that judgemental voice in your head, and/or addressing concerns involving shame and guilt.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    There is work to be done in processing the deep layers of sadness and other emotions, as well as the subsequent reactions that surface. Grieving comes in waves, and has it's own time frame.

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