Chris Gorski

Chris Gorski (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

B.S.,M.A., PCA, Y.T., M.T.

I provide a safe, warm, nurturing space for my client to experience change. Free 20-minute video consult let me help you transform yourself.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-974-6693

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 1993

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card

My Ideal Client

Are you overwhelmed with life? Feel like you can't get ahead no matter how hard you try? I will help you take charge of your life by equipping you with tools to transform yourself. I will help you navigate your everyday challenges that seem to obstruct your path to creating a life worth living that you are excited about. I also help people explore their spirituality. Were you raised in a rigid religion or have left one that dominated your life? Let's together create meaning in your new life.

My Approach to Helping

I practice from a Person-Centered approach. I believe in the human Spirit’s potential for growth, change, and renewal to bring about transformation that creates a life worth living that you can be excited and passionate about. I utilize the Science of Yoga and Meditation and Mindfulness practices such as the power of the Present Moment and other Mindfulness practices that bring compassion and unconditional acceptance of self to help my clients achieve their treatment goals that we agree upon together. I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients in working through and resolving personal relationship issues that they struggle with at their job, at home as well as with their children and spouses. Changing is hard I encourage you to have compassion for yourself during this process. I have been a Yoga and Meditation Teacher for 7 years and have practiced and been a recipient of the transforming power of the Science of Yoga and Meditation for around 20 years.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the most important component in Counseling is first and foremost the Therapeutic Relationship. This will determine how effective and successful therapy will be for you. Do you feel heard? Do I see you for the unique individual that you are? Do you feel understood, do you feel safe? All research confirms the relationship between therapist and client needs to be supportive, nurturing and intact for you to feel safe enough to change and achieve your goals that we set together as a team. I have served in diverse types of nonprofit agencies over the years. Such as an emergency services counselor at a homeless shelter to battered women and children at a runaway youth shelter to working at a juvenile detention facility with felony convicted juveniles. I have also worked with elementary, junior, and senior high school students with different personal and academic issues with which they were struggling. I have worked with the elderly. I worked with impoverished kids from Mexico.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the DBT Clinic in Portland by Larry Smith the owner. I have used DBT for years as one of my primary modalities in my work with my clients.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I have been a Mindfulness based practitioner for around 15 years and have used it in my work with clients for years.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I have worked for years helping couples establish more harmony in their relationship or marriage.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    I have many years of experience helping people cope with anxiety issues.

  • ADHD External link

    I have years of experience treating adults with ADHD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Science of Mindfulness.

  • Spirituality External link

    I have many years of experience working with people who are exploring their spirituality especially if you were raised in a strict organized religion that stifled your personal growth.

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