Christopher Marquardt

Christopher Marquardt (he/his/they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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Client Status

waitlist

Contact

9712700792

2304 E. Burnside

Suite 3

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$140

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)

Faith: Buddhism

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

I see a range of clients. My clients are likely looking for medium to long-term therapy and seeking to make meaning out of their lives. They are likely to be ready to try something new or different in their lives and seeking a bit of support to get there. Typically my clients are from 20-40 years old and struggling with purpose, substance or relationship issues.

My Approach to Helping

I offer a unique counseling experience: I blend compassion with a dash of directiveness topped off with a heaping dose of encouraged autonomy or suggested self-advocacy.

Why I Became a Therapist

I worked in Education for a long time and wound up being a teacher for students with severe behavioral disorders. Much of my work, in that position, was around helping those kids make better decisions. It was during that time (and my own time seeing a therapist), that I decided to pursue this field as a career. I realize that not all therapists are the same and I really hope to bring significant, life-changing change to/with my clients. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and value people from all different backgrounds, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, ability levels, etc. I consider myself working towards the tenets of anti-racism and have taken the anti-racist small business pledge. I have experience with meditation and try and incorporate morality into all of my actions. I love the Timbers.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Existential External link

    Who are you? Where are you going? How to make the most of what you've been dealt? How to cope with the unfortunate situations that are present? How to celebrate the positives?

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    This lens investigates the words, thoughts and behaviors a client uses. If we can understand and gently shift/change these, there's a chance we'll see larger more sustaining changes.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I tend to build emotional connections to my clients- hoping to mitigate the pain caused by other suboptimal relationships they've had in the past. For other clients this looks like establishing a connection to someone who knows them very well and represents a reflection of their better self which, for one reason or the other, the client is unable to see.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Men's Issues External link

    I recognize the unique social constructs and constraints present for a man in our modern society. I encourage my male clients to accept their maleness and work towards a more holistic version of themselves.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    We are all in relationship. I work with clients to improve, or increase, relationships. For those I see who in the couple's therapy portion of my practice, we work to understand emotions, increase communication and build skills to work together better.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    Many of my clients come seeking counsel, advice or assistance in managing drugs or alcohol. I work with this delicately, as this particular issue is tough to treat. My hope is that we determine some shared goals and start monitoring and working toward meeting them.

  • Personal Growth External link

    I think this is the most common thematic topic for all clients seeking therapy. I try and establish a system where we can work together to envision a desired future and then construct pathways towards realizing that which the client wants.

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