Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome to Communion Counseling & Consulting, LLC! Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. Let's undertake your healing journey together. I am here to provide support as a caring companion along the way.
333 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
Interpersonal Neurobiology demonstrates how we as humans help each other weather the storms of life through relationship and attuned, compassionate care. I am currently in training with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, one of the leaders in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, and this has become my main mode of practice.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, is my secondary practice modality. I have extensive training in this model.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I received training as a facilitator on issues of diversity and systemic oppression. Thus, my clinical lens is honed to not only recognize our individual and family experiences, but our group identity traumas as well. In therapy, we work with both your unique personal experience and your group identity experience.
For people for whom spirituality is a main focus of their lives, I enjoy incorporating a spiritual perspective into my therapeutic work. I work best with clients who have a non-dualistic spiritual perspective or mystical leanings.
I have specialized training in the treatment of trauma, using both cognitive behavioral approaches and interpersonal neurobiology. I have worked with traumatized people for over 10 years.
Anxiety can plague our lives, making it difficult to function. I specialize in connecting with the parts of ourselves that are living in conscious or unconscious fear, bringing care and compassion to these parts.
Danette Gillespie-Otto has not posted any group sessions.
Racism is a pervasive, inescapable reality for us, as people of color. American society was founded on oppression, which continues to this day. It is woven into all of the social structures of America, including government, healthcare, education, employment, media and other structures.