Danette Gillespie-Otto

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.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I am an intuitive, relational therapist who specializes in working with Women of Color. Together we unravel the knots that bind you from the inside out. I offer compassion, connection, fresh perspective and practical tools to aid in your healing. I use cultural sensitivity, interpersonal neurobiology, sand tray therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in sessions.

My Background

I received my Master's of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2000. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2007. I have worked in community mental health, quality improvement, administration, local government, mentoring, research and private practice. I specialize in working with African-American, biracial and multi-racial clients of African descent, though I work with clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. I provide a holistic assessment and support that is individualized to your unique needs. I practice in a way that forms bridge between biology, psychology and spirituality--balancing these aspects of the whole. Give yourself the gift of deep alignment and healing. You deserve it!

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Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Kaiser


  • 503-482-8982
  • Website
  • 333 NE Russell St., Suite 209
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

  • Experience: 13 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Eliot
  • Rate: $90-145/session

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