DAPHNA PETERSON

DAPHNA PETERSON (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L5495

I love working with people to help them cultivate a sense of belonging and connection with themselves and with others.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-750-7537

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$170

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2010

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Lyra
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

Building a connection with ourselves is the key to being able to connect and build relationships with others. For most of us, having a sense of belonging and connection is essential, this is especially true for the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to provide a space where all parties can bring their experience, knowledge and wisdom in order to gain insight, to become more self-aware and understanding as well as a more accurate communicator with the self and others.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic style leans towards behavior therapy with an emphasis on relational and emotional exploration. I draw upon evidence-based behavioral approaches in a way that is custom-tailored to each person in front of me. I received my master’s degree in social work from Portland State University and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon and Washington. I am trained and have over 6 years of providing Prolonged Exposure, a highly effective trauma treatment. I also provide a cognitive based trauma treatment, called Cognitive Processing Therapy. For the last 9 years I have been providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy at a local clinic. My experience includes adult and teen individual therapy, family and couples’ therapy and facilitating DBT skills groups. Though I am a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, I do not provide certified DBT treatment as that would entail additional services.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    Trauma treatment is something I am particularly well-suited to provide and the work has been hugely rewarding to both my clients and myself. I believe in the healing properties that mindfulness, self-compassion and exposure have to offer those that are haunted by any kind of uprooting, invalidating experiences. I am trained have 6 years of providing Prolonged Exposure, a highly effective trauma treatment. I also provide a cognitive based trauma treatment, called Cognitive Processing Therapy.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

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