David Hayden

David Hayden (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I utilized Somatic Experiencing, part work (IFS), EMDR, and a solid understanding of attachment theory to provide collaborative treatment.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-405-1184

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $170-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2016

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP Pacific Source Community Solutions
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

The clients I often serve come to therapy, with past therapy experience. Having done some of their work, they seek a space to more deeply explore their developmental experiences and potential wounds. From this space we co-create a container that allows them to author a more expanded, aware self, that can collaborate with all their parts. This work often includes a deeper understanding of their attachment style, their nervous system, their boundaries, their wounds and strengths.

My Approach to Helping

My approach to helping starts from the position that therapy is a co-created experience, that requires investment and deep attunement, as well as defined goals. From this position, we work to create an approach custom to your needs, developmental wounds, attachment style, and preferences. Often our work will include the nervous system, and working together to create a space where your nervous system feels held and cared for. From this position, we interweave parts work (IFS or Ego States), attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, somatic experiencing and EMDR.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a therapist, I seek to author a space that allows clients to explore and share some of the deepest aspects of themselves. I believe that therapy doesn't just require an investment by the client, but by the therapist as well and that quality therapy is a part of a co-created journey that isn't linear. Most of my work with clients seeks to explore and provide healing to their attachment styles, and trauma and to provide a space for psychedelic integration. However I do have a specialization in religious trauma, and often do a lot of work with clients who are coming from this space, as well as provide intensive services, to clients that need comprehensive EMDR support, in a way that doesn't fit neatly into a 50-minute weekly therapy session.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I support individuals in healing from PTSD, as well as C-PTSD. PTSD is the experience within the body of "too much, too fast" that leads us to chronic spaces of unsafety, panic, and at times, flashbacks. These experiences are at times, just sensory experiences, that can trap us in cycles that are limiting, but we feel unable to break out of them. EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Parts-Work (IFS) show great promise in helping individuals heal in this area.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I often support clients in processing their attachment styles, which often relate back to historical trauma, either from the family of origin or other developmental milestones. From this perspective, historical trauma can potentially go unnoticed, and show up as chronic anxiety, low self-view, or even shame.

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