David Hayden

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Connection is what we are all interested in, it feeds our lives, our relationships. We need it, to be connected to ourselves and others. But anxiety, stress, depression and a host of other things get in the way of us having a genuine connection to ourselves or others, this is where I come in.


  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My approach is one that puts the relationship front and center. I believe in your ability to heal, and that each of us have individual needs that help us in that. From your personal stories, to beliefs you have, to what you desire for your life my approach is to help you feel seen. I operate from an attachment framework, or what we might call emotionally focused therapy. In addition, I also enjoy working with individual using somatic interventions, using meditation and EMDR.

My Background

My background started with offering counseling services to individuals impacted by trauma, as well as working with couples. I completed my clinical internship at UC Berkeley, where I worked with individuals, couples and group offering mental health and career related services. I’ve also spent a lot of my professional career working with those who have had poor experiences in therapy, and members of the LGBTQ community. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling with training in individual and family frameworks, and graduated with honors from my university. I’ve also completed additional training beyond my degree in attachment and somatic interventions as well as level one & two in EMDR. I deeply value working with humans that have been impacted by trauma, and working with them to find safe and meaningful relationships, as well as couples who are struggling with connection.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)

Issues I Treat

  • Historical Trauma
  • Men’s Issues
  • Relationship / Marriage Issues
  • Codependency

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-405-1184
  • Website
  • 322 NW 5th Ave
    Portland, OR 97204

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