Debra Kannan

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

My hope as a therapist is to walk alongside you, providing safe, sacred space to consider the ways you would like to grow. I use body, mind and spirit in the process of the journey to wellbeing and wholeness. I believe hope for change is for everyone and utilize treatment modalities to enable this.


  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

My therapeutic approach is person-centered and unique to the individual. My approach to your individual needs and preferences is founded in providing safety, non-violence, adaptive processing and somatic resourcing informed by Attachment theory. Additionally I utilize the cognitive theories, combining elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I also use structures from Existential Therapy, so as to incorporate mind, body and spirit to treat holistically. In sessions I use Motivational Interviewing and a Solutions Focused Approach as well. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is sacred, safe, patient, hopeful and compassionate. I see you as through a view of high value and immense dignity. I feel it is an honor be privy to your story and walk along side you as you discover and gain insight about the gems within.

My Background

I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from Multnomah University. Major coursework included Integration of Psychology and Spirituality with emphases on Trauma Recovery and Human Development. I completed additional coursework and training in S.A.F.E. ( Somatic, Attachment Focused) EMDR. My graduate internship was at the Heart of the City, providing individual counseling to adults, teens and children, as well as Columbia Christian School and The Dougy Center and The Path Center for Trauma and Attachment Healing. My post-graduate practice is currently at New Springs Counseling Service LLC. in Tigard, OR where I work with a team of highly skilled therapists. As a pre-licensed professional, I practiced under supervision of Dr. Brian T. Longworth and have access to collaboration and consultation bi-weekly. Additionally I have training in Lifespan Integration Therapy, Sandtray therapy and Play Therapy modalities.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 541-527-4422 Ext 806
  • Website
  • 6975 SW Sandburg , Suite 250
    Tigard, OR 97223

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Tigard
  • Rate: $55-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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