Emily Berry LPC

Emily Berry LPC (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I'm a radical, relational therapist that offers counseling for personal growth and healing.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

9712663731

2325 E Burnside

Suite 204

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $195-$275

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I primarily work with the LGBTQ+ community, highly sensitive people, women and femmes, and teens. I bring my genuine presence, empathy, humor, and a social justice lens to my sessions with clients.

My Background

During my difficult younger years, I discovered a longing to understand what humans need in order to live healthy, meaningful lives. I was often told I was "too sensitive," and while a part of me worried that that was true, in my gut I knew it wasn't a problem. It was a gift. I wanted to be a part of shifting our society’s narratives about mental health and emotional wellbeing by being someone who welcomes and connects with the humanity and vulnerability of others. Being a therapist is not just a job for me - this work is in my bones. Nothing is more meaningful to me than helping others discover the strength and wisdom within themselves to live their most authentic, invigorated life - a journey I have been on myself as well. I’m so grateful to be doing what I love in this amazing city.

My Values as a Therapist

First and foremost, I am a relational therapist. Earning my client’s trust is my number one priority. I challenge the conventional, medical model of psychotherapy which is rooted in seeing therapists as experts and their clients as patients with a disorder that needs to be "treated." I don’t see humans this way. People are way too complex and interesting for that. I understand the human condition in a holistic, strengths-based way - each of us is adaptive, resilient, and got to where we are for a reason. I value staying engaged in my personal and professional growth through advanced training and social justice oriented education. I am committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression and bring these values to my work. I genuinely invest in my clients and deeply honor the trust and bond that occurs in therapy.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I believe deeply in the power of human connection and how it shapes us. Our earliest significant relationships heavily influence how we learn to see ourselves and relate to others and the world. These dynamics evolve over our adult lives. It can be tremendously helpful to look at these histories and patterns to learn about ourselves and make change from a deeper place of self-understanding.

  • Feminist External link

    When we reflect on our feelings and experiences, it is important to acknowledge the various systemic and societal influences at play. Over our lifetime, we naturally internalize messages from our culture that ultimately inform our beliefs about ourselves in the world. Feminist therapy focuses on understanding this in order to help us move beyond limiting beliefs and live a truly authentic life.

  • Existential External link

    Many of us are on an ongoing journey to understand our life's meaning and purpose. We are all longing to feel a sense of self-worth/uniqueness, as well as a sense of belonging/connectedness in the world as we grow and change. With the right support and self-awareness, I believe we all have the capacity to live and expansive, meaningful life.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I have been extensively trained in issues around adolescent mental health through my academic and professional background. I support teens in developing a healthy values system and sense of self as they navigate their transition to adulthood. Working with teens is unique, delicate, and extremely rewarding, as their growth and change seems to be accelerated and magnified in this stage of life.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    With a strong background in social justice and a personal connection to the LGBTQ community, I am dedicated to working with issues around LGBTQ identity development and navigating relationships and the world within this context. I am trans and non-binary affirming and dedicated to staying informed on the needs and struggles of the entire queer community.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Attachment, intimacy, and connection are basic human needs that we all struggle to find and maintain in fulfilling ways. I support my clients in staying connected to their authentic self, while also cultivating an ability to connect and relate to others with more ease, whether it is with partners, family, friends, colleagues, or others.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Grief/loss is a particularly special and delicate piece of the human experience and our understanding of mental health, as the process of grief/loss is universal, yet distinctly unique to each individual's felt experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We all need space to allow grief to unfold in order to heal. We can discover your own unique, healthy and honest grieving process.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is often a result of a lack of personal 'integration.' Each of us is made up of many parts, emotions and thoughts, and these can become overwhelming, confusing, and conflicting. In therapy we work to make sense of the roots of your anxiety, as you learn to tolerate, manage, and alleviate some of that discomfort through finding a real sense of wholeness and clarity within your true self.

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