Emily Berry LPC

Emily Berry LPC (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Wonderful things can happen when you carve out space from the stress of life to invest in your own wellbeing. I am a collaborative therapist who supports you in healing wounds, and discovering your inherent wisdom, strength and potential to grow into who you really are and live the life you want.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

9712663731

2325 E Burnside

Suite 204

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $135

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

Life is full of so many complex challenges and pressures that can lead to feeling lost, confused, and overwhelmed. Amidst all the chaos and struggle, how do you feel like you really know yourself, what you truly want, or where you'd like to go? Often times these big questions can cause significant anxiety, grief, loneliness, or difficulties in relationships. You don't have to tackle it alone. I work with people from a strengths-based, social justice lens to help them heal wounds and create authentic, intentional lives and relationships. I believe in the healing potential of human connection and understanding. I have had my own struggles, emotional strife, and highs and lows in life, and can say from my own experience in therapy that it can be very powerful. I genuinely invest in my relationships with my clients and honor the trust and bond that makes therapy worth it.

I grew up in Washington, DC, before attending the University of Vermont where I received a BA in Psychology. I ventured to Portland in 2010, earned my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from PSU. Since 2007, I have worked closely with teens, families, and adults in a variety of community-based mental health settings and counseling centers. I have had the privilege of witnessing and participating in some truly inspirational healing and change with a broad range of people facing a diverse set of life stressors. Nothing is more meaningful to me than helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves to overcome obstacles, heal wounds, and ultimately thrive in their lives. I deeply 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.

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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