Eric Blakeley

Eric Blakeley (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Psychotherapy often involves facing things that are hard to face, as well as understanding more about the risks and rewards of choices.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-505-2396

310 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 415

Portland , 97204

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2002

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
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My Approach to Helping

I view treatment as a collaborative endeavor in which emotional distress is increasingly captured in new words and stories rather than in symptoms and repetitive, problematic patterns of behavior. We will work to create insights and emotional shifts that allow for new ways of relating to yourself and others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have worked with a broad range of people struggling along the continuum of life adjustments to chronic mental illness. I specialize in treating issues relating to adult children of narcissistic parent(s), separation/individuation issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic treatment is an insight-oriented approach that encourages exploration of the range of your emotions, both felt and avoided, while identifying recurring themes and patterns. There is a focus on unconscious process and the way it manifests in the present. It is a treatment that seeks to free oneself from the confines of the past in order to live more fully in the present.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is nearly ubiquitous in navigating the complexities of everyday life. A small degree of anxiety can be motivating while too much anxiety is incapacitating. Anxiety also takes up a great deal of energy. The goal of treatment over time is to become more comfortable inside and to find new ways of relating to the emotional energy that constitutes the basis of that anxiety.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Whether it be issues with friends, siblings, parents, children, or within any form of a "couple", navigating one's needs and boundaries within a relationship requires work. This work involves learning more deeply about the internal impressions left from your earliest relationships, the strengths and challenges surrounding those, and moving more into the present with the way you relate to yourself and others.

  • Depression External link

    Depression presents differently within people. For some it lurks in the background while for others it is intense and episodic. Investigating and exploring the sources of those feelings constitutes the beginnings of the therapeutic work.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    Whether it be from changes we choose ourselves or those that are dictated by life, adjusting to new circumstances can be emotionally taxing. My task in therapy is to help you regain your bearing and find new energy and bring fresh attention to the way your life is evolving.

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