Eric Abelow Blakeley

Eric Abelow Blakeley (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Every human being has conflicts. Psychotherapy involves gaining deeper understandings about those conflicts, and constructing new choices.

Client Status

accepting clients



310 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 415

Portland , OR 97204

At a Glance


Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2002

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

Treatment is a collaborative endeavor in which emotional distress is increasingly captured in new understandings rather than in symptoms and in 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 specialize in treating issues relating to adult children of narcissistic parent(s), separation/individuation issues, anxiety, grief and loss. I tend to listen with an ear to uncovering unconscious patterns which tend to repeat and create limitations, frustrations, and symptoms.

Techniques I Use


  • 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


  • 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 flexible inside and to find new ways of relating to the emotional meanings that constitute the basis of the 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 fresh attention to the way your life is evolving.

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