Erin Durst, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When things seem to be off track or you feel stuck, working with a therapist can help you and your family find your way back to not just surviving, but thriving! Life feels great when it's lived in a manner consistent with our values.


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

My Approach

The most important predictor of success in therapy is a positive relationship between the therapist and client! I place emphasis on ensuring that you will feel comfortable during our sessions. You can expect that I will take you seriously, but incorporate gentle humor when appropriate. I am trained in approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) which have been developed and proven to be effective by years of research.

My Background

I went into social work because I’m passionate about helping the people I work with change their lives by realizing their own strengths! As a therapist, I believe that although each one of us faces unique challenges, everyone can benefit from self-work in therapeutic settings. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Portland State University. Prior to opening a private practice, I completed internships with Kaiser Permanente and Washington County, and spent four years working as a child and family therapist in community mental health. I am licensed by the State of Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a designation given to social workers in clinical practice who have had over 3500 of work, have spent 2000 hours providing clinical services, and have demonstrated knowledge of clinical practices on a certifying exam.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 971-219-7685
  • Website
  • 1112 NE 21st Ave, Suite 1
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 10 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Sullivans Gulch
  • Rate: $50-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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