Gabe Fields

Gabe Fields

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

*I am not currently able to accept new clients* Therapy creates a valuable opportunity to see clearly what our minds are doing, get perspective on unhelpful patterns, access deeper resources, and move forward in a vital way.

Client Status

not accepting clients



2705 E. Burnside

Suite 108

Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
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Mindfulness-based psychotherapy starts with the recognition that our experience is being generated each moment, and that here, in the present, is where we can actually see and transform this process. This style of therapy emphasizes connecting with our experience right now as the primary point of inquiry. The attitude of mindfulness is not so much an effort to eliminate problems, but taking a keen interest in what is occurring within and around us. This in itself can be remarkably helpful. With the right quality of attention, problematic patterns become lighter, more transparent, and more workable. We find ourselves less on autopilot - more aware, more alive, and more fully ourselves.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a special interest the relationship between mindfulness and well-being. Prior to starting in private practice, I worked at the Portland VA Medical Center for 8 years, specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT).

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    ACT is a powerful and highly adaptable mindfulness-based treatment which guides us in releasing unhelpful control efforts and fostering what really matters in our lives. In my experience with groups and individuals, I have found that ACT offers a particularly wise and effective way to work with our mind and emotions, and to live with heart.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Mindfulness-based psychotherapy emphasizes present-centered awareness as a powerful resource and basis for healing and well-being. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT-D) incorporate broadly applicableframeworks and skill-sets which inform my therapy practice.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    CBT is based on the recognition that our emotional life is intimately interconnected with our ways of perceiving, and our actions/behaviors. Bringing close attention to what we are thinking and doing sets the stage for freeing ourselves from conditioned patterns that aren't working. CBT offers a direct, 'rubber to the road' quality of actively trying out new ways seeing and doing.

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