Greta Reitinger

Greta Reitinger (She/Her/Hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate

Supervisor: Selin Strait, LPC

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Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

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1215 SW 18th Ave

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $60-$90

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

In addition to treating low self-worth, grief, depression, relationship agony, personal growth and relationships, I specialize in anxiety and trauma. I love working with clients who are ready to engage in healing work, helping them find a way back to more fulfilling and embodied living. Enhancing traditional therapy with evidence-based methods, we can get insight into your patterns and traps, and find new ways of being that align with your authentic self and support your actualization.

What I Specialize In

For single-event or complex trauma, we can use EMDR and Lifespan Integration to help finally heal in a deep and lasting way. We can use traditional therapy enhanced by Hakomi Psychology to help you understand and explore your inner world, including reactions/behaviors that may be getting in the way of you having satisfying relationships and feeling the purposefulness of your life path. For anxiety disorders we can use a mix of methods to address the anxiety from a cognitive-behavioral standpoint, as well as a "bottom up" approach that incorporates core beliefs and the body.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

Research demonstrates the importance of good fit between client and counselor in positive outcomes. Yet this "good fit" is hard to measure, and involves some amount of going with your gut. I invite you to reach out to me and set up a free phone consultation to see if we might be a good match for addressing your therapy goals before moving forward together. Recognizing the systems of race, class, gender & sexuality oppressions active in our nation and world, I practice cultural humility and invite open, transparent conversations. I honor the unique paths we each take with our diverse experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, sexuality and other identities and all the intersections thereof.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Hakomi External link

    I am trained in Hakomi Psychology, an experiential, mindfulness-based therapy. Hakomi is a powerful modality that offers an extremely efficient way to access to our innermost feelings, unmet needs, fears and wishes. Read more about the approach here: https://meta-trainings.com/hakomi-mindful-somatic-psychotherapy/

  • Gestalt External link

    I enjoy Gestalt as an immediate, experiential (and playful) way to engage in therapy. It is present-moment focused, and may attend to what is happening between client and therapist. A session can become a laboratory for discovery and experimentation. Automatic responses that may inhibit your ability to connect with self and others in preferred ways can be amplified and adjusted.

  • EMDR External link

    I use EMDR and Lifespan Integration (LI) to help clients process single-trauma events and complex trauma. LI was created 20 years ago by an EMDR therapist and has many similarities. Like EMDR, LI helps the brain-mind-body system truly uproot and heal old hurts, humiliations and traumas. What LI adds is that it directly facilitates the creation of a more cohesive autobiographical narrative through reviewing the life story year by year. LI clients report a decrease in anxiety and trauma symptoms.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    Having constant anxiety and/or panic is like having a terrorizing, overwhelming bully on the inside. Anxiety holds us hostage and makes us avoid many things in life; what's worse, anxiety feeds on our avoidance! With treatment you can learn to manage it successfully. You will find yourself able to do things you never thought possible. Believe it or not, you are much stronger than your anxiety. Let's find out how we can help you show anxiety the door and finally get your life back.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    We all deserve to audaciously fulfill our unique potential. Therapy can help unravel the web of feelings, beliefs and rules that keep us stuck and feeling small. Let's find out how we can help you stand a little taller, start to find your voice, and believe in your own worth down in the core of your being.

  • Women's Issues External link

    In therapy we may attend to the impacts of gender oppression: prejudice, objectification, hostility, unpaid labor, deferred dreams, violence, subtle intimidation, lower expectations, and so on. For many, cultural gender discrimination leads to various problems, such as self-loathing, disordered eating, low confidence, impostor syndrome, dampened voice, a focus on appearance over meaningful living.

  • Personal Growth External link

    Considering a new relationship and want to avoid the pitfalls you have fallen into time and again? Care to push the edges of those self-limiting comfort zones and make the most of this one precious life? Personal growth is a wonderful way to use psychotherapy. Let's go on an adventure, and see what brings you most alive.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Whether starting a new friendship or in the 40th year of marriage, relationships can rock us to the core. We are often driven by early attachment wounds, fears and needs. Wired for connection, we find fulfillment and health through social connection - yes, that goes for introverts too. If you are struggling to connect, therapy can help. Couples: Check this useful Gottman primer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o30Ps-_8is.

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