Gudmund Lee

Gudmund Lee

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I believe we all struggle and need a little help from time to time. Whether you feel stuck on an old problem or are trying to overcome some new challenge, it is my job to help you unlock your potential and come up with real-life practical solutions that you can implement in the here and now.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-337-3500

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$140

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Teen
  • Child

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My approach to therapy is compassionate and direct. I will be respectful, but honest. I routinely give homework assignments as part of therapy, with the belief that if you accomplish the task you will start to experience the change you seek. I will try to understand both the nature and context of your problem and the potential impact of change before I offer helpful solutions. I will ask you about where you are trying to go, and we will work together to develop a practical plan to help you get there. I also believe we do not exist in a vacuum. We live in relationship with others and have just as big an impact on the world as it has on us. A small change in one part of your life may lead to even greater changes somewhere else. This is why I try to work systemically as much as possible. Involving a friend or loved on in session could help reduce barriers to change, and help solidify and maintain change once therapy is over. This is particularly true when working with kids.

I received a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and a master's degree in social work from the University of Denver. I received specialized training in couples and family therapy from the Denver Family Institute, one of the premier family therapy training institutes in the west. I am trained in various models of strategic, solution focused, and behavioral therapy. I have completed the Tier II Collaborative Problem Solving training through OHSU, and have completed a post-graduate certificate in foster and adoptive therapy through PSU. As as licensed clinical social worker I am required to participate in continuing education, so I am constantly looking for ways to improve my practice through additional training.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    Attachment is all about how we live in the context of a symbiotic relationship with the world around us. We are at our best when we can mutually recognize and help to meet the needs of our loves ones and community, and they ours.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    'Solution Focused' means I try to help keep us focused on where we're trying to get to, and not dwelling on where we've been (in treatment). 'Brief' means we try to stay focused on a particular issue until resolution is achieved.

  • Relational  External link

    I try to involve loved ones or support systems as much as possible, especially with kids. Sometimes that's not possible, and that's okay, I work with individuals too. But research finds change happens quicker and lasts longer when we have some help and accountability.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Men's Issues External link

    We all need a little help, but our culture often makes it hard for men in particular to find support. I love helping men live out their true selves in a radical way so they and their loved ones can experience a fuller life.

  • Adoption Issues External link

    I have completed a post-graduate certificate in Family Therapy for Foster and Adopted Children through PSU, supported by Oregon Child Welfare.

  • Parenting External link

    It's a tough job looking after another human, no matter what age or stage, and we all need support. I am trained in child and family therapy, and have completed the Tier II Collaborative Problem Solving training with OHSU. Sometimes that means just someone to listen and agree with you, other times it means specific skills.

  • Family Conflict External link

    When a person struggles, whether a child or an adult, usually their relationships struggle too. I am training systemic family therapy, which means I try to mobilize supports, not only to help solve a problem but so the changes last.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    It's tough being a kid today. Heck, it was tough being a kid when we were kids. I have worked with kids of all ages for over 10 years. I am specifically trained as a child and family therapist, and have worked with some of the toughest social/emotional/behavioral challenges out there, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, aggression, school problems, ADHD, Autism.

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