Jared Best

Clinical Social Work Associate

I am a researcher, educator, and therapist experienced working with teens, emerging and young adults, and family systems. I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My goal is to maximize benefits, including a decrease in symptoms of distress, increased self-awareness, adaptive coping skills, more advanced emotional regulation, and an improvement in communication and interpersonal relationships. I employ an integrated approach to counseling, drawing from both psychodynamic and behavioral forms of therapy. This allows me to tailor services to each individual client. My work is grounded in relational practice meaning the relationship between the client and me serves as the instrument for all the work we do in session. I am passionate about relational youth work and am intentional about leveraging my platform to center the experiences of young people by employing youth-led approaches to therapy. Together, we identify the young person's therapeutic goals and work together to achieve those goals. I also work closely with families to identify issues in an effort to improve function, communication, and relationships among family members.

My Background

As a researcher, I focus on social support network enhancement of young people aging out of foster care. My research is informed by both personal and professional experiences as well as ongoing contact and collaboration with young people. I have worked with youth in a variety of settings including shelters, residential facilities, and community-based case management and counseling.


  • 971-277-1216
  • Website
  • 510 SW 3rd Ave , Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97204

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $100-125/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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