Jason Durtschi

Jason Durtschi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Psychologist Carl Rodgers, said, "the curious paradox is that only when I accept myself as I am, then I can change." I believe that resistance (to self, others, situations) is a significant factor obstructing our growth paths. Self compassion is key to unlocking our potentials.

Client Status

accepting clients



811 E Burnside Ave

Portland, Oregon 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$130

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2006

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

I see my role as therapist as a guide, working together with my clients to uncover stuck places and blindspots which are standing in the way of greater fulfillment and peace in their lives. A perspective of Mindfulness (including self-compassion) heavily influences my work. I am client-centered, and believe we are each the "expert" on our experiences of life. I will meet you exactly where you are at, identifying and building on your strengths and identifying barriers to growth. I will also act as a mirror to compassionately reflect what I see and strategize with you ways to live your best life. Please see my website for more info on my approach: www.TreeofLifeCounselingandCoaching.com.

I received my Masters in Social Work at the University of Utah in 2006. My 12+ year career as a therapist has taken me to Washington D.C., overseas in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, as well as Salt Lake City and now Portland, Oregon, which feels like home. I have helped clients from various cultures (I am also fluent in Spanish) as well extensively in the LGBTQ community, to work toward a more sustainable and holistic sense of wellness and satisfaction in their lives.

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I have completed multiple trainings on ACT and have been applying related skills and principles for over a decade of practice.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I have been incorporating mindfulness in my practice for more than 12 years. I have completed various courses, workshops and conferences related to mindfulness skills and how to incorporate them as a therapist. I am also committed to continuing to stay abreast on the latest research and am also committed to my own mindfulness practice.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I have been incorporating methods and skills of CBT in my practice for more than 12 years. I have completed related formal education and related conferences and workshops.

Issues I Treat


  • Compassion Fatigue External link

    I work with individuals who are experiencing work burn-out, and in particular for those working in helping professions. Some of my clients are other therapists, and I do offer clinical supervision.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I have extensive experience working with various traumas (from sexual assault, military-related, to mental and other forms of abuse), and have completed related trainings. I will soon be certified in EMDR for treating complicated trauma.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I have worked extensively for more than 10 years in the LGBTQ community, on issues related to coming out, including working with trans individuals, and couples counseling. I have completed related trainings as well as experience.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I have worked with couples, as well as polyamorous/open relationships for more than 10 years and have completed related trainings.

  • Depression External link

    Depression, mood disorders (including Bipolar) and related Anxiety disorders has been a specialty of mine for more than 10 years. I have completed related trainings and employ primarily Mindfulness-CBT oriented interventions.

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