Licensed Professional Counselor
I help people who feel anxious in relationships stop feeling anxious in relationships.
811 E. Burnside St. #217
Portland, OR 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2005
Have you been bouncing from relationship to relationship repeating the same tired patterns over and over again? Do you feel like it’s impossible to find someone who’s a good match for you? You must be exhausted and burnt out on the dating scene. I get it. It’s bananas out there. Therapy can provide you insight into how to get out of this rut. I look forward to working together and helping you find clarity so that you can grow.
Narrative therapy is my favorite therapeutic orientation. It’s the treatment that I study the most and find very compelling. I often observe the most improvement in clients when I use this type of counseling. Introducing new ways of thinking and believing can be a tricky thing but with the training and passion I have for it I often times see success.
I am a classically trained therapist and I specialize in psychodynamic theory. Psychodynamic theory was a focus of mine all through graduate school and I use this theory as a lens into understanding where behaviors, unhealthy and healthy, start from and how they have been reinforced through your lifetime. With a clear understanding of where you come from we can work together to unravel rooted behavior.
My approach to counseling is modern and scientific and that is why I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy in my sessions. I am able to provide you with many tools and techniques to deal with the problem in the here and now. Together we will influence your current way of thinking into something that feels more neutral or positive. There are many CBT interventions that I am able to employ.
Studying codependent relationships and personalities has always been the most interesting part of psychology to me. How people become attached in relationships and when it tips into an unhealthy or toxic attachment is what I specialize in. Much of my expertise come from studying relationships in graduate school where I obtained a masters in marriage and family therapy.
Self-esteem can be a tricky issue to address. There are many things that can be affecting it. I am very proficient at working with clients to explore all possible reasons your self-esteem, self-worth or confidence feels low. If it's situational we will figure out how to move through it and if it's rooted in past experience we will bring it to the surface and learn how to leave it in the past.
I have a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. My training in couples counseling best fits couples that have been together a shorter time and would like to steer clear of repeating old unhealthy habits from past relationships. I see many couples that would like premarital counseling or couples that are newly married and experiencing some road bumps in their relationship.
Adjustment issues that I typically treat in my practice are adjusting to life after a break up or divorce, adjusting to your new environment after college and adjusting to moving to a new city and settling in after a big move. Many of my clients are new transplants here to Portland and are in need of some support while they settle into town.
Anxiety is the issue that I treat the most in my practice. I provide my clients with tools and techniques that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and pull from whenever they feel anxious. I am proficient at using cognitive behavior methods to provide coping strategies, using a narrative therapy approach to create mindfulness and non-attachment to your triggers while also addressi
Jeff Guenther has not posted any group sessions.
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