Jen Yerty, LPC, CADC I

Jen Yerty, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

Supervisor: Clinical Supervisor

Somatic Mindful Experiential *Please use contact form for inquiries; I'm not able to answer vms/calls. *ACCEPTING LICENSURE SUPERVISEES

Client Status

not accepting clients


998 Library Ct

Oregon City, 97045

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Medicaid
  • OHP Open Card

My Ideal Client

ACCEPTING LICENSURE SUPERVISEES; NOT ACCEPTING THERAPY CLIENTS AT THIS TIME I'm a trauma specialist, with an emphasis in social justice. I work with PTSD/complex PTSD, DID, depression, anxiety, mood/emotional dysregulation. I specialize in POC and LGBTQ populations. *I'm currently only accepting telehealth clients through Hilltop Clinic in Oregon City. Clients can call (503.655.8401) for an intake, and request me at that time. There are no guarantees of placement, due to high demand.

My Approach to Helping

You can change your life. I view my role as guiding that process, to help you identify and process things that might be getting in the way of you becoming the best version of yourself. My work is based on hope, and a strong belief in every person's ability to change, grow, and heal themselves. I tailor the therapeutic experience to the client, but generally find success with cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, narrative, experiential, and emotion-focused process work, influenced by Zen philosophy of acceptance, non-attachment, self-kindness, and non-judgment, and I feel strongly on therapeutic collaboration with clients. Social justice is an important part of my therapeutic orientation and philosophy, and I prioritize working with marginalized populations, including LGBTQ and people of color. *Currently telehealth through Hilltop Clinic in Oregon City.* My clinic takes OHP and other insurances. Please call them for more details (503.655.8401).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

CADC I Certified Trauma Specialist PSU Expert speaker * Experience working with complex trauma, dissociation, attachment, depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorders; forensic, crisis, marginalized, LGBTQ, and homeless populations. MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA BA, English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI *Currently accepting telehealth clients through Hilltop Clinic in Oregon City.*

Techniques I Use


  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I have training in somatic and mindfulness techniques pioneered by Bessel van der Kolk and Peter Levine.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I use a trauma-informed mindfulness practice that incorporates zen and cognitive behavioral techniques. This can include sitting and walking meditations, focused object practices, and mantras.

  • Experiential External link

    I use a variety of experiential techniques, from visualization to expressive arts, from narrative to Gestalt, to get to move emotions in a way that words sometimes cannot.

Issues I Treat


  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    'To the privileged, equality feels like oppression.' Oppression takes on many forms in the lives of the oppressed, from financial challenges to negative self-talk, substance use to mental health challenges. Working on eliminating systemic oppression is a focus of my life and therapeutic work with clients.

  • Gender Identity External link

    I specialize in LGBTQ populations, including trans, non gender-conforming, and poly populations. I consider it an honor to be trusted by so many in this community. I have specialized training in working with LGBTQ populations, especially trans, and continue to update my training.

  • PTSD External link

    I am a certified trauma specialist through PESI, and have training in working with clients with PTSD, complex PTSD, and DID. I've also been asked to speak to graduate classes as a specialist in this field. I use a variety of techniques, but begin by working through a 3 stage process that prioritizes establishing safety before processing trauma and terminating treatment.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have experience working with a range of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety, OCD, and other ways that this can manifest. I generally work on coping skills using mindfulness and a zen focus, along with practical behavioral interventions.

  • Depression External link

    I've worked extensively with depression, from mild to severe, and found that many people don't even know when that's what they're suffering from. I generally use CBT, experiential, and mindfulness practices to alleviate depression, and work with clients to find a purpose and meaning in their life, and find sources of support and happiness.

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