"Paisley" Jen Burrell

"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


Relationships are some of important aspects of our lives. I work with clients to improve relationships with themselves and others.

Client Status

accepting clients



7327 SW Barnes Rd #618

Portland, OR 97225


Currently Providing Online Sessions

Portland, Oregon 97225

At a Glance


Rate: $160-$230

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you seeking a healthier relationship? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Are you hoping to find meaning and purpose in your daily life? Perhaps you are looking for insights and deeper understanding of yourself and your loved ones. Therapy offers a unique space where you can explore your inner world and uncover you own wisdom. When we work together, you will be able to overcome negative behaviors and build stronger, healthier relationships and progress in your personal growth.

My Approach to Helping

My style is relational, direct, supportive, engaging and kind. Therapy is largely inspired and informed by my training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Individuals and Couples, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Existential-Humanism, Family Systems Theories, Mindfulness and Experiential Interventions, Solution-Focused and the Gottman Method. I am also an EMDR Therapist and do trauma focused work with individuals. I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals direct their courses using compassion, understanding and guidance. My role is to facilitate a space for compassionate communication where each person can learn to identify needs, become comfortable expressing feelings and engage in healthy dialogue to accomplish more harmonious relationships.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe all people have the inherent ability to heal and thrive as they sit in wholeness and create a meaningful life for themselves. Being in close and conscious relationship with an attuned therapist can be a profound vehicle for this process. I see therapy as a practice of assisted self-discovery where clients can move towards deeper levels of awareness and change. Using an integrative approach to counseling, I work with clients to recognize the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit and the areas in which they may find themselves experiencing limitations.

Techniques I Use


  • Couples Counseling External link

    I'm an expert in couples counseling, holding an M.S. in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Portland State University (2017) with honors. I customize my approach to suit clients' needs. I specialize in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Additionally, I'm certified in The Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and hold expertise in tailoring interventions for diverse needs within couples counseling.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic approach that explores the dynamics within your mind. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand and navigate the various parts of yourself, addressing concerns such as anxiety, protection mechanisms, and inner conflicts. IFS provides a supportive journey to help you achieve balance, self-awareness, and healing. If you're seeking a personalized and empowering therapeutic experience, I am here to assist you on your journey.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) in counseling centers on understanding and addressing emotions as a key to personal growth and relationship improvement. We will explore and validate your feelings, aiming to identify underlying patterns and unmet needs. EFT helps transform negative emotional cycles, fostering healthier ways of expressing and managing emotions. The goal is to create a more secure emotional connection with oneself and others, promoting lasting change and improved relationships.

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the person in a safe and measured way to the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution. The EMDR Research Foundation cites over 30 studies documenting the effectiveness of EMDR therapy over the past 30 years for problems such as sexual trauma, combat trauma, child abuse and neglect and life-threatening accidents, resulting in PTSD, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    Attachment theory in counseling explores how early relationships shape current emotional well-being and interpersonal dynamics. In sessions, we examine your attachment history to identify patterns impacting your relationships. The goal is to foster healthier attachments, improve communication, and create a secure emotional foundation for more satisfying connections. Attachment-informed counseling helps navigate human connections, fostering personal growth and fulfilling relationships.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    If you're facing relationship challenges, combining Mindfulness and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a collaborative process which acknowledges and validates your emotional complexities. Together we strive to de-escalate negative patterns, enhance communication, foster empathy, and deepen your understanding of each other. My approach equips you with tools to address the root causes of your relationship issues, empowering you both to strengthen your connection with resilience and understanding.

  • Anxiety External link

    If you're grappling with anxiety, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy offers a supportive path to relief. In IFS, we delve into the different aspects of your mind, like the anxious parts or protective mechanisms. Together, we'll work on building a harmonious relationship with these internal facets, reducing inner turmoil and easing anxiety. This process not only enhances self-awareness but equips you with effective coping strategies, fostering emotional healing and a newfound sense of balance.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    Trauma gets stored in our bodies and can resurface in symptoms that are distressing which can effect many areas of our lives. Research has shown that EMDR Therapy is a gentle approach and one of the most affective therapies for trauma recovery. I am an EMDR Therapist who works with patience and compassion. We will build resources and resilience and collaborate on your pacing before approaching or reprocessing any trauma material. Relief from the past is possible.

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