"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




Currently Providing Online Sessions

Portland, Oregon 97225

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$280

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

    Healthy relationships take work and most couples face challenges at some point during their relationship. When those challenges surface, having the support of a skilled counselor can make a huge difference. Investing in your relationship through couples counseling will pay off for years to come!

  • Gottman Method External link

    Gottman Method utilizes years of research to help couples go from being 'disasters' in there relationship to becoming 'masters.' When couples work together through this method to change their negative patterns they will see real positive results.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotion must be evoked, experienced, validated, respected and accepted in order to move forward. People get stuck when their emotions have been denied, repressed, depressed, dismissed or invalidated. EFT works with clients difficult and sometimes painful emotions to allow the necessary healing and integration to occur.

  • 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

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I work with couples at all stages to facilitate secure, lasting bonds and find creative solutions for deeper and more fulfilling relationships. We will reinforce any preexisting positive bonds, identifying negative patterns in the relationships, establishing realistic ways to solve problems, expanding emotional awareness, and finding new ways to increase security, closeness and connection.

  • Spirituality External link

    Discovering and emerging in your spirituality is a highly personalized journey. My accepting guidance and skilled can assist you in defining and living your personal truth. My goal is to honor your experience and offer a sounding board of unconditional openness for the safe expression of your spirituality.

  • 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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