Jolie Guillebeau

Jolie Guillebeau

Licensed Professional Counselor

Art therapist, Artist, Perpetually learning, always making things. I love snacks.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-406-8783

8514 SE Stark St

Portland, 97216

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I work with creative kids (of all ages) to find problem solving skills, curiosity and hope for their relationships and their futures. Humor is an important factor for resilience, and making things makes us feel better. Being seen, heard and acknowledged is a big part of healing.

My Approach to Helping

I believe "kids do well if they can." I want to help you and the people in your life figure out what you need to do well. Using person-centered, mindfulness based, Collaborative Problem Solving approaches, we'll work together to create solutions for your biggest problems. And we'll build skills that will help you move forward with confidence.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

"Your mind is yours alone. Do what it takes to make yourself comfy." — Lin Manuel Miranda I was a high school teacher for 10 years, including 5 years overseas, and then I earned a Master's Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University in 2017. I'm trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a somatic approach, to build coping skills and communication strategies to help you feel more comfortable in your brain and your world.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Your thoughts can change your brain. Understanding how your brain, your breath, and your thoughts affect your feelings and your mental health. Mindfulness is the key to that understanding.

  • Family Therapy External link

    'No one is an island.' Children and adults all navigate their own mental health in the context of family. Without support for the whole family, real change is unlikely to occur. I work with the whole family to support positive effectual change for the whole system.

  • Art Therapy External link

    Sometimes words don't adequately convey our experience. Sometimes what happened to us happened too early for us to be able to put words to it. Art Therapy is a way to integrate those memories and feelings in a way that helps manage the emotions and experience in a way that words sometimes fail.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    Many symptoms that indicate mental health issues, can also be considered a reasonable response to a chaotic system. Persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and other vulnerable people may be experiencing anxiety or depression in response to the dominant culture and their daily experience with micro-aggressions and oppression. I'm here to help normalize this and support you.

  • Parenting External link

    Parent Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence based practice that provides support to parents as they navigate challenging behaviors. As the parent, you are the greatest support to your children. My job is to support you in supporting them--parenting is hard work, and we all need all the help we can get.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Kids and teens have specific needs in therapy. They're facing increasingly complex and challenging situations earlier, and more frequently. They also don't always have the verbal skills to adequately explain or identify their inner struggles. We can use art, games and movement to help kids begin to create a vocabulary for noticing and labeling their feelings.

  • Anxiety External link

    So many challenging behaviors for kids (and adults!) stem from anxiety. If we can identify the source of anxiety, and observe it without judgement, we can find ways to manage both the anxiety and the behaviors connected to it. I work with you as a 'detective' to begin noticing patterns and beliefs related to anxiety, so you can find strategies that support you and your family.

  • Family Conflict External link

    Families are a source of support and reassurance, but also a source of stress and conflict. Too often, family stress is a primary factor in anxiety and depression. I can support stronger family relationships, and effective strategies for problem solving.

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