Julio Iñiguez

Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

Life is challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone. My intention is to support you in cultivating a life you live from wholeness.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-803-2678

Teleheath

97201

1675 SW Marlow Ave

Suite 303

Portland, Oregon 97225

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English, Español

Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, Interfaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Kaiser

My Ideal Client

Are you troubled by your relationship to alcohol or other substances? Maybe it’s behaviors that keep drawing you in like gambling, doom scrolling, or spending? Do you find it difficult to connect with other people and feel loneliness even in a crowded room? You might be feeling alone in your relationship? Or you’re in a relationship that’s feeling stuck. Does your sadness seem to come from nowhere? Or maybe you’re feeling anxious and are ready for those horrible sensations to go away?

My Approach to Helping

I offer individual and relationship therapy focused on long term addiction recovery and behavioral addictions, healing trauma, and improving relationships. My approach is somatic, client-centered, compassionate, and collaborative. I draw from several modalities including: ACT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Method, DBT, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I focus on both bottom-up and top-down approaches through the use of somatic, emotionally focused, relational, and mindfulness based therapies. The relationship between a client and their therapist is the most important part of the therapeutic process. No amount of theory or frameworks can substitute an attuned and collaborative relationship between client and therapist. I invite you to connect with me to see if we might be a good fit for this work together. I offer a no cost video call consultation to get a good sense of what working together may be like. Schedule today!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m a bilingual (Spanish/English), bi-cultural, licensed marriage, couple and family therapist and have been in the mental health and addictions field since 2013. Before working in this field I was an aspiring teacher who took a detour into my own struggles with addiction. I am grateful to have found my process of recovery in 2008. After completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014, I have held multiple positions in the field including direct service counseling in agencies, program development and management, as well as clinical supervision of direct counseling staff. I bring a systemic, culturally-informed and trauma-informed perspective to my work with clients. I have completed the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 training and bring knowledge of treating trauma through working with the body to the services I provide. I have worked in the Problem Gambling field since 2013 and have a passion for supporting people with process addictions and relationship issues.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Sensorimotor External link

    Sensorimotor Therapy is body-based talk therapy, integrating current findings from neuroscience and attachment theory to transform traumatic memories into strengths and resources for you. It works with developmental trauma, such as overly critical parents, as well as acute trauma like abuse, violence, or serious physical injury. With a big focus on mindfulness, appropriate pacing, and trusting the wisdom of your body, Sensorimotor Therapy can help re-negotiate your relationship with your body.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    ACT helps us learn what is important to you by clarifying your values. We use your values to take committed action that helps you experience more satisfaction and integrity in your life. We get acquainted with your ways coping and the impact these have on your life without judgment. In this process you develop the psychological flexibility that will help you become more resilient and confident in you life, and help you gain clarity in what's important to you and how to go after it.

  • Motivational Interviewing External link

    Motivational Interviewing is a modality that allows you to be right where you are in the process of change. It honors that while you may aspire to change something, you may not be ready to take concrete actions toward change and that is perfectly fine. MI supports the conversation in resolving ambivalence by getting clear about the costs and benefits of change. It is a non-violent approach that makes a lot of room for what is and for finding those opportunities when change is most possible.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Learning to train our minds to develop awareness, insight, concentration and equanimity can have profound impacts on your life. From helping with symptoms of anxiety and depression to supporting trauma healing, mindfulness is a foundational tool in the work I facilitate with clients. This does not mean you have to develop a meditation practice, but if that is interesting to you we can do that too.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I am trained as a Marriage Therapist and use a combination of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, and Sensorimotor Therapy to support couples in healing attachment injuries to develop a more attuned and satisfying relationship. Together we learn how to navigate conflict in a way that is productive and connecting rather than sweeping things under the rug and avoiding unspoken subjects. My goal is to help couples turn toward each other and develop trust and attunement.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    I am familiar with 12-step, recovery dharma, refuge recovery, wellbriety, recovery 2.0, and SMART recovery models and practices. I use therapeutic supports in tandem with community supports to develop an individually tailored recovery plan that can create a strong foundation toward a sustainable recovery. We will also explore potential process addictions (addiction is sneaky) and address trauma. We go at your pace and take the steps you are ready to take toward the goals that matter to you.

  • Gambling Addiction External link

    I have worked with people dealing with gambling addiction since 2013. Most recently supervising an outpatient and residential treatment program for people navigating recovery from disordered gambling. Gambling disorder is different from other addictions, and it's these differences that are important to your treatment if you want it to be successful. We will explore issues like: money, dream world, shame, stigma. We go at your pace and take steps you are ready to take toward your goals.

  • PTSD External link

    I am Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 trained and take a somatic approach to working with trauma symptoms. Together we will use the guidance and wisdom of your body to develop resources to lower the unpleasant sensations that trauma symptoms can bring. When appropriate we can process traumatic memory to let go of outdated ways of being in your body. Trauma treatment can provide transformative experiences that allow your nervous system in ways that feel strengthening and relieving.

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    Having experienced many of the symptoms of COVID earlier this year, I have significant experience with being ill and having to navigate these times. The uncertainty and fear created by this global pandemic has created a new opportunity to explore our abilities to be resilient in the face of the unknown. I can support you in developing skills and practices that can keep you grounded and balanced.

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