Justin Rock

Justin Rock (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Helping individuals and families reach through the difficult to grasp the beautiful.

Client Status

accepting clients



333 SW Taylor St

Suite #200

Portland, OR 97204

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$180

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2008


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I believe that the human experience is often challenging and tumultuous, yet these experiences provide the possibility of creating deep meaning for our lives and personal growth. Therapy is one path for individuals and families to move from pain and confusion to joy and wonder. My goal is to create a space and relationship with my clients to engage in their lives so they can engage boldly with the awe of being human in this world.

My Approach to Helping

I utilize existential-humanistic therapy to reach through the difficult and towards the beauty of life. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a safe and supportive relationship for them to explore being with themselves and being with others in the world. Too often we want to look “out there” into the world to find an answer to our struggles. Instead, I believe we are capable of creating our own answers. For this reason I work with diverse clients, among them clients challenged by death anxiety, identity death/grief, depression, anxiety, lack of fulfillment, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth, LGBTQ issues, and polyamory & consensual non-monogamy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I became a therapist over a decade ago because of the pathologizing marginalization that occurred to many in the Poly and ENM community in Portland. This requires honoring the clients experience and knowledge whoever they are and for whoever they are becoming. This is true for, in my opinion, for every human. Therapeutic work is possible when the humanity is seen in each other, not the pathology. I am a founding member of Existential-Humanistic Northwest, a professional non-profit which is here to impact the world through our commitment to and passion for existential-humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inter-connectedness, inclusion, and awe. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Lewis & Clark College in the Marriage and Family Therapy program and the Art Therapy program, teaching classes such as: Introduction to Therapy Theories, Addictions in Family Therapy, Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy, and Family Development.

Techniques I Use


  • Existential External link

    I am a founding member of EHNW (Existential-Humanistic Northwest). I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College. During this time, I studied predominantly phenomenology, existentialism and philosophy of mind. I have focused my therapy training in Existential-Humanistic therapy and provide E-H Supervision.

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