Karen Nam

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the State of Oregon (L5719). I have worked in the Mental Health & Counseling field since 1998. Therapy can provide an avenue to grow, establish changes, and heal from past hurts; it can allow you to write a new story for your life.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I use an eclectic approach to address the whole person (physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual). I have training in using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (exploring how past experiences influences current view of self and relationships) and Expressive Arts Therapy (using visual art, music, movement, & writing/journaling for growth & healing). I work collaboratively to set goals that reflect one's vision of changes that the individual wants to manifest in his/her life.

My Background

Education: MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, CA in 1999 & MSW in Social Work from San Diego State, CA in 2003. LCSW in private practice since 2008. Clinical Experience: Outpatient Mental Health (Kaiser Permanente); Medical Social Work; Inpatient Psychiatric Unit; Foster Care Agency; School-based Counseling Specialties: Expressive Arts Therapy; Trauma, Addiction, & Anxiety/Depression in addition to Grief work

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Addiction Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Expressive Art Therapy

Issues I Treat

  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Historical Trauma
  • Early Recovery
  • Child or Adolescent Issues

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • ValueOptions


  • 925-222-1568
  • Website
  • 351 NE 80th Avenue
    Hillsboro , OR 97006
  • Second Office Address:
  • 15100 Boones Ferry Road
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

At a Glance

  • Experience: 12 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro
  • Rate: $90-125/session

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