Katie Finn (McNeil)

Katie Finn (McNeil)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a family therapist working with children, parents, adults and couples. We are in this together.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503.358.7633

5520 S. Macadam Ave

Suite 210

Portland, 97239

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $85-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2008

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource

My Approach to Helping

My style is open, honest, and down-to-earth. I heartily believe in a strengths-based, direct, and family systems approach to my therapy practice. When working with parents and families of young children, I draw on my certification in and past facilitation of The Incredible Years Parenting Series. Prior and recent group work using both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Women's Circle model helped me hone my skills in both of these approaches. An intensive training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples as well as experience with the concepts of Non-Violent Communication provide me with useful tools when addressing relationship issues. The practice of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, when applicable, and my recent training in the Community Resiliency Model (a trauma-informed approach), add to the strategies used in my well-rounded practice which offers something for almost everyone. My office is handicapped-accessible and offers free one-hour parking for clients.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

After graduating with my Masters in Social Work in 1992, I went to work in the field of Early Childhood Mental Health. There, I began my career as a child and family therapist, as well as an expert in the social and emotional needs of the young child. Working with parents led me into couples counseling, which is an integral part of healthy co-parenting. However, some parents are working together out of separate households, and this factor led me into my work with blended families and step-parenting. Being from a large family myself, I am excited and intrigued to work with more than one member of the family at a time. My practice has also brought me into the realm of the young adult and the challenges, adventures, and anxieties that this time of life can create. In my practice, I have been able to support many young adults as they navigate the waters between their 20s and 30s. Both my personal and work experience contribute to the skills I bring into the therapy experience.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Family Conflict External link

    One of my strongest skills is the ability to listen to many sides of a story and to stay objective. This can be very useful when working with families encountering conflict or challenging transitions. Many perspectives enhance my understanding and ability to relate to others' experiences.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Using art and creative modalities, play and talk therapy, as well as working with the parent and child together, I have a broad sense of how to support children through challenging times including parents' divorce and separation, school anxiety, and social-emotional skill building.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss and grief do not only apply to the death of a friend or family member. This issue can be a common hurdle for most, especially regarding life transitions and changes out of one's control. My own life experiences, and collaboration with the Dougy Center, pet loss support groups, and individual work with those who have lost a loved one, all provide me with tools to support others at this time.

  • Depression External link

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the ways in which I have practiced an effective treatment for depression, with both groups and individuals. This approach which uses the strengths of the brain, a person's actions, and goal-setting, to redirect thought patterns away from a negative cycle and into a more productive and success-oriented path.

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