Katrina Clark

Katrina Clark (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

808-343-2163

Portland , 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $85-$115

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

You are here because maybe something is not quite right in your life. You may be dealing with a major life transition or feeling overwhelmed with life challenges. Maybe there is pain from the past or worries of the future holding you back from living a balanced and fulfilling life. Deciding to begin your therapy journey is a courageous first step. My goal is to assist you in uncovering your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.

My Background and Approach

Originally from Hawaii, I moved to Portland in 2017. Since a young age I was aware that I wanted to be a helpful resource for others. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University and I have experience providing counseling to a diverse range of clients. I specialize working with adults and teens dealing with various challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship challenges, grief & loss, and stress management. I incorporate both physical and mental treatment modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Interventions, mindfulness practices, somatic interventions and parts work.

My Values as a Therapist

My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient and each of us has unique strengths. In our sessions, I utilize warmth, compassion, and a holistic lens, viewing the mind-body-spirit connection as integral in understanding who you are as a whole person. We will work together to create a space that cultivates self-acceptance, deep emotional healing, and enriching relationships.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    When an overwhelming life event occurs, your brain can freeze in response. Rather than process and store the event in your long-term memory, the brain may leave the episode in its emotional region. This unprocessed, static memory can linger, triggering patterns of negative beliefs, feelings, and physical symptoms. EMDR is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that heals past wounds so you can be fully present in the life you want.

  • Holistic External link

    Holistic therapy includes all aspects of your being: mind, body and spirit. I blend elements from a variety of approaches and tailor them according to each client’s needs and goals. This can include traditional psychotherapy approaches with lifestyle balance, spirituality, and somatic interventions.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I integrate body-based processes and techniques to help you release nervous system stress, blocked emotions and stored traumas in your body.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I utilize a cognitive behavioral framework to help you identify and challenge cognitive distortions and barriers getting in the way of reaching your goals.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    My work with clients involve exploring the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. I use evidence-based techniques to build skills and awareness around triggers and symptoms. We will work together to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to sooth yourself, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better ways to cope and problem-solve.

  • Women's Issues External link

    Juggling a family, career, relationships, and societal expectations as a woman can be challenging. I help women who are looking to change the course of their relationships by breaking unhealthy patterns, setting boundaries, overcoming people pleasing and perfectionism, building self esteem, and embody the full version of themselves.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Nothing in life compares to the pain of loosing someone (or something) that was dear to your heart. These significant losses are never simple, nor singular, rather they involve a myriad of complex emotions that can feel consuming at times. I work with individuals at any point of their grief journey. Together, we will make space for your loss and put together a toolbox of techniques and skills to help you navigate these challenging times.

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