Kelle DeBruin

Kelle DeBruin

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I believe our opportunity to grow depends on our ability to consider a realistic understanding of where we are in life and the paths that it took to get there. I admire the resilience that people exhibit from their past experiences & work from that strength shown in the past as we work together.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5037780787

1300 John Adams Street, Suite 111

Oregon City, OR 97045

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$100

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Services

  • Relationship
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Oregon Health Plan

Most of my work with clients follows a therapeutic approach that is collaborative in nature. Drawing from the interventions used with Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy – my work with clients centers on understanding the client’s background in order to pursue areas of discovery and growth in their present and future realities.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Religion from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN), and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University (St. Paul, MN). I’ve also completed extended work to be a licensed Behavioral Therapist in the state of Oregon (RBAI).

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Narrative  External link

    Society offers us a narrative of how life 'should be' or 'is supposed to be' according to the details of who we are and the life experiences that we have had along the way. Narrative Therapy approaches those spoken and unspoken stories of who we are supposed to be and allows for further understanding of the narrative and how we desire to construct our narrative moving forward.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    As humans our natural state is for companionship, intimacy, and support as we journey through challenges and joys in life. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) works to understand needs of attachment and builds emotional bonds between couples and families.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive Based Therapy otherwise known as CBT, like all versions of cognitive based approaches, focuses on helping the client to become aware of their thoughts and feelings in order to understand how their thoughts influence their feelings in maladaptive or unhelpful ways. The goal of CBT is to change the patterns of thinking and behavior in order to change the way it makes the person feel.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Life offers us times where we recognize ourselves at the brink of significant life transitions. These transitions are part of life and when addressed well we can live fully in our lives and through these transitions.

  • Divorce External link

    There are helpful ways to separate and divorce in a relationship. Especially when there are children within the relationship, finding ways to engage each other and communicate with each other enables a healthier life transition for the couple and all those involved. Support with separation and divorce focuses on exploring options and understanding goals within the relationship.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Counseling is an important part of both pre-marital and marriage counseling as it enforces healthy communication patterns and emotional connection with each other. As these understandings becomes more clear for the couple, areas of emotional connection, mutual respect, commitment and desire for each other continue to develop and become meaningful aspects in the relationship.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I approach grief with education, support, and intuition. I find that the most challenging part of grief for people is the unpredictability and the loss of control that is felt as grief tends to take over various areas in people’s lives. To grieve is to acknowledge the loss of something significant in your life while also applying coping mechanisms.

  • Depression External link

    I feel the client’s needs are best met when I am able to engage with the client in a genuine relationship that provides unconditional regard and support while also utilizing cognitive interventions that will aid the client into understanding who they are and changing their behavior in ways that allows them to live more fully into their present reality.

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