Kimberly Filla

Kimberly Filla (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Hi, I'm Kim. My hope for you is to Fuel the energy that provokes you towards a healthier, more present, and fulfilling life.

Client Status

not accepting clients



11918 SE Division Street #2146

Portland, 97266

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$165

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2008

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

My philosophy is grounded in the human experience of connection, compassion, humor, authenticity, and self-determination. With courage and determination to risk, we may uncover past injury and find hope to fuel the energy that provokes you towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

My Approach to Helping

PRACTICE IS FULL. NO NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I listen with heart and presence in a non-judgmental manner. By hearing your story, I learn from you what meanings, goals, and life plan you have or hope to have for your future. Many of us are struggling with relationship issues: with ourselves and with others. As you invite me to participate in your journey of self discovery and purpose, I will support you to explore your personal story so that you move towards a more thriving life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2003 and have been a Licensed Social Worker since 2008. My practice is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescent girls and women. My specialties include adolescent issues, mood disorders, adjustment, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, and life transitions.

Techniques I Use


  • Narrative  External link

    NT addresses the stories we tell ourselves about how various difficulties impact our lives. By retelling these stories, we can overcome those that control our lives in negative ways. As you share your story (goals, needs, and hopes) with me, we will consider your emotional, behavioral and spiritual life as well as the environment that surrounds you.

  • Motivational Interviewing External link

    Wonderful way engage youth, adults, and families using a collaborative approach to help find the ambivalence to a behavior that one wants to change. I embrace the ideas of self-efficacy and optimism and practice MI regularly.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    CBT is based on the idea that how we think strongly influences how we feel and behave. It assumes that we can change the way we think, feel and behave with practice. I enjoy implementing CBT into my practice and have found it very beneficial with the youth, families, and individuals I have been fortunate to work with.

Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    My practice is dedicated to empowering women and girls live more confident, authentic and fulfilled lives. There is a powerful connection for women of what we face in our work, family, and personal lives while we strive to be healthy enough to maintain all our roles.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    With over 18 years of experience of working with adolescents in schools and community settings, I enjoy the turbulence, independence, emotions, life challenges, peer and family relationship struggles that the adolescent years bring. I enjoy working individually with the youth and engage the family to support the youth.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    Life Transitions occur more often than is brought to our awareness. It is until we slow down, we can then see, feel, and acknowledge what is going on around and within us. Therapy can help make sense of all of this and help you through the life adjustments.

  • Anxiety External link

    The physical and mental sensations that anxiety brings with uncertainty and fearfulness can be overwhelming and unmanageable. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop tools for stress management and mindfulness practices while exploring your thoughts, feeling, and behaviors.

  • Depression External link

    Therapy may help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression you feel and help you develop a plan to change behaviors and beliefs that may interfere with your optimal health. I enjoy working collaboratively to improve quality of life in mental, physical, emotional, work, family, and personal spheres.

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