Kimberly Crow

Kimberly Crow (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-III

I work with adults who are seeking a better understanding of self and are looking for relief from trauma, anxiety, depression or addiction.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

9712361500

1711 E Burnside St

Suite 200

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$250

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • BridgeSpan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
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My Ideal Client

Change is hard! Ambivalence is an expected part of any change process. Many people believe that ambivalences means not caring. But, what if it means caring too much and not being sure what direction to take in life? I work to help you navigate your ambivalence.

My Approach to Helping

I work from an integrative perspective, combining aspects of person-centered therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindful Self-Compassion, and psychodynamic perspectives. My goal is to collaborate with you to create a clear direction in the therapy process. I want both of us to know what issues we are navigating in order to use our time together well. You will have a strong voice in your treatment plan. I support harm reduction practices for many individuals. Group therapy is a passion for me. I lead groups for early recovery support, family members of opiate addicts, and creative blocks. I seek to provide a respectful and safe space to work in together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My practice is built around an idea I learned as an actor: "Really talk, really listen." This means I work to be present and connected so our dialogue is honest and authentic. I focus on treating co-occurring mental health and substance use problems and previously spent 5 years working in residential substance use treatment. I graduated from Lewis & Clark College with an MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling - Addictions. I completed further training in Trauma Informed Care at Portland State University.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Motivational Interviewing External link

    Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation with a focus on evoking change. It respects an individual's personal autonomy while clarifying barriers to success. It is a way of working through the discomfort of ambivalence, a frenemy of the change process.

  • Eclectic External link

    My work is informed by many theoretical perspectives including Mindful Self-Compassion, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic philosophies such as Object Relations and Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Existential-Humanist philosophies and specific trauma interventions such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR.

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR is a highly effective, evidenced-based protocol for trauma and other difficulties. It helps the brain reorganize memories, connect the mind with physical sensations and associate new meanings to events. EMDR is not a substitute for therapy, and I require that individuals seeking have concurrent psychotherapy with me or an existing provider.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    It is easy to underestimate how debilitating it is to live with PTSD. I believe it is important to focus on developing the ability to self-regulate through understanding the effects of trauma on the brain and body. My goal is for you to feel more connected to yourself and others, and to feel worthy of living a full and meaningful life.

  • Early Recovery External link

    So... you've just changed your life. Now what? Navigating the deep and murky waters of early recovery can feel treacherous. Connecting through individual or group therapy can help keep you afloat in this transitional time.

  • Depression External link

    There are days when getting out of bed feels impossible. Everything seems to have lost its color and vibrancy. A diagnosis of major depressive disorder doesn't fully account for the many ways people respond to feeling depressed. I see depression as having different 'flavors.' Some folks get sad, some irritable, some feel permanently stuck. I focus on prevention and recovery from depression.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    Drug use often begins as a coping strategy, yet it can derail use of all other ways of managing life stress, mental health issues or low self-worth. Therapy can create space to explore the role drugs have taken in your life, and help you decide what you want to do about it.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    Drinking often begins as a coping strategy, yet it can derail use of all other ways of managing life stress, mental health issues or low self-worth. Therapy can create space to explore the role alcohol has taken in your life, and help you decide what you want to do about it.

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