Kimberly Zeszutek, LPC

Kimberly Zeszutek, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Stepping into sessions, you are mindfully creating moments of transformation. I provide counseling for those who are looking to nurture connections and dive deep into their own experiences. We will use skill building to help you reach goals, and co-create practices that help you thrive.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-558-6809

2306 NE Glisan St, Ste 200

Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $60-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

*Not currently open for new clients- Temporarily providing Telehealth services * My style and practice align with adults, young adults, and adolescents. I provide a healthy balance of concrete skills with a new age informed approach. Sessions are co-created, meaning lead by your needs with therapist insight and challenges to help with growth. I am experienced in supporting complex emotions, transitions, relationships, suicidal ideation, self harm, depression, anxiety, and learning differences. Together, we will reflect on the past and how it effects the present, practice healthier thinking patterns, and learn effective coping strategies. Skills are introduced to improve relationships, and balancing obligations (family, work, school, fun). Ecotherapy is introduced to liven the environment and integrate the healing powers of nature. I also offer seasonal ASD social groups! My services are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Psychedelic friendly.

My career in counseling began in 2007, when I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Spending a few years in the Rocky Mountains, in 2014, I earned my Masters in Counseling at Regis University, Denver. I am heavily influenced by my internship with a mindfulness based DBT training center. My background as a counselor includes ABA therapy for children diagnosed with Autism, residential counseling for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, domestic violence shelter advocacy, and crisis response therapy. I have supported individuals and families in clinical center settings, home therapy, and outdoor adventure camps. My specialization has developed into supporting those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, major life transitions, and/or behavior changes.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EcoTherapy External link

    I bring experience from ecopsychology research, trainings, and passion for integrating nature into daily life. Since the beginning of my career, have been supported by ecotherapy mentors and supervisors who have encouraged me to explore the ways nature can be brought into the therapy room. This has evolved into creating ecotherapy collections and activities unique in my therapeutic practice.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I value mindfulness as a part of daily life, and I have participated in many retreats and mindful practices. It was a perfect match when my clinical internship taught me the process of leading mindfulness for others, and integrating mindfulness as one of the primary DBT skills. Applying formal and informal mindfulness into daily life helps connect one with community, self, and feeling alive.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I have been trained and supervised by programs specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Within sessions, we discuss mindfulness and skill building to identify and understand emotions and difficult interactions. It is my belief that by actively applying DBT strategies, individuals become empowered, and thus more able to create an atmosphere promoting the achievement of personal goals.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Suicidal Ideation External link

    I am confident and skilled in approaching and supporting the difficult subject of suicidal idealization. I am a crisis response counselor for a local county, and am trained in ASIST and Safety planning for adults and adolescents. I approach suicidal idealization and self-harm with a balance of empathy, concern, and hope.

  • PTSD External link

    My structure of therapy follows Judith Herman’s theory of care for Complex Trauma's such as war and recurrent abuse. Her theory addresses steps to process trauma which specifically bring into awareness factors of time, relationship, and safety. I understand how traumatic events can surface into someone’s daily life as symptoms of nightmares, self-harm, depression, and/or anxiety.

  • Aspergers External link

    Since 2007, I have developed a style of skill building and supportive therapy for those who identify with the Autism Spectrum. Many of these individuals have learning differences or extra sensory abilities. By learning skills to navigate difficult social interactions, individuals with Asperger’s become empowered to apply their strengths towards their personal goals and the growth of society.

  • Depression External link

    Depression is a common experience of many individuals in our culture due to trauma, expectations, and the value of individualism. Approaching depression with ecotherapy creates opportunities for reconnecting with the authentic self, the earth, and your community. I also recognize the struggle in depression by emphasizing safety planning for suicidal ideation and strengthening protective factors.

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