Korina Jochim

Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


Through self-compassion and empathy, all things are possible.

Client Status

accepting clients



2705 E Burnside St.


Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$300

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Ideal Client

Are you healing from an abusive relationship or other systems of control? Do you find yourself googling "narcissistic abuse" "coercive control?" or "high-control groups"? Are you struggling with a narcissistic parent, partner, boss, or exploitative spiritual group? Have you felt powerless, unable to move forward? If you're trying to create wellness and balance, we can work together to help you create safe boundaries and move into healthier relationships...first with yourself.

My Approach to Helping

My approach with my clients is one of collaboration and strong teamwork. I favor a directive, psychoeducational way of working with my clients and believe in empowering them with knowledge and tools. As a therapist I join each of my client's in their subjective world, endeavoring to understand them deeply and support their process, whatever their healing or life goals may be. Because we are all different, I don't work the same way with everyone, and adapt my approach to the needs of my clients. What therapy is to each person is a unique experience. Some need to resolve a crisis or grapple with a life transition or loss. Others want to focus on perceived blocks to moving forward into a state of greater mental wellness. Still others need to re-work their difficult attachments to early caregivers and require a longer therapeutic relationship. After a therapeutic relationship has been established, I make myself available to my clients for booster sessions when the need arises.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Prior to my psychotherapy career I was a journalist and professional writer. People's stories have always been what compelled me and drove me to understand and connect on a deeper level. In graduate school I focused on equity and inclusion, addictions and trauma, and my earlier career experience was in residential and outpatient treatment. Gradually I began to focus on intersectional approaches to mental health and have experience in treating mood disorders, abuse recovery, addictions, grief and loss, and negative relationship patterns. As a Marriage and Family therapist I view individuals as inextricably linked to the systems and groups of which they are a part. I am trained in trauma-informed care and mindfulness modalities such as third-wave CBT. In my free time I blog about intimate partner violence and other systems of control and advocate for abuse survivors.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    I utilize a technique and approach known as Mentalizing, which was developed in the UK to treat complex trauma, and is still largely unknown in the U.S. Mentalizing is an imaginative process in which we are able to understand ourselves, and how our minds interact and conceptualize the minds of others. Our ability to Mentalize well allows us to accurately understand the intentions of others, as well as how to better understand how we are viewed by others. It is essential for healthy relationships

  • EMDR External link

    Trained by Francine Shapiro (EMDR founder)'s organization EMDRIA in Levels I and II EMDR, I utilize this method with my clients who are addressing specific traumatic memories that continue to trouble them. EMDR is best utilized when clients have some relative stability and are not undergoing a current depressive episode or active substance abuse. It is a helpful tool in moving traumatic events to the background as a "footnote" in one's story and not the foreground of your life.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I practice third-wave CBT, which is a more modern, mindfulness-based form of CBT. In CBT we address long-standing automatic negative thoughts that stem from core beliefs we may need to re-tool. It is based on the theory that changing your thinking changes your feelings, which in turn adjusts behavior. It involves task and homework and is an excellent tool for reducing anxiety and depression.

  • Coaching External link

    Also known as solution-focused, coaching is a more directive approach that helps to achieve specific, measurable goals that are defined by the client. We work on identifying goals aligned with your values, resources available, barriers to past achievement of goals, "chunking" tasks, creating timelines and accountability. Some common problems that benefit from coaching are career and education goals, wellness, leaving difficult relationships, and cultivating healthy relationships and behaviors.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    Theoretically I favor an object relations approach as popularized by psychotherapists Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Calr Jung, Donald Winicott, and Heinz Kohut. I've also been highly influenced by existentialist psychiatrists Irvin Yalom and Viktor Frankl. Psychedelic integration work is also an area in which I have experience and enthusiasm, especially for trauma and depression. I will work with you on the integration/understanding of psychedelic experiences.

Issues I Treat


  • Codependency External link

    If you have noticed a pattern of codependency in your relationships (family, work, intimate partners) and/or have experienced harm from relationships with people who suffer from addictions or personality disorders, I can help you empower yourself to make more self-caring choices and develop your own emotional life, goals, and community.

  • Abuse External link

    I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), interfamilial abuse, psychological, spiritual (high-control groups) and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders. I treat male, female, and non-binary survivors of sexual violence and partner abuse.

  • Depression External link

    Whether you suffer from major depression or trauma-driven depression, you need a plan, support, and education to help get through depression episodes successfully. I also offer CBT for thought re-framing related to depression recovery.

  • Women's Issues External link

    Issues pertaining specifically to women and femme persons including trauma, codependency, abuse, systemic oppression, and empowerment.

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