Korina Jochim

Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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

Client Status




2705 E Burnside St.


Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$175

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Wicca/Paganism


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Are you healing from an abusive relationship or other system of control? Do you find yourself googling "narcissistic abuse" "coercive control?" or "high-control group"? 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 more joy, 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, PTSD, addictions, grief and loss, and negative relationship patterns. As a Marriage and Family therapist I work with adolescents, couples, families, and individuals. I am trained in EMDR 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


  • EMDR External link

    Since 2014 I have been a Level II EMDR practitioner trained by EMDRIA, Francine Shapiro's organization. I've done hundreds of EMDR sessions with my clients, most of whom see clear benefit. EMDR treatment works well for those who have distinct and specific memory of a traumatic event or events that continue to interfere with their lives, and who are relatively stable in terms of mood disorders.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    Theoretically I favor an object relations approach as popularized by psychotherapists Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Donald Winicott, and Heinz Kohut. I've also been highly influenced by existentialist psychiatrists Irvin Yalom and Viktor Frankl.

  • 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.

Issues I Treat


  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    If you are part of a historically oppressed group or groups and this is significantly affecting your mental health and wellness, we can identify and work on strategies to balance your life. I approach these issues from an intersectional lense.

  • Abuse External link

    I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors or current victims of domestic violence, interfamilial abuse, intimate partner abuse, psychological, spiritual (religions or cults) and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    In my private practice I treat children/adolescents from the age of 12 and up. Common issues I have experience treating are mood disorders, adjustment issues, victims of bullying, family issues, peer problems, divorce adjustment, and LGBTQIA2+ affirmative therapy.

  • 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.

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