Laura Martin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Acceptance is often a precursor to change. Deep listening is inherently healing. Having a regular place and time to listen to your own wisdom and to be reflected compassionately is a powerful intervention. Therapy is a gift you can give to yourself; one that ultimately benefits everyone.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

Mindfulness is a way to balance strategies of acceptance and change. My approach includes both. It is important to some degree to learn about the history and context of your life, but we will often return to the wisdom and power of the present moment. This might mean learning some skills that help increase moment-to-moment awareness of body sensations, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I might encourage some mindfulness practice outside of sessions if you are interested in learning about that, but this is not required. I bring a style that is warm, active, and encouraging.

My Background

I've been a social worker since 1993, and received my Master's in Social Work in 1996. I have worked in community mental health for most of my career, gathering a depth of experience. I am trained in many mindfulness modalities, and as a practicing Zen Buddhist, maintain my own mindfulness / meditation practice. Additionally, I specialize in working with people who have problems with money (financial therapy), and feel comfortable having difficult conversations about that, either individually, or with a partner / spouse.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-542-4378
  • Website
  • 401 NE 19th Ave, Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 24 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $130-175/session

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