Lawrence VENASKA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I use an empowerment approach to help you get more and more of what satisfies you in life. I help you see clearly the costs and benefits of patterned behaviors so you can be more at choice in getting the results that suit you best.


  • Medication Management
  • Child Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Child Therapy

My Approach

I help you break down your goals into achievable chunks that move you towards your desired outcomes. We review what got in the way and rework your goals when you get stuck to eventually build momentum in getting past your barriers to success. I help you clearly identify lessons you learned as a child that led to beliefs to adapt to things out of your control that may still be running today. We look at those beliefs still on auto pilot and check out if they are still true for you now and help you connect to your resourcefulness and power more than ever before. From this place new outcomes are available you couldn't achieve when on auto pilot from youthful strategies based on powerlessness.

My Background

I have an extensive background in working with individuals, couples, families and groups to find their personal power, heal trauma and to achieve their dreams. I have worked in human services field since 1993 and as a psychotherapist sine 1998. I have training in healing developmental traumas and childhood wounds, body centered psychotherapy, systems work, deep listening or attunement and draw on a multitude of perspectives in creating the treatment suitable for your needs. I especially like working with the drama triangle and how to exit it and get increasingly satisfying results in relationships.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • OHP Open Card


  • 503-284-3847
  • Website
  • 1727 NE 13th Ave., Suite 4
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

  • Experience: 19 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Irvington
  • Rate: $125-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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