Lindsey Gavens

Lindsey Gavens (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

Supervisor: Brooke Gateley Meier

I help my clients discover how to live lives filled with meaning and purpose. I look forward to connecting!

Client Status




917 SW Oak St

Suite 417

Portland, 97205

At a Glance


Rate: $155

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Medicaid
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

My specialties include grief and loss work, helping those coping with serious health conditions, and supporting caregivers. My experience includes extensive training in the emotional challenges that come up around cancer. Issues I can help you navigate include but are not limited to: processing the loss of a loved one, adjustment to a new diagnosis, fear of cancer recurrence or progression, anxiety about medical procedures, contemplating existential concerns, and caregiver burnout.

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist I’m deeply invested in the growth, care, and healing of my clients. I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT to help clients process difficult emotions, learn to live alongside uncertainty, and find meaning amid life’s greatest challenges. I’ve also been a Buddhist practitioner for the past 7 years, and like to integrate meditation and Eastern philosophy into my approach when appropriate. I'm a Clinical Social Work Associate practicing under the supervision of Brooke Gateley Meier LCSW.

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I've been trained in utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the context of a cancer diagnosis.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I've received specialized training in the use of CBT for chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I’ve been a Buddhist practicioner for the past 7 years, and like to integrate meditation and Eastern philosophy into my therapeutic approach when appropriate.

Issues I Treat


  • Cancer External link

    I've worked with individuals at all different stages of a cancer diagnosis, including pre-diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, recurrence, and end-of-life. My experience includes an internship at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology and work experience at City of Hope National Medical Center, where I supported individuals with leukemia and lymphoma undergoing stem-cell transplants.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    During graduate school I worked with older adults coping with chronic illnesses such as COPD and diabetes. I have also helped clients with cancer use mindfulness as a way of working with chronic pain.

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