Lorraine McKenzie

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Failure is not a word in my vocabulary. I believe every time we 'attempt' something, it is a win and one step closer to obtaining our goals. I believe everyone has innate brilliance and, with support, can address whatever barrier is getting in the way of the life they want to lead.


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

My Approach

I use Teletherapy exclusively, which uses cloud-based communication technologies, such as HIPAA-compliant video conferencing, secure messaging, and Instant Chat among others. I am a cheerleader for all my clients! I believe recovery from physical and mental health challenges is absolutely obtainable, and one of my great joys in life is the facilitation of this process. I treat clients as "people first," rather than labels, cases, or subjects. As a Health Technology Case Manager, I successfully used CBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques with individuals, working as a team to address whatever the issue was at hand.

My Background

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I earned my undergraduate Bachelors in Education Family and Community Services degree from the University of Oregon, and my graduate Masters in Social Work degree from Portland State University. I love to learn and have received extensive training in employment assistance training, autism spectrum, and psychosis. My clinical interests and practice experience include employment and education issues, psychosis, severe and persistent mental health challenges, and life transitions. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to partner with people as they make changes in their lives. My therapy style is supportive and interactive using a cognitive behavioral framework focusing on how thoughts impact both our emotions and behaviors.


  • (458) 215-0179
  • Website

  • Portland, OR 97211

At a Glance

  • Experience: 8 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Concordia
  • Rate: $30-75/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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