Lorraine Storm

Lorraine Storm

Licensed Professional Counselor

I’m a licensed professional counselor trained in marriage and family therapy and health coaching. I take integrative approach to helping clients balance their lives and relationships to create health and fulfillment with a style that is strengthening and empowering.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

5038623434

3419 NE Sandy Blvd

Portland, 97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$225

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2010

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MHN
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In times of distress, it is natural to seek a guide, teacher, or healer, and a therapist can be all of these things. More than just someone to listen to what you’re going through, a counselor provides a sounding board and opportunity for reflection, feedback and increased self awareness. I look at the individual as both a unique entity, and as part in a number of a number of larger systems. I integrate various therapy techniques and incorporate a global perspective- integrating health and lifestyle changes that can improve your mental health. Regardless of the modality, the most important factor predicting success in counseling or coaching is our personal connection – it doesn’t matter how good someone’s advice is, it’s not going to help you unless the person who’s giving it is someone you respect and trust.

I hold a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Portland State University. My undergraduate degrees are in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Redlands. I am also a Certified Integrative Health Coach. I have worked with children, adolescents, and families providing in-home and community-based therapy and crisis response. I have also worked in school-based settings providing individual and family therapy to students from a variety of backgrounds. I have extensive training in child development and trauma-informed therapy, as well as Strategic Family Therapy and Family Systems counseling. I am passionate about helping couples strengthen communication and deepen connection.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR is a method of processing trauma and helping you think about it differently so that it doesn't bother you anymore. Often we are stuck in negative beliefs about ourselves regarding our trauma when in fact we did what we could or did not have control over the outcome. EMDR helps you use your adult mind to process past trauma objectively.

  • Nonviolent Communication External link

    Nonviolent Communication is an excellent tool to learn what your own feelings and needs are, as well as how to express them to others in a way that opens the conversation and increases understanding, rather than creating or perpetuating a conflict where each party is trying to 'win.' This will help you develop more compassion for yourself and others, and deepen meaningful connections with others

  • Holistic External link

    Western medicine tends to be very specialized, and often focuses on treating symptoms rather than the underlying cause of illness. But a person’s mental health is affected by the food they eat, the quality of their relationships, and how they spend their time. As a trained health coach, I look at the individual as both a unique entity, and as part in a number of a number of larger systems.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Relationships are not one-size-fits-all and the ones you design yourself can be potentially the most fulfilling. Although non-traditional relationships face many of the same issues as traditional ones, they also have the potential to amplify or emphasize problems, especially around insecurity or jealousy. I affirming and knowledgeable of poly and open relationships.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Raising kids is tough! So much has changed in the last couple of decades with technology and culture that adolescents today experience numerous problems we never had to deal with growing up (and some we did!). I have worked with kids and families on a variety of topics in home, community, and school-based settings, so I have a variety of tools to address common problems.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Every relationship experiences ebbs and flows, and while some degree of conflict is normal, at times it can get to a point where it seems impossible to solve it on your own. This is where a couples therapist can help. As a trained marriage and family therapist, I will help you better understand one another and reconnect to the love and excitement that made you fall in love in the first place.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is very common - we all experience it to some degree, but when it keeps you from doing the things that you love and are important to you, a change is needed. It can be a result of over-analyzing or over-thinking situations to the point that it no longer serves you. I will help you “get out of your head” and embrace your inner strength to enjoy the things that are important to you.

  • Depression External link

    Depression is something many people face in modern times. Causes can be internal (self-esteem issues, chemical imbalance), external (resulting from unhealthy relationships or abuse), societal (feeling isolated, experiencing pressures around your job or money) or even global (climate change, discrimination, poverty, etc). You don’t need to face these challenges alone, and I'm here to help.

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