Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As both a psychotherapist and a Zen priest, I work closely with individual and couples to help normalize their experiences while also helping them to move beyond barriers behind which they feel stuck, creating a more spacious, confident and authentic life.


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

My Approach

The emphasis on therapy is always on what is happening now, here in session. Even when thoughts of the past arise, they are being metabolized in the present. We work to acknowledge and allow our reality to fully express itself and then make choices about what is the most skillful way to move forward. Whereas we often think we are broken, we are always less broken than uncomfortable with our own complexity. We all have darkness inside of us. Therapeutic work helps us to familiarize ourselves with the rich landscape of our life experiences. In the end, we build a set of tools to help us navigate our lives well and with integrity. In so doing, build our self-confidence and self esteem.

My Background

I am both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Rinzai Zen Priest. I am committed in both fields to help others find freedom in their lives. I have extensive experience in various cognitive, emotional and somatic modalities as they relate to relationships, trauma, mood disorders and addiction. I have worked in youth facilities, addiction treatment centers, community mental health, mindfulness clinics, and most recently in private practice. Currently, about a third of my case load is couples.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-853-3532
  • Website
  • 2030 NE 47th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97213

At a Glance

  • Experience: 15 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood

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