Melinda Norman

Melinda Norman (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

A bridge between the psychological, physical, and spiritual

Client Status

not accepting clients



3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Building 3, Suite 546

Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $130-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
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My Ideal Client

I work with those that have developed a distaste for illusion. My approach to therapy includes traditional cognitive behavioral therapies blended with somatic and shamanic healing. The mind is not the only part of you that needs to be addressed if you would like to live a life not conditioned by your past. I don't believe in "killing the ego" but rather learning to purify the archetypes we choose to pattern our experience through in order to embrace fear and evolve into self mastery.

My Approach to Helping

As a practitioner, I believe in walking with my clients as they become responsible for the creation of their experience. This is not a simple task and takes significant effort as this path requires the mastery of your impulses, emotions, and body. You must have bravery to look into your own shadow. It can be painful and ungrounding. This path is not for the faint of heart. We will walk into the experience that you are having together; not bypass it while simultaneously assisting you in developing the skills necessary to reflect who you are choosing to become. I will support you as you learn to alchemize your pain and reorder your relationship with your experiences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I operate on optimism with the ever important understanding of realistic expectations. My treatment focuses include *Generational trauma *Soul Retrieval/Power Retrieval *Regression therapy *Narcissistic abuse recovery *Abandonment and attachment *Somatic Trauma Therapy *Non religious spiritual development

Techniques I Use


  • Past Life Regression External link

    The methodology that I use is called Depth Hypnosis. This method can be used to move into a past life, but the experience that you are having that parallels past life events needs to be explored as well.

  • Transpersonal External link

    This approach focuses on the movement away from identifying with the ego self which has been created as a protective response to the experience of emotional pain.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I blend a mixture of energy work with my training in PSIP (psychedelic somatic interactional psychotherapy---which can be done non medicated) to assist clients in releasing stored trauma from their body.

  • Holistic External link

    I have training in core Shamanism which includes soul and power retrieval, energy medicine, ritual, and other forms of traditional healing.

Issues I Treat


  • Historical Trauma External link

    I specialize in helping others recognize the impact of generational experiences that lead to us experiencing traumatic situations.

  • Spirituality External link

    My training is in core Shamanism and Buddhist philosophy. These are principles and practices that can be used to alter perspectives on events leading to personal empowerment rather than feeling trapped in victimization. I also specialize in supporting spiritual awakenings.

  • Abuse External link

    Recovery from child, spousal, and often times abusing ourselves. I work with generational trauma where we work on understanding the effects that parents and grandparents with mental health issues have had on your life.

  • Codependency External link

    Codependency has many roots which often stem from childhood abandonment or lack of development. We can work together on healing these traumas and creating new behavioral patterns which allow you to live independently of others.

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