Michael Ianello

Professional Counselor Intern

I specialize in working with individual adults who are seeking relief from anxiety and depression. I work with clients utilizing a combination of mindfullness based techniques, for short term relief, and deeper more substantial thematic investigations, for long lasting and profound change.


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

My Approach

Humans are in a constant process of becoming. From infancy to old age, we take on new roles and assume new identities over and over again. By understanding these patterns of behavior and change we can learn how to more consciously engage with who we are and more adequately plan out who we want to become. I work with directness and a light touch to ensure both comfort and authentic connection are achieved in every session. It is from this place of authenticity that my clients are able to make contact with their true selves in a way that both enriches their lives and deepens their relationships. I assist clients in both understanding where they are now and identifying the obstacles which are keeping them from getting to where they want to go. Some guiding questions prior to our first session might include: What are your values? How have you always pictured your life? Are there patterns in your life that you can't quite understand why your stuck repeating?

My Background

I work well with clients who are experiencing anxiety-based disorders (generalized anxiety, social phobias, relational issues) and I have knowledge and experience working with mood disorders, marital/intimate relationship issues, psychosis, delusions, and spiritual questioning. I have worked in the developmental and mental health fields as an educator, researcher, and counselor for over 6 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. I have received professional training in DBT, ACT, and mindfulness based behavioral interventions as well as depth focused, process oriented modalities. I take pride in a therapeutic style which is solely focused on the needs and safety of the client. Having training in a variety of therapeutic modalities I work with clients to find the right fit for them. I value diversity and strive to treat all clients with dignity and respect, no matter their beliefs or background.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 971-236-1499
  • Website
  • 516 SE Morrison St, Ste 1000
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $60-140/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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