Michael D. Jolliffe

Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS

Supervisor: John Deihl, LCSW, LMFT

I believe that all people are capable of bringing constructive change into their lives, whatever their present circumstances.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-609-0399

97202

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Buddhism, Wicca/Paganism

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

All people seek happiness and wish to avoid suffering and that all people have the right to pursue joy and freedom from pain. Anyone with a sincere interest to explore how to make positive life changes is more than welcome to work with me.

My Approach to Helping

I view my job as providing a welcoming, supportive, safe, socially just, and competent space in which positive change can occur. I employ an eclectic approach based on existential counseling theory, which seeks to help clients explore how the human condition impacts daily life; cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which seeks to help clients explore how thoughts impact feelings and actions; and family systems theory, which helps couples and families in particular explore and improve relationship dynamics. When appropriate, I also draw from Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to deepen discussions about love, compassion, and happiness. When appropriate and with clients’ permission, I make use of secular mindfulness and creative visualization techniques to support our discussions. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Reach out when you are ready.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My Master of Science in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling (2020) comes from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Major course work included human development, family life cycles, and counseling skills. I also hold a Master of Arts in Advanced Buddhist Studies (2009) from Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon. Major course work included Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan language, and meditation. I have received special training in suicide assessment and prevention (2019) from Lines for Life in Portland, Oregon. Languages (Bachelor of Arts in Language Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2005), reading, and teaching introductory Buddhism and meditation courses are some of my passions.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Life-long dedication to personal growth, particularly from a spiritual or philosophical perspective.

  • Spirituality External link

    Special education and personal experience with spirituality, particularly Tibetan Buddhist practice.

  • Men's Issues External link

    Special education and personal experience with men's issues, including GBT+ relationships and sexuality.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Special education and personal experience with LGBTQ issues, particularly the gay male experience and the cis-gender experience of trans loved ones and family.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Special education and personal experience with relationship and marriage issues, including specialized focus during internship.

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