Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC

Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Northwest born and bred, when I'm not working, I am busy being a mom and partner to my best friend.

Client Status

waitlist

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15110 Boones Ferry Rd #150

Lake Oswego, 97035

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $130

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

I have completed Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples therapy, and see mostly couples in my practice. We will have a first session together to gather information, followed by two individual sessions, and finish with a feedback session, where I summarize my assessment and create a specific treatment plan for the couple.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Even the happiest of relationships can be strained with challenges over the years. From finances, inlaws, new baby, to lack of intimacy, couples are tested to the fullest, especially during major life changes. Many of my clients are couples who are working to maintain their relationship as a couple. Using client strengths, Emotion-Focused couples counseling, and Gottman techniques, I will support you in finding balance in your personal life, and your relationships. I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark, and am a current member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    Humans learn attachment from their primary caregivers. This relationship we have with our parents directly reflects our relationships with our friends, other family members, co-workers, and intimate partners. I work with clients to identify their attachment, and how it can help or hinder their personal success in creating and maintaining relationships.

  • Gottman Method External link

    I have completed Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and primarily see couples in my practice. Using Gottman therapy is unique in the fact that couples get a full assessment of their relationship to help guide the treatment of couples therapy. The assessment is done in three sessions. Couples will learn tools for managing conflict and also improve friendship and intimacy.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Attachment is one of the key drives all humans need. We learn attachment from our primary caregivers, which is translated to our intimate partners. When we feel emotionally secure and attached, we feel good and safe. When our emotional connections are not validated, we feel threatened. I work with couples understand each other on a primary level, and create strong, secure attachments.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Premarital Counseling External link

    Premarital counseling is a great investment to your relationship, and I support couples through this life stage. You will learn how to better communicate your needs resulting in more productive disagreements, and increase overall marital satisfaction. When engaged in premarital counseling, your union can begin and grow with healthy patterns established.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    The dreaded 'shame voice'. We all have it, and lets admit, it gets in the way at times. I work with clients to learn to identify when shame has taken over and now in control, as well as learning to quiet that piece of ourselves and allow us to move forward in life feeling more confident and secure.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Relationships can be hard, and just like owning a car, relationships need some regular maintenance to make sure it's running smoothly. Whether couples are healing from infidelity, adjusting to new roles as parents, or just coming in to improve communication, I support couples in their journey towards a deeper and more intimate understanding and connection. See my website for assessments offered.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Whether it is the loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, or health diagnosis, life is full of loss and grief. Even life changes such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or completing a project we are passionate about can bring on manifestations of loss and grief. Having a place to make sense of these changes in a supportive environment is how I support clients through this difficult time.

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