Misha Drlikova

Clinical Social Work Associate

I find great value in tuning into the experience of others as well as my own. I strive to offer unconditional acceptance of others, regardless of what they bring to therapy. I will guide your self-exploration through the lens of authentic presence, understanding and patience.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

I approach therapy in a relational, and collaborative way - from the point of honoring human connections and our interconnectedness to one another as human beings. There is no such thing as an isolated individual. As humans, we are wired for connection and find meaning in being in relationship with others, as well as with ourselves. It is in relationships that we most thrive, and also where we most fail. In my work as a therapist, I strive to provide a supportive, caring and kind environment by being fully present with you and listening to what is really happening for you and encourage exploration with curiosity of what it means to be human. Our cultural norms and societal relationships tend to devalue taking time to reflect on our experience and the need to be heard and acknowledged. This can make talking about issues that are deeply personal to someone you don’t know especially vulnerable.

My Background

I believe that there is wisdom in facing challenging situations, and I believe that being witnessed by someone walking alongside with you to meet and understand those challenges, can lead to transformation and healing. In my practice, I use multiple therapeutic approaches in a way that is unique to each person. I am influenced by several disciplines and modalities, such as: Contemplative Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Attachment Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also utilize culturally sensitive approach to provide space for individuals whose lives are on the margins. I am especially motivated to work with Queer, Trans and Non-Binary individuals, as these populations face challenges and obstacles that are unique and need specific support. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Safe Zone trainer and educated people on college campus about the distinct experiences of the LGBTQ individuals.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-498-8061
  • Website
  • Keystone Commons, 631 Northeast 102nd Avenue
    Portland, OR 97220

At a Glance

  • Experience: 5 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Woodland Park
  • Rate: $80.00-110.00.00/session

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