Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC

Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I offer clients non-judging compassion, collaborative guidance, and supportive relationship as we work towards transformation and growth.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

971-251-0246

835 SE Stephens St.

Suite 202

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • Samaritan Health Plans
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My Approach to Helping

I work from a client-centered and integrative foundation. This means that I consider my clients' unique needs, experiences, and situations when developing our working relationship. I work from a place of deep empathy, understanding, intuition, and humor -- I also draw from an extensive array of counseling theories and tools to create a relevant and productive therapeutic environment for personal growth and positive change. I frequently draw upon narrative therapy, ecotherapy, relational-cultural therapy, animal assisted therapy, and creative expression in my practice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold a Masters in Counseling from Lewis & Clark College and have worked in the mental health field since 2009. I have worked with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds in community mental health, residential, and correctional settings. I have provided individual counseling, group work, and crisis intervention and have extensive experience with the following issues: complex trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, domestic & interpersonal violence, sexual assault, grief & loss, parenting, attachment, and family of origin. Specific modalities in which I have trained and worked include: EMDR, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Ecopsychology, Mindfulness, Trauma First Aid, and Positive Peer Culture.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to treat trauma, reduce distress, and provide significant psychological and somatic relief for clients. I am EMDR trained and pursuing certification, and consider EMDR to be an incredibly effective and powerful tool for healing. For more information go to: http://www.emdria.org/

  • Relational  External link

    A relational approach in therapy highlights the importance of how we relate -- to others, to ourselves, and to our world -- to our sense of overall wellbeing and happiness. I prioritize our therapeutic relationship in order to provide you with a safe space to explore changes within yourself and practice new ways of connecting with others and the world.

  • Narrative  External link

    Narrative therapy examines the ways we are influenced by the stories we tell about our selves and our lives. When we explore these narratives and our ability to retell our stories in new ways we realize a powerful opportunity for healing. I have found narrative therapy to be an incredibly effective therapeutic tool -- fun, creative, and transformative.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Women's Issues External link

    I hold a strong feminist outlook in my practice and life -- which is to say that I am deeply aware of the integral ways gender influences our life experiences, the many unique challenges women face in our culture, and the importance of empowering women to take ownership of our lives and selves.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Much of my work with clients has centered on recognizing and building healthy relationships. This includes (and begins with) a healthy relationship with yourself, as well as relationships with family, friends, lovers, and the outside world. Much of our lingering suffering as well as our ability to heal and thrive is determined by the ways in which we relate to our inner and outer worlds.

  • PTSD External link

    I have worked extensively with clients experiencing PTSD and complex trauma symptoms from domestic violence, abuse, sexual & physical assault, military/combat experience, vicarious trauma and other life traumas. I draw upon a grounded understanding and purposeful integration of the biological and emotional selves to help clients manage symptoms and heal from trauma.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is a complex problem effecting emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I use an integrated approach to help clients manage anxiety by practicing purposeful change in thought and behavior patterns and using mindfulness and grounding techniques to experience a much-needed sense of internal calm and peace.

  • Depression External link

    Depression is an overhwelming problem in many lives and may stem from a myriad of causes. I strive to provide a compassionate and understanding therapeutic relationship in which we can identify the roots of your depression and empower you to make gentle, attainable changes in thinking and behavior that will help you to recover joy and meaning in your life.

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