Neil Panchmatia MS, LPC-I, NCC

Neil Panchmatia MS, LPC-I, NCC (he/him)

Professional Counselor

My work has a strong social justice orientation focused on providing an an accessible, equitable and inclusive counseling experience to all.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-809-0222

1410 Southwest Morrison Street

Suite 840

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I strive to provide an empowering and supportive safe/brave space to my clients. My practice and presence are continually shaping to affirm and center the experiences of marginalization and exclusion that my clients experience. I also hold space for existential and spiritual contemplations of self exploration and growth. I hold an intersectional perspective on identity formation and negotiation, and celebrate difference. I am currently accepting clients for telehealth services only.

My Approach to Helping

Like acorns destined to become mighty oaks, I believe that we naturally gravitate towards more fulfilled and authentic versions of ourselves: thriving by achieving our highest potentials. I look forward to joining you on this journey by providing unconditional/unwavering support and empowerment. I am a Queer, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), kink/poly, and fat/body affirming, feminist therapist who uses a non-hierarchal, collaborative and individually-tailored approach to therapy. I work from a place of cultural humility and an ever-improving understanding of my own intersections of privilege/marginalization. I believe that healing, growth and thriving result from a holistic integration of the mind, body and spirit. As my client, you will be in the driving seat of your therapeutic experience: You will have a say in determining the goals we work on, the pace we take, the approaches we adopt, and the outcomes we aspire towards.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I work with individuals and couples/unions from all sociocultural backgrounds. I specialize in therapy for: anxiety/panic, depression, post-trauma recovery, body image issues/eating disorders, living with marginalization/oppression, learning allyship for marginalized groups, and living with disabilities/ chronic pain or illness. I graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Counseling, and have accrued intensive experience working in different clinical settings over the last few years. I am multilingual (fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili, and Punjabi), and as a therapist, I draw heavily from my own experience as a transnational citizen: believing fully in the interconnected nature of our human experience. My pronouns are he/him.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I use tenets of ACT in my work as it holistically encapsulates the essence of true healing: learning skills while being holistically congruent with oneself.

  • Gestalt External link

    I have extensive training in Gestalt therapy as a therapeutic modality that has an existential-humanistic leaning.

  • Existential External link

    I use tenets of Existential Humanistic therapy in my work, as I believe that we all gravitate naturally towards self-determination and holistic congruence. Self-examination and self-awareness are key steps for this - supported in therapy. I use core tenets of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT): such as self-acceptance, emotional regulation systems, and compassionate/content living.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    As a therapist and individual, I am keenly aware of the challenges of today’s sociocultural environment in our country and strive to do therapy that meets the unique needs and challenges of my clients – from a place of cultural humility and understanding of my own intersections of privilege/marginalization. Therapy is your place to heal, thrive and rebuild your resources to continue living.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a queer immigrant of color, I am personally familiar with the challenges we experience and navigate as individuals and a community. I am keenly aware of the healing and collaboration we need to work towards within our community, and the activism for rights and freedoms still left to do outside of it.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    Too often we are told we are not good enough and we need to change how we look, sound, move etc. Entire businesses run on making us feel less than. In such a cultural environment, being ourselves fully and unapologetically is the best revolution we can engage in. I work with clients using tenets of HAES and Intuitive Eating to create tailored programs of radical self love and body diversity.

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    In an uncertain and scary world, where we are all encountering fear, losses and helplessness everyday, it is more critical than ever to reach out to and seek mental health support. I offer telehealth services and offer reduced rate slots with an aim to increase accessibility to all clients.

  • Anxiety External link

    I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

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