Nick Vaske, LCSW, CADC I

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice focus is with teens and adults seeking individual therapy via online video. My aim is to help you build insight, self-compassion, and clarify your goals to feel a sense of forward momentum in your life.


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

My Approach

My style tends to be curious, nonjudgmental and empathic, and I take a relational and collaborative approach. You are going to be putting in hard work and it is my job to be a good guide by offering insights, direction, and skill building. I am trained primarily in narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. I use an anti-oppressive, person centered, and trauma-informed framework. I strive to be culturally sensitive, anti-racist and queer/LGBTQIA+ affirming. I also know that I am not perfect, and I will ask for your honest feedback throughout the therapy process so that I can adjust and adapt my approach to best fit your needs.

My Background

I have been practicing therapy since 2015 and have been in social services for over 15 years. I find I am most helpful working with bipolar and mood disorders, identity affirmation, setting boundaries and navigating relationships, learning coping skills, making sense of traumatic experiences, and unpacking privilege and learning to be a better ally. I personally understand the importance of finding someone who is the right fit, who has experience and expertise with important aspects of your life (whether those are a focus of your therapy or just something to know about you). I am comfortable and knowledgeable about topics relating to sex and sexuality, sex positivity, poly/non-monogamy, and intersections of identity. I have working knowledge in domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual offending, and addiction issues. I also have experience working with queer/LGBTQIA+ teens and adults to explore identity and relationship to others, or to unpack trauma and internalized homophobia.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • OHP Open Card
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-389-5665
  • Website
  • Video Telehealth
    Portland/Statewide, OR 97232
  • Second Office Address:
  • Video Telehealth
    Medford/Statewide, OR 97504

At a Glance

  • Experience: 5 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $90-120/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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