Nicole Phelps

Nicole Phelps (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Now more than ever it is important for us to strengthen our support systems and build ones that allow for us to connect in meaningful ways.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-339-1662

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

My approach is strengths-based. This means that I believe you are the expert of your life, unique and an individual. I am here to be a support to you, gently challenge you, and provide accountability. I am passionate about working with individuals who want to connect or re-connect to themselves by becoming intentional about what they need and want in their lives. I believe that we all have the answers within ourselves in order to thrive, but we need to be willing to reach out for support, surround ourselves with people who are going to foster this work, and give ourselves permission to be still and listen to what our bodies and minds are telling us. I commit to creating brave spaces for you, so you can nourish and grow the most important relationship you have, the relationship with yourself.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I earned my Master of Social Work from Portland State University and my Bachelors in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University while living in Santa Fe, NM. I have had the privilege of working in various social services agencies in New Mexico and in Oregon whose focus is supporting individuals and families with children who have chronic medical needs, with survivors of domestic violence, and families who have suffered abuse and trauma. I also present at venues around the Portland metro area about trauma and how it impacts people’s lives. All of these experiences continue to inform and shape my work as a therapist. As part of my licensure, I participate in continuing education so that I can continue to learn and grow as a professional and better support my clients. When I am outside the therapy space, I practice self-care by taking in the beauty of Oregon, I enjoy reading, making delicious food to share with my family and friends, theater, storytelling and my many pets.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Humanistic  External link

    We all have great potential within us. A humanistic approach means that your work with the therapist is a collaboration, creating a space for you to explore the areas of your life that you would like to strengthen or improve. This approach is focused on you as a whole person. The therapist will support you in identifying your strengths, resources and areas for growth.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    Sometimes there is a specific situation or goal that you are needing support with. Solution focused therapy hones in on your strengths, skills and resources you have used in the past to resolve challenges. This is a collaborative process between you and your therapist, focusing on and supporting what is working.

  • Eclectic External link

    An eclectic or integrative therapeutic approach allows the therapist to adapt to your unique needs depending on your goals, what has brought you to therapy and your expectations. The therapist will customize your treatment plan using a method or combination of methods that have been shown to improve the issue or situation which you are wanting to work on.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    By working on your personal growth you are welcoming opportunities for better relationships, less stress and intentional living. Personal growth is working on the areas of your life that you would like to improve, strengthen or reevaluate. Working with your therapist on your personal growth can provide you with an accountability partner and clear goals that put you in charge of moving towards living the life you want for yourself.

  • Compassion Fatigue External link

    As a helping professional it is imperative to make time for your own mental health so that you do not become overwhelmed and unable to do the work you love. If you are lacking healthy boundaries, feel disconnected from yourself, your values, or your body, the important relationships in your life could suffer or end in conflict. I work with helping professionals in many settings who work directly with people experiencing trauma, I understand firsthand the importance of investing in yourself.

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