Patrick Bluett

Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Supervisor: David Habib Martin, MA, MATS, LPC

Specializing in relationship and sexual issues, I offer person-centered behavioral therapy to both individuals and couples.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971.350.8050

8083 SE 13th Ave, Suite 3

Portland, 97202

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $125-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you caught in an anxious spiral? Do painful thoughts cause knee-jerk reactions that hurt you or your relationships? Are you so stuck in patterns of thought that you cannot be present in the moment? In your body? Uncertainty and fear are facts of life and anxiety's function is to protect us from things that could hurt us. Anxiety means well, but usually it ends up doing more harm than good, robbing us of the experiences and relationships that could bring us joy - I'm here to help with that.

My Approach to Helping

Specializing in relationship and sexual issues, I work with both couples and individuals to treat anxiety and other factors impacting their ability to connect securely and deeply with themselves and others. My approach to therapy is relational, inclusive and trauma-informed. I serve as an ally to my clients and provide them with a space to explore their deepest truths without fear of judgment. I work with my clients to cultivate deep insights, self-compassion and to accept and embrace their humanity. Our therapeutic journey will be one of courage, constructive discomfort, and ultimately, clarity. My role as a therapist is to accompany you on this journey, to guide, encourage and, most importantly, protect you as you grow in your awareness and understanding. As your therapist, I place great emphasis on our connection and rapport; I cherish laughter as well as tears; and I will ask of you only what is safe to explore.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have lived in Oregon almost my whole life and am deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. In my free time I am training for half marathons, planning my next backpacking trip and hosting board game nights. I am also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). I hold a BA from the University of Oregon and an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and am a registered LPC Intern under the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. I am also a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) completing my requirements to become a Certified Sex Therapist. My practice is an inclusive and safe space for all - no exceptions. My practice is diverse, sex positive, LGBTQ-allied, kink-friendly and poly / ENM competent. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to ensure we are a good fit. If not, I will happily point you towards other therapists and resources to help you on your journey.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    What behaviors in your life are not serving you? What thoughts create those behaviors? What beliefs do you have about yourself that influence those thoughts? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides one of the most well-researched, evidence-based treatments for a host of issues ranging from anxiety and depression to sexual issues and provides a fantastic structure for uncovering core beliefs and challenging thoughts that create harmful patterns and tear down relationships.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    What did your earliest relationships teach you about love and intimacy? What patterns of behavior did you adopt in order to protect those relationships? How are those patterns serving you now? Adult attachment theory provides a valuable framework for understanding the ways that you form and maintain relationships in order to meet core emotional needs. Through therapy, we can identify patterns that might not align with your relationship values and learn better ways of finding and keeping love.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    You are not your thoughts. A thought is not a fact. When we learn to identify and sit with difficult thoughts rather than letting them take us for a ride, we begin to see that thoughts are like changing weather patterns. We become more aware, less attached and vastly more open to experiencing life by our own design. Mindfulness helps us identify the ways in which we are being reactive so that we can learn how to respond intentionally, making it a fantastic compliment to talk therapy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Working from an attachment lens, I help my clients uncover the ways their behaviors impede their ability to connect deeply with others and practice secure ways to improve their loving relationships. I work with individuals and couples to improve communication, behaviors and loving practices to develop partnerships that serve each individual and bridge gaps in communication and physical intimacy.

  • Sexual Problems External link

    Over the course of therapy, we will map out the experiences and beliefs that shape your expectations about sex and challenge the notions that no longer serve you and your relationship(s). We will seek out and weed out any shame that has been rooted in you by parents/caretakers, media/cultural messaging, past relationships and other experiences so you may once again share the joy of intimate connection.

  • Men's Issues External link

    When men get caught in the idea of 'performance', they lose touch with the sensations that create pleasure and deepen intimate connection. When we are absent from pleasurable experience there can be devastating consequences for our relationship(s) and our personal wellbeing. I work with my clients to challenge the old paradigms and bring the focus back to connection and pleasure.

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