Patrick Harvey

Patrick Harvey

Licensed Professional Counselor

Welcome to the process of change. Our work together will help you better understand yourself and the ways which you engage in the world.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-545-0016

6419 NE 33rd Ave

Portland, 97211

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $50-$90

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1996

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Ideal Client

My vast experience working with diverse populations has prepared me to assist various people achieve their goals and gain insight into their lives. Ideally, people looking to work with me on their path forward are ready to explore their internal processes (thought-feelings) to better understand their choices/behaviors. I encourage people to read outside of sessions and be willing to make changes to their habits/lifestyle(s) that my contribute to their challenges, or promote growth and change.

My Approach to Helping

Everything we do, we do for a reason. Learning what those reasons are, where they came from, and how they serve us now is essential to change. Examining the thoughts behind our feelings and actions and in some cases replacing them with more functional and rational thoughts will lead to better results in life. Developing and maintaining a realistic perspective on our wants and needs, as well as exploring one's willingness to do what's needed to reach them is key. *Fees-affordable rates/sliding scale for non-insurance using, self-pay clients

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Twenty years of working with people in the non-profit, social service agencies on the East and West Coast have enabled me with an ability to connect and assist people in making change happen. As an LPC and CADCII ,along with an MS in Community Counseling and BA in Psychology, I've helped adult men and women, as well as juveniles, recognize where problem substance use, mental health challenges, distorted cognitions, trauma(s), and many other threats to effective living can be understood and improved upon.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    Whether you are working towards recovery from addiction or looking to establish a more functional relationship with substance use, work is required and better outcomes await. Approaching this with an open mind allows you to determine what your goals/needs are and how my experience, insight, and skills can assist you in being better.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    Leaning on insights from William Glasser's Choice Theory approach melds nicely with the solution focused brief therapy. Each person's need for fun, freedom, survival, belonging, and power steers their behavior. When those aren't satisfied dysfunction arises. How can what you want and what you have reconcile so as not to impair your quality world? Find out.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    The connection between our thoughts/beliefs and our actions/choices cannot be under-estimated. Coming to recognize those and building new connections to more functional and effective thoughts/beliefs brings us to the place where better choices, actions, and outcomes can be made in our lives. Understanding where less functional thoughts/beliefs impact our lives is also important.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    It's said that 'if you aren't growing, you are dying'. Making changes in our lives and seeking more for ourselves in meaningful ways is necessary yet sadly too rare. It seems society and mainstream culture want us to accept distraction and hollow connection in place of genuine experience. Strive for more and learn ways to define your value, meaning, and the path to more from your life.

  • Men's Issues External link

    The majority of my career has been spent assisting men (age 18-30) understand themselves in relation to their beliefs, thoughts, actions, and the ways in which they interact with others. There is no one mold for being male. Learning how to be the man you choose to be and honoring that path is a worthy and noble path to better living.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    In a society where pain/discomfort is sought to be vanquished immediately, it is no surprise substances runs rampant. Changing one's relationship to substances of abuse requires recognizing the pain source(s) and remedying it. Boredom, trauma, parental history of use, social basis/peer influence, lack of coping skills, etc... can all bring on unhealthy use of substances.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    Alcohol and substance abuse/dependence/use issues usually stem from insufficient coping mechanisms and can be addressed in a variety of ways. My goal is to help you determine how substances are impacting your life and what about your life is calling upon their use/dependence/abuse. Can changing your relationship with substances change your life or vice versa?

  • Depression External link

    Feeling down, unmotivated, hopeless, etc...? The ways in which depression manifests itself in our lives is complex and can be addressed through a variety of approaches. Healthier living, proper diet, exercise, connection to meaning, disconnecting from toxicity, clarity of thought/wants/needs, and engaging in the pursuit of all these turn the tide on depression.

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