Pearl Waldorf

Licensed Professional Counselor

Congratulations on taking a step on your journey to deeper satisfaction. I see myself as a collaborator who will gently reflect your blind spots, celebrate your resources and support you to know yourself and your truth more deeply so that you can engage effectively in your life.


  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I bring together a reverence for the human brain and physiology with an experiential approach to the healing process. Through a combination of psychoeducation, somatic and relational approaches, I offer an empowered excursion into the world of your self. My work is deeply grounded in an attachment orientation, which supports a deep sorting process: As a client you'll begin to feel, choose and act from a sense of who you truly are vs. from historical models that no longer serve you. Offered in both individual and group formats, our work creates a space that activates your knowing for yourself what is right for you, as well as the capacity to stand in the challenging yet enlivening space that opens up, when we set clear boundaries. We'll grow the solidity that comes from moving through your life connected to what you think, feel and want. I'm looking forward to meeting you to learn more about how I might be of help.

My Background

I received my education at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as I believe that in addition to our psychology, there is a spiritual element to the human journey. My journey from a first career as a theater artist/ waitperson through 13 years as a special education teacher in the portland public schools to my current career has shown me that we must honor ourselves as we are and find connections and work that offers us the opportunity to express ourselves creatively in the world. This looks different for each of us. I specialize in Attachment and Somatically Oriented psychotherapy and working with folks for who struggle around identity, connection and individuation. Many of my clients grew up with care-givers who were emotionally immature or unavailable. My clients are insightful, committed to their healing journeys and work hard in life, often a little too hard. You can count on me to be an active participant in your therapy experience. I'll be engaged and responsive.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • Website
  • 333 NE Hancock St #16
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

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