Rachael Patoray

Rachael Patoray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


As an Art Therapist & Brainspotting Practitioner, I provide creative alternatives to help you explore, express, and heal...mind & body!

Client Status

not accepting clients



2610 SE Clinton Street, Suite E

Portland, 97202


At a Glance


Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Ideal Client

Trauma and previous life experiences are held within the body, not just in your brain! When you begin to notice that you no longer have control over the panic, anxiety, or other somatic symptoms... that your body is beginning to scream or shut down...because you don't have time to deal with the past (who does, right?!) Your body is wise and deserves to be listened to. You deserve to be listened to...to be seen...and to be taken seriously!

My Approach to Helping

You are unique, as we all are, and therefore deserve an approach that is tailor-made to fit your emotional & mental health needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Brainspotting Practitioner & EMDR Practitioner, with an office located in SE Portland, Oregon. Within my practice, I focus on treating trauma, grief, anxiety/depression/mental health diagnosis, chronic illness, stuckness, and self-discovery. Sometimes we live with feelings that pop up when we least expect them to, and then we shove them back down until they show up again. A large part of my job is to help you address these feelings in a safe and supportive environment. I provide "regular" talk therapy and I teach you tools that you can use in your daily life. I also use Art Therapy & Brainspotting to help you identify, explore, & express yourself. You will have insight into your life, allowing for changes so that you can finally heal. Change really can happen!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm a native Oregonian (though I've lived in many places, big & small, throughout the USA) but I'm happy to be back "home". I'm an artist, first and foremost. I realized through my own journey, that art not only allowed me to express myself, but it allowed me to understand myself a little better too! I use art in my practice to help you do the same; to explore, understand, and heal. I do not expect artistic perfection, that is not what art therapy is about! It's about providing you another way to understand and express who you are, at any age! I received my Masters in Art Therapy/Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. I'm a registered art therapist (ATR) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I am also trained and registered in Brainspotting, a mind and body based therapy which is similar to EMDR and has had amazing results in regards to clearing out trauma and stucknesss.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I am trained in EMDR. This is an integrative psychotherapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma and trauma symptoms, (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears). I am also trained and am passionate about Brainspotting Therapy, which is similar to EMDR, and has shown amazing results in my clients!

  • Eclectic External link

    I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach that is tailored to your counseling needs. Some of the training and approaches I apply to our work includes but is not limited to: Art therapy, Brainspotting, grief/loss & trauma work, collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and mind/body connection.

  • Art Therapy External link

    My professional training is in art therapy and I am a registered art therapist (ATR). Art therapy is about creating art in a therapeutic setting. The act of art making, as well as the art piece you create, will help you to explore and express yourself in a safe space. Creativity helps you tap-into and explore complex and overwhelming feelings and situations in a non-threatening way.

Issues I Treat


  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    I'm here to support those who are struggling with how COVID-19 has effected ones life, in all areas!

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    Having a Chronic Illness can bring a whole other set of issues to ones life. I often work with folks who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and help to support them in this challenge.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    The act of bullying (from others and oneself) seems to be existing at an all-time high. Self-esteem plays a huge role with the culture of bullying, both for 'the bullies' and their victims. Learning how to understand and accept ourselves instead of only comparing ourselves to others, is an important start to decreasing this culture of bullying and low self-esteem.

  • PTSD External link

    I am also a Registered Brainspotting Clinician, which is a body & brain based therapy that has been found to be particularly helpful in treating trauma & stuckness (including but not limited to: anxiety, flashbacks, negative self-talk/beliefs, phobias & fears).

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can be debilitating, and my focus is to help explore what may be at the root of your anxiety symptoms and how to best help relieve these symptoms.

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