Rhys Pasimio

Rhys Pasimio (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I represent a team that supports long term recovery support for every member, role, and relationship in the family unit.

Client Status

accepting clients



1584 NE 8th St

Suite 200

Gresham, OR 97030

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cascade Health
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
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Our Ideal Client

New Pattern Counseling is an inter-disciplinary team supporting long term sobriety and trauma healing for individuals, couples, youth, and families. We specialize in the intersection between substance use, sex addiction, betrayal trauma, other trauma, and attachment distress. We promote healing and recovery through daily practices that transform a person's relationships to their body, to primary partners, children, peers, community, and seeks resilience through meaningful spirituality.

How We Can Help You

Our philosophy of healing is informed by modalities such as Internal Family Systems, The Task Model utilized among CSAT practitioners, Somatic Experiencing, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, select tenets from 12 Step Philosophy, current day neuroscience, and other evidenced based practices. We are further informed by ideas derived from practitioners including Dan Siegel, Gabor Mate, Richard Schwartz, Patrick Carnes, Jenna Riemersma, Philip Mamalakis, and various spiritual practices. NPC places a high value on supporting counseling students, and registered associates working towards licensure. Supervision is provided, being informed by IFS, Narrative, Existential, and process oriented approaches. In individual and group settings, we help you train the muscle that is the focus of your attention. In this, we help you grow in awareness of all your inward parts, behavioral and emotional cycles, and learn to have healing conversations within yourself, and with others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from Multnomah University. Major coursework included Integration of Psychology and Spirituality with emphases on Addictions Recovery and Social Concern. I completed additional coursework through Daystar Academy to earn my credential as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II. My graduate internship was at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, providing individual and group counseling. My post-graduate practice was at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare providing dual diagnosis counseling. As a licensed professional, I practiced with Western Psychological & Counseling Services and taught in the Master of Arts Counseling Program at Multnomah University, prior to starting New Pattern Counseling.

Techniques I Use


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    Through curiosity, compassion, and a gentle courage, we can look inward and cultivate a network of healing relationships within our very own system.

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    My addiction therapy is a combination of Internal Family Systems, Somatic, Narrative, ACT, and mindfulness approaches that emphasize daily practices to sustain the sober way of life. The goal of addictions therapy is for a person's whole life to be transformed, and all their relationships to be healed. This takes time, diligence, and community.

  • Existential External link

    Sometimes life presents us with problems that have no easy solution, impossible scenarios, profoundly disturbing questions, and unresolvable tensions. The problems seem to be endless and there is no escape in sight. In situations like these, sometimes the key to making it through is knowing we're not alone. ​​ I have hope that healing and abundant life can still be found on a difficult journey.

Issues I Treat


  • Spirituality External link

    My faith tradition of origin is Christianity. My spiritual formation has been highly influenced by eastern philosophies, postmodern thought and Orthodox Christianity. I will never preach, or pressure you to change, nor will I ever judge. However I believe that discussing spiritual, or ultimate things, is sometimes crucial to finding purpose and meaning in a chaotic world.

  • Sexual Addiction External link

    Addiction to sex and pornography is a controversial issue, but one that I believe is very real, and one that is potentially highly destructive. Addressing a sexual addiction involves the most holistic counseling approach I have seen, as a sexual addiction is often related to other addictions, trauma, other mental health and relational challenges. I am committed to your holistic health.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a member of the community, I am committed to providing competent and culturally sensitive services to a frequently marginalized and underserved population. My approach is person-centered; I work to learn from you what you most need, then walk beside you as you grow into your ideal self.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    My training was in both alcohol and drug addiction. I've provided addictions counseling individually and in group settings in outpatient and inpatient facilities. I believe a dual-diagnosis approach is the most effective, because I recognize that most addicted people also have mental health challenges, and many many people with mental health challenges also use some chemical or behavior to cope.

  • PTSD External link

    Trauma happens for many reasons and takes many forms. Whether or not you meet clinical criteria for PTSD, you likely have something painful in your story that can have unpredictable and distressing impact on your life in some way. This is especially true if you have addiction challenges. In order to provide holistic services, I believe a trauma informed and trauma focused approach is essential.

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