Rhys Pasimio

Rhys Pasimio

Licensed Professional Counselor


The healing journey can be difficult, and sometimes it is long, but I believe that by working together, we can find a way.

Client Status

not accepting clients



501 NE Hood Avenue

Suite 240

Gresham, 97030

At a Glance


Rate: $40-$145

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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My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach is first and foremost person-centered and individualized, meaning that I tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. That said, I frequently utilize the cognitive theories, combining elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I also draw heavily on principles from Narrative Therapy, frameworks from Existential Therapy, and the conversation mechanics of many sessions draw on Motivational Interviewing and a Solutions Focused Approach. Drawing on my spiritual tradition, I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that is welcoming and hospitable, patient and compassionate, rigorously brave and relentlessly optimistic. I see you as possessing great dignity and having great value. My honor is to walk along side you and search out the good in you, even when you cannot find it yourself.

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


  • Attachment Theory External link

    We are formed by our relationships. More than that, we are most deeply wounded in relationships, and find out greatest healing in relationships.

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    My addiction therapy is a combination of motivational interviewing, solutions focused, CBT, ACT, DBT and trauma focused therapy. The goal of addictions therapy is change, at a very deep level, using any resource necessary.

  • 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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