Sam Trillo

Sam Trillo (He/Them)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Supervisor: Chad Ernest, LPC

I am compassionate, understanding, and a good listener! I provide counseling to adults, teens, groups, and couples.

Client Status

not accepting clients



10572 Southeast Washington Street

Portland, 97216

At a Glance


Rate: $50-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2022


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • United Behavioral Health
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My Ideal Client

I work with your needs. I create space to explore your past and current selves. My ideal client is willing to reflect on the past and how it relates to the present and is ready to feel their emotions, even if some of them may be difficult or haven't been fully felt in a long time. You are willing to work on yourself in and out of session. Our therapeutic relationship is collaborative. My work with couples involves learning compassionate and non-judgemental listening techniques.

My Background and Approach

The most important tool I possess is my listening ability. The main therapeutic effect then becomes the real relationship you and I create. Through my work as a counselor, I provide a space for you to explore and work through feelings you've never put a name to. I believe Western society has left us detached from our emotions. I can help you learn to trust your emotions. By letting you be yourself and say whatever comes to mind, you can access unknown parts of yourself that deserve to be heard. Talking is just one of the tools we can utilize to find those parts of you that may be hidden; through art, music, and movement, we can communicate with the whole of you. My approach is integrative. Using humanistic, person-centered, and psychodynamic techniques, we can build a trusting relationship where you feel safe to explore. I believe everyone possesses an unconscious that is ready to be listened to.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

I have experience working with men going through difficult times and looking for new ways to cope and get in touch with their emotions. Men need emotional support just as much as anybody else. I am invested in helping people find their self that has been covered over by capitalism and societal expectations. I believe social media has exacerbated the loss of community and intimate relationships that neoliberal policies helped erode over the last five decades. I believe in community activism and solidarity. Through my counseling work, I hope to help LGBTQ2SIA+ communities, People of Color, BIPOC individuals and organizations, and low-income individuals. I am deeply concerned by the effects of climate change. I'm willing and able to explore the feelings of grief that may be associated with climate change. I have worked with many people who have experienced unexplainable or paranormal events. I am non-judgemental and open-minded to all types of spiritual and metaphysical beliefs.

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