Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


If you feel stuck, alone, overwhelmed or confused, talk therapy can offer a way forward. Now accepting new clients for teletherapy.

Client Status

accepting clients



511 SW 10th Avenue

Suite #614

Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is always client centered and solution-focused. I employ narrative, cognitive, behavioral, and strengths-based approaches to helping you identify paths to achieving emotional wellness and satisfying relationships. I strive to create a space that is collaborative and non-judgmental for every client. I favor self-reflective interventions because I believe that most of the positive change that occurs through counseling comes from self-learning. I am happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your goals and determine if I am a good fit for your needs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I welcome adults, teenagers, and couples to my practice. My work with individuals often focuses on the following issues: -ADHD -Anxiety -Workplace stress -Addiction and Dual Diagnosis -Gaming, electronic, and other behavioral addictions -LGBTA adjustment issues -Bipolar Disorder -Depression (including Treatment Resistant Depression) -Coping with a loved one's mental illness I have worked in a variety of settings including homeless shelters, a foster care facility, a domestic violence treatment center, two outpatient mental health clinics, and two career centers.

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    Are you ready to commit to being the person you want to be? Are you ready to leave your reservations behind on your path to becoming your authentic self? Using ACT, I can help you chart that path, combining existential techniques with proven lessons from cognitive and behavioral research.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    Solution focused therapy is one of the fundamental techniques underlying the social work worldview. Therapy is often at it's most effective and efficient when it is built around goal-setting, identifying your strengths, and breaking down a problem into manageable steps. Once you start checking items off your list, you will realize that you have the strength to overcome the seemingly overwhelming.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    While the current vogue is to combine cognitive and behavioral therapies into one school of thought, I see them as two fundamentally different techniques that work powerfully together. Cognitive therapy helps us modify our reactions by reexamining our fundamental assumptions. And behavioral modification is a way of tracking and rebuilding the activities that make up our lives.

Issues I Treat


  • Men's Issues External link

    'Men's issues' is a broad umbrella. Men often face overlapping issues such as chronic anger, role strain, dysfunctional stress-management strategies, sexual performance issues, social isolation, and difficulty finding healthy and satisfying outlets. I have experience sorting out these issues and connecting you with your power and intention.

  • Internet Addiction External link

    Gaming, internet, and media addictions of all kind are becoming a defining feature of the challenges of modern living for people of all ages and levels of functioning. I understand these challenges and I can help you develop a behavioral plan to change the way you use technologies to better suit your long-term goals in life.

  • ADHD External link

    Attention Deficit Disorder can strike at any time of life, and often compensation techniques that worked well earlier in life can break down when the challenges of career and family place ever increasing demands on your time, energy, and focus. Society often labels people with attention issues as 'lazy' or 'unreliable', making it feel even harder to feel valued and capable. I understand your needs

  • Bipolar External link

    Bipolar disorder is often a lifelong challenge, but it can be managed successfully, and it does not have to be a barrier to happiness or success. Outside of medication management there is a great deal that the individual can do to institute a healthy routine, monitor symptoms, and compensate for temporary impairments. I can help.

  • Dissociative Disorder (DD) External link

    Dissociation is generally a reaction to trauma and overwhelm and in my experience it always has some protective features. But what's adaptive in one situation can be harmful or unmanageable in another. Dissociation can rob us of the full experience of ourselves, our emotions, our sensations, even our intuitions. I use mindfulness techniques including wave meditation to practice reconnection in a safe way.

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