Samantha Auclair

Samantha Auclair (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I specialize in trauma and disability/chronic illness.

Client Status

accepting clients



4708 SE 65th Avenue

Portland, 97206

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$165

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you ready to begin to unravel the tangled up yarn ball of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that lives in your body and occupies precious head space? Therapy can be a wonderful/hard/worthwhile/messy/effective way to address the symptoms that are getting in the way of you living your best life while simultaneously helping you define what your best life even looks like.

What I Specialize In

Most of my clients have complex trauma, dissociation, disability/chronic illness, anxiety, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. I mainly use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ego states/parts work, somatic interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I believe you're the expert of your own life, even if you don't feel like you are, so I approach therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we can identify your short- and long-term therapy goals and create an individualized treatment plan that fits your unique experience, readiness, and preferences. Feel free to reach out to see if we'd be a good fit.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an evidence-based trauma therapy that helps individuals desensitize trauma memories, as well as shift the narratives around those memories. For example, after EMDR treatment, a client who was assaulted may find that they no longer feel activation in their body when they recall the traumatic event, and the narrative changed from "I'm not safe" to "I survived, and I'm okay.”

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    ACT is an action-oriented approach that stems from CBT, but can be quite different than traditional CBT in practice. In a nutshell, it involves learning how to diffuse your thoughts, choosing to "lean in" to your emotions, identifying what is important to you (i.e., your values), and acting in commitment with your values.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I am trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD—all of which are under the larger CBT umbrella.

Issues I Treat


  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in several trauma therapies, including Prolonged Exposure (PE; the "Gold Standard"), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT)—all of which are evidence-based treatments in PTSD.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, I have extensive experience working with people with chronic illness and disabilities. I often work where chronic illness/disability and trauma intersect, including medical trauma.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I have a background in bereavement support, including working directly with people in hospice. I work with clients who have experienced tragic and sudden losses, anticipated losses, and complicated grief.

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