sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

As a licensed psychotherapist that works with individual adults and children, I have witnessed therapy’s ability to transform a person’s life. I use meditation to cultivate presence of mind that facilitates this process. I specialize in serving children, adolescents, men, and people of color.

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I use Compassion Focused Therapy, which is similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Both focus on the inner thoughts that drive behaviors. The process uncovers thoughts, examines what motivations and questions their relevance to the current situation. While CBT seeks to change thoughts, I ask my clients to accept thoughts that had been useful in the past. Negative self-talk develops at a young age and can be detrimental for healthy thinking and perspective. My style of therapy brings greater awareness to self-talk. It’s difficult to sustain this process without an equal amount of compassion. I emphasize self-kindness and awareness when working with self-talk. I believe in the benefits of positive self-talk and positive thinking, but it works best when authentic. I ask my clients, “What do you want to create for yourself in the world? What do you want for and from your life?” A person who believes that one can get what one seeks, stands a better chance of attaining it.

My Background

I've practiced meditation and martial arts for over 20 years, and after teaching children’s classes in the Japanese martial art, Aikido, I became interested in the intersection of mental health and the learning process. I saw that the mind and body were at an optimal learning receptivity when one was calm. As I worked with more students, I realized that many students lacked the confidence to accomplish what they wanted. I entered private practice, as a way to provide dedicated, ongoing healing for adults and children who seek a better way to experience their lives through improving self-esteem, and examining belief systems. We are often unconscious of core, ingrained beliefs, the narratives we hold about our own lives and how events fall into a constructed narration. Therapy allows a person to step back and see the narrative as something one has created, and can be recreated to follow a new journey where one is at greater choice.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS

Contact

  • 971-277-1027
  • Website
  • 325 NW 21st Ave., Suite 104
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Second Office Address:
  • 3050 SE Division St. , #260
    Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Alphabet District
  • Rate: $100-120/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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