Sarah Eckstein

Sarah Eckstein (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D., M.S.

I am a licensed psychologist who values using interpersonal and mindfulness-based interventions to support clients in reaching their goals.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-893-9889

610 SW Alder St, Suite 320

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$225

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Faith: Judaism

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
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My Ideal Client

I specialize in effective therapy for adults who are suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and assertiveness issues. I enjoy working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community and other minority populations. I have seven years of experience in working with college and university students. This has sparked my interest in working on topics such as life transition, career exploration, and examinations of one's identities.

My Approach to Helping

I deeply value the courage it takes to enter into a therapeutic relationship. I do my best to foster a sense of safety within that connection. Many clients have expressed appreciation for my authenticity, warmth, and caring nature. I enjoy working with adults of all gender and sexual identities. I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to create a space in which they can tap into their emotions, discuss personal topics, and work toward their goals. My therapeutic style often involves the use of mindfulness-based interventions, examination of patterns that exist in clients’ relationships, identification of clients’ strengths, and enhancing clients’ coping skills. I have training and experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy. Please note, I only work with adults.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, which was an APA-accredited program. I also earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University, which was a CACREP-accredited program. Lastly, I graduated with departmental honors from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I work hard to create an encouraging, friendly environment for clients from all walks of life. I tend to prioritize establishing a supportive therapeutic alliance through which interpersonal dynamics and vulnerable topics can be explored. I am skilled in identifying patterns in clients' lives and helping clients mobilize their resources to form new ways of being in the world. Feel free to email me stating your presenting concerns, insurance provider, and preferred frequency of sessions and I'll get back to you shortly. Thank you!

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I have advanced training in ACT from my pre-doctoral internship. ACT offers a valuable path toward tuning into your feelings, thoughts, and goals. It offers a unique perspective in ways that often help clients decrease suffering and increase meaning in their lives.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    My doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychodynamic theory has facilitated my increased awareness of dynamics emerging within my relationships with clients and my clients' relationships with themselves. My clients have consistently highlighted how useful that information is because it offers a foundation for self-understanding and a platform for self-growth.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    My training in DBT throughout my doctoral program has informed much of my clinical work surrounding interpersonal effectiveness, coping with self-destructive tendencies, and radically accepting one's self and one's situation.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Body Image Issues External link

    I have a great deal of compassion for individuals who struggle to accept themselves and their body. Facilitating body image groups has been an incredibly meaningful part of my career thus far.

  • PTSD External link

    I deeply honor the courage it takes to work through one's trauma in a therapeutic setting. I am grateful for my training in trauma-work that allows me to be a source of support and healing as individuals go through this process.

  • Anxiety External link

    Much of my training in my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internship experiences related to working effectively with anxiety. Many of my clients report significant progress from the work we do together in this domain.

  • ADHD External link

    I completed my dissertation on mindfulness-based treatments for ADHD. I have facilitated ADHD support groups and have a strong fondness for working with individuals in the ADHD community. While I am not currently set up administer formal ADHD testing, I am able to offer initial diagnostic impressions and facilitate referral to a testing facility while continuing to work on behavioral strategies for managing ADHD symptoms.

  • Depression External link

    One of my strengths as a psychologist is forming a supportive, caring relationship with my clients. Many of my clients who struggle with depression have expressed gratitude for how helpful that connection, in addition to a diverse array of therapeutic interventions, have been for them as they're working toward self-growth.

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