Satya Doyle Byock

Satya Doyle Byock (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I am a psychotherapist and writer specializing in work with individuals in their 20s and 30s, the stage of adulthood I call Quarterlife.

Client Status





Portland, 97201

At a Glance


Rate: $125-$160

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English

Faith: Buddhism, Taoism, Multifaith


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

I expect to have a couple of openings in my practice in early 2021. My clients are in their 20s and 30s. They're all seeking a life that feels both meaningful and secure while struggling with a wide range of issues and symptoms. It might be depression or anxiety, existential questions about life and identity, or old traumas that bring my clients into therapy. It's worth the risk to start. I love being a part of this journey of life development with my clients. It's remarkable what can unfold.

How I Can Help You

I draw from a wide range of training and research in my clinical work, from Jungian Psychology and dreamwork, to trauma-informed care ala Bessel van der Kolk and my EMDR certification. My decade-plus of research and focus on the developmental psychology of people in Quarterlife ("early adulthood" / "twenty-something" years) is also a constant presence in my clinical work, informing me of why this period of life so often feels so hard, while so hopeful too. But mainly, my work with clients is grounded in my presence and my listening. I will always work to hear you, to understand you, and to stay in relationship with you throughout our work together.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

Social justice issues, namely race/ethnicity and gender identity issues, have been a core part of my development as a person and as a therapist. While being inclusive, my work does not exclude based on a "lack" of identity questions either. I work to carefully address how political identity weaves into psychological growth -- sometimes, the two can be at odds in surprising ways. We are all sorting through who we are in the public sphere as well as in the private realm. Therapy can be a wonderful place for this dynamic and complex work to unfold. If you have any questions about whether or not I'd be able to hold your developing sense of self, please don't hesitate to ask.

Techniques I Use


  • Depth Therapy External link

    I am the founder and Director of The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies, an institute focusing on Depth Psychology. I have years of experience with Jungian Psychology, dreamwork, and the ways in which the unconscious influences our daily lives and society.

  • Feminist External link

    My work is rooted in an understanding that Patriarchy is a social, familial, and personal illness. Feminist psychotherapy works for people across the gender spectrum -- including cis Men -- through clarifying what is healthy for human beings, and what is not, no matter how prevalent or historically rooted. Being an anti-Patriarchy therapist is one of the most important aspects of my work and background. It helps me to see that personal suffering is often not personal, nor even familial.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    Psychodynamic therapy is the backbone of my work. While tackling suffering and painful symptoms is always the goal, we do this by exploring who you are versus adjust behaviors. My goal is for short-term and long-term well-being. This is accomplished through psychodynamic and relational therapy, with you, the client, as a core part of the collaborative process of growth.

  • EMDR External link

    I have a level one certification in EMDR and regularly utilize this approach with clients to both tackle lingering trauma, as well as to uproot harmful belief systems. I have found using EMDR in telehealth to be successful.

Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    I have a deeply rooted feminist identity that informs my work with all clients, and a wide-ranging understanding of Women's issues as well as what is required of Women in modern America and globally. I have taught on feminist issues and on "the feminine." Much of my work derives from understanding the masculine and feminine archetypally, as implicit parts of all of us, and differentiating those innate aspects of self from social constructions of "femininity."

  • Men's Issues External link

    My feminism is directly connected to my love of men's work. I have worked in a men's prison and love working with men who are sorting through how to be male in this complex culture, especially at this time in social justice issues. I was interviewed for the book "Modern Manhood" by Cleo Stiller, and am an active proponent of men's work. A lot of my work derives from understanding the masculine and feminine archetypally, and differentiating that from social constructions of masculinity.

  • Racial Identity External link

    For individuals in their 20s & 30s, clarifying racial and ethnic identity is a core part of clarifying self, and the American landscape of race is one of the most complex in the world. No matter your background, nor how clear it may be to others "what you are," clarifying your racial identity is part of development. I was drawn to understanding race/racism/racial identity as a child, and since that time have been studying, teaching, and working with clients on racial issues.

  • Anxiety External link

    I use a variety of lenses to address anxiety and how it's showing up, sometimes chronically, in the body. My series on Managing Anxiety is featured on the Simple Habit meditation app and includes some of those techniques related to the body and imagination. My work with anxiety is holistic, from trauma to existential beliefs, to an exploration of daily self-care.

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