Sophie Toolanen

Licensed Professional Counselor

*** Not accepting new clients until October 2020 *** I am a psychotherapist specializing in deepening insight into the self, understanding personality dynamics, healing from trauma (big or small), and effectively managing emotions and stress.


  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My approach is insight oriented but can also be solution focused, depending on your preference. In conjunction with classic "talk therapy", I like to utilize EMDR, DBT, and IFS strategies to resolve defenses, "stuckness", interpersonal difficulties, and negative self-talk. I focus on identifying how your past influences your present and finding solutions for overcoming obstacles. I think of myself as the assistant detective on a case, where you are the lead, and your life is the case. * Please note that I am only working with adults at this time.

My Background

- I received my Masters in Counseling from Eastern University in PA. - I have extensive DBT training and experience. DBT offers strategies for regulating mood, managing self-destructive impulses, and improving interpersonal effectiveness. - I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from effects of past trauma. - I had a multi-cultural upbringing and immigrated to the US as a child, which lends itself to me having a unique understanding of issues related to cultural acclimation and immigration

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-994-6464
  • Website
  • 8315 N Denver Ave, Kenton Wellness Cooperative
    Portland, OR 97217

At a Glance

  • Experience: 10 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: North Portland
  • Rate: $100-130/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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