Stacey Vallas

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I will meet you where you are with acceptance, warmth, curiosity, and humor. I'll help you better understand yourself and your relationships, your true needs, and what's getting in the way of your happiness. Together we'll nurture your strengths that you can call upon to reach your goals.

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

My Approach

I believe each of us is drawn toward fulfilling connections with others and with our most life-affirming self, that inner voice that guides us toward what we truly feel and what most deeply matters to us. Sometimes, though, because of hurtful relationships past or present, self-doubt, loss, trauma, or life transitions, we lose touch with that inner wisdom. We feel lost or empty, or get stuck in anxiety, anger, confusion, or low self-esteem, and need support hearing and trusting that inner voice again. Too often we hide from our pain or try to tough it out alone. That you are here means you are open to trying a different path. I am mindful of how I bring my privileged and marginalized identities into our work together. I value collaborating to create a therapeutic alliance in which clients feel safe and honored exploring all dimensions of their identities. I love the work of therapy--helping others connect with a deeper sense of themselves and create more balanced, joyful lives.

My Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University and also hold a PhD in English and American Literature from Stanford University. Before becoming a counselor, I taught literature and humanities to college students for many years. I’ve always been drawn to the transformative power of stories to illuminate our deepest selves and our links to each other, to history, and to community. I counsel individuals and couples with diverse backgrounds and experiences seeking support with a range of issues, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationship problems, and generally feeling stuck or lost. I have worked on a crisis line, in a community counseling center, and in a university counseling center. My practice integrates psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and existential therapies, and I tailor my approach to best meet your needs.

Contact

  • 971-220-2206
  • Website
  • 1306 NW Hoyt Street, Suite 404
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Second Office Address:
  • Telehealth

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Pearl District
  • Rate: $50-95/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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