Teresa Zahariades, LCSW

Teresa Zahariades, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Starting therapy can be stressful, my goal is to make this process work for you. I focus on combining Buddhist Psychotherapy principles with supporting active inner and outer changes to help you live life more fully and with greater fluidity.

Client Status

accepting clients



909 SW St. Clair Ave

Portland, Oregon 97206

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$140

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1999

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

My approach is rooted in acknowledging the acceptance and change process. From personal experiences to clinical expertise, I have witnessed the truth of pain. Many people consider therapy after months or years of enduring emotional pain or wondering why things are as they are. Many have wished that sadness, grief or life stress would ‘just go away’ but don’t know how to transform pain into growth. Often people seek therapy when they feel they have worn out their natural supports such as family or friends. As a Psychotherapist and human I meet you without judgment. I work to challenge you while also helping you to support yourself differently to become less stuck. I specialize in working with people experiencing transition, whether relational, career, life or existential. If you are reading this, there is likely a part of you that wishes to be seen and to make important changes to grow and be more comfortable as you are. I hope to be a part of that change process with you.

I've had extensive training in Buddhist Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and presence-oriented clinical work. My outlook is rooted in realistic understanding of the human experience (including my own) that makes me wiser and from which I've learned more than any academic training could have provided. I specialize in trauma support, depression, anxiety, OCD and moving through difficult losses/ transitions.

Techniques I Use


Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    I am open and skilled in treating all genders and those who identify as non-binary also. I have specific background in working with women for the past 30 years, however in various clinical settings in all developmental phases.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have over 20 years experience and expertise guiding others to live differently and more skillfully with anxiety., panic and OCD. I understand anxiety from first-hand experience and can attest to evidence-based practices that work.

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