Tracy Trefethen

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Registered Intern in the state of Oregon. I work with individuals and couples to create positive change and enduring well being.


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

My Approach

I work collaboratively with you to address your aims, enhance well being, and the ability to create a life you find joyfully meaningful. We will explore and transform feelings, thoughts , and behaviors that negatively limit your sense of self and relationships. I use a whole person--body/mind--approach, strengthening self-compassion and acceptance. Most clients will be asked to practice outside of session any skills they find especially useful.

My Background

I grew up on the East Coast, and for many years explored life as an painter and writer. I have degrees in painting and creative writing, and worked for years as a writing teacher in various settings. At middle age, I followed a long-held wish to become a counselor. I received excellent clinical training, including had the good fortune to learn from some of the best and brightest clinicians in the field of behavioral health at the Portland DBT Institute. Since then, I have worked in community mental health and private practice, specializing in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. My specialized training combines the best of somatic-based trauma treatment with cutting edge cognitive-based approaches (CBT and DBT). My approach is rooted in human attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, emotionally focused therapy and practice of mindfulness self-compassion.

Issues I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship / Marriage Issues

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-908-4779
  • Website
  • 2928 SE Hawthorne, The Abbey House, Suite C
    Portland, OR 97214
  • Second Office Address:
  • 516 SE Morrison St #710
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Alameda
  • Rate: $80-175/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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