Zach Wendell

Zach Wendell (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I provide ongoing individual psychodynamic psychotherapy for ages 18+. I specialize in impacts of trauma, existential dread, and anxiety.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-754-9686

833 SW 11th Ave.

Suite 915

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $165

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

I provide ongoing individual psychodynamic psychotherapy for ages 18+, psychotherapy for children (ages 6-17), and their families, following a disclosure of abuse, crisis check-ins, and psychedelic Integration sessions for recent/past psychedelic experiences

What I Specialize In

I have extensive experience working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and are struggling to understand and manage reactions and impacts on their current self. In psychodynamic institutes, as well as in outpatient settings in hospitals and universities, I have often worked with individuals who are experiencing existential dread and depression for a variety of complex reasons. I have expertise, and find joy, in navigating the confusing emotions and philosophical content inherent to life. Also, I have experience working with clients experiencing GAD, panic attacks, and phobias. I bring a host of practical CBT/DBT skills, mindfulness, and modern trauma therapies as well as specific training in exposure therapies and CBT/DBT strategies to combat heightened states of emotion. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who experience chronic suicidality. Additionally, I have valued experience working with Trans folks, BIPOC, LGBTQ folks, and polyamorous folks.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

My theory is that a combination of a deeper understanding of self coupled with practical skills, can lead to desired personality change, sustained self-discovery, and relief. I utilize a modern relational and collaborative approach along with a variety of CBT/Mindfulness skills. I attended Fordham University for my MSW and then went on to pursue post-graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City. My previous experiences include providing crisis counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at New York University and long- term therapy to students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition to working in academic counseling centers in New York City, I also have experience providing psychotherapy and crisis counseling to a diverse adult client population at Bellevue Hospital Center. Currently, when I am not in private practice, I work evenings at the Emergency Department at Legacy Health in Portland, OR

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy – 2-Year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program New York, NY (09/2017 – 05/2019) Prelude to Psychodynamic Training – Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, NYU School of Medicine – New York, NY (2016-2017)

  • Relational  External link

    The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy – 2-Year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program New York, NY (09/2017 – 05/2019) Prelude to Psychodynamic Training – Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, NYU School of Medicine – New York, NY (2016-2017)

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced childhood trauma and are struggling to understand and manage reactions and impacts on current self. I bring a host of practical CBT/DBT skills, mindfulness, and modern trauma therapies. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - NY, NY Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) – Yale School of Medicine Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention - Young Child – Yale School of Medicine

  • Depression External link

    In psychodynamic institutes, as well as in outpatient settings in hospitals and universities, I have often worked with individuals who are experiencing existential dread and depression for a variety of complex reasons. I have expertise, and find joy, in navigating the confusing emotions and philosophical content inherent to life. Prelude to Psychodynamic Training – NYU School of Medicine – NY, NY The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy – 2-Year Psychodynamic Program - NY, NY

  • Anxiety External link

    I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing GAD, panic attacks, and phobias. I have specific training in exposure therapies as well as CBT/DBT strategies to combat heightened states of anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Comorbid Anxiety and Depression – Theoretical Models of Anxiety and Depression, Exposure Therapy Training, Neurobiological Processes - NY, NY Anxiety Disorders, Diagnosis, Etiology, Neurobiological Processes, Case-Based Learning - NY, NY

  • Personality Disorders External link

    I have extensive experience working with people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, specifically in my role as ongoing psychotherapist at Bellevue Hospital and in College Counseling Center Unity Center for Behavioral Health – Emergency Department - Portland, OR 09/2020-Present Bellevue Hospital – Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic - NY, NY 06/2019-07/2020 DBT Training: Distress Tolerance – Emotions/Impulsivity, Mindfulness, Crisis Survival, Radical Acceptance - NY, NY

  • Suicidal Ideation External link

    I have extensive experience working with individuals who experience chronic suicidality. Unity Center for Behavioral Health – Emergency Department - Portland, OR 09/2020-Present Bellevue Hospital – Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic - NY, NY 06/2019-07/2020 New York University; Student Health Center, NY, NY - 01/2018-06/2020 -Crisis intervention/triage sessions Diagnosing Depressive Disorders, Differential Diagnosis, High-Risk Patients (Assessment, Intervention, Documentation) - NY, NY

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