Guy Burstein (he/hi)


A good therapist is like a fellow traveler who journeys with us into awareness, facilitating the insight necessary to heal and grow.

Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

I have particular expertise with couples, working with fairness, kindness and flexibility. I also work extensively with individual clients, dealing with issues ranging from depression, anxiety and trauma to difficulty with relationships, creative blocks and difficult life transitions.

My Background and Approach

Before becoming a social worker and psychotherapist, I spent 6 years as a shipyard and construction welder, 4 years as a homesteader in the Missouri Ozarks; and 10 years as a paid community organizer and grassroots political activist for human rights in the United States and Central America. For the past 22 years, I’ve worked in Portland, Oregon as a psychotherapist, first for five years in a mental health clinics and hospitals and then since 2002 in full-time in private practice. I also supervise students and new psychotherapists working towards their licensure. In 2004, I completed two years of advanced post-graduate training in Contemporary Relational Psychoanalysis at Portland’s Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis. I have practiced meditation for thirty years and taught mindfulness meditation to personality disordered patients at intensive outpatient treatment centers.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Rate: $140 - 150/session


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833 SW 11th Ave
Suite 214
Portland, OR 97205

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