Laura Martin (she / her)

LCSW

My practice is full right now.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My clients are often people who are called to make a difference in their world -- whether at home, at work, or in the larger society. But their energy may be drained with anxiety or burnout. The current global situation is adding to the overwhelm. I work with people who want to gather their focus, clarify their priorities, find a life of meaning, and access the peace that is available to everyone.

My Background and Approach

I have a lot of experience as a therapist, and have gathered some great tools along the way. I can be reflective and non-directive, I can also make suggestions, offer homework and targeted activities. The truth about therapy is that it's the relationship that creates the conditions for natural healing and growth to take place. I am also a student and teacher of Zen Buddhism, as well as a secular mindfulness teacher. I am able to bring the wisdom of Buddhist psychology as well as mindfulness skills and practices to the extent that you would like them.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Trained as a social worker, this perspective sees the importance of environment to well-being. How could it be separate? This perspective means that my work is non-pathologizing: Every behavior, even those that might seem "dysfunctional," has a function to meet some legitimate human need. Our work is to find out what that is, and then discover more choices that may be more sustainable for yourself and those around you. We are mutually impactful in our homes, our communities, and in our worlds. What we do matters.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 26 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session

Info

503-542-4378 Email Laura
401 NE 19th Avenue
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232

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