Michael Viola (He/Him)

MA, LPC Intern

I am an intuitive/empathic counselor who strives to help my clients in connecting their ego- consciousness to their timeless soul wisdom.

Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I work with individuals of all walks and differing needs: anxiety, trauma, minority experiences (ethnic, cultural, sexual), religious wounding, men's issues, women's issues, gay issues, adolescents needing coaching and support. I am versatile in my approach and meet my clients where they are. My clients are motivated and interested in confronting the issues that are holding them back and creating stress in their lives.

My Background and Approach

I received a MA in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM; a BA from Swarthmore College in PA; apprenticed with master herbalists; and learned from shamans in the Peruvian Amazon and American Southwest. Plant spirit medicines have been instrumental in my personal process and I counsel clients integrating their personal work. I have a spiritual bent in my approach which I qualify as Humanistic, Archetypal, Jungian, Somatic, Transpersonal and Shamanic. I seek to draw my clients deeply within themselves in order to discover and liberate imprints/traumas that are carried in their personal history and trans-generational patterns. Through this new understanding we re-contextualize their experiences into the greater fabric/story/lesson/purpose of their lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world have a vibrational resonance. They are dynamic factors in our states of consciousness. Literally, happy vibrates at a different frequency than sad. For example, if I have a core belief that the world is a safe place and I deserve to be here my energetic posture is one of openness, receptivity, and optimism. I then attract experiences that support those beliefs. Contrarily, if I was an unwanted child, I hold the preverbal impression that the world is unsafe and that I don’t deserve to be here. My energetic holding pattern would be of lacking confidence, a posture of contraction, and pessimism. I would then attract to myself experiences that support those beliefs. As a therapist I assist my clients in recognizing their unconscious beliefs/holding patterns of vibration, drawing them up for review, and replacing them with beliefs/vibrations that are more appropriate towards fulfilling their goals.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Mormonism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $100 - 120/session

Info

505.699.3532 Email Michael
1235 SE Division St. Suite 207
Portland, OR 97202

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