Nick Vaske (he/him/his)

LCSW, CADC I

I provide video teletherapy. I use a relational, narrative, and cognitive behavioral approach to counseling.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I find I am most helpful working with individual youth and adults seeking help with bipolar and mood disorders, identity exploration, setting boundaries and navigating relationships, learning coping skills, making sense of traumatic experiences, and unpacking privilege and learning to be a better ally. I am comfortable and knowledgeable about topics relating to sex and sexuality, gender affirmation, sex positivity, poly/non-monogamy, and intersections of identity.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I. I have been practicing therapy since 2015 and have been in social services for over 15 years, serving youth and adults experiencing legal consequences, houselessness, and severe mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My style tends to be curious, nonjudgmental and empathic, and I take a relational and collaborative approach. You are going to be putting in hard work and it is my job to be a good guide by offering insights, direction, and skill building. I am trained primarily in narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. I use an anti-oppressive, person centered, and trauma-informed framework. I strive to be culturally sensitive, anti-racist and queer/LGBTQIA+ affirming. I also know that I am not perfect, and I will ask for your honest feedback throughout the therapy process so that I can adjust and adapt my approach to best fit your needs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a queer [white cis male] person and have friends and family members with a lovely mix of intersecting identities. I started struggling with my identity, mental illness and legal run ins as a teenager, which led into a career path as a peer advocate, mentor, and mental health provider. I've done a lot of work on myself that I find valuable to my practice. While I believe my personal experience gives me knowledge, insight, and empathy, I also know that everyone has their own unique experiences; I am open to sharing parts of my story with you when it is helpful, whether that is to offer validation, challenge stigma, or to just get to know each other better. A bit more about me: I am a dog dad, artist, and gaymer. My recharging activities include traveling and backpacking with friends, sketching, reading comic books and cooking.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • OHP Open Card
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $90 - 120/session

Info

503-389-5665 Email Nick
Video Telehealth
Portland, OR 97232
Video Telehealth
Medford, OR 97501

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