Zachary Newman


NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS now. Wait List: I welcome your email inquiries- let me know a bit about you & insurance plan you may use.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Contributor to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

My Background and Approach

I earned my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from JFK University near San Francisco. I was first licensed as a Marriage, Family & Child Counselor in 1988 and soon began private practice work in the Bay Area. I started private practice in Portland, OR after becoming licensed as an LPC and LMFT in 1991. In addition to private practice, I've worked in a multitude of settings wearing many different hats. I've been a Clinical Supervisor for a geropsychiatric program, a Consultant Faculty for the Calif School of Professional Psych, a State Certified Pre-commitment Investigator for Multnomah County, and much more. Specialties include mid-life & older adult transitions, LGBTQ concerns, patients with cancer and other life-threatening illness, depression, anxiety, personal growth, self-esteem. My work with individuals and couples is always client-centered to each of you and your issues, offering a tailored blend that would be most effective for your needs and goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was well-trained and w/ much experience in psychodynamic and Jungian theory, family systems, humanistic and existential frameworks, attachment/object relations and cognitive behavioral work. I have continued to learn and develop and look for both evidence-based techniques and tools and strategies that are most effective for my client needs. I now make considerable use of emotionally focused therapy in working with couples, and have always employed some derivatives of motivational interviewing, strength-based and client-centered approaches to all of my work. I can tell you that I am continually impressed by, sometimes awed, often touched and humbled by my clients, who I always learn from. Clients bring rich, interesting, precious and creative life stories into our work, and I honor these relationships and the courage and resilience clients reveal.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Rate: $95 - 145/session


503-415-0752 Email Zachary
2705 E Burnside St #206
Portland, OR 97214
511 SW 10th Ave #604
Portland, OR 97205

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