Sam Wilson, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Social Workers

Adults, Youth, Couples ~ LGBTQI Affirming

Practice location:
Insurance Accepted:
Phone: 458-207-1941
Email: counselportland@gmail.com


Do you feel trapped by circumstances beyond your control? Are you unable to escape negative thoughts? Have you forgotten why you made the decisions that led you to this moment? Talk therapy can offer a way forward. Therapy can be a safe space to catch your breath, to talk out ideas that feel strange or risky, and to devise a new strategy for reconnecting with your best self.

My approach to therapy is always client centered and solution-focused. I employ narrative, cognitive, behavioral, and strengths-based approaches to helping you identify paths to achieving emotional wellness and satisfying relationships. I strive to create a space that is collaborative and non-judgmental for every client.

I favor self-reflective interventions because I believe that most of the positive change that occurs through counseling comes from self-learning. However I am happy to provide plenty of feedback and guidance upon request. I have worked as a therapist and counselor for over 8 years in diverse roles ranging from career coach to crisis treatment in homeless and domestic violence shelters. My experience includes multiple clinical mental health settings, and I am comfortable consulting on your behalf with other care providers such as psychiatrists or naturopaths. I want to help you get the most informed and wholistic care possible. My work is informed by existential philosophy and the Taoist worldview. I welcome adults, teenagers, and couples to my practice. My work with individuals often focuses on the following issues:

-ADHD
-Anxiety
-Workplace stress
-Addiction and Dual Diagnosis
-Gaming, electronic, and other behavioral addictions
-LGBTA adjustment issues
-Bipolar Disorder
-Depression (including Treatment Resistant Depression)
-Coping with a loved one’s mental illness

My standard fee is $65 per hour but substantial sliding scale options are available if you are unable to afford this rate. I am currently available for 50 minute sessions in the afternoon and evenings. I offer free 15 minute consultations for first time clients to discuss your goals and explore whether I would be a good fit for your needs. If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a consultation, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

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