E. Leah Downs, L.C.S.W., CHT

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L4545;   NASW Academy of Certified Social Workers;   American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, Clinical Hypnotherapist, CHT #102-150

Adults, Families, Children, Couples, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Group Therapy.  Depression, Grief & Loss, Anger, Anxiety, Panic, Trauma, Addictions, Bipolar, OCD, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Work & School Issues

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Phone: 503-530-9498
Email: dreamcatcher.eld8@yahoo.com


Seeking therapy is an act of courage when you feel overwhelming emotions, when your life is not working or when you are ready to grow.  Therapy is a dynamic process of personal growth, increasing self-awareness and mindfulness. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with purpose, emotional freedom, creativity, passion & joy! — and to get in touch with the strength and beauty of your Inner Self. By examining your thinking and core beliefs about yourself, others & life, you can decrease emotional suffering and conflicts, shift your life experience positively & transform your life.

I use an eclectic psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach, blending many treatment modalities as needed, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Arts & Life Coaching. I have over 35 years of professional experience in working with adults, adolescents, children and families in both outpatient and inpatient mental health/addictions settings and in schools, as well as many years in private practice. With a life-long interest in holistic health, comparative religions, meditation, international travel & indigenous cultures, I am LGBTQ-friendly & have worked with diverse cultures & lifestyles across the country, including Native American programs.

With a Master of Social Work & a B.S. in Art Education, I also have extensive training in substance abuse counseling & addictionology, including work with compulsive behaviors. Additional certifications include Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) & Gestalt (both to alter deeply held emotional & thought patterns);  Bereavement, Transpersonal Psychology & Reiki Master, as well as training in Family Therapy, DBT for emotional balance, EMDR/ trauma work, Jungian Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy (Art/ Play/ Sand Tray/ Insight Journal Therapies). I am skilled in working with many issues.

I am a skilled, nationally-certified clinical hypnotherapist with adults & children, and offer hypnotherapy for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, stress management, test & performance anxiety, insomnia, pain management, smoking cessation, addictions/ compulsive behaviors, weight loss & self-confidence.

My fees are $95 per 50-minute sessions & I offer an affordable income-based fee scale for those with financial challenges.  Initial 20-minute phone consultations are complimentary.  I can provide any insurance documentation needed for your reimbursement if your plan accepts out-of-network licensed providers, following your full payment at the time of service.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact details for E. Leah Downs, L.C.S.W., CHT

Phone: 503-530-9498
Email: dreamcatcher.eld8@yahoo.com

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