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NW Portland Therapist
NW Portland Therapist
Danna Blesser, M.A., Lic. Marriage and Family Therapist

NW Counseling Center
820 NW 21st Avenue, Suite B
Portland, OR 97209

License T0657 - OR, MFC 44297 - CA

503.388.2093 • danna.blesser@comcast.net • Map
NW Portland Therapist
NW Portland Therapist
NW Portland Therapist
NW Portland Therapist
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My Approach To Therapy

If you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or angry, you are probably responding to real and challenging events in your life.

These feelings are authentic, important, and vital to your well-being. However, if you are having trouble functioning at work, at home, or in your important relationships you can derive great benefits from a therapeutic relationship with a compassionate listener in a safe and secure environment.

Through this relationship, we build your abilities to problem-solve and cope with the day-to-day challenges of life. Therapy is a way to explore, deepen, and transform these feelings in order to develop better strategies for both using and managing your feelings during the many struggles you face in life.

Research has repeatedly shown that therapy depends less upon the tools and skills the therapist uses and more upon the relationship forged between client and therapist. Like many relationships, therapy requires “chemistry” and the ability to discuss issues honestly and respectfully.

My therapeutic work is influenced by approaches that focus upon the relationship between therapist and client and in the power of relationships to heal.

Powerful patterns often emerge when people review their past in light of the relationships and issues that are important to them in the present.

By identifying and re-experiencing these patterns through the safety of a compassionate therapeutic relationship it then becomes possible to move toward a future of positive growth and change.

My emphasis is not so much upon the past itself, but how to use the past in order to move forward to a more fulfilling future.

Most importantly, I provide a safe place that offers you compassion, respect, imagination, and insight.

If you are uncomfortable with your therapist and you are unable to tell this to your therapist, you are not working with the right therapist.

If you are uncomfortable with your therapist and you are unable to express this, then you are not working with the right therapist. We can explore, together, whether I am the right therapist for you and if I am not, the most important work we can do together is to help you to express these feelings and find you a more appropriate match.

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