Portland OR &Vancouver WA
Integrating psychotherapy, medication management, body work & mindfulness for an encompassing and empowering approach to healing.
Jack Kelley, LPC, Therapist
I believe that the quality of the counseling relationship is typically the single biggest factor in how helpful therapy will be. I bring to the profession a genuine curiosity about people and their stories that I hope deepens this relationship and allows you to get the maximum benefit from counseling. I enjoy working with a variety of populations and am especially familiar with the LGBT community.
I understand that people come to counseling with a variety of needs. Often, just being able to talk completely openly about what is really happening in our lives is deeply therapeutic, as we hear our own words and are truly heard by another person. However, frequently this is not enough, and I draw upon a number of therapies when needed to assist you with moving forward with your goals. Cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solutions-focused, relaxation training, mindfulness training, and exposure therapy are a few of these. I consider person-centered therapy to be the foundation of my counseling theory. It is focused on three elements: empathy, genuineness, and unconditional acceptance.
I received my counseling masters degree from Portland State University in 2005 where I also completed a graduate certificate in addictions counseling. Since then, I have provided outpatient mental health and addictions counseling to adults in a variety of settings. From 2005-2010, I was a volunteer at the Y.W.C.A. of Greater Portland counseling center which I found especially rewarding. Prior to coming to the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center, I provided mental health and addictions counseling to adults at C.O.D.A. for eight years. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013 and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the Oregon Counseling Association.
I’ve lived in Portland since 2001, having grown up in the Midwest. I love the northwest culture and can’t imagine spending my life anywhere other than here. My partner and I live in NE Portland with our two cats. We enjoy checking out new restaurants, traveling, and spending time around a fire with friends.