Sam Washburn

MA, NCC, Professional Counselor Associate – Therapist

My Bio

Thank you for taking a look at my page! I’m sure that this is not your first stop in your efforts to make changes in your life, and if we end up working together I’m looking forward to finding out how I can best support you in that journey.

I am a white, temporarily able-bodied, cis-gender, queer man who grew up on Connecticut and graduated from Ithaca college before moving out west. I’ve been practicing therapy since attending Lewis & Clark Graduate School from 2017 to 2020. My top priority in the therapy room is fostering an environment where my clients feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves. In our sessions we will discuss many challenging topics and experiences in need of processing, but we will also build a close personal connection and hold space for every aspect of your identity.

Therapy in this space can look many different ways. Depending on what you are hoping to work towards, we can spend our time helping you to build emotional or relational skills, reflecting on and making decisions around a possible life change, processing traumatic experiences from your past, or simply building a better understanding of yourself and the many contexts that you’ve lived in.

Primarily, I like to operate from a lens of Parts Psychology while integrating Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with a social justice and anti-oppressive lens. I also enjoy incorporating techniques from Internal Family Systems theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, as well as skills around grounding & mindfulness.

Outside of counseling, most of my time is spent enjoying time outside or tucked on the couch with my partner and our 3-year-old goldendoodle. I love taking trips to the coast & along the gorge, cooking & exploring new recipes, playing videogames, watching shows, or getting together with some close friends.

My Focus

  • Adults
  • Life Transitions
  • Complex Trauma
  • Acute Trauma
  • Intimate Relationship Trauma
  • Intergenerational & Family Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Self-Identity
  • Dissociative Disorders & DID

My Approaches

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS)
  • DBT Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Counseling



Supervised by Catherine Sims, LPC

Let's Start the Conversation

To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call (971) 266-6910, or complete the patient inquiry form.

Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
2130 SW Jefferson, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97201

(971) 266-6910


1 (888) 972-3623