INTEGRATING LIGHT AND SHADOW
We all suffer at times and therapy can be an important step towards making positive changes. This process can be daunting and overwhelming, but also healing and immensely satisfying. Past trauma can cause us to constrict our beliefs about ourselves, which affecting our thoughts and behavior. Our work together will help guide you on your path of self-discovery through self-preservation. I am currently accepting new clients.
SOUL JOURNEY, A SEARCH FOR THE TRUE SELF
From 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm on the first three Wednesdays of each month.
Many men in today’s busy society feel alienated and isolated. One reason that men feel unsatisfied and distant from others is their lack of connectedness with their own true selves. As a means of emotional survival, men wear a mask to hide their true selves. But at some point the mask no longer serves them, and gets in the way of experiencing life in authentic and meaningful ways.
This process group is a safe place where men can learn about what is behind their masks. It serves as an opportunity to be open and honest with others. This group is open to those who are male identified and want more satisfying relationships in their lives.
When: First three Wednesday evenings of the month from 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm.
Where: 6118 SE Belmont St., suite 401, Portland, OR 97215
How Long: Ongoing. Although a three month initial commitment is required.
Facilitator: Brad Creel, MA in Depth Psychology, LPC Intern, and supervised by Adrienne Wolmark, Ph.D.
Contact: Brad at 503-998-9465 or
Cost: $120 per month (insurance is not accepted for this group).
I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where my clients can feel welcome and safe. This setting allows clients the opportunity to express themselves deeply, and identify their authentic selves. I attended Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA where I received a MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Depth and Jungian Psychology. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, based on the different needs of my clients. As a therapist intern, I worked at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM). While at NUNM, I received training in Control Mastery Theory (CMT) which practices the theory that individuals have control over their psychic content and the will to master their own lives. Both Depth Psychology and CMT emphasize accessing the unconscious to help heal past and present traumatic experiences. Some of the issues I have experience treating are anxiety, PTSD, depression, childhood trauma, relationship issues, and men's issues. My master's thesis focused on the process of creativity, inspiration, and overcoming creative stagnation. I have worked professionally in the arts as an illustrator and builder, and am currently a working songwriter and musician. As a registered LPC Intern, I am supervised by Adrienne Wolmark, Ph. D.
Counseling is an important step in facilitating the changes we wish to manifest in our lives. Exploring the unconscious world through images, thoughts, myths, and dreams, allows us to connect with unknown parts of ourselves. Getting to know ourselves on a deep level can help create wholeness and promote healing. To use a common metaphor, our psychic structure is like an iceberg, with consciousness just above the water and a much larger unconscious realm below the surface. Exploring this vast realm of thoughts and feelings can help heal traumatic wounds and provide us with valuable information about our life's purpose.
Availability and Rates
Currently, I see clients between 8 am to 7 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I also facilitate a men's group from 7 pm - 8:45 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
My rate is $90 for individuals and $120 for couples for a 50 minute session. For the men's groups, the rate is $120 for three sessions per month. As an Intern, I do not take insurance.
Contact me for a no cost, 30-minute consultation to meet and learn more about my services.
As an individual counselor, some of the issues I treat are codependency, anxiety, depression, addiction, men's issues, relationship issues, and early/mid/late-life crises. As an artist, I also focus on active imagination, performance anxiety, and creative blocks.
In these busy times, couples face many struggles, including parenting, finances, and intimacy issues. Couples counseling allows a safe space for people to communicate on a deeper level and reconnect with their partners.
Groups are a great way to connect with others and build strong, lasting bonds. I co-facilite a Thursday night Men's Process Group with Stuart Malkin, LPCI, and I also facilitate a separate Wednesday night men's group. Contact me for a flyer and more details.