Hi, I'm Brian, a telehealth therapist in Oregon. If you're feeling stuck, unmotivated, depressed, worried or otherwise dissatisfied with life, I'm here to help you find a more fulfilling path. I have many years of experience assisting people from all walks of life through difficult times, but the key to unlocking your full potential is inside you.
"When [a] person is hurting,
confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing."
About Me / My Approach
I was uncertain about my own path forward after graduating with a psychology degree from the University of Kansas. But I found my way after volunteering at a local crisis counseling center. The person-centered approach I learned emphasized non-judgment (unconditional positive regard), empathy and authenticity. My counseling experience was further enhanced by graduate coursework in Motivational Interviewing with its spirit of collaboration between client and therapist. (I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness practices into my work.) After completing my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Portland State, I put my training and experience to use as an Emergency Department Social Worker for almost a decade before going into private practice.
For more information about what to expect in therapy, please visit the Services and Rates page.
If you're interested in getting started or have any questions, please complete the form below and I will do my best to get back to you soon (usually within one business day). Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency, please visit your nearest emergency department or contact your local crisis line.
Brian K Thompson, LCSW
OR Licence No: L4344