About Me


We all need support during various times in our lives. I have experience in Portland working with people going through life changes as well as working on severe mental health issues and trauma. I take a laid back and personal approach to therapy, and I also work to offer you direct and honest feedback. Approaches I use in my practice are mindfulness based interventions, narrative therapy, and relational work. We will work together in a calm and nonjudgemental way to address your needs and establish goals that are realistic and meaningful to you. I have 4 main areas of focus: Adults working on Addictions and Mental Health, Chronic Pain, Trauma, and Family Therapy.

I am a Narrative Therapist. Being a Narrative Therapist says more about my world view than it does anything else. And, as a Narrative therapist I see people as multi-storied. Your story is the most important part of the work we do with Narrative work. Working through a Narrative practice means I will ask you important questions about yourself that might be slightly different than the way other questions are asked. Past and current clients report to me that they feel heard, understood, and listened to when I ask them how the Narrative work has gone for them. My Narrative practice is a major component to how I help create a space where anything can be discussed in whatever manner you as the client choose to discuss it with me. You are the expert in my practice.

As a licensed clinician you can be reimbursed for my services by your insurance company if I am “out of network”, and I am in network with the following plans:

  • Pacific Source
  • Medicare

My hourly rate is $125 per hour with no sliding scale.

Specialties


  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain can be suffocating. The endless visits to providers, some of whom don't even trust that you are in the pain you describe. The loss of previous freedom you once had and the ability to partake in normal everyday activities or those that bring you joy. Chronic physical pain can lead to depression, anxiety, and a sense of panic. My hope is to get a real understanding of your personal story so that we can collaborate on your healing.

  • Family Therapy

    How we experience our closest relationships can effect how we feel and behave. Feeling connected in our personal and romantic relationships can provide a sense of sanctuary and support in our lives, however when things go wrong we often experience feelings that can be overwhelming. Increasing intimacy, experiencing feelings, finding new skills, and using open communication are my focus with families.

  • PTSD/Trauma Work

    Unfortunately, we are sometimes faced with traumatic experiences that can carry over into the rest of our lives. Experiencing trauma can trigger physical responses that can make us feel tired, on edge, depressed, angry, or worse. If you are suffering from trauma we can work on real solutions and help you move forward with your life. I use a variety of approaches and direct clients to other resources outside of my office when necessary. In time and with some work you can take back your emotions, your mind, and your body.

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Contact


Dan Harold LCSW
1340 SW Bertha Blvd Suite 101
Portland OR 97219

+1 503 516 4455