Caitlin Ecklund, LPC
I'm so glad you're here!
Searching for a counselor can be a daunting and vulnerable task. I've been there! I want to pause to recognize your desire to feel better and the courage it takes to explore things that aren't working in your life. Whatever your unique challenges or yearnings, my hope for you is that you find the support and connection that you need.
If you are seeking a counselor who will honor your complexity, have a sense of humor, share humanity, be present and authentic, and offer as safe, affirming, and warm space for all of you as possible, we may be a good fit!
Individual counseling for teens and adults
**I am currently unable to accept new clients or inquiries and do not maintain a watilist**
All services are conducted via telehealth for Oregon residents.
It is a delight to work with people who, among other things, seek to:
gently heal past hurts
navigate life transitions
deepen self-love and trust
explore identity and meaning
feel more connected to your body
Areas of professional focus and interest include:
LGBTQIA+ affirming care
interpersonal neurobiology (an interdisciplinary approach weaving together neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness and relationship studies)
connection to nature
mental health and climate change
What to expect
As a counselor, I consider my role to be as a trusty companion and fellow human. I will walk alongside you on your own wonderfully unique journey. It is always my intention to hold people in their widest intersectional context, and to trust the inherent wholeness within each of us.
Sessions are dependent on what is "alive" for you in the here and now of the counseling session. I strive to listen deeply and follow your lead. When appropriate, we will weave in pragmatic tools for your specific needs, offer information intended to empower you and normalize your experience, or guided somatic or mindfulness practices.
Research shows that beyond any fancy technique or protocol, the quality of the counseling relationship predicts the outcome of therapy. It is always my intention to create a space where you can experience and embody safety and security in relationship. Deepening a felt-sense of safety and security can ripple out into your life in beautiful and transformative ways!
$130-170 for 50 minute sessions
I accept out-of-pocket pay. I am in-network with Aetna and PacificSource insurance. Payment is due at the time of service.
I value accessibility and hold a small number of sliding scale appointments. Please contact me to discuss options.
I am an older millennial tending a small piece of land next to a creek with my dog and my partner. I love to cook, do house projects, and play outside.
I am a lifelong learner and am continually engaged in deepening my knowledge and skill as a therapist and human. I am committed to work/life balance and my own mental health in order to offer the most sustainable care I can. Mindfulness practices in some form have been an important part of my life since I was 18 years old. I am deeply grateful for the teachers and therapists who have profoundly influenced my development. Their wisdom is a big part of the foundation that supports my capacity to listen, be present, and offer as much welcoming and curiosity as I can.
I am a well-rounded counselor, and have worked with clients in nonprofit clinics, community mental health, crisis services, public schools, and residential settings.
Education, Training, Certification
MS, clinical mental health counseling, Oregon State University
BA, cultural anthropology, Reed College
Licensed Professional Counselor, Oregon Board of Licensed and Professional Counselors and Therapists
In-depth trainings and monthly consultation in interpersonal neurobiology and trauma with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD since 2016
Trainings in AEDP, IFS, and EMDR as ways to work with trauma
Member of multiple monthly clinical consultation and learning groups with focuses including social justice, climate and mental health, trauma, attachment, and ethics
400 hours of yoga teacher training
200 hours Body Mind Centering