Misty Forest Reflection

Caitlin Ecklund, LPC

 
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Welcome!

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!

 

Counseling Services

Individual counseling for teens and adults

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

  • strengthen relationships

Areas of professional focus and interest include:

  • social justice

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming care

  • interpersonal neurobiology (an interdisciplinary approach weaving together neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness and relationship studies)

  • body positivity

  • neurodiversity

  • 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!

Rates

$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.

 
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About me

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 

 

Contact

Contact me to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit!