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We are a team of therapists serving the Portland area. We are striving to make a company we can be proud of. An environment that expresses to our customers what we believe in. Caring and efficient service. Effective and rewarding therapy. A culture of trust, integrity, and growth.


In our office, today and always, we welcome all persons of all backgrounds, orientations, interests, and choices. We celebrate diversity, we care about our community. Our office is a place of transformation and growth. All who are willing to do this work are making the world a better place, and as such are celebrated, respected, and honored in our place. 

All of us on the team are becoming. We are striving to be better relationally while implementing the latest science research findings combined with deep interpersonal and neurobiological therapy. Therefore, we think of ourselves as neurotherapists, not only psychotherapists.  


Our team members are trained in more than one body/somatic treatment modality. However, we can’t be successful healers without you learning to listen to your own body. We also use cognitive and brain based modalities to help you translate what you hear from your body. We combine all treatment models we have been learning to create the space that supports our, and your, ongoing quest of accepting ourselves and accepting others. This is such a complex and rich work that can be fun, too. 

The hallmark of our work is you, client centered. A deep relational work combined with focused somatic mindfulness. We believe that personal integrity relies heavily on the body and the somatic presentations associated with all of our life experiences. Recent studies in trauma and shame constantly present us with information that the body remembers everything and always talks. Our health heals and enriches when we learn to listen to the body’s language.

In our office, we hold each other accountable to live a life of integrity, practicing transparency, vulnerability, courage, and compassion. To always, here and everywhere, develop and maintain an environment characterized by meaningful interactions, open and honest discussions, and a safe, respectful setting. This is the place you are stepping into when you come to us. 

So, you are always Welcome and thank you for trusting us with your integrity and your life.

1. Reclaim Your Story
Tell your story
to a good listener.
Someone who cares
about your point of view.
Discover the integrity
of your inner voice
as you write a better ending.
2. Reconnect to Your World
Lower the intensity
of your survival response.
Bring flexibility
to your brain
and nervous system,
how you relate
to your current choices.
3. Realize Your Superpowers
Turn surviving into thriving
as you gain evidence
from your own success
for new beliefs
and greater integration.
What now are symptoms
will become
Your Superpowers.

We Promote Mental Wellness by improving connections through practicing the life values of:​






And Relief from Suffering

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COVID-19 Announcement:

During this uncertain time, Connections First is doing everything we can to provide safe, effective psychotherapy services to our clients. We are set up for HIPAA Compliant Telehealth (Video) sessions that are completely confidential and private.  Please contact us at (503) 427-1952 to learn more.