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Ama Freeman, LPC


Licensure Supervisor

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR Trained

Brainspotting Trained

Westside Clinic

(503) 893-4858

Ama’s approach to therapy stems from a place of respect and empathy for the human experience. Her style is one of curiosity that inspires collaboration and creative intervention. Ama is client-centered, viewing individuals through the lens of her training in Marriage and Family Therapy. She believes that individuals, couples and groups are unique members of a system that have a culture and a rhythm of their own. She is especially interested in interpersonal dynamics and communication and is skilled in helping individuals improve their communication with themselves and others.

Ama draws from many therapeutic styles including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Practice, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and Family Systems. She takes an optimistic and strengths-based posture to obstacles that prevent individuals from reaching their goals.


Pema Chodron states, “It takes bravery to stay with pain when it arises and not run or erect barriers.” For Ama, therapeutic relationships are first a privilege, then a journey. Growth is often uncomfortable and at times painful causing us to go into our most basic survival modes of fight, flight or freeze. Throughout the years, Ama has been honored to hold hope for others in challenging times and uses compassion to encourage growing insight to become your best self.

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