Slavica Kojadinovic, LCSW
CDWF (Certified Daring Way Facilitator)
(503) 427-1952 ext 0
Slavica Kojadinovic, LCSW is a cofounder and clinical director of ConnectionsFirst.
She provides clinical supervision, consultations and trainings for community service providers, and individual and group mental health therapy.
Her years in learning many theories of working with human experiences of trauma and shame have resulted in a deep orientation that our truth, our stories, the wisdom to our salvage lie in the integrity of our bodies. When we learn to listen to
our nervous system we get to heal through an ongoing learning of its vulnerabilities, transparency, and desire for integrity. And as such we develop stronger connections with self and interpersonally. We then get to create a healing and flourishing community.
Slavica is originally from Bosnia & Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia). She completed her undergraduate and graduate schooling in Portland, Oregon with a strong interest in studying embodied connections of trauma and shame as driving forces of complexity of human expression and suffering. She has over 20 years of experience in the helping profession working with a diverse range of individuals, couples, and families through difficult life transitions.
She is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, Yoga Pranayama for Mood Management, CBT, ACT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and considers herself a forever student of Focused Somatic Mindfulness practices. Because she believes we can’t live a life of integrity without being courageous, and being brave and courageous can not go without feeling vulnerable, Slavica decided to get trained and certified in The Daring Way, an empirically based training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.