The way out

is the way in

 

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I have an abiding passion for accompanying my clients through difficult times in their lives and assisting them in crafting more well-adapted attitudes. While I approach every therapeutic encounter uniquely, I work with the understanding that the issues which have brought you to therapy can become opportunities to lead a more fulfilling life. 

Prior to beginning a private practice here in Portland, I provided psychotherapy to adults in an LGBTQ community mental health center for two years. I also have professional experience working as a counselor in a semi-residential program for adults with persistent and severe psychiatric challenges. 

 

Depression, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Loneliness, Dreams, & Individuation

Depression

The contributing factors to depression are as vast and varied as the individuals who experience it. Whether it is persistent and severe or infrequent and mild, depression is a psychological state that holds many within its grasp. Depression can open us to seeing...

Loneliness

Although not a formal condition or symptom, loneliness is a significant and common experience. It is by definition distressing, as opposed to solitude or aloneness. For some loneliness comes and goes, for others it is a perpetual state of being. Regardless of duration...

Self-Esteem

Our internal and external sources of praise and criticism form complex networks of motivations and self-evaluations. It is a difficult task for many to locate and feel the realistic, innate sources of self-esteem that constitute who you are, buoy your spirits, and provide... 

Dreams

Dreams are rich, image-laden psychological phenomena. While they are ultimately mysterious no matter how thoroughly they are analyzed, they offer themselves to us as nightly as opportunities to learn from their wisdom. I work with dreams not to extract information...

Trauma

Trauma refers to a state of overwhelming emotional intensity. Trauma can come from a single, acute event, or from repeated, more subtle occurrences. The effects of trauma vary from person to person, but in general our minds and bodies attempt to defend us...

Individuation

Individuation refers to the process of continually becoming oneself. It is a life-long, symbolic process through which one actively lives out one's unique personality. It provides an orientation for the challenges of life, one which sees the suffering in life not as meaningless, but as ever-greater initiations into the mystery...

 

Contact Me

To make an appointment or to ask any questions, please reach out to me here:

Graham Borgman, MA, LPC

1020 SW Taylor St, STE 665
Portland, OR, 97205

 

(503) 878-8990

gborgman.counseling@gmail.com

PNWdepthcounseling.com