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 joining Portland Mental Health & Wellness I worked in a private practice, provided psychotherapy to adults in an LGBTQ community mental health center, and 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


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...


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...


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 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 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 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

Please note that due to the Covid-19 virus I am currently only seeing clients virtually. To make an appointment or to ask any questions, please reach out to me here:

*Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients. If you wish, you may complete Portland Mental Health & Wellness' new patient forms here and indicate that you are interested in having an intake session when I am accepting new patients and upon review:

Graham Borgman, MA, LPC

1785 NE Sandy Blvd, STE 270
Portland, OR, 97232


(971) 420-1831