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Amalia Greene, LCSW

I'm here to help you help yourself.

 

We might be a good fit if you are living in Oregon and you are: 

  • A college student struggling with anxiety and lack of certainty about the future

  • A 20-something grappling with negative beliefs about yourself and it’s holding you back

  • LGBTQIA+ and struggling with mood or feeling misunderstood and unsupported

  • A helper/healer looking for ways to balance personal needs with professional demands

Not sure if we might be a good fit? Reach out and tell me a little about yourself here:

 

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About Me

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Hi! I'm Amalia (she/they) and I work with adults who have a difficult time being kind to themselves, particularly in the face of pain or stress. I believe in the power of self-compassion as a foundation for healing.  In sessions, I am warm, direct, casual, and down-to-earth, and will gently challenge you to see yourself and your life in ways that will support new meaning and growth.

 Treatment Approach

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My primary treatment modality is trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of treatment that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Being able to step outside of overwhelming thoughts, think critically about those thoughts, and change those thoughts to improve mood is one of the most powerful techniques we have. I love combining CBT with body-based techniques to help soothe the nervous system and get in touch with how emotions show up as sensations in the body.

 

I also utilize EMDR (EMDRIA-approved level I and II training completed) to target specific traumatic experiences and reduce reactivity to present-day triggers. I integrate aspects of feminist/empowerment theory, assertiveness training, nonviolent communication techniques, mindfulness skills, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) skill building, and creative arts. Above all else, I work to value and honor the therapeutic relationship and tailor my approach to each individual I see.

 

I work to support LGBTQIA+ folks both by drawing from my own LGBTQIA+ identity and experience, and by constantly learning, expanding, and deepening my understanding of my LGBTQIA+ clients' unique experiences, joys, and struggles. I am passionate about queer history, the freedom that comes from embracing and exploring identity, and finding new ways to value and celebrate ourselves and one another.

 
 

Specialty Treatment Areas

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Survivors of violence or abuse Depression | Anxiety | PTSD | Helping professionals | LGBTQ+ Affirming Care
Training

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I am a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed by the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers (OR License #L6018). In 2004, I received a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies with a focus on sexual politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. During college, I began working in social services with the California Conservation Corps and then as an advocate for people who have experienced domestic violence. I received a Master of Social Work from Portland State University in 2011. I started working as a therapist in 2011 and achieved licensure in 2014.

 

I will not

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Give unsolicited advice. Tell you how to feel. Judge you. Force you to talk​. Watch the clock. Impose my personal beliefs. Talk about myself (this is for and about you!)

 

I will
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Listen. Support. Collaborate. Validate. Challenge.

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