Andrew (Kent) Kreiselmaier LPC Intern
Kent holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University (1998). He also earned a PhD in religion, psychology, and culture (RPS) from Vanderbilt University (2017). The RPS program integrated psychological and religious studies/theological perspectives to provide a holistic approach to understanding human functioning and existence. Finally, he earned a certificate for completing the two-year Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program (2016) of the Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group (accredited by the APsaA). Kent has worked in state hospital, community mental health, adult probation, and pastoral counseling settings since 2000. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counseling Registered Intern, working toward licensure in the State of Oregon and supervised at Western by Allison Browne, LPC.
Individual, Group, Couples counseling.
I believe counseling is a powerful tool for overcoming obstacles to well-being. I practice counseling from a psychodynamic orientation, which focuses on examining how the unconscious and our early relational experiences affect our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in the present. I am also trained in mindfulness therapy approaches like dialectical behavior therapy, meditative and contemplative practice, and pastoral counseling. Finally, I have training in EMDR to treat complex trauma and PTSD. I collaborate with clients to find a combination of approaches that best fits the client’s strengths and needs.
I am a recent transplant to the beautiful city of Portland and the Pacific Northwest, after growing up in Texas and spending the last nine years in Nashville. I love hikes in nature, live music, following international soccer, and spending quality time with my rascally cat, Doc.
Depression, PTSD, Stress Management, Men's Issues, EMDR, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Religious/Spiritual Issues, DBT