Nick Clark LPC
Nick received his MA in Professional and Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2011. He has been practicing with children, adolescents, families, and adults as a therapist for the last five years and worked in family case management for seven years before that. Nick specializes in working with family relationship issues, as well as adult survivors of family dysfunction and child abuse. He strives to help clients gain a sense of equanimity and compassion towards themselves so that they can more fully pursue a valued and meaningful life. He is licensed as a Professional/Mental Health Counselor in Oregon, Washington and Missouri.
Individual, family, couples, and group therapy for challenges ranging from depression, anxiety, family relationships and trauma, to life adjustment and stress reduction.
Nick primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavior therapy which focuses on helping people find greater self-compassion and psychological flexibility in order to live a valued life. ACT is an evidence-based therapy with an extensive amount of research demonstrating its effectiveness. Nick also integrates Collaborative Problem Solving methods in addressing parenting/childhood challenges, which has a relationship focus for improving family connections and communication. Although technique and methods are very significant to him, Nick also believes the therapist-client relationship is the most important factor in making therapy useful for people and that it is a collaborative relationship first and foremost.
I enjoy philosophy, music of many styles (punk, electronic, jazz, etc), movies, video games, Premier League soccer, hiking, visiting the Oregon Coast, mindfulness meditation, reading, and spending time with my wife, friends and my small, but fierce dog, Comet.
6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64
Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, Grief/Death, OCD , Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Men's Issues, Bipolar Disorder , PTSD, Trauma, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness