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 since that time 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 a neuroscience-based approach to counseling. This includes mindfulness-based psychotherapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as incorporating research on trauma and its impact on well being, such as Polyvagal Theory and research on attachment across the human lifespan. Nick also views the therapeutic relationship as a paramount component in improving outcomes in therapy. He uses Collaborative Problem Solving methods when working with parents and children.
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