Timothy Gazdziak LPC
Masters of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL and BS in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. Previous training since 2001 in residential treatment centers for children and teenagers, therapeutic day treatment school, and school- and home-based outpatient settings. Most recently, I've been providing individual and family therapy to elementary and middle-school aged children and their families in the Portland area since 2007.
Individual (children and teenagers) and Family Counseling
I believe children and families seek counseling for unique reasons and have different ideas for how to sort through their difficulties. In essence, I believe that children and families are the experts in their own lives. To ensure that therapy meets these individualized needs, I work together with children/families to create self-defined goals and use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help children/families achieve these goals in the shortest amount of time possible. I work from an integrative approach, primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which focuses on making connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I use evidenced based and solution-focused practices such as CBT, psychoeducation, family systems and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) to work with children/families towards achieving their goals.
I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my dog. My other interests include traveling, snowboarding, reading, cooking, gardening, music, camping and watching sports.
6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64
Depression, Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder - Teens, Autism Spectrum Disorder - Kids