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Stacked Stones

Portland Therapist

Heide Perry-Bringman, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor

Welcome to Barefoot and Balanced

I feel strongly that counseling is a process which impacts both therapist and client alike. In providing support and perspective in our sessions, I will do everything I can to be both genuine and fully present with you as we work toward your goals. My approach to therapy draws upon a wide range of techniques, including aspects of Rogerian, Adlerian, existential and cognitive-behavioral psychology. Being that each of us is unique, I will call on these and other approaches as they apply to and benefit you.

In our time together I strive to listen fully, provide insightful feedback, and help you to improve your communication, all while reminding you of the power of relaxation and playfulness. Together we will define your therapeutic goals and strategize ways to meet them. Much of the time this also involves exploring your history and the impact the past has had on your current state of mind.

My specialized areas of therapeutic interest include depression, anxiety, grief, dissociation, phase of life changes, anthroposophy and Waldorf education, simplicity parenting, deafness and Deaf culture, as well as reproductive, parenting and postpartum issues.

Heide Perry-Bringman, MA

I hold a master of arts in counseling from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. I additionally earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Ohio University in 1995, graduating with summa cum laude distinction. I am a hearing person who is fluent in American Sign Language and who is familiar with the intricacies of Deaf culture. I welcome individuals, families, couples, adults, teens, children, and seniors.

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