Chris Doud, MSW

Individual and Group Therapist
Philosophy and Approach:
I have a commitment to treating the whole person. My theoretical approach to talk therapy embodies the solution-focused elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and the person-centered emphasis of humanistic therapy, with a focus on exploring personal strength and meaning. I use a blend of modalities during therapy, including attachment and parts work, particularly when using Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR). In addition, I utilize the neurobiological model in providing education and treatment for trauma and stress responses.

I am trained in person-centered care; anti-oppressive practice; providing gender affirming care and referral; early intervention; and trauma informed care. I honor people as experts in their lives and my approach is to be a trustworthy steward on your wellness journey. I am committed to antiracism/ social justice and unpacking biases and internalized oppression. I regularly acknowledge and examine my positionality and reflect on how the identities I hold impact my practice. Through authenticity and openness, I co-create with people a safe container for healing and transformation to occur.

Sliding Scale Fee Structure: Owls’ Nest North is committed to making services accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay. We seek to catch those who fall through the cracks of care in our current system. My sliding scale is determined by the current fee schedule of Owls’ Nest North. If you are un- or under-insured and therefore forced to pay out-of-pocket, please let me know prior to our first session, so we can determine your eligibility for a sliding scale fee. If you are experiencing difficulty navigating the new healthcare system, we are also happy to support and advocate for you in becoming insured.

At this time, I am only available to see OHP subscribers and cash/out-of-pocket payers. My fees with a cash-pay discount are: $80 for individuals and $100 for couples/families.

Cancellations: Occasionally life intervenes and prevents us from following through with our commitments. I trust our mutual respect of one another’s time. As such, it is our policy to collect my full session fee for no-shows and sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

If you are an OHP client, our contract does not allow us to charge for missed appointments, but we are unable to hold appointment space after two missed/late cancelled appointments.

Bio: My specialties include EMDR, CBT, CBTp, DBT, mindfulness, humanist and existential therapy.

In 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Portland State University (PSU). After completing my undergraduate degree, I began working in social services providing direct service to children and families and then later with young people experiencing homelessness. In 2018, I returned to PSU and completed a Master’s of Social Work degree. From there I began my career in mental health working with a coordinated specialty care team that served transition-age youth. I started providing individual, family, and group therapy with that team in March, 2019 and later served as their clinical supervisor before coming to ONN. During this time, I learned the power of destigmatizing mental health and peer support services, and of treating the whole person.

I have taken a wide range of classes, including on individual and group practice, social justice, anti-oppressive practice and DSM-5. In spring of 2021, I completed EMDR Levels 1 and 2 with Dr. Philip Manfield, and I have been practicing EMDR and Flash Technique with clients since. I have been a trained and registered provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis with NW Provider Network since 2019. I have also completed education in the areas of: therapeutic approaches, mood disorders, early psychosis intervention, trauma treatment, and issues of equity and antiracism.

Licensure: As a CSWA, (clinical social work associate) registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, I abide by its guidelines and the code of ethics set forth by the NASW, or National Association of Social Workers: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English. I am under the clinical supervision of Heather Sutch, LCSW.

Contact: chris@owlsnestnorth.com * 503.281.1166

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