Deborah Orandon,MS, LPC, LMT, BCC

Deborah Orandon,MS, LPC, LMT, BCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - C2981
Secondary Credential: Licensed Massage Therapist - 6176
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Free 30 minute initial consultation. Out-of-Network Provider only. $135 / 55-minute session. $110 / 55-minute session with Bookkeeping Discount (full payment at time of service and absence of bookwork that goes along with Insurance interactions). Longer sessions are pro-rated.
Free Initial Consultation


7409 SW Capitol Hwy
Suite 207
Portland, Oregon 97219

My Approach to Helping

Your innermost Self knows, better than anyone, what your wounds are and what you need to heal and soar! My job is to help you discover that truth and come to trust its guidance. I'll help you learn to extend a compassionate ear even to your most scared, angry, critical or suffering parts, as ALL of your parts have invaluable information to share about what needs to change for you to heal and thrive.

I combine experiential and mindfulness techniques with Solution-Focused tools that can help you explore your feelings and history with curiosity, safety, and depth. Together we will work to:
1. Discover the hidden beliefs that may be holding you back.
2. Study your experiences to help you uncover your unique keys to healing.
3. Use what you've learned to develop new tools that will help you create the life that you want.

At the core of my Self-Awareness practice is a practical, body-centered, "somatic" philosophy that recognizes that the body and mind truly are a unified whole and are constantly engaged in an inner--dialogue. This process treats the body as an expressive extension of the mind and vice versa to help you discover your untapped inner resources. This therapeutic approach harnesses your body/mind's full potential to spur healing change and increase your repertoire of coping mechanisms.

My practice draws from many therapeutic techniques to tailor the approach I use with each individual but most frequently makes creative use of an Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework and methodology. Additionally I will weave in aspects of Hakomi and Re-Creation of the Self, as taught in the Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.) trainings, as well many Solution-Focused and Coaching approaches for optimizing lifestyle changes in the work toward your goals.

More Info About My Practice

Free 30-minute introductory meeting.

Finding a counselor that you feel you can develop a trusting, safe & productive counseling relationship with is central to the success of therapy. Because of this, I am happy to offer a free 30-minute meeting. We can discuss what you are looking for, any questions you may have, and how your goals might fit with my approach.

FEES: $110/55-mins when using the $25 Bookkeeping Discount (for payment at time of service--discount for not using the bookkeeping services that accompany utilizing Insurance. Regularly $135/55-min) Out-of-Network claims only.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with sensitive, creative and gifted teens and adults based on the highly sensitive person (HSP) work of Elaine Aron. I also work with athletes and artists, people struggling with career changes and choices, and people struggling with anxiety, panic, mid-life transitions, and self-transformation. I embrace mindfulness and movement and body-centered therapy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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