Matthew Pearl, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Portland, Oregon, 97232

Matthew Pearl, LCSW

Matthew Pearl, LCSW
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Matthew Pearl, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - L2960
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 23295
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1832 NE Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97232
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Beacon
  • Beacon Health
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health
  • Pacific Source
  • Providence
  • United Behavioral Health

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My intention as a counselor is to create a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for the individuals I meet that are searching for positive change in their lives. As a social worker I believe that problems are best understood by exploring all aspects of a person's life. Self-defeating patterns are not easy to change. Counseling provides a safe place to have the difficult thoughts and feelings that can show up when change becomes necessary. I take a strengths-based, solution-focused approach in my work. It's my belief that individuals contain within them the resources necessary to overcome difficulties and reach their highest potential. The challenge is removing the barriers-- like avoidant feelings and negative thinking-- that gets in the way of moving forward in a direction that leads to a purposeful, fulfilling life.

Email or Call Matthew Pearl, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23295

More Info About My Practice

I received a MSW degree at UCLA in 1997 and I've been a licensed clinical social worker in Oregon since 2000. I am also a certified spiritual director. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including problems with mood, anxiety, stress, communication, substance abuse, parenting, and life transitions. I see clients on Wednesdays, Thursdays evenings and Friday mornings. I accept most insurance and I'm on a number of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) panels. Fees range from $100-$120.

My Therapy Focus

I have received training in and primarily use an evidence-based practice called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The purpose of this model is to increase capacity to have feelings (instead of avoid them) and improve the ability to observe thinking (instead of being at the effect of it). The ACT model incorporates mindfulness skills to improve a person's ability to act in ways that are consistent with what's important to them. Special areas of experience and interest include: recovery from your own addiction problem or the effect of another's, resolving issues related to sexual orientation/coming out, challenges with parenting children and teens, and improving communication between couples, partners, and family members.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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