Russell Chamberlain LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Portland, Oregon, 97206

Russell Chamberlain

LCSW

Russell Chamberlain

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - L5425
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 20-minute phone consultation. Go through website to find appointment time.
Office setting with Russell only session -- $150 50 minutes
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy -- Intakes, individual, family and co-parent sessions are $200.
Groups are $50 per session.
Note that an EAP session includes one or more horses, an equine professional, and a licensed clinical social worker.
Workshop fees vary depending on the topic, location, length, etc.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

LifeSTREAM Therapy @ Portland Insight Meditation Center
6536 SE Duke Street
Portland, Oregon 97206

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My Approach to Helping

If you or a loved one is stuck in the same old patterns, has maybe tried therapy or refuses to engage, let a horse help you out. We use experiential activities in the office and with horses. One or more horses, an equine professional, and a licensed clinical social worker will work with you to create new neural pathways in your brain. A connected, authentic relationship is the focus of our work in equine assisted psychotherapy. Horses live in the present. They don't care about yesterday or tomorrow only what is going on right now. Horses provide us immediate feedback and demonstrate how to address incoming stressors through the ability to regulate their emotions. Humans get stuck in a loop sometimes thinking over and over about what happened or what could happen. We use trauma-informed practices and involve participants with drumming, mindfulness meditation, and collaborative problem-solving.

More Info About My Practice

Our primary focus is on ages 12 and up, families and co-parents. Teens and young adults have particular struggles with decision making. Healing and growing with skills in connection facilitates preparation to meet your goals for living. We also provide support through individual and group sessions for healing professionals addressing compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Workshops for the general public are provided monthly as well.

My Role as a Therapist

For me, therapy is about two folks sitting together, sharing space or common experience and talking if it seems like the thing to do. Many approaches consider that the therapist should remain aloof, apart and witness rather than engage in the experience. Working with the herd demands that I be present as much as you. Same goes for the equine professional. Graduate degrees and licensure are important but the number one, evidenced-based practice for success in therapy is the relationship between you and the therapist. Doesn't matter the model. It's all about us being present for each other.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I don't believe you need a set number of sessions. The process is in your hands to determine. Meeting more often, as in weekly, is usually a good idea in the early stages of our work together. I have a cash payout of network billing only practice. You can visit my website to see my thoughts on the benefits of this approach.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • School issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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