About Me

Carisa Battin, MA,NCC, LPC

The healing power of therapy lies in the courage of the client, who reaches out and takes the next step on their healing journey. I began my career as a therapist with many years of seeing the transformative healing power of people processing trauma, connecting, and changing their lives. Seeing the damage that unprocessed trauma and PTSD can do has given me a passion for working with clients who suffer from a history of complex trauma and abuse. Early training and experience working with clients at a non-profit serving survivors of DV, IPV, and SA allowed me to partner in the healing journeys of many wonderful individuals and families, and I have continued this work and expanded my scope of clients in my private practice.

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I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in June of 2018, and have been in private practice since. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, or LPC (C7049).

Ecotherapies are an important part of my personal wellness practice, and a healing path that I love to share with clients. EMDR is another powerful part of my therapeutic work, often complemented with other interventions. I work with individuals and families of all ages, and play and art therapy are an important part of my work with children. I love learning and developing new tools as I join my clients on the path of growth and healing. 

 

I see clients in my office in SW Portland, through HIPAA compliant video and phone sessions, and outdoor sessions in the Portland, Oregon area. I offer a reduced sliding scale to help meet the current urgent need for mental health services. For more information, contact me for a free phone or video consultation.