Philip yassenoff, LPC
Change occurs when one becomes who they are, not when when they try to become who they are not. (Beisser-paraphrase)
Over my 30 years of practice, I have learned that we are always in relationship with ourselves, others, places and the larger world. Being present in those connections is one of the great challenges and rewards of living a meaningful life.
Each of us struggles to let go of old patterns, embrace new approaches, and to stay present and open while that's happening.
My approach is to start where you are today, support new possibilities you want to create, offer my perspective, and partner with you to solve problems.
I love being a counselor and sharing part of your journey.
I bring a mid-western, practical sensibility to my work. Clients describe me as calming, insightful, and occasionally funny. We'll keep it real, and will with talk with each other--a genuine dialogue.
Portland is my adopted home, where I enjoy life with my wife, cats, friends, the ocean, music, and films.