Alicia Vasquez, M.S., QMHP

“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives” -Kristen Neff

I am providing telehealth services at this time.

When we experience problems in life, it’s normal to want to change things. Sometimes our emotions can be so powerful and overwhelming that we can get consumed in the struggle with them. When we experience this kind of struggle, it can leave us feeling hopeless, alone, and lost. That’s why I am passionate about helping people find the strength within themselves to navigate hardships. By exploring our experiences and emotions in a non-judgmental way, we can begin to approach ourselves and our suffering from a more compassionate lens to find that that, even in the face of difficulty, we can have a life worth living. I aim to help you cultivate the strength within yourself to begin working toward self-compassion and a life which you value.

My approach involves the use of evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I will work with you to help build the skills necessary to begin reducing your struggle with emotions and experiences. We will work together to draw on your own strength and resilience to help you cultivate kindness and compassion for yourself and reduce your struggle. Through this work, we will develop a shared understanding of who and what is most meaningful to you, and I will support you in taking action toward those directions.

I am committed to working with clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. As a person from a mixed ethnic and cultural background, I recognize and value your unique experiences. I aim to understand each person that I work with based on their intersecting identities and the way their experiences may have helped to shape their identity.

About my services

I am a practicum student in my third year at Pacific University in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. I am currently being supervised by Kati Lear, PhD (OR Licensed Psychologist #3144, CA Licensed Psychologist PSY32808) and am offering low fee sessions ($20 per session or sliding scale upon inquiry).


Treatment Approach

Orientation:
Evidence-based treatments that encourage mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Modality:
Individual therapy

Client Focus

Ages: Adults 18+
Special Populations: Women, ethnically-diverse populations

Qualifications

Practicing since: 2020
Degree: M.S. Clinical Psychology
Supervisor: Kati Lear, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist in Oregon #3392 and California PSY32808

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD 
  • Personal growth and values clarification
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Self-compassion

Financial

Individual therapy sessions: $20

How I Can Help:

My hope is that together we can develop an authentic therapeutic relationship that allows you to feel safe and supported. From this secure starting point, we will work to find a more kind and gentle way to be respond to your difficulties. Through the development and practice of coping skills, self-compassion, and acceptance I will help you identify what truly matters to you to help you live a meaningful life in alignment with your values.
Email Address: avasquez@portlandpsychotherapy.com
Phone: 503-281-4852 ext. 225

To contact me, call me at 503-281-4852 x225, or use the confidential contact form below.

What Makes Us Unique

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.