CHRIS DOUD, CSWA

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Chris Doud, CSWA

They/them pronouns

 

I have a commitment to treating the whole person, because I know that all areas of a person’s life can impact their wellness. My theoretical approach to therapy embodies the person-centered emphasis of humanistic therapy, with a focus on exploring personal strength and meaning. I use a range of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), parts work, and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I honor people as experts in their lives and my approach is to be a trustworthy steward on their journey. I am dedicated to antiracism/ social justice and unpacking biases and internalized oppression, and so I regularly acknowledge and examine my positionality and reflect on how the identities I hold impact my practice. My goal as a therapist is to co-create with people a safe container for healing and transformation to occur.

 

Formal Education and Training: In 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, from Portland State University (PSU). From there I began working directly with people, providing case management and other services. In 2018, I completed a Master’s of Social Work and that same year entered the field of mental health. I have taken a wide range of classes on topics, including individual and group practice, social justice, health/wellness, anti-oppressive practice, and DSM-5. Since graduating, I have continued my education in the field. In 2019, I became a trained and registered provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis with NW Provider Network. In March 2021, I completed EMDR Levels 1 and 2 with Dr. Philip Manfield, and I have been practicing EMDR with clients since. I  have also completed multiple Continued Education Units (CEUs) on subjects such as therapeutic modalities (DBT, CBT, etc), mood disorders, mindfulness, psychosis intervention, trauma treatment, equity, and antiracism.