My name is Meghan
Hello and Welcome! My name is Meghan Opbroek (She/They). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with the state of Oregon. I provide counseling and therapy for individuals seeking freedom and relief from pain related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and whatever else is getting in the way of you living the life you want. I’ve worked with folks exploring personality, identity, sexuality, relationships, motivation, body image, the multitude of gender representations, fear of self or others, feelings of worthlessness and despair, and a loss or exploration of identity. I help people recover from historical and multi-generational trauma, violence, discrimination, and external as well as internal oppression.
My practice is inclusive and affirming. I’ve done, and continue to do, my own work understanding both my privileged and marginalized identities and where they come into play in my relationships with clients. I’m dedicated to the continuous work involved in knowing one’s biases and beliefs. I’ve worked with folks from all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures. My practice is not tolerant, it’s affirming- Affirming of all relationship types, sexual orientations, religions, spiritual practices or rituals, body types, kink leaning and lifestyles, races, ethnicities, cultures, gender representations and identities, ages, documentation statuses, socio-economic statuses, educational backgrounds, and affirming of those who feel all of these labels are oppressive and care not to identify with any of them.
I am not a counselor who “sits there and nods”. I am an active participant in the counseling process. I do not participate in a haphazard way. I apply great intention to my choice of words and challenges that are always centered around your needs. I will normalize and validate your experience, and I will challenge you. I do so sometimes gently and sometimes directly yet never critically and always with curiosity and deep care for your goals and humanity. I check in regularly with my clients to see if I’m attuned to their needs and make adjustments when I get it wrong. I’m always seeking to deepen our connection and walk with you in your therapeutic process.
Being a human is hard, and trying to change, whether big or small, is even harder. I hope to help you develop in the ways that make sense for you in your life. I believe firmly that the relationship between a therapist and a client is one of the most important factors leading to positive change. My plan is not to “fix” you, nor is it to assume that I know what’s best. My clients and I work together to develop goals and move at the pace they need.
I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. If you’re into the technical stuff, my work is rooted in traditional and contemporary psychodynamic theory-specifically Attachment Theory and Object Relations Theory. If you aren’t into the technical stuff, this can be summed up as I believe people become who they are in relation to others. Understanding who we are is shaped by environment, biology, and early childhood relationships with important people who teach us how to make sense of who we are in this world. Sometimes, what we’ve learned tricks us into thinking who we were taught to believe we are is our only possible self.
Understanding who we are as a person, parent, child, friend, partner, or any other identity is key to happiness and well-being. Through this understanding, we reinforce aspects of our true self and prune away the concepts of self that not only do not serve us but are detrimental to our fullness. I will happily discuss this in more depth during a consultation. So please, if you need freedom from a life that doesn’t work for you anymore, let’s chat and see if we are a good fit.
Fees for Services…
I offer individual counseling sessions. My rate is $120- per 50-minute session*. I offer a free 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation. I often have some appointments reserved at a sliding-scale fee. Please ask me about my available sliding-scale openings, and I may be able to work with you. I do not accept insurance at this time.
Letter of Support for Gender-Affirming Surgery
I am happy to meet and write a letter of support for gender-affirming surgery. This can be one or more sessions based on your need. You do not need to commit to ongoing services. My rate for this service is $120 per session. Please ask about sliding scale options.
*Initial Intake session is 80 minutes, and the fee is $180
All sessions are done using teletherapy unless otherwise specified.
Finally Freedom Counseling and Psychotherapy
4634 NE Garfield Ave
Portland Oregon 97211
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