Jesse KingLMFT

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I realized that my own family was a source of great comfort and strength to me on my life journey. As I look back on my family of origin, we had our struggles with communication and serious life events. When I was a kid I remember times when my family needed help, but there was no one to support us. I wanted to become that person families could turn to when times got hard.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I like to tailor my approach to the specific needs of my client(s). I start by identifying the problem, then consider the human systems that are effected by the problem, and select a treatment plan that is most likely to achieve my clients' goals. I look for client strengths, then look for ways to nurture resilience, adaptation, and self-care. Family members are seen individually or together as needed based on a careful treatment plan and input from each person.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

My clients have noted that I am highly structured but flexible. There is a plan for each session, but the client always has the freedom to talk about what is most important to them.

Specialties

Adolescent mental health

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Step-family/Blended Family Issues

Veterans' issues

Families

General Expertise

Adolescent mental health

Trauma

Couples

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Training / Certifications

Basic Mediation

ACE Suicide Prevention

Senior Leader Care

Family Advocacy

First Responder Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Critical Incident Stress Management

Licensure

MT, LMFT, BBH-LMFT-LIC-48899

Education

M.S. Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Tarleton State University

M.Div. Philosophy, Multnomah University