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Portland area counseling services for a healthy mind, body and soul
Clinical Social Worker Associate ( A12724)
I see individuals in the
following age ranges:
Teens 15 and up
People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Foster and adoptive teens and parents
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To Schedule an Appointment:
Contact our intake staff at:
971 270 0167
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Hi! I'm Tiffany Dennis.
I am a Clinical Social Worker Associate in Oregon .
My therapeutic work has primarily focused on anxiety, depression, distress tolerances, and processing/coping with past trauma. Issues that clients address in therapy include personal, emotional, and relationship issues, among many others. My primary approach is an integration of person-centered, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies, attachment-based, strength-based perspective, play therapy, body movement, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
This integrative therapeutic approach strives to encourage, a genuine and empathic relationship with the client, and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have by providing non-judgmental support.
I strive to empower you and assist you in expanding healthy awareness and providing you with possible techniques that could help strengthen your self-regulation, and ability to cope with challenges resulting in past trauma and intellectual developmental disabilities.
I received my master’s degree in from Western Carolina University. I have experience providing therapy in community-based services supporting people with dual diagnosis of mental health and intellectual developmental disabilities, who are living in group homes. I had a yearlong clinical internship at University of North Carolina School of Medicine TEACCH Program located in Asheville North Carolina. During this internship I received specialized training in working with clients 7 years old to 22 years old, who had a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also completed internships with the University Participants Program at Western Carolina University which provided me the opportunity to support college age students, who had intellectual or developmental disabilities, within their college classes, campus jobs, and future career planning.
Before receiving my Master’s at WCU I earned my bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. During my time at UNCG I completed a yearlong internship at a 28-day substance use disorder agency called Path of Hope in Lexington North Carolina. I provided individual and group therapy as well as led psychoeducation classes on drug use and process of working towards sobriety.
Areas I specialize include:
challenges as a result of having a disability
processing and healing trauma
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