MA, LPC, CADC 1
Taylor Street, Suite 730
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Disabled Accessible: Yes
building south of the central library. One block from Max and
streetcar. Metered parking on the street or "Smart Park"
garage at 10th and Yamhill.|
||Master of Arts
||Master of Arts
||Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages|
Alcohol and Drug Counselor|
Board Certified Counselor|
"Authentic Happiness" coach
Mental Health Alliance - Oregon, Board of Directors|
American Counseling Association
Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association
NAADAC --Addiction Professionals
Discounts available for cash or check payment at time of service
with no billing. Credit cards accepted.
(Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health)
Focus of Practice
psychotherapy and counseling
||Grief and Loss|
Cultures" groups to help with culture shock and transition.
Mental Health therapist
Chemical Dependency Treatment
Intervention Specialist in hospital emergency department|
counseling in a GED/ESL program
trainings on cultural adjustment/culture shock.|
experience in international education
Client Populations Served
Elder (66 yrs and up)
Adult (18 to 65 yrs)
|I work from an
existential/humanistic perspective. I have been influenced by my
studies in Positive Psychology, which focuses on helping people
realize and use their personal strengths and build on positive
emotions in order to achieve gratification, meaning and purpose in
I see my job as helping people move
towards their goals, with compassion and respect, while honoring their
stages of readiness for change. I believe everyone deserves
to have a life worth living.
|I came to the field of
counseling after spending 16 years as an instructor of English as a
Second Language. My work as an ESL instructor took me to Japan for 4
years, where I worked in a large private Japanese university. It was a
challenging, fascinating and life-changing experience,. After
returning from Japan, I taught at Oregon State University before
deciding to pursue my dream of becoming a therapist. I feel
truly fortunate to be able to do work that I love and find meaningful.
The one thing I miss about my former career is my contact with people
from such a variety of cultures, so I welcome the chance to work with
culturally diverse populations in my private therapy practice and in
my part-time work as a college counselor.
Articles and Papers
by Stephanie Spak: For current articles or papers, please refer to www.StephanieSpak.info.