My name is Liz Ortland. I am a Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapist Intern from the state of Oregon, USA. I graduated from Lewis and Clark College’s MCFT program in 2017 with a specialization in Sex Therapy. After graduation I worked providing therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups from a diverse population including international refugees and low-income clients struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns. I have expertise working with clients as they navigate the complexities of cultural adjustment. I have a strong interest in trauma recovery and trauma informed care provision.
As an existential-humanistic counselor, I operate from the belief that all humans are capable of growth and healing. I strive to uncover this potential through fostering development of self-awareness, connection, agency, meaning, and a sense of awe. I aim to help clients listen deeply to themselves to discover stuck patterns, unowned parts of the self, unrecognized or unexpressed needs, struggles with worthiness, and barriers to living authentically. This is achieved through creating a unique and genuine relationship between myself and each client so that they can feel safe delving into the unknown together.