ORTLAND, Liz

ORTLAND, Liz
Name: ORTLAND, Liz
Profession: Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapist
Bio:

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.

Clients I Work With: I work with: Adults, adolescents, couples/relationships, families. Clients may be: Expats, immigrants, returnees, students, military, JET/ALTs, LGBTQ, etc. Client concerns may include: anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, anger, self-esteem, acculturation/culture shock, work/school stress, relational distress, body image concerns, sexuality or intimacy issues, gender identity, grief and loss, life transitions, discrimination, parenting concerns, family of origin, search for meaning, personal identity exploration, etc.
Services I Offer: Individual Therapy
Relationship (Couples) Therapy
Family Therapy
Location: ,
Phone: +81-70(2262)5243
Currently Accepting Clients?: Yes
Name of Practice: Fellow Travelers Counseling
Cost of Services: see website
Languages: English
Hours: Weekday appointments, please see website to schedule online
Notes: I offer telemental health counseling only (via video conference). I can work with clients located anywhere in Japan.

MENTAL HEALTH WORK EXPERIENCE:
Lutheran Community Services NW- Multicultural Counseling Services: May 2016 – Mar. 2019
Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center: May 2016-Apr. 2017
Kartini Clinic for Children and Families (Pediatric Eating Disorders)- MA : Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2013
Seneca Family of Agencies’ MAC SELPA Public Schools- Program Assistant: Oct. 2011 – Jul. 2012
Degree: MA Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy- 2017- Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, USA
Additional Education: BA Sociology and Anthropology- 2009- Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, USA
Telemental Health Certificate- 2020- Person Centered Tech