Andrew Arehart, professional Counselor assoCiate
SCHEDULING NEW CLIENTS! In-person & Telehealth
You might be thinking, “I never thought I’d be looking for a counselor, but here we are.” It’s ok if counseling had been pretty far off the radar or felt like something that other people do. And it’s ok if you don’t know where to start or what to expect. What you’ll get with me is a place to explore what’s working and what’s not working in your life. You’ll find me to be down-to-earth, easy going, and genuinely interested.
Many of my clients are men who prefer to work with a male counselor. Some have never been to see a counselor before. I’ll help get you oriented to therapy and we’ll design the time to be useful and fitting to you, your personality, and what you need to get out of it.
Other clients that I work well for include neurodivergent individuals balancing authenticity with navigating through neurotypical norms, people struggling with self-image, stress, anxiety, and depression, and people who are in recovery maintenance or who are “sober curious,” navigating the role of substance use in their lives.
I’m a therapist people find they can be themselves with and my approach supports self-reflection and skill development to improve relationships and quality of life.
As your counselor, I’ll be in your corner to help you get a handle on where you are and where you want to get to. I am here to provide you a space where you can explore your experience, express yourself without fear of judgment and practice new approaches that you can apply outside of therapy.
“The map is not the territory.”
– Alfred Korzybski
“The menu is not the meal.”
– Alan Watts
I hold a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have provided counseling in in-patient
substance abuse rehabilitation facilities and in community mental health organizations in Tennessee and North Carolina. I have returned home to Portland to continue this work in the Pacific Northwest.
I take a person-centered approach pulling from CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness principles and rely on exploring the client’s expertise on themselves. Working holistically, I consider the roles of nutrition, movement, sleep, connection, screentime, spirituality, and play in our well-being. Together we can help you face, understand, manage, and enjoy the experience of being you.
I have tremendous admiration for people who
are willing to show up for themselves and take on the work that leads to growth and I am honored to do my part in working with you.
On-going addiction recovery
Life Changes & Transitions
Cultural & Heritage contexts
Health Share (CareOregon) OHP
Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Anne Horgan, LCSW
How Do I Get Started?
3. Start Meeting with Your Therapist!
Our telehealth platform is a secure, safe, and convenient way to meet. We are exclusively online during COVID protocols.