Chalaina Connors LPCEmpowering people to have healthy relationships with themselves, others, and with substances.

I graduated from Pacific University with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2007 and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011.

I am a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. I primarily work by changing people’s thoughts and behaviors, which in turn can affect their feelings. I specialize in empowering people to have healthy relationships with their emotions, relationships with others, and with psychedelics.

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life, and really enjoy the spring and fall weather that we have each year. I’ve been a member of the Burning Man and electronic music communities for over 20 years. Dancing is my favorite form of self-care, and I love to use hula hoops or other flow toys as a way to express my emotions. I’m a nerd who loves cats!

Teletherapy only.

(503) 784-0226
(503) 286-7909 (fax)

chalaina@energymatterspdx.com


Emotional

  • Treating trauma and anxiety symptoms
  • Building up people’s self-esteems/feelings of self worth
  • Teaching healthy coping skills
  • Stress and time management skills

Relationships

  • Psycho-education about healthy versus unhealthy/abusive relationships
  • Working only with survivors/victims of unhealthy/abusive relationships
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Conflict resolution/deescalation skills
  • Safety planning for leaving an abusive relationship
  • Building intimacy and trust with new relationships

Psychedelics

  • Psycho-education/harm reduction psychotherapy regarding psychedelics
  • Identifying reasons why people use drugs; coping mechanisms
  • Integration work for people who have had difficult psychedelic experiences

Populations I work with:

  • LGBTQQIA+
  • Polyamorous/non-monogamous
  • BDSM community
  • Burning Man/Electronic Music/Raver Community
  • Adults
  • Teens/Young Adults

Treatment Techniques/Approaches:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Harm Reduction/Integration
  • Trauma-informed Therapy