Myles Buchanan, MA, PCAHe/Him

Finding healing and happiness in this life can be very challenging, but with the right support, it can become a creative and joyful process. On the one hand, there is a lot of pain: old wounds reopen, our younger selves cry out for our attention, and the emotions that arise are sometimes overwhelming, or terrifying. Not only this, but there are a million advertisements for numbing this pain coming from every direction, even though none of them seem to truly help.

And yet, each of us has access to our own intuitive wisdom which can be rediscovered. This wisdom is very powerful, and it is accessed not by forcing ourselves to change, but by accepting ourselves as we are. My goal is to aid you in using this wisdom to walk your own unique path.

I use a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to offer therapy customized to your unique identity, background, culture, gender, sexuality, neurology, and needs as a client. My approach is informed by my formal training in counseling, and also by my own spiritual path, including a residency at a Buddhist monastery and plant medicine ceremonies.

I began my career working with adolescents in a variety of inpatient settings, including a crisis psychiatric inpatient center. I have also worked in group practice and private practice settings with adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, dissociation, trauma, and other issues. I received supervision and training from an expert in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and have supported clients experiencing plurality. In particular, I enjoy supporting clients with self-esteem work, overcoming social anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, and understanding their identities.

I also acknowledge that this work can be hard! Vulnerability is challenging, and feeling fully safe with your therapist is critical. Finding the right guide to walk beside you on your journey is an important part of the process. Please feel free to reach out.

Note: I am a Professional Counselor Associate pursing licensure, supervised by Adrien Wolmark, PhD, LCSW.

Teletherapy only. Accepting Aetna, Regence, PacificSource and Providence only. Not accepting Kaiser or MODA.

(541) 995-0868 in the Tigard office
(503) 286-7909 (fax)

myles@energymatterspdx.com

Issues Treated

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Boundary work
  • Identity work
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Spiritual seeking

Modalities

  • Psychodynamic
  • Parts work
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Person Centered
  • Strength-Based