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A Compassionate Approach to Therapy

I am deeply committed to collaborating with you to find out what is keeping you stuck and to discover and build inner resources so that you can begin living a more authentic life. We are all human and experience loss, stress and difficulty. We all have varying degrees of past trauma, whether that be individual or collective trauma.  We all seek a life free from suffering. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, life transitions, and parenting. Learn more about me and my approach below.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


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Who I Am

I believe that no matter where one is in life, there is hope. Every one of us has strengths that can be uncovered and utilized to create a life of meaning. At the same time, I acknowledge that there are many systemic issues that can make things more or less difficult and I seek to understand the impact those have on each individual. I am social-justice oriented and have chosen to advocate for those who have historically been oppressed and under-privileged. My approach is non-judgmental and compassionate and I meet my clients where they are in the moment.    

From a young age, I was aware of the pain and suffering of others and had a deep sense of compassion and justice. With a sense of wanting to help others, I first became involved as a crisis counselor during my undergrad studies. I continue to serve in that capacity today, decades later, as a volunteer for a suicide prevention organization.  I struggled many years with my own mental health due to experiencing multiple interpersonal traumas.  Through engagement in psychotherapy, I found my own strength and resilience which ultimately led to me choosing a career as a therapist.  Now the parent of a young adult, I come back time and again to practice awareness and self-compassion in dealing with difficult times, seeking wise counsel whenever appropriate in my life.  Healing happens in safe connection with self and others.  


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What I Offer

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My first goal of therapy is for you to feel seen and heard and to build a relationship in which you feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings. I take a very individualized approach to counseling that is relational and client-centered. I utilize techniques that are evidence based including IFS, DBT, ACT, mindfulness and psychoeducation. I draw primarily from attachment and psychodynamic theories. My approach is trauma-informed and strengths-based. I am honored to be a witness to the joys and sorrows of my clients and to provide a therapeutic space in which healing and growth can happen. 

Based in the Portland area, I am currently able to provide psychotherapy services via telehealth for residents throughout the state of Oregon.    

Currently providing counseling for adults and teens (14+).  I have experience in the following:   

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • LGBTQ+ Concerns

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Trauma and Complex Trauma

  • ...and more

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Get in Touch

Please reach out if you'd like to schedule a telehealth therapy session or a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Individual therapy sessions are $145 for 45minutes or $175 for 60 minutes. 

I have a limited number of sliding scale spots available.  You can reach me via email, phone, or text.

I look forward to meeting with you.


Brenda Niedert, MA, Professional Counselor Associate #R6854

12042 SE 122nd Ave, Ste 271, Clackamas, OR 97015

Supervisor:  Ghassan Ammar, LPC #C4664

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