Nicole Lapotin LCSW
1103 NE 177th Ave, Portland, OR 97230
I am passionate about supporting people as they grow into their best selves, learn to be seen for who they are rather than what they look like, and strive to accept imperfections and painful experiences with greater self-compassion. I treat eating disorders, anxiety, depression, traits of borderline personality, interpersonal trauma, and relationship problems in families and couples. I believe that a collaborative and accepting relationship is needed for people to change and heal. I believe that people are doing the best they can to manage the problems they face. However, sometimes the way we cope starts to hurt us. I help clients explore and integrate the skills they need to regulate emotions and change harmful behaviors. My therapy style is relational and collaborative. While I am able to offer expertise, skills, and new perspectives, I believe clients are the most knowledgeable about their experiences and the choices that will bring them contentment. I often use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and mindfulness practices, however I tailor treatment to each individual’s needs.