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1312 E. Burnside Street       Portland       OR        97214       503-875-5011        [email protected]

Charmagne Westcott
Licensed Professional Counselor
​National Certified Counselor

​​​​I know that change is possible. I have witnessed it with my clients and I have experienced it myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors. My goal is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you can safely explore the factors that are interfering with your wellbeing. With evidence-based treatment interventions tailored to fit your individual needs, we will address these issues together, one by one, until you receive the results YOU are seeking. 

Humor has been an effective coping skill in my own life and I actively (and appropriately) apply humor throughout the therapeutic process. You can learn more about my personal story by viewing my 2010 featured storyteller presentation  here .

I primarily treat adults and adolescents over the age of 16. I offer individual and group psychotherapy as well as active listening sessions for couples and family members. 
  
For over seventeen years I have had the opportunity to treat a diverse group of individuals - from those who are seeking brief psychotherapy, to those who are seriously and persistently mentally ill - in a wide variety of settings including crisis clinics, emergency rooms, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals and correctional environments (minimum to maximum security prisons).

I am open about my own personal history because I believe we are all in this together and doing the best that we can. I feel honored whenever a client feels safe enough to share a personal struggle with me. The intimate relationship that is formed between client and therapist is the foundation for personal growth and I get as much out of it as my clients. I would be honored to assist you in finding YOUR individual pathway to a life worth living.
  
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Oregon: 2014-present, Idaho: 2007-2013), National Certified Counselor (National Board for Certified Counselors 2014-present), Licensed Clinical Supervisor (Idaho: 2010-2013)
  • 2008 to present: Direct experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy including: 4 years as a DBT therapist and skills trainer in a fidelity DBT program (2013-2017); 5 years as a skills trainer and DBT therapist in a modified DBT program - correctional setting (2007-2012); 20 hours DBT Skills/Group Facilitation training (Behavioral Tech/The Linehan Institute, 2015); Advanced certification in DBT (PESI 2011).
  • 2007 to present: Direct experience providing mental health services including assessment, diagnosis, individual/group therapy, treatment planning, crisis assessment and intervention, documentation and records maintenance in compliance with state/federal rules and clinical/agency standards for SPMI, dual diagnosis, chronically suicidal, difficult to treat and other underserved/at risk adult adults in both community and correctional settings in Oregon and Idaho (2007-present).
  • Certified Civil Commitment Investigator and Examiner for the state of Oregon (2015-present); Certified designated examiner and dispositioner for the state of Idaho (2012-2013).
  • Direct experience with the following evidence based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Seeking Safety, Outcome Informed Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Therapeutic Community, Integrated Dual Diagnosis
  • President of the Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA 2011-2014). Publications Director (2007-2011)
  • Direct experience as a certified CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) responder for individual and group crisis intervention and peer support (ICISF, UMBC); Advanced training in ICS (Incident Command System: multiple agency emergency response)
  • Direct experience as a successful public speaker, trainer, stand-up comedian and motivational storyteller including: “DBT Skills Training in Private Practice” at the 2011 Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference and the 2012 Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference; Featured Storyteller: “Gullibility” – Story Story Night, Boise, ID, 2010 and Boise State University’s Annual Alumni Conference, 2013; Featured presenter: Idaho Justice Story Festival: Just Stories, 2012; Boise State Radio: "Idaho StoryCorps Special: Telling The Story Of Us," radio interview, 2012; Featured comedian in various comedy showcases in Salem, Portland and Eugene, 2013-2015
Charmagne Westcott, LPC, NCC
Portland Therapy Center, 1312 E Burnside, Portland
IMHCA Annual Conference, 2012
Capitol City Theater, Salem, OR 2014
Story Story Night, Boise, ID 2010
I am experienced in diagnosing and treating most mental health disorders, including but not limited to the following:
  
·        Acute Stress Disorder
·        Adjustment Disorders
·        Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
·        Anxiety disorders including General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
·        Borderline Personality Disorder
·        Chronic Suicidality, Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm
·        Depressive Disorders including Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) 
·        Dissociative Disorders
·        Domestic violence
·        Eating Disorders
·        Emotion Dysregulation
·        Excoriation Disorder (skin picking)
·        Grief and Loss
·        Hoarding Disorder
·        Insomnia and hypersomnia
·        Intermittent explosive disorder
·        Mood Disorders including Bipolar 1 and 2
·        Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
·        Phobias including agoraphobia and claustrophobia
·        Post Partum Depression
·        Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
·        Psychotic Disorders including Schizophrenia and ·       ·    ·        Schizoaffective Disorder

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