Arah Erickson (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Welcome! I bring a passion for providing a warm and accepting environment where you can feel safe, cared for and seen for who you are.

Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Tever Nickerson, LPC & Kerri Anderson-Linde, LPC


About My Clients

Welcome to my practice. I am so glad you are here! I offer in-person and teletherapy to individual adults who are facing a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, and struggles with self-esteem. I often focus on supporting clients through life transitions such as those working through mid-life concerns, career and family changes, and transition to college. I also work with clients experiencing cancer diagnosis and survivorship and grief and loss.

My Background and Approach

I am a Professional Counselor Associate based in Portland, Oregon. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. My training included work in community counseling and university counseling clinics, and I have served as an adult group facilitator supporting grieving families. I bring to this work a passion for providing a warm, accepting environment where I hope you will feel safe, seen and cared for. Some things you may be interested to know about me: I am an Oregon native who spent many years on the East Coast. I am a cancer survivor, and before I became a counselor, I had careers in international economic development and business & technology.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a counselor, I want you to feel safe, seen and heard, and to know I am curious about what it’s like to be you in the world. I strongly believe that you are the expert on you and that, once given a little time to breathe in a safe space, you will begin to connect to important parts of yourself that will enable you to heal and grow. I will be your partner in this process, helping you to gain fresh insight, feel self-compassion, and see your strengths. My counseling approach is rooted in person-centered, attachment-based therapy. I believe that an authentic, trusting relationship between counselor and client is the foundation for change and serves as a powerful launching pad for exploring specific therapeutic strategies and skills that best fit with your intentions, hopes and goals. I often incorporate emotion-focused therapy and Internal Family Systems therapy into my work and believe emotional awareness can spark insight and growth

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Health Share of Oregon
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • CareOregon
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: Français
  • Rate: $120 - 185/session


503-272-1629 Email Arah
2301 NW Thurman Street
Suite I
Portland, OR 97210

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