Holly Altson (she/her/hers)


I am nonjudgmental, accepting, and genuinely care. I will listen and join with you as you learn to know yourself and find your own strength.

Psychologist in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds seeking support for a wide range of issues: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, and life changes, planned or unplanned. Many of my clients identify among LGBTQ+ populations, and some don't. I enjoy collaborating with individuals and couples seeking growth. I am passionate about helping people discover that their life matters, that they matter, that it is possible to keep going despite the pain and even to experience joy.

My Background and Approach

The foundation of my approach is to create a safe, supportive environment for each individual and develop a plan based on what they need and want from therapy at that time. This happens "organically." It is interpersonal and grows out of the uniqueness of the relationship between that therapist and that patient. Sometimes, what is needed is to come up with tools or practices to provide immediate safety or relief, and that is what we'll do. When the situation allows, I encourage curiosity about oneself and others and how our experiences influence us. I believe in the healing power of corrective relationships with the therapist, of learning more about one's own inner workings, and of having someone who is willing to nonjudgmentally sit with a person when they are in distress. I strive to be accepting, genuine, warm, and most of all, empathic. I am quick to point out strengths and generally view "maladaptive" behaviors as attempts to cope with difficult circumstances and experiences.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session


503-998-5234 Email Holly
835 SE Stephens Street
Suite 202
Portland, OR 97214

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