Heather Ackles

Accepting Clients

Rebuild Your Relationship with Others & Yourself: Therapy for individuals looking for stronger connection.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR


About My Clients

You're re-reading text threads. 'Was that too much?' 'What does that mean?' are questions you ask yourself. You have lost faith in your ability to make decisions, fearing a repeat of past mistakes. Doubting your value and desirability. You prioritize the needs of others over your own, losing yourself in the process. You wonder if things will ever change and contemplate big questions: "Are these even my choices? What am I protecting? Who am I trying to be in relationships? What do I want?"

My Background and Approach

I specialize in helping you define what’s missing, unpack who you are, and figure out what you want. Relationships (breakups, separation, dating, divorce) can bring up anxiety, regret, fear and self-judgment. These effect the relationship we have with ourselves. Resentments, anger, and guilt - toward others and within ourselves make us feel disconnected and alone. As a therapist, my aim is to help you reconnect with yourself. Everyone is different. Our expectations and ideals are influenced by family history, surrounding cultural expectations, and unique experiences. Our therapy sessions help you develop tools to define relationships you want, conquer anxiety, past regrets, self doubt, negative self-image, and slowly dispose of the negative loud inner-monologue (which comes up frequently, when you are trying to navigate your road ahead.)

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’ve been on all sides of relationships. It is a joy to help people strengthen connections, grow their confidence, and develop the foundation of who they are and want to be. Defining your true core values is challenging - and yet, needed for empowering growth. As a therapist (and human being), I value barre, spin, dance, art, and music. I value therapy as a source of connection. All humans are interesting, complex, and different - similar to my love for music: Vivaldi (Four Seasons), Otis Redding, and HAIM. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Interested in learning more about me? Check out my website: https://heatherackles.com/ Or give me a call 503-498-6879. I offer free consults and love to connect.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice

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