Misha Drlikova (they/them)

Not Accepting Clients

I approach therapy in a relational, and collaborative way - from the point of honoring human connections and our interconnectedness.

Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

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

About My Clients

I utilize culturally sensitive approach to provide space for individuals whose lives are on the margins. I am especially motivated to work with Queer, Trans and Non-Binary individuals, as these populations face challenges and obstacles that are unique and need specific support. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Safe Zone trainer and educated faculty and staff on a college campus about the distinct experiences of the LGBTQ individuals.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic work is influenced by body-centered, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and contemplative psychotherapy. I support individuals with trauma and utilize a trauma-informed, mindfulness and relational lens to address the unique challenges traumatized clients face. My skillset also includes working as a crisis counselor, supporting individuals during mental health crises. As a queer identified, non-binary person, and an immigrant, I value the importance of viewing people within a cultural, social and racial context, and to that end, aspire to exhibit great sensitivity, care, and respect in understanding the ways in which people come to make sense of their experiences. I welcome diversity in all forms, am able to engage in dialogue around the idea of difference, and am willing to have challenging conversations, advocating for the rights of others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a Buddhist practitioner for almost a decade, I am influenced by the view that all human beings are complete and inherently worthy. This view informs not only how I engage with clients, but also how I interact with the world altogether. Engaging in regular meditation practice supports this view and allows me to tune into compassion and kindness to offer to my clients. I am certified as a meditation instructor and can also offer the tools of meditation to those interested in adding mindfulness/awareness practice to their toolbox for life. I also volunteer at a local meditation center and am an active member of the LGBTQ community. As a white individual, I believe in the importance of engaging in anti-racist work and anti-oppressive work so that we can move towards a more equal and just world.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $90 - 125/session


503-498-8061 Email Misha
631 Northeast 102nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

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