Alec Wilson, PsyD, Individual and Couples Therapist - Portland Oregon

Therapist Portland Oregon Individual Couples

Therapist Portland Oregon

Alec Wilson, PsyD | Licensed Psychologist | Therapist Portland Oregon

Thanks for your interest in my practice. My style is interactive, easy going, and informed by my genuine interest in counseling and by the latest research in the field. I work with both individuals and couples and specialize in three main areas:

  • Self-Actualization/Lifestyle Design:  What’s the difference between the life you have and life you want?  In today’s sedentary and hyper-connected world many have interests like yours and mine:  Automated income, less focus on the grind, and more focus on community, creativity, travel, passion, and adventure.  I can help you clarify your vision, dig in, and get started.
  • Difficult Transitions:  Breakup and Divorce Recovery, Location Change, Career Change, and issues related to Meaning, Freedom, and “Next Chapter.”

To the left I’ve posted articles related to common reasons my clients seek therapy. Please feel free to explore.

Who Uses Therapy?

These days, almost everybody. Everyone faces adversity at times, and many recognize that they could benefit from some professional support and an objective opinion. In general, people who want to feel better in their lives, work to change unhelpful patterns, improve their relationships with others, build self-esteem, and become more active and self-actualized all use counseling. Life stress, relationship issues, grief, personal growth goals, career issues, sadness, worry, difficulties connecting socially, and heartbreak are all common specific reasons people choose to work with a counselor.

Therapy is more than just support. I will work to understand your experience and help you investigate your feelings. I will also help you to build a wider perspective of your situation and explore how it may fit with larger patterns in your life. I will work with you to help you overcome your current discomfort and come up with a plan so you can keep moving forward in your life.

Here are a few reasons people use counseling:

  • Individual & Couples Therapist Portland OregonThey want to experience the upside of life.  They want to feel lighter, more confident, more expressive, more adventurous, and more connected.
  • They’re beyond their ability to cope well with their experience and could use some support and perspective. “I’m feeling overwhelmed.”
  • They’ve begun to exhaust friends or family with their need to process what they’re dealing with. “I’m always thinking about this, and I always want to talk about it.”
  • They have been working away at the same issue for longer than they expected to, and want some objective help. “Why do I still feel like this?”
  • They want to understand and change long-lasting patterns in their lives. “I know this is related to something in my past and I want to understand it better so I can make new choices.”
  • They recognize that they are at risk to slip back into an unwanted pattern or past experience such as hopelessness, isolation, worries, or an unhealthy relationship. “I know I don’t want to end up back there again.”

There are many reasons people decide to use counseling, and approaches other than counseling that work well for some issues. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a first session or free consultation.

Alec Wilson, PsyD | Licensed Psychologist | Therapist Portland Oregon


Phone: (503) 757-6259

Office:  3050 SE Division, Suite 260, Portland, OR  (In the ‘D Street’ building.)