Sean Callahan, CMHC Candidate 2022

He/Him/His

Counseling Intern

I believe that you are exactly the person you are meant to be. I am not interested in changing you, in making you “better”, and especially not in attempting to “fix” anything about you. I believe that we all make adaptations to survive and make sense of the world around us, and that over time those means of survival and protection can over-function and keep us isolated from what we value and long for the most. As a counselor I strive to show up fully and authentically in the present moment, to share in the vulnerability of honest experience with the pain and beauty of life. I believe that therapy is a process of homecoming and “re-belonging” that gives us the clarity to choose our direction and the courage to step forward on the path as our whole selves. My therapeutic approach is grounded firmly in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), which I have completed 54 hours of training in. I also incorporate elements of Gestalt Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy in order to tailor my approach in a way that works best for you. I have a certificate in trauma-informed services from Portland State University and I apply trauma-informed care practices to each element of my therapeutic work.

Sean Callahan, CMHC Candidate 2022

Qualifications:
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling Candidate, June 2022, Portland State University
• M.S. Forest Ecology, University of Washington
• B.S. Natural Resources and International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell University