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Elaine Korngold

Don’t let the fear of COVID-19 prevent you from getting the help that you need. My name is Elaine Korngold and I counsel adults and couples online and in my private practice, Ask Counseling LLC, in Southwest Portland, Oregon. During the Coronavirus pandemic, you can get mental health support via teletherapy without exposing yourself to the virus. I help people process complex emotions, build resilience, and adopt new behaviors as they deal with issues related to: 

**** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 3.14.2020: In the interest of protecting medically fragile people in our community and to flatten the exponential curve of the coronavirus spread in Oregon, I am temporarily shifting to online therapy in lieu of in-person sessions. Book your FREE 20-minute teletherapy consultation to learn more. ****

All of my speciality areas work very well in the teletherapy format. I integrate Brainspotting therapy in my practice to treat anxiety, depression, phobias, addiction, PTSD and trauma, OCD, low self-esteem, and a variety of other conditions. For couples counseling, I rely on the Gottman Method to improve communication and deepen premarital or marriage relationships. I am also trained in SMART Recovery facilitation for addiction treatment. By focusing on each person’s unique strengths, we develop practical, creative, and immediate solutions, and build self-reliance and confidence. In online and in-person sessions, I often incorporate body awareness, grounding, and self-care. 

Making a life change is not trivial at any age, and you may wonder if it is even possible. Fortunately, according to neuroscience, our brains have the capacity to learn, grow, and change in every stage of life, and in that, there is hope. You can teach an old dog new tricks!

In a space free of shame and judgment, we can address your life, work, money, or relationship issues, with psychotherapy customized for your individual needs. At Ask Counseling, all your questions are welcome! I look forward to working with you.

Serving the Portland, OR, metro area – including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Tigard, West Linn, Tualatin, and Vancouver, WA.