Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Portland, Oregon; and, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
My name is Alan Kaiser. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I work with those experiencing unnecesary and excessive suffering--often manifesting in anxiety and worry, stess-intolerance, irritability and anger, hopelessness and depression, and/or unsatisfying or conflicting relationships. In over 20 years of practice, I have helped my clients find meaning and resolution to their suffering. Please consider contacting me should you have any of the following concerns:
Distressing personal experiences (anxiety, anger, despair).
Conflict and/or emptiness in your relationships.
A lack of purpose and/or direction in life.
The following forms are word documents (name.doc) which can be opened and edited with Microsoft Word, Macintosh Pages, and other text editing software. If you fill them out on your computer you can then send it by email as an attachment. You can also print out the completed form for delivery by fax, postal mail or hand delivery.
If you need assistance with the forms please contact me:
Phone: (503) 245-5356
Fax: (503) 245-5393
Email: Contact by email
Psychological and interpersonal difficulties can often be resolved through problem-solving efforts, the help of others, and can even improve with the cultivation of tolerance, acceptance and forgiveness. However sometimes, in spite of our best efforts to understand and work through our difficulties, nothing seems to work and our suffering might even worsen. It is during these times of unremitting and reoccurring suffering that counseling and/or psychotherapy can be helpful.
Alan Kaiser, a clinical social worker and nurse practitioner, has maintained a counseling/psychotherapy practice since 1987 and is trained and proficient in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. His methods of intervention are derived from psychodynamic, family-systems, cognitive and pharmacological therapies as well as from the field of Mindfulness (Buddhist) psychology. During the assessment and initial phase of intervention a specific approach, or blend of approaches, is selected in ‘accord with’ or ‘to fit’ the client and his or her difficulties. These are then considered with respect to anticipated outcomes and, as necessary, modified. The process is both individual and interpersonal; the treatment relationship containing and protecting the delicate and creative process of individual exploration.