MICHELLE WHITNEY, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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michelle@pnwbh.com

Michelle Whitney, LCSW is a board-certified and state-licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon. She obtained her graduate degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2007. Michelle has spent the majority of her career embedded in healthcare, most recently at the OHSU Internal Medicine Clinic. Her specialties include; anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, substance use,  persistent pain, chronic illness, life-changing health outcomes and grief/loss. She supports patients and their families that also have co-occurring conditions and is LGBTQ affirmative. Her client-centered approach to therapy aids in empowering people to be the author of their own stories in and outside of the counseling hour.


Therapeutic Approach: CBT, ACT, MI, Internal Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Trauma-informed, and Person-centered.


She considers her work both a passion and a privilege, “People never cease to amaze me with their strength and resiliency.”


In her free time, you will find her creating her next big adventure alongside her husband and two young children.


"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to." - Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW