Beth Klein, LCSW

My name is Beth Klein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon City, OR. I have been working in a professional capacity in the mental health and social services fields for over 28 years, and as a Clinical Social Worker since 1999. I have supported individuals of all ages in their homes, community and office settings, and worked in community mental health, treatment foster care, schools and psychiatric residential facilities. I have experience as skills trainer providing vocational coaching and to support activities of daily living for adults with serious and persistent mental illness; individual and group counseling to middle and high school students; individual therapy and case management for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system; family therapy, crisis intervention and behavioral coaching to the families and therapeutic foster parents of adolescents; clinical supervision and hands-on training to new clinicians and therapists; and professional training and consultation for agencies implement a specific evidence-based model of treatment.

Treatment Orientations

My approach to therapy is uniquely tailored to each person and situation. Though I am trained as a family therapist and view all problems as interactional and interdependent, I also incorporate a combination of therapy modalities in my practice, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed, Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Positive Psychology, Collaborative Problem Solving, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neurobehavioral Model, behavioral interventions and Hypnotherapy (certification in process). I have specialized training in working with people who are involved with foster care, adoption and/or have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. I am person-centered and strength-based in my practice and believe that each person is doing the best that they can and is innately resilient. My job is to create a space where you feel safe to explore difficult thoughts and feelings and to lead you through the healing process with warmth, kindness, authenticity, vulnerability, empathy and humor. Throughout this scared journey, I encourage you to give me feedback to ensure that your needs and goals are being met. When our work together is completed, my hope is that you feel: more empowered, grounded and peaceful when dealing with stressful events; more physically and emotionally present in your body; a greater sense of trust and confidence in yourself and your abilities; less guilt, shame, defensiveness and insecurity in your life; and more closeness with the people who are important to you.

I provide individual therapy to adults who may be experiencing:

  • Depression & mood disorders
  • Anxiety, panic & chronic worry
  • Work stress & burnout
  • Relationship issues & divorce
  • Caregiver burden/burnout
  • Grief & loss
  • Adjustment to complex medical issues or conditions
  • Self-esteem & negative self-image
  • Trauma, vicarious trauma & toxic stress
  • Anger
  • Social isolation
  • Attention issues & executive functioning challenges
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Adolescent emotional & behavioral challenges

I work to serve anyone without judgment to race, gender, financial status, sexual orientation, disability/ability, religion/spirituality/non-belief, urban, rural, or unhoused.

Education

Boston University, MSW (Social Work), 1999
Oregon State University, BS (Psychology and Human Services), 1992
Post Graduate Training Certificate in Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy, Portland State University, 2019
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy “Six-Day Training,” The Wellness Institute, 2019
OR License Number: L3710
Elizabeth “Beth” Klein, LCSW
Pronouns: She/her/hers