Justin Kram, MA, LMFT
My name is Justin Kram and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and older adults, in every stage of life. I believe that effective psychotherapy strengthens a developing ability to trust and express evolving personal truths more fully and compassionately. We learn in therapy to gather our awareness and acknowledge our feelings. We become more comfortable listening to our intuition and expressing ourselves in new and surprising ways. I believe that the competing demands of modern life, with all of their contradictory pushes and pulls, often contribute to painful confusion and disconnection.
I strive to offer a safe, creative space to consider and recalibrate your relationship to the internal and external beliefs and influences that shape your experience in the world. I maintain a deep reverence for the unique path that each of us has taken in exploring, getting lost, setting, and achieving goals in this precious and precarious life.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients in a number of different mental health
settings before joining The Healing Haven. In these roles I have gained significant
experience in: individual therapy, bio-psycho-social assessments, crisis intervention, and group therapy facilitation on themes including: employment challenges, stress management, and open support to bolster self and relational awareness skills. I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in relational psychodynamic theory which posits that 1) there is much occurring beneath the surface of our lives that can rise to
conscious awareness and 2) that trauma occurs in relationships and can heal, with care and attention, in conscious relationships. I also draw in my work from evidence-based practices including: CBT, ACT, DBT and mindfulness modalities. While I consider the psychological theories behind my work, I hold them lightly in the room, believing most fundamentally in the importance of an adaptive, culturally-sensitive, non-judgmental stance with my clients.
My specialties include:
stress and overwhelm, anxiety and depression (especially related to unresolved childhood experiences), men’s issues, relationship distress, young adult transitions, career and midlife transitions, high sensitivity, and spiritual questioning.
I welcome ALL races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions, abilities, ethnicities, and people without judgment.
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2013
Brown University, BA in Comparative Literature, 2003
Oregon LMFT T1574
California LMFT 96866