Clinician

Pronouns: he/him and they/them 

Phone: 971-301-2697

Email: jay.cusker@spectrumcounselingpdx.com

If you are interested in working with this counselor, you can either contact them directly, or submit a general inquiry through our Contact Page.

Congratulations for taking the next step toward recovery and creating the changes that you seek in your life! I hope that you find that we might be a good fit to begin your new chapter of your life together. I completed a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, in 2009. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in Drama Therapy and the Expressive Arts. I am also certified in Gerontology and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist.   

My experience includes:

Individual, couple and family therapy, as related to :  

    • Substance use
    • Autism Spectrum
    • Gender and sexuality identity exploration
    • Bereavement counseling for loss and grief
    • Existential and spiritual issues
    • Trauma-informed therapy for PTSD
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Older adults and aging

 

I apply an eclectic, organic blend of therapeutic techniques, meeting clients in the current moment. I often use person-centered, trauma-informed approaches. I also use narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and other therapies that focus on a client’s strengths. These approaches are used to meet your needs and find internal solutions to be integrated into your new way of being, toward sustainable recovery.