Shinjini Bakshi, CSWA

Sex/Gender: Non-binary
Pronouns: They / Them
Ethnicity: Indian
Bio
I walk alongside folks moving through life transitions, intersectional identity exploration, and trauma recovery. My warm, relational, anti-oppressive approach prioritizes intergenerational healing in historically silenced Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities by centering healing justice/collective liberation. Community members come to me with tension in their bodies, feeling stuck, and unsure what to do next. I help children/teens, young adults, parents, and families put down their “protective armor” in order to lighten the emotional load. Together, we can co-create the anti-racist, identity-affirming care that you have been longing for.
As a queer, non-binary, South-Asian American in mental health/substance use recovery, I know that healing is non-linear. I am skilled to go beyond one-size-fits-all approaches by weaving proven modalities with expressive/narrative techniques, body-based/somatic practices, decolonized cultural understandings of complex trauma, and harm reduction principles.
As a domestic violence advocate/substance use specialist, my nourishing partnerships are rooted in collaboration and cultural humility. I feel most energized providing care in English/Bengali to South Asian immigrant/second gen/diasporic folks navigating identity exploration and queer folks wanting to feel more at home in their bodies. Let’s connect through a free 15 minute discovery call at 503-506-4322
Qualifications
License Number: A13159
License State: Oregon
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Medicaid, Private Pay
Location
Portland, Oregon, United States
Languages
English, Bengali
Modalities
Individuals, Families, Groups
Therapy Offered
Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Expressive Arts, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Focused
Issues
ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Burnout, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotion Regulation, Family Conflict, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Marital Concerns, Parenting, Personal Growth, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relational Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sex Therapy, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Grief
Last modified: May 9, 2022

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