Therapist in Portland, Oregon Tressa Ernst, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Portland, Oregon Tressa Ernst, LCSW

Tressa Ernst, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2012.

MSW, University of Chicago: Evidence Based Practice Program, 2010.

BA in Psychology, Trinity Western University: Human Services Program, 2006

Tressa has worked with children, adolescents, and their families at an inpatient psychiatry unit, as well as with adults with co-occurring substance use issues and mental illness on a community mental health outreach team, and on an integrated primary care team providing group and individual counseling.

Tressa is trained in EMDR including attachment-focused EMDR for complex PTSD and often utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in her work with clients as well. With these interventions, she aims to approach counseling with each client in a holistic way, blending approaches as needed to best serve each person. She views counseling as a collaborative process and welcomes feedback from clients in their work together to build a trusting therapeutic relationship to support healing, growth, and reaching clients’ specific goals. Time and time again she has been impressed by the resilience of individuals and finds joy in calling attention to the strengths of each person she serves.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente (Northwest)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pacific Source
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sana Benefits
  • Trillium


  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please call us at 503-253-4600 to schedule an appointment with Tressa Ernst.

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