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You deserve to love your life

Therapy in Portland, Oregon, for trauma, depression and divorce

Healing happens here.

I don’t know you yet, but I’m willing to bet that you are stronger than you think and have an amazing life ahead of you, once you get through your current struggles. Right now, your challenges might seem overwhelming, but, if you’re here, you understand counseling can help.

How can I say this?

Because I’ve worked with so many people in intense pain, people who just want to get their lives back. Over and over I see remarkable strength in these suffering people.

I know this because I see it over and over with people who are in so much pain they are willing to try something new to get their lives back.

It’s easy to forget how strong you have to be to wake up and face each day when you are suffering. Once people find their way through the pain, they are often amazed at the life they can build.

People come for therapy because they are stuck in their pain. They see a life that they want to live and it feels impossible with the burden they currently carry. They’ve tried to manage it on their own and found they cannot do it without help.

Asking for help is one of the hardest things you can do. And therefore, it’s also one of the bravest things to do.

When you are suffering under the weight of depression – feeling alone, overwhelmed, exhausted and hopeless, know that counseling can help.

If you’re struggling with traumatic events from your past and it seems like you can’t get away from those memories, you feel like you’re living in survival mode all of the time – know that therapy can help. 

If you are going through separation/divorce it can be easy to think that there’s no way you could ever recover from this pain and rebuild your life into something amazing. Know that counseling can help. 

I know it can seem like there’s no way forward, that’s where I come in. As a therapist, I use the science of emotional change and therapeutic techniques to help you heal so that you can stop suffering and get back to living the life you really want.

You don’t need to have hope right now – I have plenty for both of us. My hope is unshakeable because I’ve seen it happen so many times.

If you are looking for a Portland therapist to help with…


Are you struggling with a traumatic past that interferes with your ability to live your life? Trauma therapy may be helpful for you.


Feeling sad, lonely, or guilty? Do you feel numb and disconnected, or find yourself angry too often? You may be dealing with depression.

Counseling for Men

Are you a man who is looking to learn how to feel better and connect more effectively with others? Counseling for Men is for you.


Having a hard time recovering after a divorce or breakup? You may find divorce and relationship recovery therapy helpful.

Hi there, I’m Darin…

I’m a therapist right here in Portland, OR. I love helping people get back on track after life has gone off the rails.

I want you to be able to look at your life and feel proud. To be able to say that no matter what is behind you, you like where your life is headed.

Every day I help people rise above their struggles and pursue a life that really matters.

Darin Bergen is such an authentic guy – you really feel that you are connecting with the person inside from the first time you meet him. He puts his personal values right up front in his clinical work – he is deeply motivated to serve his clients by identifying their strengths and setting them in motion to build a satisfying and meaningful life. He’s one of the first people I turn to when I need to bounce my thoughts off of someone.

Elizabeth Goy, PhD
Psychologist in Portland, OR

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