Debesh Mallik, M.S.

Therapy has the potential to help you find deeper meaning in your life. My aim is to walk alongside you in your personal journey towards exploring what that is for you, and how you can use that sense of meaning to live a life you enjoy living.

When you engage in therapy it tells me that you care about yourself enough to try something different. I am collaborative in therapy in that I work with you on what you desire to achieve from therapy. I explore your daily habits and struggles that you find are not in line with your deepest values. I can help you learn how to integrate tools and strategies into your daily life to help you improve areas where you get “stuck.”

In 2016, I graduated with a master’s in psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This was a time in my life where I also learned a lot about how to navigate my life, work, and relationships in a more skillful way. Now I am working towards a PhD in Clinical Psychology where I have been researching, developing, and delivering mindfulness interventions for addictive disorders. This training, along with years of meditation experience have shown me that turning towards difficult experiences instead of turning away from them or shutting down, can bring clarity, consistency, and meaning to life. It is my hope to help you explore both the challenging situations and victories in your life to help you get a better sense of direction and clarity in navigating through the ups and downs of life.

The therapy I provide is both informed by scientific research and Eastern philosophy. As we are living in challenging and demanding times, it can be difficult to prioritize time for ourselves and our personal growth. I try my best to create that space where individuals can be vulnerable and make incremental changes to reduce suffering and increase well-being.

Treatment Approach

Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Modalities: Individual

Client Focus

Ages: Works with adults (ages 18+) only
Special Populations: LGBTQ affirmative; ethnically-diverse populations

Qualifications

Years in Practice: 2
Degree: M.S. Psychology
Year Graduated: 2016 (M.S.)
License Number and State: Supervised by Dr. Bryce Doehne, Licensed Psychologist in Oregon # 2880

Specialties:

  • Addiction
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Financial

Average Cost: $20 flat rate
Sliding Scale: $20 flat rate
Accepted Insurance Plans: none

How I can help:

I am good at working with people who are caught up in the “hamster wheel” of thoughts that get in the way of how they want to live. My personal experience with meditation and training in behaviorism inform how I conceptualize how people get stuck in suffering, as well as strategies on how to interrupt this process to achieve desired living. Through mindfulness training you may discover patterns in the way you think that drive your behavior. I can help you explore these areas of your life where you are on “autopilot” and create strategies to help you live more fully.

Email Address: dmallik@portlandpsychotherapyclinic.com
Phone: (503) 281-4852 ext. 221

To contact me, call me at 503-281-4852 x221, or use the confidential contact form below.

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