Silas (Ben) Wright, NCC, LPC

Silas (Ben) Wright, NCC, LPC 
Rhizome Counseling LLC
1029 May St #C
Hood River on the 2nd Floor above the Good Medicine Lounge
Phone: 971-266-1558

My belief is our work together may help you navigate the process of change, gain new perspectives, experience emotional opening, and overall personal growth. I look forward to working with you and would be honored to hear your story.

I work with adults on concerns of PTSD, anxiety/depression, relational intimacy, men’s issues, gender/sexual identity, and chronic illness/pain. Much of my experience has been dedicated to working with Native Americans as well as Pacific Rim and Latin American immigrants.

Above and beyond, our therapeutic relationship and personality fit are extremely important parts of your counseling experience. I am guided by the methods you find meaningful and helpful, believing you possess strengths, coping skills, and potential to be fulfilled in moving beyond your current concerns. I bring a flexible, strengths-based approach that honors the context of your life (Relational, Ecotherapy, and Multicultural approaches) as well as the richness of how you experience your world (Mindfulness-based, DBT, and Gestalt approaches). I also believe an integrative approach to mental health is essential in that my clients’ struggles often relate to underlying nutritional imbalances, untreated illness, or are expressed as body experiences. I have trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I, a body-based approach to treating trauma and PTSD that often can help when talking is not quite enough.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Portland State University, maintain a National Certified Counselor credential (NCC), and am an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

I am originally from Austin, Texas and have lived in New York, San Francisco, and Kathmandu, Nepal. I have worked in wilderness education and believe strongly in the healing power of Nature. Lastly, having worked at Sesame Street in the 90’s, I had the privilege of once being on a first name basis with Elmo and Big Bird.