Kaijah Bjorklund, Therapist in Oregon — Zencare
Kaijah  Bjorklund
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Kaijah Bjorklund

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Oregon, Georgia Accepting Online
Updated April 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Do your feelings or behaviors feel out of control? Are you feeling stuck and looking for change? My approach can help you heal from the past, find freedom from struggle, grow in confidence, and learn to thrive in your life and relationships. I am experienced in helping people who are navigating a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, trauma recovery, grief, burnout, and perfectionism. Many of my clients find themselves feeling hopeless and overwhelmed with stress in the face of change. As a body-oriented somatic and holistic counselor, I help clients with deep healing work for their body, mind, behavior, and emotions. By addressing the root causes of underlying stuck patterns of thinking and behavior at the level of the nervous system, we can create real and lasting change.

I use neuroscience and evidence-based research to inform my somatic approach including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and mindfulness. I consider the importance of felt experiences and how they impact you, engaging the power of mindfulness, or the practice of self-awareness, which builds bridges in different parts of the brain and allows for new possibilities in emotional patterns and access to new choices. In sessions, I actively incorporate awareness of the body, targeting the habits of physical action, autonomic dysregulation, and posture. By addressing the physical, as well as the psychological effects of adverse experience on mind and body, I help clients work with the past and face challenges in the present.


Message to clients

My practice is a welcoming and inclusive environment. I provide a non-judgmental and empathetic space to support discussing challenging and often taboo subjects, allowing you to address the difficult or traumatic parts of your experiences in the world. I offer support and acceptance for what each person brings to counseling and what their needs are. I believe that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and connect with ourselves. Together, I hope to support my clients develop a new relationship with themselves, overcome obstacles, heal the parts of themselves that have been wounded.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Trauma - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past. Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)
  • Coaching: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

HSA payment options available.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please Inquire About Hours
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Center of Balance Counseling, Therapist/Owner, 2015 - Present
Holistic Healthcare Practitioner/Massage Therapist, Therapist/Owner, 2000 - 2020
Community Counseling Center of Ashland, Intern, 2013 - 2015
Outward Bound Wilderness Therapist, Counselor, 1996 - 1998

Prescott College, Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health, 2015
EMDR Certification Training, EMDR Certification, 2015
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training, Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, 2014
Northern Arizona University, Recreation Therapy/Psychology, 1996


Licensure

Oregon: C5443

Georgia: LPC012582


Languages

English