Elaine Cohn holds an M.S. in Human Movement from Boston University, an M.Ed. from Portland State University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been a Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor since 1997, is registered as an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and is Lead SUP Yoga Instructor at Alder Creek Kayak in Portland
As a wellness professional, Elaine co-developed and implemented the first U.S. Coast Guard Work-Life Wellness Program as well as created and taught health and wellness classes at Boston University, Portland State University, University of Oklahoma’s Health Promotion Department for Native Americans, Compass Oncology and the Internal Revenue Service. As Ombudsman and Associate Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at Portland State University, Elaine has worked with diverse groups of individuals with a broad array of cultural perspectives, interests and abilities.
To book an appointment with Elaine, please contact her directly by phone or email:
503-841-6387 / email@example.com
I’ve been a social worker for 9 years, providing individual and family therapy. Prior to receiving my masters degree in Social Work, I worked for over 15 years in a variety of communities in a number of roles, advocating for people experiencing marginalization, including homelessness, domestic violence, and developmental disabilities. She is passionate about combining the healing methods of yoga and meditation with mental health care. She received her 200 yoga alliance teacher training certificate at Sellwood Yoga in early 2018, which included training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Since, she has explored continuing education and training in yin yoga (With Bernie Clark), restorative yoga and yoga nidra ( IRest Level 1 certification), as well as Reiki I certification. She is currently enrolled in an 800 hour yoga therapy program as well as working toward Level 2 certification in IREST yoga nidra.
My approach is holistic and embodies a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each and every individual. Healing can be enhanced by integrating mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, I hold relevant all aspects of an individual's life and how those aspects are interconnected. My approach is based in mindfulness and is informed by both western philosophies and practices (DBT, CBT and ACT) as well as eastern philosophies and practices (Yoga, Meditation, Breath Work, and Reiki). Additionally, I practice through a lens and with a perspective that is trauma informed, person centered, strength based and culturally responsive. My commitment is to support the people I get the opportunity to work with in living lives that are more meaningful, enriching and nourishing - feeling better, while also living better. I provide a warm, genuine, collaborative and validating environment in which your life story can safely be explored and that which you have found that both serves and is useful to you as well as that which is not. I believe that the essence of true wellness and optimal health lies with the relationship that we have with ourselves and our ability to forgive, accept and love every part, the dark and the light .
Finding the right therapist, one with whom you feel comfortable, can trust and who can understand and accept without judgement your unique journey and struggle is essential if therapy is going to be helpful and useful. My hope is to be a compassionate listener, witness and guide for you, who accepts you unconditionally and offers a safe space and container to explore your hopes, needs and desired changes from a place of self-actualization and realization, empowering you to be your own healer. We can explore thinking and behavior patterns as well as difficult emotions and body sensations that get in the way of acting in accordance with your values and expressing your true self. We can explore the positive elements that exist within you already and how to expand the strength and beauty you already hold and have, but that may just be dormant or stuck. If you have questions or would like to talk, please feel free to contact me or schedule a free consultation.
In addition to therapy, I also teach public and private yoga classes @ Elk Rock Yoga.
I hope that we get to meet, that our paths will cross, in one way or another, sometime soon!
4 sessions for $100 (30 minutes) - Each individual session is 30 minutes long and will provide the opportunity to explore and experience each of the healing practices of Talk Therapy, Reiki, IRest Co-Meditation and Private Therapeutic Yoga.
4 sessions for $200 (60 minutes) - Each individual session is 60 minutes long and will provide the opportunity to explore and experience each of the healing practices of Talk Therapy, Reiki, IRest Co-Meditation and Private Therapuetic Yoga.