Next Generation Counseling PDX, LLC
Eliza McBride,MS, NCC, LPC-A
Mental Health Counselor
Counseling theories I use include:
Person Centered Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Solution Focused Therapy
CBT, DBT, EMDR
Hello! My name is Eliza Alvarez McBride (she/her), and I'm a Nationally Certified Counselor. I completed my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and certificate in Trauma-Informed Services at Portland State University. Prior to my graduate degree, I completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies.
I have experience working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress related to life transitions and adjustments. I have training in suicide intervention and working with survivors of domestic violence, childhood abuse, and generational trauma. Additionally, I have training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals, and I'm in the process of completing training in Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
As a first generation Filipina-American, Asian-American, and as a woman of color, I became interested in counseling because I realized the need for more representation in this field. Growing up, it was a challenge finding a counselor who could acknowledge or understand my cultural backgrounds. I wanted to change this by becoming the therapist I needed when I was younger. I hope to encourage individuals, especially those from the margins, to seek help.
I feel that each generation shows progress with de-stigmatizing mental health services. I named my practice Next Generation Counseling PDX because I want my generation and the next generation to know that trauma-informed and culturally-informed help is available.
Note: As a Registered Associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by its Code of Ethics. I am supervised by Summer Brown, LMFT.
More info can be found on my Professional Disclosure Statement.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
- Maya Angelou
"If we want to change things in our lives, we have to change things ourselves."
- Grace Lee Boggs
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
- Carl Rogers
"With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we'd give to a good friend."
- Kristin Neff
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