Existential Humanistic NorthWest Affiliates
Our diverse team of professional affiliates includes the following Existential-Humanistic mental health professionals and students located in and around the Portland metro area.
If you are interested in becoming a professional affiliate, please see Affiliation Opportunities above. Note that being added to the Affiliate Directory is subject to board discretion.
MSW, CSWA, ACSW
Each individual enters therapy with a constellation of unique life experiences that shapes that person. Experiences, biology, modes of thinking, and environment create who we currently are. I hope to aid you in exploring your past, current, and future selves in order to help alleviate unwanted present-day thoughts, emotions, feelings, and experiences.
My therapeutic approach is tailored to adults who are currently experiencing psychosis, depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal deficits, and other issues regarding the self. I am a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and work well with the individualistic and affirmative fashions in which human beings choose to self-identify. As a clinical social work associate, I believe that the individual is part of a great system: the micro (familial), the mezzo (immediate community), and the macro (the world at large). I look forward to speaking with you and holding a dialogue around how I can best meet your unique needs.
Jeffrey Kiilsgaard is a graduate of the Portland State University School of Social Work (MSW), and he received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Washington in psychology with a minor in environmental science. He is a current psychotherapist at Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, a private outpatient provider focusing on individual treatment through a contemplative lens. Jeffrey is also currently aiding local community mental health agency start-ups and currently works with Mind Solutions as their lead assessment clinician and consultant.
His work at multiple agency levels (both private and nonprofit) has led him to value the existential-humanistic paradigm, and directed him toward a unique treatment approach that incorporates a global assessment of the individual while also taking into account the individual’s unique wants, needs, and goals.
In his free time, you can find Jeffrey hiking around the Pacific Northwest, snowboarding during the winter months, and enjoying leisure time with his husband and 1.5 year old pug.