Kelley O'Gorman

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since 2011  2 ARTICLES

About Kelley O'Gorman

Hello! I'm excited to be here, sharing my thoughts and insights with you. This is a fantastic venue to help grow an important field. I work as an Individual & Couples Therapist out in Portland, Oregon.

My world view on relationships is an amalgamation of various therapeutic theories that amount to: Hope, Kindness and Strength. I enjoy understanding systemic patterns, family dynamics and how we make use of these things in our relationships. My side passion is studying the brain and it's connections to our emotions.

I actually didn't start in this field, however. My first job was in Advertising (Saturn Cars) as I really like to figure out what motivates people. From Advertising, I moved into Marketing, Focus Groups and Retail Design. I was fortunate enough to work for some amazing companies that had the leading edge on those things. Although the corporate world didn't have the certain je ne sais quoi I hoped it would. 

When I had my first baby, I decided to stay home. And I took it seriously. I studied the developing brain, the developing infant and the developing child. By the time I had my second child, I was enrolling for graduate school. 

I may have been the oldest student in my classes, yet passion burned. It seemed life had brought me to the very place I was supposed to be.

I've been honored to work with some amazing people so far and look forward to growing old in my therapists chair.

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