About the Blogger|Erin E. Durst, MSW, QMHP
I am a psychotherapist in Portland, OR. Originally from Colorado and now firmly installed in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I went into social work because I’m passionate about helping the people I work with change their lives by realizing their own strengths!
As a therapist, I believe that although each one of us faces unique challenges, everyone can benefit from self-work in therapeutic settings. I see life as a journey that we are all on. We do have to walk the path ourselves, but it can sometimes be helpful to have a guide or road marker to help us find our way.
My interests in mindfulness-based relapse prevention stem from a 10-year personal mindfulness practice in Zen Buddhism. My clinical practice includes stints in medical mental health settings, victim’s services, corrections, and community mental health.