About Bart Walsh, MSW, LCSW, DCSW


 
Bart Walsh, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. He has practiced in the Portland area since 1987, maintaining the highest professional ethical standards. He directs Affinity Counseling and Hypnosis as well as The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Portland.

Bart's orientation to counseling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy is essentially a strengths perspective with a solution focus. The strengths perspective acknowledges all the strengths, resources and instinctual imperatives within an individual that have helped the individual get to the present moment. The strengths perspective helps scan for the resources needed to resolve or modify the concern that is brought to treatment.

The influences that guide Bart's work and contribute to the strengths perspective have been derived from studies, experience or training in: systems theory, Jungian therapy, cognitive therapy, object relations theory, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, hypnosis, breath work, narrative therapy, ego-state therapy, solution focused therapy, music therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and more.

In addition to direct clinical work with individuals, couples and families, Bart offers hypnotherapy training to qualified professionals. Bart's articles have been published in The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.