Dena Wellington

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  • Tigard, Oregon
  • Oregon In-Person
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • she/her
  • Spiritual
  • Serves Ages 19 to 100

Primary Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Chronic Illness
  • Terminal Illness
Also Experienced With
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • SE (Somatic Experiencing)
  • Stress
  • Trauma-Focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)


I am a licensed clinical social worker in Oregon with 18 years of experience. My focus has been on medical social work, serving older adults and their families. Specifically, I have been supporting those impacted by cancer for the past 7 years. I am passionate about working with individuals with chronic illness, particularly those experiencing re-traumatization in the context of life-limiting illness and loss. I am certified in somatic attachment therapy and I use inner relationship focusing and somatic experiencing strategies regularly to support clients’ emotional evolution. I draw from polyvagal theory to assist clients in learning, tracking and regulating their own nervous system responses, My practice incorporates the use of somatic EMDR, bilateral stimulation, tapping, and parts work when indicated.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • CareOregon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • Trillium Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP