How it works


I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental, safe environment to build a relationship based on trust, non-violence, and unconditional friendliness. From this place, I help you change your way of being in the world through working with core material, such as feelings, beliefs, and memories. It is down here, deep in your subconscious, that I can help you discover the full expression of who you are and what is possible in your life. This process can be difficult at times, which is why I offer specialized training in the branch of psychology concerned with the alleviation of human suffering.


  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Experiential/Existential
  • Mindfulness-Informed
  • Body-Centered/Somatic Therapy
  • Couple/Family/System Theory
  • Pair Bonding/Attachment Theory

Specializing in Couple Therapy

I am dedicated to providing couples with a transformative and deeply impactful therapy experience based on the renowned Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin. Grounded in attachment theory, neuroscience, and developmental research, this innovative approach offers a profound understanding of how couples can create secure and lasting bonds. I draw from Dr. Tatkin’s methodology to help partners navigate the complexities of their relationship dynamics and cultivate a secure and thriving bond. Through compassionate and interactive sessions, I help couples to explore their attachment styles, reactions, and communication patterns, empowering them to co-create a safe and attuned emotional environment. Learn more at the PACT Institute.

Start Here

I offer a free, in-person consultation to see if we are a good fit together. This introductory meeting will allow us to discuss some of what you hope to get out of therapy, and provide opportunity to understand the type of therapy I offer.

Common Issues in Counseling

  • Trauma

  • Addiction
  • Death and Dying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Spiritual Materialism
  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Psychedelic Preparation/Integration

  • You being You

  • Communication
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Finances
  • Parenting
  • Emotional Fluency
  • Power Differentials
  • Lifestyles and Values
  • In-laws and Families
  • Infidelity and Betrayal

About Me

August Jensen Therapist in Hood River

In my practice, I approach therapy with a unique blend of traditional western psychology and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. This combination allows me to offer a genuine and authentic approach to healing and growth.

One of the greatest pains we carry is the fact that we were alone in dealing with difficulty and challenges, particularly in childhood. The counseling relationship we build together is itself a corrective experience.

No magic fixes or quick solutions will be offered because, well, there aren’t any, but also because I believe in the strength of our shared journey. My true passion lies in helping you uncover your own resilience and potential, guiding you towards a more meaningful and balanced life.

Remember, this is a collaborative process, and your unique story matters. I genuinely care about helping you live a more fulfilling life, finding harmony within yourself, and embracing the fullness of your being.