About Jean Shirkoff
I graduated from Portland State University in 1987 with a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). I was licensed in 1989 and received my ACSW in that year as well. Having completed an internship at an agency, I was subsequently hired and worked for several years seeing individuals, couples and families. While at the agency, I trained as a supervisor so I could supervise interns and clinicians working toward licensure. In 1993, I went into Private Practice and added Business Coaching.
I have always been influenced by an experiential and systems approach to my work with a focus on attachment needs. Whether I am working with an Individual, Couple, Family or Executive, I believe that we are moving from an information age to a relationship age. No matter what the context, we all must focus on our relationships. Learning how to regulate our emotions and how to respond to those around us is the crux of success.
I live in Portland with my husband and four dogs.