Clement Wilson, MSW, CSWA
Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives
Clement is a Clinical Social Work Associate and a school social worker for a K-12 public alternative school in Portland, OR. Clement’s foundational focus as a therapist and social worker is to cultivate and maintain trusting, safe, reliable, and consistent relationships with the youth and families they work with.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Clement earned their undergraduate degree in Visual Art/Film from Emerson College in Boston and their Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Portland State University. Clement has worked extensively with youth in outdoor behavioral health settings and inpatient residential treatment centers as a supervisor, direct care staff, and consultant. As a clinician, Clement practices modalities such as narrative therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, expressive arts therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care. Clement also focuses on developing and implementing culturally responsive social-emotional learning programs for students and staff in public education. An experienced educator and public speaker, Clement has designed and facilitated interactive gender diversity workshops for the National Wilderness Therapy Symposium, Youth Passageways, Oregon School Social Work Conference, and for Portland Public Schools.
Clement believes in the transformative and healing powers of nature, where people can connect with various ecosystems to help them claim their gifts, deepen their sense of self, and find belonging in their communities. Clement understands that people are the experts on their own lives, and the role of a therapist is to guide and support clients in uncovering and trusting their inherent and unique knowledge, strengths, gifts, and wisdom.
Clement enjoys photography and capturing the beauty in the people and places they encounter. They love swimming in rivers, oceans, lakes, bike rides through the city, playing soccer, and connecting with loved ones over long dinners and rich conversation. They live with their partner, a sweet dog and cat, and a bunch of plants.