Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC

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Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC


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Offers video and phone sessions

Melissa Chernaik Counseling
12 SE 14th Avenue
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 925-4041

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Announcement icon I'm currently offering sessions by secure video, to help keep you safe.
We all feel stuck sometimes—in old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or harsh beliefs about ourselves or other people. Stuckness, struggle and pain may be natural parts of life, but tackling those things alone doesn't have to be. I work with people facing all sorts of challenges—like self esteem, sexuality, depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship struggles, gender identity, grief and loss, and life transitions. I'm LGBTQIA+, poly, and kink welcoming/affirming.
We go to therapy for change. But that change is often less about being different, and more about learning to trust your true self—getting to know all parts of you (even that harsh inner critic!) and healing old wounds so you can feel more balanced. My job is to support you—and challenge you—in identifying and removing the barriers in your way.
Just being human in this world can be confusing, exhausting and heartbreaking. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgmental place to dig in— leaning on genuine human connection, self-compassion, and even humor. My style is honest, direct and collaborative; I'm 'in it' with you as a partner in the work. If that sounds good, please get in touch.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Portland State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: C5754 Oregon

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors / 884662
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Melissa Chernaik Counseling
12 SE 14th Avenue
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 925-4041
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Neighborhoods:
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Aug 2020
Melissa Chernaik, MS, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland

Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC