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Melissa Chernaik
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
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Melissa Chernaik

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
12 SE 14th Avenue, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (503) 925-4041
Just being human in this world can be confusing, exhausting and heartbreaking. We all feel stuck sometimes—in old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or harsh beliefs about ourselves or others. And therapy is a great place to change those things. But I believe the true magic of therapy is in learning to feel—really feel in your bones—how whole and worthy you actually are, no matter how stuck or broken you might feel today. My job is to support and challenge you to get to know and accept all parts of yourself (yes, even that harsh inner critic). Together, we'll heal old wounds so you can feel more balanced and integrated.
I help people facing all sorts of challenges—self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, gender identity, sexuality, grief & loss. I'm LGBTQIA+, poly, and kink affirming, body-positive, and generally welcoming of humans in all our beautiful, flawed glory.
Stuckness, struggle and pain may be natural parts of life, but tackling them alone doesn't have to be. 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.
Call or Melissa Chernaik now for a free 15 minute consultation - (503) 925-4041

My Practice at a Glance

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Melissa Chernaik Counseling

12 SE 14th Avenue

Suite 203

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 925-4041
I currently offer both in-person and secure video telehealth sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (503) 925-4041

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Melissa Chernaik Counseling

12 SE 14th Avenue

Suite 203

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 925-4041
I currently offer both in-person and secure video telehealth sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $190
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
  • Out of Network
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I do not accept insurance at this time, but am happy to provide a superbill for out-of-network reimbursement, if your plan offers it.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
"
I do not accept insurance at this time, but am happy to provide a superbill for out-of-network reimbursement, if your plan offers it.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Oregon / C5754 Melissa Chernaik
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Attended Portland State University, Graduated 2017
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem

Expertise

  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Intersex 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
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Location

Primary Location

Melissa Chernaik Counseling

12 SE 14th Avenue

Suite 203

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 925-4041
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I currently offer both in-person and secure video telehealth sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
"
I currently offer both in-person and secure video telehealth sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (503) 925-4041
Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Last Modified: 7 Mar 2024