Kathleen Polscer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97210
I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 832-5009
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Portland, OR 97210
Motivational Interviewing
I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors.
Heidi Jolson, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CADC-I Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97215
UPDATED JANUARY 2021: I am unable to accept new clients at this time. I believe that people, at any given moment, are functioning as well as they can, given the resources and knowledge they have in that moment. I use a DBT-informed, cognitive-behavioral approach in my counseling practice, and strive to help clients identify and progress toward goals that are personal, meaningful, and move them beyond surviving and into thriving. My counseling strategies are employed using a nonjudgmental stance to help clients uncover obstacles to change, combined with acceptance strategies when change seems out of reach.
Motivational Interviewing
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Portland, OR 97215
Motivational Interviewing
UPDATED JANUARY 2021: I am unable to accept new clients at this time. I believe that people, at any given moment, are functioning as well as they can, given the resources and knowledge they have in that moment. I use a DBT-informed, cognitive-behavioral approach in my counseling practice, and strive to help clients identify and progress toward goals that are personal, meaningful, and move them beyond surviving and into thriving. My counseling strategies are employed using a nonjudgmental stance to help clients uncover obstacles to change, combined with acceptance strategies when change seems out of reach.
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Lane Weeks DeWan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97223
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." (Sarah Williams) Engaging in therapy is a courageous act of self-care in which the dark becomes less daunting, and beauty abounds like stars in a night sky. My goal is to provide a compassionate, accepting, and clarifying space in which to work together toward healing, growth, and optimal quality of life.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 257-5769
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Portland, OR 97223
Motivational Interviewing
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." (Sarah Williams) Engaging in therapy is a courageous act of self-care in which the dark becomes less daunting, and beauty abounds like stars in a night sky. My goal is to provide a compassionate, accepting, and clarifying space in which to work together toward healing, growth, and optimal quality of life.
Jennifer Gray
LPC Intern, MS, NCC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
We hide parts of who we are away because the world has told us we are "too much", which is weird because we may not even feel good enough. It’s easier to be who others need or want us to be, rather than risk showing them who we really are. We desperately want to connect - for them to see us, love the real us. But the fear, the messages that we have been carrying for too long about who we are, convinces us that if we share our true self, people will reject us, ridicule us, even leave us. Maybe our experience proves this fear true, or maybe we secretly agree that in some way, we don't deserve a fulfilling life or love. You feel stuck.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 319-9621
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Portland, OR 97205
Motivational Interviewing
We hide parts of who we are away because the world has told us we are "too much", which is weird because we may not even feel good enough. It’s easier to be who others need or want us to be, rather than risk showing them who we really are. We desperately want to connect - for them to see us, love the real us. But the fear, the messages that we have been carrying for too long about who we are, convinces us that if we share our true self, people will reject us, ridicule us, even leave us. Maybe our experience proves this fear true, or maybe we secretly agree that in some way, we don't deserve a fulfilling life or love. You feel stuck.
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Jamie Leigh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97213
I believe that each of us has an innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes, through difficult experiences and life transitions, we forget that healing and wholeness are always available to us. Therapy is a place where we can compassionately find ourselves again through expression and acceptance of all of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. And as we begin to heal, our perspective of ourselves and others shift in ways that facilitate long-term and lasting change.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 351-1590
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Portland, OR 97213
Motivational Interviewing
I believe that each of us has an innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes, through difficult experiences and life transitions, we forget that healing and wholeness are always available to us. Therapy is a place where we can compassionately find ourselves again through expression and acceptance of all of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. And as we begin to heal, our perspective of ourselves and others shift in ways that facilitate long-term and lasting change.
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Megan C Lammers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
***I am NOT currently accepting new clients.*** As a Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine I believe that we all inherently have the capacity for deep healing within ourselves. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 308-5312
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
***I am NOT currently accepting new clients.*** As a Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine I believe that we all inherently have the capacity for deep healing within ourselves. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma.
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Lindsay Coulter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
*I am not currently accepting new clients* I am a licensed professional counselor working with individuals who are looking for ways to negotiate such issues as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, loss and grief, work stress, parenting, trauma, and developing a healthy lifestyle. My role as a therapist is to be a collaborative, compassionate partner in the therapy process. I encourage listening to your own voice and gaining confidence as you navigate toward emotional well being. Together, we will work through your concerns and reasons for seeking help and support.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 340-4118
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
*I am not currently accepting new clients* I am a licensed professional counselor working with individuals who are looking for ways to negotiate such issues as life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, loss and grief, work stress, parenting, trauma, and developing a healthy lifestyle. My role as a therapist is to be a collaborative, compassionate partner in the therapy process. I encourage listening to your own voice and gaining confidence as you navigate toward emotional well being. Together, we will work through your concerns and reasons for seeking help and support.
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Allie Corcoran
LPC Intern, LPC-I, MS Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
**CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING OHP OPEN CARD AND TRILLIUM***If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the demands of our stressful world, you are not alone. It takes courage to confront the hard things in life and therapy can be a wonderful, though sometimes intimidating, first step in changing and healing. I also have a background in business strategy and enjoy working with business partners to improve communication and understand the issues that may get in the way of running a successful business.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 248-8787
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Portland, OR 97202
Motivational Interviewing
**CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING OHP OPEN CARD AND TRILLIUM***If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the demands of our stressful world, you are not alone. It takes courage to confront the hard things in life and therapy can be a wonderful, though sometimes intimidating, first step in changing and healing. I also have a background in business strategy and enjoy working with business partners to improve communication and understand the issues that may get in the way of running a successful business.
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Bettina G Jensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Covid-19 has brought many challenges for all of us. If you are struggling with relationships in your life, maybe with your intimate partner/spouse or family members, or perhaps at work, you might feel the need to talk with someone. I am a psychotherapist in Oregon and I enjoy assisting people in the exploration of new ways to manage challenges that invariably arise in life. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, or if you are experiencing triggers related to traumatic events I can help you learn new ways of relating to yourself and to others.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 983-8258
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
Covid-19 has brought many challenges for all of us. If you are struggling with relationships in your life, maybe with your intimate partner/spouse or family members, or perhaps at work, you might feel the need to talk with someone. I am a psychotherapist in Oregon and I enjoy assisting people in the exploration of new ways to manage challenges that invariably arise in life. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, or if you are experiencing triggers related to traumatic events I can help you learn new ways of relating to yourself and to others.
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Sajani Patel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97229
*** I am not accepting new clients at this time. I hope to have more space mid January. I do not have a waiting list. Thank you!
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 297-3122
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Portland, OR 97229
Motivational Interviewing
*** I am not accepting new clients at this time. I hope to have more space mid January. I do not have a waiting list. Thank you!
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Daniel Gilbride, LPC, Private Practice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MRC, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97201
I believe each individual has both the capacity and the right to change and to grow. It is my duty to be aware of the whole person and never to reduce him or her to a mental health challenge or diagnosis. Whole people have their own set of circumstances physically, emotionally, educationally and spiritually as well as other facets. I subscribe to a meta-approach. I employ multiple types of treatment modalities. I take these and with the person being served, weave a set of treatments that will best address whatever needs are being presented as obstacles to thriving.
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 925-5037
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Portland, OR 97201
Motivational Interviewing
I believe each individual has both the capacity and the right to change and to grow. It is my duty to be aware of the whole person and never to reduce him or her to a mental health challenge or diagnosis. Whole people have their own set of circumstances physically, emotionally, educationally and spiritually as well as other facets. I subscribe to a meta-approach. I employ multiple types of treatment modalities. I take these and with the person being served, weave a set of treatments that will best address whatever needs are being presented as obstacles to thriving.
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Marina Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
(Closed to new referrals) Anxiety, depression, shame, stress, overwhelm, emptiness, or burn out are some normal responses to life challenges. As social beings, we benefit deeply from supportive people and environments that assist us in uncovering and integrating the wisdom of our minds, bodies and emotions to return to our essential selves--the part that is unshaped by adaptation to difficult experiences. It is my honor to be present and help facilitate people finding their inner strengths, true self, abilities and qualities they didn't fully realize they own as they release the negative effects of the past.
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 783-8598
Verified

Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
Motivational Interviewing
(Closed to new referrals) Anxiety, depression, shame, stress, overwhelm, emptiness, or burn out are some normal responses to life challenges. As social beings, we benefit deeply from supportive people and environments that assist us in uncovering and integrating the wisdom of our minds, bodies and emotions to return to our essential selves--the part that is unshaped by adaptation to difficult experiences. It is my honor to be present and help facilitate people finding their inner strengths, true self, abilities and qualities they didn't fully realize they own as they release the negative effects of the past.
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Katie E Azarow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, I Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Please check back after 1/1/20. Thanks so much! I am passionate about helping others, and believe firmly that each of us holds the answers to our deepest questions and most significant struggles. I believe strongly in identifying what works for each client and tailoring therapy based upon such. I work with an array of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, life changes, adjustment, relational issues and past trauma.
Motivational Interviewing
(402) 281-9039
Verified
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Please check back after 1/1/20. Thanks so much! I am passionate about helping others, and believe firmly that each of us holds the answers to our deepest questions and most significant struggles. I believe strongly in identifying what works for each client and tailoring therapy based upon such. I work with an array of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, life changes, adjustment, relational issues and past trauma.
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Kate O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Are you struggling with a hard life transition you weren’t expecting? Are you wishing you had more coping strategies for your symptoms of anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to while feeling free of judgement or expectations? Do you want to process old hurt that is impacting your life? Are you wanting to play a more active role in your own life? Have you recently experienced a great loss and need support? Are you struggling with LGBTQIA+ challenges? Do you wish you could let go of old hurt? I am here for it! **I am currently taking new clients for teletherapy sessions, sliding scale fee only.**
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 400-3430
Verified
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
Are you struggling with a hard life transition you weren’t expecting? Are you wishing you had more coping strategies for your symptoms of anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to while feeling free of judgement or expectations? Do you want to process old hurt that is impacting your life? Are you wanting to play a more active role in your own life? Have you recently experienced a great loss and need support? Are you struggling with LGBTQIA+ challenges? Do you wish you could let go of old hurt? I am here for it! **I am currently taking new clients for teletherapy sessions, sliding scale fee only.**
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Conner Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, DCSW, LICSW, LMHC, CMHS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Karin hopes to offer a warm, supportive environment for clients to explore their areas of strength, and their areas for potential growth. As an LICSW and LMHC, Karin specializes in individual, child and family counseling. Karin is faculty at university level, and supervises other clinicians working towards licensure. Karin is a master trainer in AMSR (assessing and managing suicide risk, a training for therapists, doctors, nurses and other mental health professionals). Karin is director of a social work organization that promotes equality through social work, and is clinical supervisor at a program for youth.
Motivational Interviewing
(509) 551-1813
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Motivational Interviewing
Karin hopes to offer a warm, supportive environment for clients to explore their areas of strength, and their areas for potential growth. As an LICSW and LMHC, Karin specializes in individual, child and family counseling. Karin is faculty at university level, and supervises other clinicians working towards licensure. Karin is a master trainer in AMSR (assessing and managing suicide risk, a training for therapists, doctors, nurses and other mental health professionals). Karin is director of a social work organization that promotes equality through social work, and is clinical supervisor at a program for youth.
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Crystal Schneider
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC I Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Online sessions are available to all Oregon residents through a secure video platform. Office sessions are also available in Beaverton, Oregon. I believe my role as a counselor involves many functions, which include providing clients with a safe, compassionate, respectful environment to help them learn more about themselves. I believe everyone can make positive, real, healthy, and practical changes in their life.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 256-4915
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Motivational Interviewing
Online sessions are available to all Oregon residents through a secure video platform. Office sessions are also available in Beaverton, Oregon. I believe my role as a counselor involves many functions, which include providing clients with a safe, compassionate, respectful environment to help them learn more about themselves. I believe everyone can make positive, real, healthy, and practical changes in their life.
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Deanna Allmaras
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Are you seeking to improve communication and connection with your partner? We’re all doing the best we can with the relationship tools we currently have. Some of those tools may not be helpful; our parents weren’t good role models, or our perceptions and judgments are flawed, or our beliefs and points of reference don’t serve our interests. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. What you want is relief from suffering, and strength to overcome challenges to gain a better understanding of you and your partner. I am here to provide a safe environment for you to say the hard things and hear your needs.
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 855-6128
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Portland, OR 97239
Motivational Interviewing
Are you seeking to improve communication and connection with your partner? We’re all doing the best we can with the relationship tools we currently have. Some of those tools may not be helpful; our parents weren’t good role models, or our perceptions and judgments are flawed, or our beliefs and points of reference don’t serve our interests. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. What you want is relief from suffering, and strength to overcome challenges to gain a better understanding of you and your partner. I am here to provide a safe environment for you to say the hard things and hear your needs.
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Sarah Zollner Case
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT, NCC, LMFTI, LPCI Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Are you struggling to change unhelpful patterns of interaction in your marriage or relationship? Do you desire more emotional connection or intimacy? Are you recovering from painful experiences and looking for ways to move forward with new-found hope? Are you going through a stressful season in life and feeling overwhelmed by challenges and change? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and looking for new tools to help you thrive? I will approach our work together with genuine curiosity about your story, respect for what you believe, and tools to help you move toward the life you want.
Motivational Interviewing
(503) 966-3604
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Portland, OR 97202
Motivational Interviewing
Are you struggling to change unhelpful patterns of interaction in your marriage or relationship? Do you desire more emotional connection or intimacy? Are you recovering from painful experiences and looking for ways to move forward with new-found hope? Are you going through a stressful season in life and feeling overwhelmed by challenges and change? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and looking for new tools to help you thrive? I will approach our work together with genuine curiosity about your story, respect for what you believe, and tools to help you move toward the life you want.
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Jane Plagge
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97227
I’ve made my work helping individuals navigate how to connect and reclaim parts of themselves they may have thought were lost to anxiety, stress, low motivation, depression, chronic pain, or anger and resentment. We are all human and none of us choose hardship, and yet we still experience it. Distress and pain are part of the human experience. It’s what we do with these experiences that is important. I work with my clients to help them find their way through life’s obstacles and make change that is consistent with their values – what really matters to them.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 351-2140
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Portland, OR 97227
Motivational Interviewing
I’ve made my work helping individuals navigate how to connect and reclaim parts of themselves they may have thought were lost to anxiety, stress, low motivation, depression, chronic pain, or anger and resentment. We are all human and none of us choose hardship, and yet we still experience it. Distress and pain are part of the human experience. It’s what we do with these experiences that is important. I work with my clients to help them find their way through life’s obstacles and make change that is consistent with their values – what really matters to them.
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Zachary Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Unhappy at work, have unsatisfying relationships, feel burned out or stressed out? Maybe you're feeling stuck, somewhat anxious or depressed--know there's a better way? Dealing with serious health issues? Don't know how you're going to get through life's new twist? Often, our problems are the little "instigators," our opportunities for creating change. Usually, that first email or call, deciding to begin, means you're halfway there. You've prepared. Now's the time for a skilled, supportive hand to walk with you. I've had 20+ years experience helping individuals and couples, calmly, with insight, to find their own best solutions.
Motivational Interviewing
(971) 803-6008
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Portland, OR 97214
Motivational Interviewing
Unhappy at work, have unsatisfying relationships, feel burned out or stressed out? Maybe you're feeling stuck, somewhat anxious or depressed--know there's a better way? Dealing with serious health issues? Don't know how you're going to get through life's new twist? Often, our problems are the little "instigators," our opportunities for creating change. Usually, that first email or call, deciding to begin, means you're halfway there. You've prepared. Now's the time for a skilled, supportive hand to walk with you. I've had 20+ years experience helping individuals and couples, calmly, with insight, to find their own best solutions.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Portland Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Portland.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Portland are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Portland. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Portland

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Portland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Portland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Portland or family therapy in Portland.