Parenting Therapists in Damascus, OR

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Juliette R Pierce
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Damascus, OR 97089
I would love to partner with community kids and families to help support their family from a holistic lens. I care about children's overall development as well as the entire family's quality of life. Parents are often stretched out thin and deserve a community to help support their unique family needs. Research shows that caregivers of children with special needs experience greater stress levels than caregivers of typically developing children. Caregivers deserve community support from an experienced therapist. We can set goals together to promote the goals that are important to your family.
I would love to partner with community kids and families to help support their family from a holistic lens. I care about children's overall development as well as the entire family's quality of life. Parents are often stretched out thin and deserve a community to help support their unique family needs. Research shows that caregivers of children with special needs experience greater stress levels than caregivers of typically developing children. Caregivers deserve community support from an experienced therapist. We can set goals together to promote the goals that are important to your family.
(503) 744-6841 View (503) 744-6841
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Dave Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Damascus, OR 97089
If you feel discouraged regarding your relationship I can help. I have advanced training and experience successfully helping couples achieve their relationship goals. Couples I have worked with state that I am easy going, helpful, effective, warm, and engaging. I have training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. I also have over 10 years experience helping individuals over-come issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and men's issues. I like helping people successfully accomplish their goals. Call me for a free consultation.
If you feel discouraged regarding your relationship I can help. I have advanced training and experience successfully helping couples achieve their relationship goals. Couples I have worked with state that I am easy going, helpful, effective, warm, and engaging. I have training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. I also have over 10 years experience helping individuals over-come issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and men's issues. I like helping people successfully accomplish their goals. Call me for a free consultation.
(971) 338-4091 View (971) 338-4091
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Rebecca L Gay
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Damascus, OR 97015
I aim to provide relationally-based psychotherapy through effective interventions that honor the context of each client. My work has focused on individuals and relationships and the healing of trauma through relationally-based, trauma-informed therapy.
I aim to provide relationally-based psychotherapy through effective interventions that honor the context of each client. My work has focused on individuals and relationships and the healing of trauma through relationally-based, trauma-informed therapy.
(971) 247-1972 View (971) 247-1972
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Leah Chambers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Damascus, OR 97015
Now accepting new clients! Clients often come to me for support with relieving symptoms associated with trauma, attachment injuries, interpersonal problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. Right now you might feel stuck, directionless, without the skills you need to succeed, or find yourself in unhelpful patterns. Perhaps you have experienced a crushing loss. You're here because you desire to experience that you are strong, capable and worthy - to overcome, move forward, and be resilient. Life can be messy, hard, painful. I enjoy helping clients build skills for relief and developing resilience.
Now accepting new clients! Clients often come to me for support with relieving symptoms associated with trauma, attachment injuries, interpersonal problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. Right now you might feel stuck, directionless, without the skills you need to succeed, or find yourself in unhelpful patterns. Perhaps you have experienced a crushing loss. You're here because you desire to experience that you are strong, capable and worthy - to overcome, move forward, and be resilient. Life can be messy, hard, painful. I enjoy helping clients build skills for relief and developing resilience.
(503) 647-6861 View (503) 647-6861
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Melissa Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Damascus, OR 97089
Not accepting new clients
Do you ask yourself, "Why did I do that"? Are you telling yourself, "I need to just get over it"? Anxiety and regret can be constant reminders that eat away at your self-worth. Let's quiet those worries and build you up with easy strategies utilized in daily life.
Do you ask yourself, "Why did I do that"? Are you telling yourself, "I need to just get over it"? Anxiety and regret can be constant reminders that eat away at your self-worth. Let's quiet those worries and build you up with easy strategies utilized in daily life.
(503) 822-6175 View (503) 822-6175

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Tiffany Machia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the work that I do and specialize in couples counseling, relationship issues, anxiety/stress management, life transitions, parenting/parental skill building, self-esteem and codependency.
Hi there! I know that finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially when things may already feel overwhelming and you're doing your best to keep your head above water. Life gets busy, relationships get strained, and it can be tough to juggle all of the different hats you wear. I believe that everyone has strengths and my goal is to empower clients to work through barriers that may lead them to be feeling stuck. I take a holistic, client-centered, directive approach with individuals and couples. I show up in sessions as my genuine self and hope to create an environment where my clients feel safe to do the same.
I am passionate about the work that I do and specialize in couples counseling, relationship issues, anxiety/stress management, life transitions, parenting/parental skill building, self-esteem and codependency.
Hi there! I know that finding the right therapist can be challenging, especially when things may already feel overwhelming and you're doing your best to keep your head above water. Life gets busy, relationships get strained, and it can be tough to juggle all of the different hats you wear. I believe that everyone has strengths and my goal is to empower clients to work through barriers that may lead them to be feeling stuck. I take a holistic, client-centered, directive approach with individuals and couples. I show up in sessions as my genuine self and hope to create an environment where my clients feel safe to do the same.
(503) 465-4935 View (503) 465-4935
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Megan Coggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clackamas, OR 97015
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a new parent or have you been a parent for awhile and you feel alone, depressed, anxious, or unsure of yourself? I understand. If you or your spouse is pregnant and experiencing stress, feeling anxious or keyed up, feeling like you're never enough, I’m here for you. I utilize an attachment perspective that can help you understand how early childhood attachments may be impacting current relationships and how to create healthy attachments with those you love in your life. There is hope to find the peace, healthy coping skills, relationship skills, and personal growth needed to live a happier and more whole life.
Are you a new parent or have you been a parent for awhile and you feel alone, depressed, anxious, or unsure of yourself? I understand. If you or your spouse is pregnant and experiencing stress, feeling anxious or keyed up, feeling like you're never enough, I’m here for you. I utilize an attachment perspective that can help you understand how early childhood attachments may be impacting current relationships and how to create healthy attachments with those you love in your life. There is hope to find the peace, healthy coping skills, relationship skills, and personal growth needed to live a happier and more whole life.
(503) 854-5901 x700 View (503) 854-5901 x700
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Christina W. Enticknap
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
I work with both youth and adults. I help individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I have years of experience working with children and families dealing with divorce, adoption, foster care, self-esteem, school challenges, and parenting/ discipline. I use a variety of tools in my practice including talk therapy, expressive arts, play, and sand tray.
I work with both youth and adults. I help individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I have years of experience working with children and families dealing with divorce, adoption, foster care, self-esteem, school challenges, and parenting/ discipline. I use a variety of tools in my practice including talk therapy, expressive arts, play, and sand tray.
(503) 822-6242 View (503) 822-6242
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Bridget Saladino
Professional Counselor Associate, MDiv, LPCA, NHA AT, KAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206
I have additional training/experience in Mediation, Trauma Informed Parenting, and The Nurtured Heart Approach.
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
I have additional training/experience in Mediation, Trauma Informed Parenting, and The Nurtured Heart Approach.
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
(503) 852-5662 View (503) 852-5662
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Dr. Katie Statman-Weil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I am a foster, adoptive, and biological parent and bring this experience into my work.
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Are big tantrums taking over your day? Do you wonder if there is something wrong with your child, or you? I can help. I understand that some children are harder than others. You're not a bad parent, you may just need different tools than the other parents you see at the park or grocery store. Parenting a child with big behaviors is not easy, it sometimes feels downright awful, and is often lonely. It can get better. With the right tools your relationship with your child can and will change. Without judgement I will walk alongside you and your family as you create the life you want.
I am a foster, adoptive, and biological parent and bring this experience into my work.
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Are big tantrums taking over your day? Do you wonder if there is something wrong with your child, or you? I can help. I understand that some children are harder than others. You're not a bad parent, you may just need different tools than the other parents you see at the park or grocery store. Parenting a child with big behaviors is not easy, it sometimes feels downright awful, and is often lonely. It can get better. With the right tools your relationship with your child can and will change. Without judgement I will walk alongside you and your family as you create the life you want.
(971) 257-1028 View (971) 257-1028
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Lisa M Cutler-Stamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukie, OR 97222
My specialty areas are: Attachment Relationship Issues, Anxiety/PTSD, Depression, School and Developmental issues, Adult/Childhood/Family Adjustment and Transitional Issues such as divorce, trauma, major life changes, Family Therapy and Parenting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. When I work with a client, I strive to collaborate to solve problems and open up opportunities for each individual to experience themselves, their relationships and life in a more positive, and healthy way.
My specialty areas are: Attachment Relationship Issues, Anxiety/PTSD, Depression, School and Developmental issues, Adult/Childhood/Family Adjustment and Transitional Issues such as divorce, trauma, major life changes, Family Therapy and Parenting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. When I work with a client, I strive to collaborate to solve problems and open up opportunities for each individual to experience themselves, their relationships and life in a more positive, and healthy way.
(503) 567-4654 View (503) 567-4654
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Dmitri Dosamantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukie, OR 97222  (Online Only)
I help folx struggling with communication, parenting issues, healing infidelity or navigating non-traditional relationships.
I've been in practice for 20+ years and I'm passionate about helping people move forward in their lives. My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and goal oriented. Together we can discover how to break your maladaptive patterns, build on your strengths, and begin your journey to heal. In my practice, you will find openness without judgement and an environment where you can heal the wounds that may be causing low self-esteem, relationship issues, problems at work; or depression and anxiety. Together we can create the changes you want in your life.
I help folx struggling with communication, parenting issues, healing infidelity or navigating non-traditional relationships.
I've been in practice for 20+ years and I'm passionate about helping people move forward in their lives. My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and goal oriented. Together we can discover how to break your maladaptive patterns, build on your strengths, and begin your journey to heal. In my practice, you will find openness without judgement and an environment where you can heal the wounds that may be causing low self-esteem, relationship issues, problems at work; or depression and anxiety. Together we can create the changes you want in your life.
(971) 340-4192 View (971) 340-4192
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Monica Dils
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clackamas, OR 97015
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialties in early childhood play therapy, attachment, child-parent psychotherapy, and collaborative problem solving.
I enjoy working jointly with children and families who have difficulties in their relationships and development, including those who have lived through traumatic events and experienced foster care and adoption. I believe all children and families have inherent strengths and the ability, with help, to make positive changes in their relationships. I can help parents understand their child’s behavior and developmental needs, enhance trust, and build secure attachments within the family. I want families to learn new skills, increase resilience, overcome obstacles, and thrive.
I have specialties in early childhood play therapy, attachment, child-parent psychotherapy, and collaborative problem solving.
I enjoy working jointly with children and families who have difficulties in their relationships and development, including those who have lived through traumatic events and experienced foster care and adoption. I believe all children and families have inherent strengths and the ability, with help, to make positive changes in their relationships. I can help parents understand their child’s behavior and developmental needs, enhance trust, and build secure attachments within the family. I want families to learn new skills, increase resilience, overcome obstacles, and thrive.
(503) 461-4002 View (503) 461-4002
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Melanie Mamola
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97267
Waitlist for new clients
The fact that you are here, browsing for a potential counselor, is a brave step in the direction of growth, and I would be honored to accompany you on this most heartfelt journey. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, parenting issues, divorce, and feelings of low self-worth, as well as with those who are sober curious, in recovery, or who want to explore behavioral addictions.
The fact that you are here, browsing for a potential counselor, is a brave step in the direction of growth, and I would be honored to accompany you on this most heartfelt journey. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, parenting issues, divorce, and feelings of low self-worth, as well as with those who are sober curious, in recovery, or who want to explore behavioral addictions.
(503) 486-3345 View (503) 486-3345
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Jennifer Ripley-Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukie, OR 97222
I honor where each person is in the change process and provide compassion, new perspectives, and tools for change. My areas of specialty are depression and anxiety, trauma, parenting and adjustment to life events. I listen with great attention and care to help clients identify patterns that keep them from moving forward. I help clients realize a sense of wholeness by understanding how our past and present, and strengths and challenges are interconnected. This type of work has the potential for deep and meaningful change.
I honor where each person is in the change process and provide compassion, new perspectives, and tools for change. My areas of specialty are depression and anxiety, trauma, parenting and adjustment to life events. I listen with great attention and care to help clients identify patterns that keep them from moving forward. I help clients realize a sense of wholeness by understanding how our past and present, and strengths and challenges are interconnected. This type of work has the potential for deep and meaningful change.
(503) 476-9609 View (503) 476-9609
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Stuart Malkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Waitlist for new clients
Depression, anxiety, and relational stress can keep you from living your life to its full potential. While difficult and stressful experiences are unavoidable in life, there is a way for you to find joy, purpose, and passion again with the right support. With the help of mindfulness-based counseling, I can help you heal and thrive again! Some of the issues I can help you with include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, couple's work, co-dependency, historical trauma, Men's Issues, cultural oppression, life purpose/career, parenting issues, creative blocks, and Climate anxiety and grief.
Depression, anxiety, and relational stress can keep you from living your life to its full potential. While difficult and stressful experiences are unavoidable in life, there is a way for you to find joy, purpose, and passion again with the right support. With the help of mindfulness-based counseling, I can help you heal and thrive again! Some of the issues I can help you with include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, couple's work, co-dependency, historical trauma, Men's Issues, cultural oppression, life purpose/career, parenting issues, creative blocks, and Climate anxiety and grief.
(971) 203-0686 View (971) 203-0686
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The Healing Haven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Our approach to therapy is tailored toward each unique person, family or couple. We see people with difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, parenting issues, grief and loss issues, eating disorders and weight issues, chronic pain, career decisions and addictions. Our approach is a combination of traditional techniques and heart centered deep healing. Our approach geared toward finding the source of overwhelming feelings and making connections with current difficulties. Within this process we encourage healthy release of feelings which leads to healthier relationships and positive self esteem.
Our approach to therapy is tailored toward each unique person, family or couple. We see people with difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, parenting issues, grief and loss issues, eating disorders and weight issues, chronic pain, career decisions and addictions. Our approach is a combination of traditional techniques and heart centered deep healing. Our approach geared toward finding the source of overwhelming feelings and making connections with current difficulties. Within this process we encourage healthy release of feelings which leads to healthier relationships and positive self esteem.
(971) 253-7923 View (971) 253-7923
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Sandra Caroompas Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Play Therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy for children/families.
Life is a journey! Do you feel overwhelmed, distressed, disconnected or lost, is your life hard to navigate. I believe that compassionate, reflective therapy can help restore vitality and renew hope. Individuals, couples, children/families, experience emotional struggles and challenging behaviors because of the impact of a variety of past and present variables, not because of weakness. Symptoms/Behaviors are simply indicators of need, and actually illuminate innate strength that guides healing. I'mabout collaborating with you to build strengths, explore barriers to enjoyment of life, and create a joyful resilience.
Play Therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy for children/families.
Life is a journey! Do you feel overwhelmed, distressed, disconnected or lost, is your life hard to navigate. I believe that compassionate, reflective therapy can help restore vitality and renew hope. Individuals, couples, children/families, experience emotional struggles and challenging behaviors because of the impact of a variety of past and present variables, not because of weakness. Symptoms/Behaviors are simply indicators of need, and actually illuminate innate strength that guides healing. I'mabout collaborating with you to build strengths, explore barriers to enjoyment of life, and create a joyful resilience.
(541) 216-6743 View (541) 216-6743
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Brenda Niedert
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Struggling with thoughts and emotions that feel out of control? Grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing loss in other areas of your life? Having parenting or relationship difficulties? Experiencing a major life transition? Feeling unsure about your future? I'm here to help. Together we can discover ways for you to cope with these life challenges. We can explore goals that make sense to you and who you want to be. We can find safe ways to explore what is holding you back in creating the life you want to live.
Are you feeling stuck? Struggling with thoughts and emotions that feel out of control? Grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing loss in other areas of your life? Having parenting or relationship difficulties? Experiencing a major life transition? Feeling unsure about your future? I'm here to help. Together we can discover ways for you to cope with these life challenges. We can explore goals that make sense to you and who you want to be. We can find safe ways to explore what is holding you back in creating the life you want to live.
(503) 461-0506 View (503) 461-0506
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Anchor Within Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97266
We all have lived experiences, life choices, and developmental stages which have shaped our story. Seeking therapy, or counseling, can carry a negative stigma in some families and communities. We work to change this perspective, especially concerning issues with youth, families, and racially-diverse communities. We work from a holistic perspective that includes attention to your physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and relational well-being. Our Therapists have a rich blend of experiences including: residential treatment, child welfare, adoption/foster care, parenting support, substance use, family care,& community mental health.
We all have lived experiences, life choices, and developmental stages which have shaped our story. Seeking therapy, or counseling, can carry a negative stigma in some families and communities. We work to change this perspective, especially concerning issues with youth, families, and racially-diverse communities. We work from a holistic perspective that includes attention to your physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and relational well-being. Our Therapists have a rich blend of experiences including: residential treatment, child welfare, adoption/foster care, parenting support, substance use, family care,& community mental health.
(503) 461-4170 View (503) 461-4170

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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.