Parenting Therapists in Happy Valley, OR

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Heather Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Waitlist for new clients
Thanks for looking at my profile. I recently changed my focus to working more with adoptive parents as well as teen and adult adopted persons. As an adoptive parent myself, I have focused for the last nine years on education and training that has made me a more adoption competent therapist and parent. Parents, if your child has special needs, learning disabilities, or experience with trauma I know it can be especially hard to set aside the time to get help for yourself, but I hope you call. Teens and young adult adopted persons, I want to walk alongside you as you take on the tough task of finding identity. You deserve to be heard!
Thanks for looking at my profile. I recently changed my focus to working more with adoptive parents as well as teen and adult adopted persons. As an adoptive parent myself, I have focused for the last nine years on education and training that has made me a more adoption competent therapist and parent. Parents, if your child has special needs, learning disabilities, or experience with trauma I know it can be especially hard to set aside the time to get help for yourself, but I hope you call. Teens and young adult adopted persons, I want to walk alongside you as you take on the tough task of finding identity. You deserve to be heard!
(971) 205-1895 View (971) 205-1895
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Resilient Minds Family Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97015  (Online Only)
I am also a child-parent interaction therapy (CPIT) counselor and provide individualized parental training.
My therapeutic work focuses on understanding your inner world to build a trusting relationship. Creating a safe and nonjudgemental environment for you is my goal. During the therapy process I aim to define problem areas to help you, your marriage, or your child overcome obstacles pertaining to emotional issues or behavioral issues. I work with kids who experience issues with divorce, school, peers, learning, discipline, and trauma. When working with couples, I use a specific scientific method aimed at addressing particular troubled areas in the relationship from communication issues and conflict to affairs.
I am also a child-parent interaction therapy (CPIT) counselor and provide individualized parental training.
My therapeutic work focuses on understanding your inner world to build a trusting relationship. Creating a safe and nonjudgemental environment for you is my goal. During the therapy process I aim to define problem areas to help you, your marriage, or your child overcome obstacles pertaining to emotional issues or behavioral issues. I work with kids who experience issues with divorce, school, peers, learning, discipline, and trauma. When working with couples, I use a specific scientific method aimed at addressing particular troubled areas in the relationship from communication issues and conflict to affairs.
(541) 329-3280 View (541) 329-3280
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Blossom Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Do you sometimes feel lonely, frustrated, or unsure about how to parent your child (neurotypical, neurodiverse, highly sensitive, biological, foster, adopted, step-child or inner child)? Has your child received a recent diagnosis and you are wondering what it means and how to start helping them? Is your family experiencing high parental conflict or has been through a recent life transition and needs guidance and support? Or, perhaps, raising your child has caused you to re-examine your own childhood and relationships with members of your family of origin? If so, I would love to be on your "team".
Do you sometimes feel lonely, frustrated, or unsure about how to parent your child (neurotypical, neurodiverse, highly sensitive, biological, foster, adopted, step-child or inner child)? Has your child received a recent diagnosis and you are wondering what it means and how to start helping them? Is your family experiencing high parental conflict or has been through a recent life transition and needs guidance and support? Or, perhaps, raising your child has caused you to re-examine your own childhood and relationships with members of your family of origin? If so, I would love to be on your "team".
(503) 994-1360 View (503) 994-1360
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Tiffany Kettermann
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Each team member brings unique experience and skills to these issues - from using somatic solutions such as EMDR and art therapy, to individuals trained in parenting, family or child therapy, CBT, DBT, and more.
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, trying to heal from trauma, or need support with gender, identity, or LGBTQ2SIA+ issues? Health Allies specializes in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and trauma. We also have many therapist who specialize and identify with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. If you have struggled with any of the above, we can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place.
Each team member brings unique experience and skills to these issues - from using somatic solutions such as EMDR and art therapy, to individuals trained in parenting, family or child therapy, CBT, DBT, and more.
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, trying to heal from trauma, or need support with gender, identity, or LGBTQ2SIA+ issues? Health Allies specializes in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and trauma. We also have many therapist who specialize and identify with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. If you have struggled with any of the above, we can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place.
(503) 831-9909 View (503) 831-9909
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Heather Lara Family Therapy LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97015
I enjoy working with older teens and adults who are experiencing struggles with ADHD, Anxiety, Parenting, Depression and Eating-related issues.
I enjoy working with older teens and adults who are experiencing struggles with ADHD, Anxiety, Parenting, Depression and Eating-related issues.
(503) 217-6709 View (503) 217-6709
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Alexis S Aiger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself lying awake at night, unable to stop your thoughts? Do you constantly worry about the future or if people really like you? Maybe you consistently second guess everything you say or do, certain that you’ve somehow messed up? Are you able to see all the possible catastrophes, and pay little attention to possible positive outcomes? Are you certain that if you were just a tad closer to perfect, everything would be better? You aren’t alone! Over 31% of adults and adolescents experience anxiety disorders in their lives. It doesn’t have to interfere with your life though.
Do you find yourself lying awake at night, unable to stop your thoughts? Do you constantly worry about the future or if people really like you? Maybe you consistently second guess everything you say or do, certain that you’ve somehow messed up? Are you able to see all the possible catastrophes, and pay little attention to possible positive outcomes? Are you certain that if you were just a tad closer to perfect, everything would be better? You aren’t alone! Over 31% of adults and adolescents experience anxiety disorders in their lives. It doesn’t have to interfere with your life though.
(503) 486-3233 View (503) 486-3233
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Joann Lundberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Is your child experiencing behavioral problems that interfere with school, family, or friendships? Is your teen distant, defiant or have mood swings? While facing challenges in childhood is a normal part of growing up, sometimes kids need additional help learning the skills needed to navigate big feelings, worries, upsetting and confusing events and the stressors of modern life. I offer kids an opportunity to learn and practice new skills, a safe space to explore big feelings and can help them learn to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a helpful way using creative, and fun approaches and evidence based practices
Is your child experiencing behavioral problems that interfere with school, family, or friendships? Is your teen distant, defiant or have mood swings? While facing challenges in childhood is a normal part of growing up, sometimes kids need additional help learning the skills needed to navigate big feelings, worries, upsetting and confusing events and the stressors of modern life. I offer kids an opportunity to learn and practice new skills, a safe space to explore big feelings and can help them learn to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a helpful way using creative, and fun approaches and evidence based practices
(971) 308-5321 View (971) 308-5321
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Heather Taplett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
I am currently providing telehealth appointments. Are you seeking therapy for yourself, your child, or marriage? Are you sad? Anxious? Are you worried about your teen? Are you having trouble in a romantic relationship? Have you recently experienced a loss? Whatever you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. I want join you in the process of healing and changing. Together, we will revisit the values that motivate you to pursue change and work to pursue your goals through experiences both in and out of session.
I am currently providing telehealth appointments. Are you seeking therapy for yourself, your child, or marriage? Are you sad? Anxious? Are you worried about your teen? Are you having trouble in a romantic relationship? Have you recently experienced a loss? Whatever you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. I want join you in the process of healing and changing. Together, we will revisit the values that motivate you to pursue change and work to pursue your goals through experiences both in and out of session.
(503) 616-2657 View (503) 616-2657
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Wendy Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that works with individuals, couples and families by integrating a cognitive-behavioral and family systems approach. I provide a warm, safe, supportive environment, and my therapeutic style is respectful, collaborative and solution-focused.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that works with individuals, couples and families by integrating a cognitive-behavioral and family systems approach. I provide a warm, safe, supportive environment, and my therapeutic style is respectful, collaborative and solution-focused.
(503) 446-2250 View (503) 446-2250
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Carolyn Hoffmann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Chronic stress, life changes, loss, trauma, illness, or relational problems can cause coping difficulties that impact quality of life. Although time alone can sometimes help, meaningful resolution of the problems and real growth takes place within the context of a supportive relationship. It is within a nurturing relationship that individuals heal and grow.
Chronic stress, life changes, loss, trauma, illness, or relational problems can cause coping difficulties that impact quality of life. Although time alone can sometimes help, meaningful resolution of the problems and real growth takes place within the context of a supportive relationship. It is within a nurturing relationship that individuals heal and grow.
(503) 479-2603 View (503) 479-2603
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Brooke Caouette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Trust that gut instinct that’s telling you something has to change and that healing is attainable. You don't have to fix yourself, figure it all out, or change on your own. If you've found yourself constantly pushing forward only to find that anxiety, exhaustion, depression, or loneliness persist and you have yet to find a relationship, substance, life change, or feeling of control that can make it better in any lasting way- it's time to for things to get better. Whether you are struggling with general fatigue from the state of our world or your past experiences have completely caught up to you, I’m here to help.
Trust that gut instinct that’s telling you something has to change and that healing is attainable. You don't have to fix yourself, figure it all out, or change on your own. If you've found yourself constantly pushing forward only to find that anxiety, exhaustion, depression, or loneliness persist and you have yet to find a relationship, substance, life change, or feeling of control that can make it better in any lasting way- it's time to for things to get better. Whether you are struggling with general fatigue from the state of our world or your past experiences have completely caught up to you, I’m here to help.
(503) 832-5751 View (503) 832-5751
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Tim Ludeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
You thought that you were going to have a great marriage, but so far that hasn't been working out. You hate the idea of divorce, but also hate the idea of coming home from work and having a big fight, so maybe you just avoid each other in order to keep the peace. You've perfected how to go through the motions with your friends and family, but behind closed doors, the two of you can hardly look each other in the eye. Or maybe you are struggling with a job you don't like, being too busy and stressed out all the time, or feeling stuck in a life you know should be better. You were created to live a dynamic life, and this isn't it.
You thought that you were going to have a great marriage, but so far that hasn't been working out. You hate the idea of divorce, but also hate the idea of coming home from work and having a big fight, so maybe you just avoid each other in order to keep the peace. You've perfected how to go through the motions with your friends and family, but behind closed doors, the two of you can hardly look each other in the eye. Or maybe you are struggling with a job you don't like, being too busy and stressed out all the time, or feeling stuck in a life you know should be better. You were created to live a dynamic life, and this isn't it.
(503) 406-4221 View (503) 406-4221
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Nicole Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Most of my work is with children, teenagers and adults/families who are noticing big feelings that can be new or part of an ongoing story.
Most of my work is with children, teenagers and adults/families who are noticing big feelings that can be new or part of an ongoing story.
(503) 683-8288 View (503) 683-8288
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Zachary Simon Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97086
I value the unique experiences and narratives that an individual brings to their therapeutic process and celebrate the willingness to lean into the often-difficult work that therapy can elicit. It is my hope that the therapeutic process will illuminate the patterns and events that can and have created conflict and stress; and inhibit one’s feeling of wellbeing.
I value the unique experiences and narratives that an individual brings to their therapeutic process and celebrate the willingness to lean into the often-difficult work that therapy can elicit. It is my hope that the therapeutic process will illuminate the patterns and events that can and have created conflict and stress; and inhibit one’s feeling of wellbeing.
(503) 386-0562 View (503) 386-0562
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Amber Cottrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Nearly everyone, at some point in their lives, experiences feelings of depression, anxiety, or simply feeling stuck. Whether these feelings are the result of childhood experiences or current circumstances, meaningful change can come from counseling. I believe everyone can benefit from counseling, whether you're struggling with intense emotions that you don't know how to handle, or are simply struggling with making a life decision.
Nearly everyone, at some point in their lives, experiences feelings of depression, anxiety, or simply feeling stuck. Whether these feelings are the result of childhood experiences or current circumstances, meaningful change can come from counseling. I believe everyone can benefit from counseling, whether you're struggling with intense emotions that you don't know how to handle, or are simply struggling with making a life decision.
(503) 966-9489 View (503) 966-9489
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Michelle Craig Lpc Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Life, relationships, even moments, can be hard. It is often difficult to talk about what is going on inside, to find footing when it seems your life is crumbling. I will hold space for you, all yours, a hard thing to find in real life, and provide an opportunity for you to connect more deeply with yourself, heal and recover. We will work collaboratively to develop a healthier, happier you. This creates a natural domino effect into your life. You will learn skills, insight, see the negative dynamics that effect you consciously and unconsciously. This allows you to change, to integrate all the hurt pieces of you into a healthy whole.
Life, relationships, even moments, can be hard. It is often difficult to talk about what is going on inside, to find footing when it seems your life is crumbling. I will hold space for you, all yours, a hard thing to find in real life, and provide an opportunity for you to connect more deeply with yourself, heal and recover. We will work collaboratively to develop a healthier, happier you. This creates a natural domino effect into your life. You will learn skills, insight, see the negative dynamics that effect you consciously and unconsciously. This allows you to change, to integrate all the hurt pieces of you into a healthy whole.
(503) 832-5413 View (503) 832-5413
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Dave Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97015
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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Don Dodson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Therapy can be a tremendously rewarding and enlightening experience leading to lifelong change. My approach to working with clients is to tailor my interventions to meet their specific needs and to work with them in a collaborative fashion to help them access their own strengths and wisdom. My first priority is to listen,to understand your perspective and life experience. I will then work with you to help you gain insight into your current challenges. My goal is to address your problems directly, assist you in finding solutions, and get you back into your life as soon as possible.
Therapy can be a tremendously rewarding and enlightening experience leading to lifelong change. My approach to working with clients is to tailor my interventions to meet their specific needs and to work with them in a collaborative fashion to help them access their own strengths and wisdom. My first priority is to listen,to understand your perspective and life experience. I will then work with you to help you gain insight into your current challenges. My goal is to address your problems directly, assist you in finding solutions, and get you back into your life as soon as possible.
(503) 446-6251 View (503) 446-6251
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Gina Worley Individual And Couples Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling stuck in your relationships or old memories and experiences you thought you were over? Anxiety, depression and feeling overwhelmed can keep us from being present in our everyday lives. How about communication with those you are close to? Do you avoid hot topics for fear it will lead to another fight? Has infidelity created painful wounds? These are common issues that many people struggle with and yet there are solutions to these difficulties even if you have had the same argument for 30 years. Let me help you navigate a new way with your partner, your family, your co-workers.
Have you been feeling stuck in your relationships or old memories and experiences you thought you were over? Anxiety, depression and feeling overwhelmed can keep us from being present in our everyday lives. How about communication with those you are close to? Do you avoid hot topics for fear it will lead to another fight? Has infidelity created painful wounds? These are common issues that many people struggle with and yet there are solutions to these difficulties even if you have had the same argument for 30 years. Let me help you navigate a new way with your partner, your family, your co-workers.
(503) 343-9346 View (503) 343-9346
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Cary Lazara Coll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Happy Valley, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Empowerment comes from being open to exploring your inner strength as a means of gaining insight and knowledge. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate space for self-discovery. Through the Empowerment Model I use an eclectic, client centered, and strength based approach to finding healing and growth in the midst of challenges. By exploring the origin of symptoms and how they influence thoughts and behaviors we can overcome obstacles to feeling genuine health and wellness.
Empowerment comes from being open to exploring your inner strength as a means of gaining insight and knowledge. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate space for self-discovery. Through the Empowerment Model I use an eclectic, client centered, and strength based approach to finding healing and growth in the midst of challenges. By exploring the origin of symptoms and how they influence thoughts and behaviors we can overcome obstacles to feeling genuine health and wellness.
(971) 351-0347 View (971) 351-0347

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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.