Therapists in Portland, OR

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Liz Cloud
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Supporting people in becoming their best selves is my life's work. Here's a bit about my therapy approach to help you learn if we might be a good fit: my intention is to support you in moving through difficulty and pain in a way that you feel good about. I incorporate warmth, humor, and honest feedback, helping you safely experiment with new ways of being and communicating. When we identify and replace unhelpful coping strategies, there is relief from suffering.
Supporting people in becoming their best selves is my life's work. Here's a bit about my therapy approach to help you learn if we might be a good fit: my intention is to support you in moving through difficulty and pain in a way that you feel good about. I incorporate warmth, humor, and honest feedback, helping you safely experiment with new ways of being and communicating. When we identify and replace unhelpful coping strategies, there is relief from suffering.
(503) 966-5757 View (503) 966-5757
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Kim E Lucey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Not accepting new clients
Everyone deserves to be treated as an individual with respect for their own beliefs, goals and definition of success. It is on this strong belief that I base my work with children, adults, couples and families. For over 17 years, I have been supporting growth and healing of children, adults, couples and families with multi-layered struggles. These include; mood struggles, communication and relational conflicts, history of acute trauma, behavioral struggles, family conflicts, and identity struggles and substance use/abuse. I also have long term experience working with families who have come together through foster care or adoption.
Everyone deserves to be treated as an individual with respect for their own beliefs, goals and definition of success. It is on this strong belief that I base my work with children, adults, couples and families. For over 17 years, I have been supporting growth and healing of children, adults, couples and families with multi-layered struggles. These include; mood struggles, communication and relational conflicts, history of acute trauma, behavioral struggles, family conflicts, and identity struggles and substance use/abuse. I also have long term experience working with families who have come together through foster care or adoption.
(971) 225-0105 View (971) 225-0105
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Allies in Change
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Portland, OR 97225
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
(503) 406-1462 View (503) 406-1462
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Avery Lucas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
Accepting new clients for February and March! I enjoy working with families, couples, individuals and children. Many of us struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief, and more. My approach is to walk alongside you and explore and further process the challenges that may be present in your life. I hope to provide an environment where you may feel safe and accepted. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I use attachment-based, existential, and systems frameworks. Together, we may work together exploring patterns in relationships, support systems, past and present experiences, and emotions.
Accepting new clients for February and March! I enjoy working with families, couples, individuals and children. Many of us struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief, and more. My approach is to walk alongside you and explore and further process the challenges that may be present in your life. I hope to provide an environment where you may feel safe and accepted. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I use attachment-based, existential, and systems frameworks. Together, we may work together exploring patterns in relationships, support systems, past and present experiences, and emotions.
(503) 755-8634 View (503) 755-8634
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Chris Ferrante, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
I provide individual counseling for adults living in Oregon and Washington, as well as clinical supervision to Masters-level counselors working toward licensure as an LPC in Oregon. Counseling can be helpful in numerous ways. Some examples include: building skills to manage anxiety and mood, overcoming obsessions and compulsions, working through past trauma, and overcoming fear of social situations. I take a client-centered, integrative approach and utilize evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
I provide individual counseling for adults living in Oregon and Washington, as well as clinical supervision to Masters-level counselors working toward licensure as an LPC in Oregon. Counseling can be helpful in numerous ways. Some examples include: building skills to manage anxiety and mood, overcoming obsessions and compulsions, working through past trauma, and overcoming fear of social situations. I take a client-centered, integrative approach and utilize evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
(503) 436-6291 View (503) 436-6291
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Cameron MacKinney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Currently Accepting New Clients! We all face challenges and stressors in our lives; it’s part of being human! However, you don’t need to go through them alone. I’d be honored to help you along your personal journey of discovery and self-betterment. Let’s work together to achieve the life you deserve. I believe therapy is a collaborative process. You’re the expert on your life! I’m here to follow your lead and help build upon the inherent strengths and capabilities you already possess while providing guidance and insight along the way.
Currently Accepting New Clients! We all face challenges and stressors in our lives; it’s part of being human! However, you don’t need to go through them alone. I’d be honored to help you along your personal journey of discovery and self-betterment. Let’s work together to achieve the life you deserve. I believe therapy is a collaborative process. You’re the expert on your life! I’m here to follow your lead and help build upon the inherent strengths and capabilities you already possess while providing guidance and insight along the way.
(971) 252-7505 View (971) 252-7505
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Amanda Salmick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with individuals who are living with symptoms of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. You may be struggling with emotion regulation, feeling stuck, persistanly sad, or hopeless. I use a variety of evidence based modailites in our sessions together to include DBT, IFS, and Brainspotting. I have completed the IFS Institute's level 1 training and am a certified Brainspotting practitioner. My counseling style infuses kindness, humor, and compassion to best support you in our sessions together.
I have a passion for working with individuals who are living with symptoms of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. You may be struggling with emotion regulation, feeling stuck, persistanly sad, or hopeless. I use a variety of evidence based modailites in our sessions together to include DBT, IFS, and Brainspotting. I have completed the IFS Institute's level 1 training and am a certified Brainspotting practitioner. My counseling style infuses kindness, humor, and compassion to best support you in our sessions together.
(503) 966-0479 View (503) 966-0479
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Shayna MacLean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
Hello my name is Shayna and it's nice to meet you. I currently have openings for new clients. I am passionate about serving marginalized communities who have previously experienced harm within the mental health system as a result of institutionalized biases. Additionally, I specialize in working with folx transitioning into adulthood, individuals exploring their various identities including gender and sexuality identities, and survivors of trauma related to domestic violence and sexual assault. I have passion in serving the LGBTQ+ community and identify as part of the community. Trauma informed therapy is the basis for my work.
(503) 212-6681 View (503) 212-6681
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Ryan Burwell
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My specialties include neurodivergence and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience with narcissistic abuse recovery. I take a person-centered approach to counseling and will gladly walk alongside you on your journey towards health and healing.
My specialties include neurodivergence and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience with narcissistic abuse recovery. I take a person-centered approach to counseling and will gladly walk alongside you on your journey towards health and healing.
(503) 212-9117 View (503) 212-9117
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Amelia Patrice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Do you identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender-nonconforming? Are you neurodivergent (such as ADHD or autism), or have a disability? Do you work in social justice or in the sex industry? I bring experience in these areas to support you in your healing process. Whether you are addressing PTSD, chronic PTSD, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety, stress or depression, or want to improve your self-esteem, I can help.
Do you identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or gender-nonconforming? Are you neurodivergent (such as ADHD or autism), or have a disability? Do you work in social justice or in the sex industry? I bring experience in these areas to support you in your healing process. Whether you are addressing PTSD, chronic PTSD, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety, stress or depression, or want to improve your self-esteem, I can help.
(503) 809-8652 View (503) 809-8652
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Carl Jensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
"...Psychotherapy...is as varied as human individuals. Treat every patient as individual as possible...the solution of the problem is always an individual one," wrote CG Jung. While living our lives we all go through periods of struggle and difficulty. From time to time help is needed in the form of counseling to assimilate and integrate the problems, and/or otherwise painful emotions. My approach to therapy is humanistic and client centered. I value each person as an individual. I will work collaboratively with you to nurture and support the healing and changes you envision for yourself.
"...Psychotherapy...is as varied as human individuals. Treat every patient as individual as possible...the solution of the problem is always an individual one," wrote CG Jung. While living our lives we all go through periods of struggle and difficulty. From time to time help is needed in the form of counseling to assimilate and integrate the problems, and/or otherwise painful emotions. My approach to therapy is humanistic and client centered. I value each person as an individual. I will work collaboratively with you to nurture and support the healing and changes you envision for yourself.
(971) 803-3641 View (971) 803-3641
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Siri Hoogen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Are you frustrated that you can't "snap out of it" when you feel depressed, anxious, or making the same mistakes over and over again? Maybe you have felt stuck for a long time, wondering what's wrong with you that you can't find your way out. But all of us of us get lost in our suffering sometimes, because when you're in the middle of it, it's hard to see the way through. I offer the outside perspective and collaboration you need to get unstuck, to help you find your way back to a full and satisfying life.
Are you frustrated that you can't "snap out of it" when you feel depressed, anxious, or making the same mistakes over and over again? Maybe you have felt stuck for a long time, wondering what's wrong with you that you can't find your way out. But all of us of us get lost in our suffering sometimes, because when you're in the middle of it, it's hard to see the way through. I offer the outside perspective and collaboration you need to get unstuck, to help you find your way back to a full and satisfying life.
(503) 298-6467 View (503) 298-6467
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Johnny A Yorga
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97286  (Online Only)
Do you need a change? Are you experiencing obstacles that you can't seem to get past? You thought life would look different by now, but it feels like something is holding you back. It may not feel like it yet, but change is possible. Let's get you on the path toward the future you want.
Do you need a change? Are you experiencing obstacles that you can't seem to get past? You thought life would look different by now, but it feels like something is holding you back. It may not feel like it yet, but change is possible. Let's get you on the path toward the future you want.
(503) 897-9560 View (503) 897-9560
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Anya Hicks, MA/Snowlion Therapy
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PCA
Verified
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
If you have experienced anxiety, you know how awful it can feel at times. Like a ghost, it can come from nowhere and you suddenly have knots in your stomach or shaky hands, chest constriction, or worse - you may feel like passing out or throwing up. There are lots of helpful skills to deal with anxiety once you know the symptoms. Yet anxiety is not always seen for what it is. It can hide behind angry outbursts, procrastination, compulsive behaviors, insecurity, self-deprecation, and tendencies to please others. Yet sometimes, anxiety is a messenger of deeper truths and hidden wounds.
If you have experienced anxiety, you know how awful it can feel at times. Like a ghost, it can come from nowhere and you suddenly have knots in your stomach or shaky hands, chest constriction, or worse - you may feel like passing out or throwing up. There are lots of helpful skills to deal with anxiety once you know the symptoms. Yet anxiety is not always seen for what it is. It can hide behind angry outbursts, procrastination, compulsive behaviors, insecurity, self-deprecation, and tendencies to please others. Yet sometimes, anxiety is a messenger of deeper truths and hidden wounds.
(971) 315-4860 View (971) 315-4860
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Maureen A O'Donnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, Jungian, Analyst
Verified
Portland, OR 97212
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
(503) 880-0966 View (503) 880-0966
Photo of Veronica Melo, Clinical Social Work Associate in Portland, OR
Veronica Melo
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Veronica is a bilingual bicultural associate clinical social worker with multiple years of experience working with adolescents and families in residential and school settings. Veronica’s methods often include client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed care as well as motivational interviewing. Veronica has experience supporting clients through depression, anxiety, trauma, and immigrant related stressors.
Veronica is a bilingual bicultural associate clinical social worker with multiple years of experience working with adolescents and families in residential and school settings. Veronica’s methods often include client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed care as well as motivational interviewing. Veronica has experience supporting clients through depression, anxiety, trauma, and immigrant related stressors.
(503) 868-2283 View (503) 868-2283
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Nicole Lapotin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97230
I am passionate about supporting people as they grow into their best selves, learn to be seen for who they are rather than what they look like, and strive to accept imperfections and pain with greater self-compassion. I treat eating disorders (binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, exercise addiction), anxiety, depression, traits of borderline personality, interpersonal trauma, and relationship problems in families and couples. I believe that a collaborative and accepting relationship is needed for people to change and heal.
I am passionate about supporting people as they grow into their best selves, learn to be seen for who they are rather than what they look like, and strive to accept imperfections and pain with greater self-compassion. I treat eating disorders (binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, exercise addiction), anxiety, depression, traits of borderline personality, interpersonal trauma, and relationship problems in families and couples. I believe that a collaborative and accepting relationship is needed for people to change and heal.
(971) 302-2538 View (971) 302-2538
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Sarah Howeth
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.
The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.
(503) 344-1669 View (503) 344-1669
Photo of Jessica Van der Merwe, Counselor in Portland, OR
Jessica Van der Merwe
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
Waitlist for new clients
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, being in a toxic or abusive relationship, or experiencing the horrors of a traumatic event can set you on a collision course with daily triggers to anger, sadness, overwhelm, panic, or dissociation. Maybe you notice your reactions in your relationships are causing harm, and you regularly experience the dreaded “shame spiral.” You minimize your pain, or others regularly do. If this is you, I’m glad you’re here. Long-term healing is possible. Even if only a small part of you hopes for change, I'm confident it's enough to start the journey toward a peaceful and thriving life.
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, being in a toxic or abusive relationship, or experiencing the horrors of a traumatic event can set you on a collision course with daily triggers to anger, sadness, overwhelm, panic, or dissociation. Maybe you notice your reactions in your relationships are causing harm, and you regularly experience the dreaded “shame spiral.” You minimize your pain, or others regularly do. If this is you, I’m glad you’re here. Long-term healing is possible. Even if only a small part of you hopes for change, I'm confident it's enough to start the journey toward a peaceful and thriving life.
(360) 335-3906 View (360) 335-3906
Photo of Lisa Marie Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Lisa Marie Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
You are not alone. You are not broken. You are not lost. You are more than your feelings and thoughts. You are whole. You are unique. You are your mind, body, and spirit. Healing is a process and a way of being. You have so much to give and receive. No matter what your struggle, whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, fear, shame, or lack of self-discipline, let me support you in this process to live the life you want to live.
You are not alone. You are not broken. You are not lost. You are more than your feelings and thoughts. You are whole. You are unique. You are your mind, body, and spirit. Healing is a process and a way of being. You have so much to give and receive. No matter what your struggle, whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, fear, shame, or lack of self-discipline, let me support you in this process to live the life you want to live.
(503) 836-8275 View (503) 836-8275

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Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
46% Aetna
37% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.