Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Jeff D. Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Jeff D. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
I want to know about the ‘why’ that lights you up. Finding meaning, that deep resonance that stirs your being, will not make your problems go away, or make the world a more hospitable place. But it will connect you to the power to build your resilience and your capacity for experiencing the vastness of life. I’m interested in knowing about that which you hold sacred. Meaning-making will be foundational in our work together, and will serve as a catalyst towards a more expansive way of living.
I want to know about the ‘why’ that lights you up. Finding meaning, that deep resonance that stirs your being, will not make your problems go away, or make the world a more hospitable place. But it will connect you to the power to build your resilience and your capacity for experiencing the vastness of life. I’m interested in knowing about that which you hold sacred. Meaning-making will be foundational in our work together, and will serve as a catalyst towards a more expansive way of living.
(503) 436-7861 View (503) 436-7861
Photo of Megan Soland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Megan Soland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help client's heal from trauma and re-establish a relationship with their intuition and learn how to trust themselves again with therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Energy Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Somatic-based interventions. I infuse the therapeutic process with Human Design and other strategies for building intuition and self-trust to heal. I help client’s through a deconditioning process to challenge past lessons and messages that no longer serve them so they can realign with their true self. Each person is unique and deserves an individualized approach to treatment.
I help client's heal from trauma and re-establish a relationship with their intuition and learn how to trust themselves again with therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Energy Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Somatic-based interventions. I infuse the therapeutic process with Human Design and other strategies for building intuition and self-trust to heal. I help client’s through a deconditioning process to challenge past lessons and messages that no longer serve them so they can realign with their true self. Each person is unique and deserves an individualized approach to treatment.
(503) 966-3416 View (503) 966-3416
Photo of Jane Larson, Psychologist in Portland, OR
Jane Larson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
Let’s face it- deciding to seek therapy often feels pretty scary. It takes courage, and sometimes desperation, to walk into this unfamiliar relationship. Navigating life's losses and transitions is one of our most challenging tasks, and sometimes we need some help steering the boat. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to explore their inner world of experience and outer world in relationship with others. That might mean help with various life transitions and losses, such as divorce or the death of a loved one. A former nurse, I also see many health care professionals, and can understand the unique challenges they face.
Let’s face it- deciding to seek therapy often feels pretty scary. It takes courage, and sometimes desperation, to walk into this unfamiliar relationship. Navigating life's losses and transitions is one of our most challenging tasks, and sometimes we need some help steering the boat. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to explore their inner world of experience and outer world in relationship with others. That might mean help with various life transitions and losses, such as divorce or the death of a loved one. A former nurse, I also see many health care professionals, and can understand the unique challenges they face.
(503) 877-1568 View (503) 877-1568
Photo of James O McNulty, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
James O McNulty
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
I believe in a practical, researched, but empathetic and compassionate approached to therapy that helps patients gain greater awareness of themselves and their relationships, in addition to finding meaning and purpose in life. Together we will examine your options, expand your perspective, and arrive at solutions that are in your best interest.
I believe in a practical, researched, but empathetic and compassionate approached to therapy that helps patients gain greater awareness of themselves and their relationships, in addition to finding meaning and purpose in life. Together we will examine your options, expand your perspective, and arrive at solutions that are in your best interest.
(503) 496-7785 View (503) 496-7785
Photo of Desmond Cohen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Desmond Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Trying to be a happy, healthy, creative human in today’s world requires new skills to face new challenges. Overwhelming anxiety, depression, and relationship instability are often products of our ancient nervous system struggling to adapt to an environment with new rules, new pressures, and old wounds. As a species we are subjected to increasing pressure to perform, produce, and project a life that is at once effortless and perfect. The reality is far from this however, and humans need support, love, and patience in the face of failure in order to thrive.
Trying to be a happy, healthy, creative human in today’s world requires new skills to face new challenges. Overwhelming anxiety, depression, and relationship instability are often products of our ancient nervous system struggling to adapt to an environment with new rules, new pressures, and old wounds. As a species we are subjected to increasing pressure to perform, produce, and project a life that is at once effortless and perfect. The reality is far from this however, and humans need support, love, and patience in the face of failure in order to thrive.
(971) 715-2675 View (971) 715-2675
Photo of Marcy Kokinda, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Portland, OR
Marcy Kokinda
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-II, QMHA-II, CGAC-R
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Accepting New Clients: Finding the right provider when you're struggling with substance abuse or a co-occurring disorder can be a daunting task, but I would like to take the fear and shame out of the process and let you know that change is possible if you're willing to take the first step. You may be someone seeking help for the first time or someone who has struggled with issues in the past, but no matter what brought you to this place, I would like to be an ally in your journey toward wellness. Client-centered therapy means that you get to be in control of the process, and I respect an individual's right to maintain autonomy.
Accepting New Clients: Finding the right provider when you're struggling with substance abuse or a co-occurring disorder can be a daunting task, but I would like to take the fear and shame out of the process and let you know that change is possible if you're willing to take the first step. You may be someone seeking help for the first time or someone who has struggled with issues in the past, but no matter what brought you to this place, I would like to be an ally in your journey toward wellness. Client-centered therapy means that you get to be in control of the process, and I respect an individual's right to maintain autonomy.
(503) 487-5052 View (503) 487-5052
Photo of Karla Zehren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Karla Zehren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
My treatment approach combines Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies with mindfulness to provide you with a diverse set of tools to explore your past, understand your present, and enact meaningful change in your life. Together, we will explore how your present is influenced by your past and identify the patterns you are unconsciously repeating in your behaviors and choices.
My treatment approach combines Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies with mindfulness to provide you with a diverse set of tools to explore your past, understand your present, and enact meaningful change in your life. Together, we will explore how your present is influenced by your past and identify the patterns you are unconsciously repeating in your behaviors and choices.
(971) 265-8421 View (971) 265-8421
Photo of David Adams, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
David Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble connecting in ways you want with people you love? Are you desiring change but uncertain of what paths are open, which path to take? If any of this rings true, I warmly invite you to reach out. I'm here to support you in your search for understanding, to welcome your curiosity, feelings, and reflections into our conversations. I believe therapy is a collaborative process - we create it together. If you feel ready to make changes in your life, let's walk together down some of those paths.
Are you having trouble connecting in ways you want with people you love? Are you desiring change but uncertain of what paths are open, which path to take? If any of this rings true, I warmly invite you to reach out. I'm here to support you in your search for understanding, to welcome your curiosity, feelings, and reflections into our conversations. I believe therapy is a collaborative process - we create it together. If you feel ready to make changes in your life, let's walk together down some of those paths.
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Photo of Karen Maloney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Karen Maloney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I believe you will find counseling it to be an integral and valuable part of your life journey in seeking out the changes and goals you desire. In sessions, I provide a safe and trusting environment, will empower you to discover unused resources and strengths and will sift through what areas are ineffective and need changing.
I believe you will find counseling it to be an integral and valuable part of your life journey in seeking out the changes and goals you desire. In sessions, I provide a safe and trusting environment, will empower you to discover unused resources and strengths and will sift through what areas are ineffective and need changing.
(503) 822-6195 View (503) 822-6195
Photo of Taylor Alderson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Taylor Alderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive counseling/psychotherapy. I work with individuals both long and short term. Wanting to understand why adverse or difficult things happen to us is natural. When one can contribute a sense of meaning to a difficult situation the power of the problem is often integrated and diminishes. Therapy is a process that can help an individual find the transformational quality in their adverse experiences and become empowered by them, instead of overwhelmed by them.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive counseling/psychotherapy. I work with individuals both long and short term. Wanting to understand why adverse or difficult things happen to us is natural. When one can contribute a sense of meaning to a difficult situation the power of the problem is often integrated and diminishes. Therapy is a process that can help an individual find the transformational quality in their adverse experiences and become empowered by them, instead of overwhelmed by them.
(971) 257-8937 View (971) 257-8937
Photo of Kierstin Leigh Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Kierstin Leigh Oliver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, BFA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97220
I am client-centered, creative, and interested in a holistic approach to therapy. I work to support individuals coping with: depression, anxiety, women's issues, trauma, and relational issues. I am connected to issues faced by the LGBTQ community. As a mother and an artist, I enjoy working with other creatives and parents. I offer traditional talk therapy, and 'walk & talk' therapy in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about the way I work please visit kierstinolivercounseling.com. I believe in nature as co-therapist, and try to get outside with clients when possible. You get to design your life, I am happy to help with the process.
I am client-centered, creative, and interested in a holistic approach to therapy. I work to support individuals coping with: depression, anxiety, women's issues, trauma, and relational issues. I am connected to issues faced by the LGBTQ community. As a mother and an artist, I enjoy working with other creatives and parents. I offer traditional talk therapy, and 'walk & talk' therapy in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about the way I work please visit kierstinolivercounseling.com. I believe in nature as co-therapist, and try to get outside with clients when possible. You get to design your life, I am happy to help with the process.
(503) 300-2980 View (503) 300-2980
Photo of Molly Pfister, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Molly Pfister
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
The decision to enter into therapy can be scary, but can also be life changing. Deciding to take action after the thought occurs is possibly the most difficult and courageous thing a person can do. By reading this, you are already taking one step toward putting your thoughts into action. At this point, it is important to find a therapist who can meet your specific needs and someone you feel comfortable with.
The decision to enter into therapy can be scary, but can also be life changing. Deciding to take action after the thought occurs is possibly the most difficult and courageous thing a person can do. By reading this, you are already taking one step toward putting your thoughts into action. At this point, it is important to find a therapist who can meet your specific needs and someone you feel comfortable with.
(503) 374-9283 View (503) 374-9283
Photo of Raelynn Freden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Raelynn Freden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCIII
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
In my therapy practice, I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of concerns. An ideal client may be someone who is seeking support and guidance in navigating various life challenges. They may be experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or facing significant life transitions. Their needs include a safe and non-judgmental space where they can openly express their thoughts and emotions, while receiving empathetic and compassionate understanding. Their goals may involve gaining insight, developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, or achieving personal growth.
In my therapy practice, I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of concerns. An ideal client may be someone who is seeking support and guidance in navigating various life challenges. They may be experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or facing significant life transitions. Their needs include a safe and non-judgmental space where they can openly express their thoughts and emotions, while receiving empathetic and compassionate understanding. Their goals may involve gaining insight, developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, or achieving personal growth.
(971) 545-4938 View (971) 545-4938
Photo of Christina Nelson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Christina Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I want to work in a collaborative manner to help you heal your pain and achieve your goals in order to live your best life. I use a trauma informed version of Narrative Therapy and Crisis Intervention from a Strengths Perspective to help you work through your pain and achieve your goals.
I want to work in a collaborative manner to help you heal your pain and achieve your goals in order to live your best life. I use a trauma informed version of Narrative Therapy and Crisis Intervention from a Strengths Perspective to help you work through your pain and achieve your goals.
(503) 743-7852 View (503) 743-7852
Photo of Norma Schell, PhD, MA, OIM, LPC,, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Norma Schell, PhD, MA, OIM, LPC,
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, OIM, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
Everyday life stresses, and all nature of traumas can overwhelm. Greater understanding & additional tools diminish overload. Relief of painful emotions & experiences leads to greater peace, love, joy & purpose. Feelings, emotions, dreams, images, daydreams, & physical symptoms are expressions of our whole self & contain powerful healing messages. Their meaning unlocks underlying causes to reduce ailments and discomfort. We are dynamic beings oriented toward healing and wholeness. Exploration & understanding are keys to unlocking one's powerful healing process. Never forget: you are loved, appreciated and unique in this world.
Everyday life stresses, and all nature of traumas can overwhelm. Greater understanding & additional tools diminish overload. Relief of painful emotions & experiences leads to greater peace, love, joy & purpose. Feelings, emotions, dreams, images, daydreams, & physical symptoms are expressions of our whole self & contain powerful healing messages. Their meaning unlocks underlying causes to reduce ailments and discomfort. We are dynamic beings oriented toward healing and wholeness. Exploration & understanding are keys to unlocking one's powerful healing process. Never forget: you are loved, appreciated and unique in this world.
(503) 406-6363 View (503) 406-6363
Photo of Reuben Simon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Reuben Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients
What secret(s) do you, you and your partner or family, keep that you are sure, if people knew, would make you less than okay in their eyes? What is the stuck place that keeps you from moving forward in your life and relationships? If you have not yet given up and have reached the point of seeking help, you are already in the process of change. If you are ready to take the next steps, I would love to help you build toward a more expansive relationship to yourself and others in your life.
What secret(s) do you, you and your partner or family, keep that you are sure, if people knew, would make you less than okay in their eyes? What is the stuck place that keeps you from moving forward in your life and relationships? If you have not yet given up and have reached the point of seeking help, you are already in the process of change. If you are ready to take the next steps, I would love to help you build toward a more expansive relationship to yourself and others in your life.
(971) 351-3163 View (971) 351-3163
Photo of Tom Kelley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Tom Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
I see individuals, couples and families who are seeking support for things they feel are not going well in their lives. From the Family Systems perspective, any number of issues can be looked at together. My work is centered around interpersonal relationships and how we interact with each other, our selves and our communities. Relationship dynamics are constantly in and out of balance. Managing these relationships is key in helping develop healthy ways of dealing with life issues. The work we do together should feel helpful and focused on your goals.
I see individuals, couples and families who are seeking support for things they feel are not going well in their lives. From the Family Systems perspective, any number of issues can be looked at together. My work is centered around interpersonal relationships and how we interact with each other, our selves and our communities. Relationship dynamics are constantly in and out of balance. Managing these relationships is key in helping develop healthy ways of dealing with life issues. The work we do together should feel helpful and focused on your goals.
(503) 406-4283 View (503) 406-4283
Photo of Meagan Sheehy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Meagan Sheehy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
(458) 203-6532 View (458) 203-6532
Photo of Kate Degenhardt, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portland, OR
Kate Degenhardt
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97227
Is your child struggling with OCD or anxiety? Are you a teen who feels overwhelmed with stress, academic or social pressure, anxiety, or just feeling like you don’t belong? Are you a parent who wants some concrete tools and strategies to help best support your adolescent? You are not alone and there are things that can help. I provide evidence-based psychotherapy for kids and teens ages 8-18 and their parents. Working with adolescents who struggle with OCD is both my specialty and my passion. My clients also often struggle with depression, chronic pain or illness, trauma, or adjustment to disability in addition to their anxiety.
Is your child struggling with OCD or anxiety? Are you a teen who feels overwhelmed with stress, academic or social pressure, anxiety, or just feeling like you don’t belong? Are you a parent who wants some concrete tools and strategies to help best support your adolescent? You are not alone and there are things that can help. I provide evidence-based psychotherapy for kids and teens ages 8-18 and their parents. Working with adolescents who struggle with OCD is both my specialty and my passion. My clients also often struggle with depression, chronic pain or illness, trauma, or adjustment to disability in addition to their anxiety.
(971) 364-3794 View (971) 364-3794
Photo of Zachary Lawrence Ash, Clinical Social Work Associate in Portland, OR
Zachary Lawrence Ash
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or a general uncertainty on where to go in life? Have the changes of the last year made you feel isolated and struggling to cope with life pressures? Are past traumas interfering your daily life to the point to where you're ready to take steps to gain relief? Do you feel like you would benefit from having someone in your corner to listen, strategize, and guide you through these difficult times? (Access Notes: Currently on medical leave, will respond to all inquiries in order they are received after I return)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or a general uncertainty on where to go in life? Have the changes of the last year made you feel isolated and struggling to cope with life pressures? Are past traumas interfering your daily life to the point to where you're ready to take steps to gain relief? Do you feel like you would benefit from having someone in your corner to listen, strategize, and guide you through these difficult times? (Access Notes: Currently on medical leave, will respond to all inquiries in order they are received after I return)
(971) 206-6694 View (971) 206-6694

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% PacificSource
47% Aetna
37% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.