Couples Counseling Therapists in Portland, OR

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Lisa Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also specialize in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties/dynamics, and grief.
Therapy is helpful! Deciding to engage in therapy may not be an easy decision; I assure that you will be met with warmth, compassion and respect. I incorporate a mindfulness approach to treatment and utilize acceptance and change strategies to help you reach your goals. My approach is collaborative, welcoming and non-judgmental. I am a licensed professional counselor and have been working in the field since 2007. I have experience working in varied settings including community mental health, hospital/ER, and Portland DBT Institute, Inc.
(503) 406-6254
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Portland, OR 97239
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Elizabeth Sumpf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200, TCYM
Verified
Verified
You want to develop a relationship with yourself, you want a connection to your body, mind, soul and spirit.
You feel confused, uncertain and filled with self-doubt about yourself and your decisions, nothing is ever good enough. You’re tired of feeling something's wrong with you and want to make a change. It's powerful to connect with others who feel similar, who want to heal, grow and thrive in community. If you're ready to create change and strengthen a connection with your mind, body and spirit as well as be part of the collective then explore my yoga and somatic group series. I'm unable to accept individual clients as I offer trauma-informed yoga and somatic groups as a way to connect with more people who are seeking these practices.
(954) 715-6050
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Portland, OR 97214
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C.J. Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist specializing in helping couples achieve their relationship goals, I believe that most of us are longing for deeper connection. Connection can be thwarted by past trauma, negative cycles, bad habits or addictions, grief, differences, or just plain busyness. Oh, and you may have noticed that things like a global pandemic can also put a lot of strain on a relationship . Our primary relationships are our most significant asset in life. It is your strength that has you acknowledging you need a helping hand to address where the joy and energy has gotten lost in your connection.
(971) 252-7556
Portland, OR 97280
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Leland St. Charles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Through the right balance of support, awareness, and challenge, I can help you to build a greater understanding of yourself, revise old beliefs and assumptions, develop self-compassion, create a healthy relationship with your thoughts and feelings, and gain the courage to step out of your comfort zone to live a life that feels meaningful to you.
Is there a general sense of tension and unease that permeates your day-to-day life? Do you struggle with honoring your own needs and setting healthy boundaries? Maybe you’re feeling stuck or frozen. Is it difficult to connect with others? Do you never feel quite good enough? Many of the clients I work with live with constant feelings of shame and regret. Others feel timid and fearful engaging with the world, and find themselves lonely and isolated. And many clients battle with painful, traumatic memories from their past.
(503) 743-6987
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Portland, OR 97202
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Katherine Kneupper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDDONA
Verified
Verified
Everyone deserves support and guidance amidst the challenges of life, the transitions into adulthood, and the struggles of school. My counseling practice is focused on adolescent girls, non-binary youth, and young adult women all between the ages of 15-21. Please reference this age range in your inquiry about counseling. In our work together you will be offered the opportunity to pause, reflect, and problem solve with an experienced therapist. I seek to create an authentic relationship through talk therapy where you cultivate your true self and true emotional intelligence.
(503) 683-7028
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Portland, OR 97214
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Susanna Heger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ultimately, though, research shows that your relationship with your therapist matters most.
I have over ten years of experience working with families, adolescents, children, and individuals alike. I have additional trainings in multiple modalities such as Systems-Based Approaches, Emotion Focused Therapy, Structural, Experiential, Brief, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. I am a strong believer in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each individual and/or family's needs with warmth and humor.
(503) 966-2984
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Portland, OR 97213
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Caitlin Alana Beckwith-Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA
Verified
Verified
My ideal clients are interested in exploring and developing a deeper understanding of themselves. These clients are willing to look inward and apply our work in therapy to life outside of session. Whether you are going through a life transition, experiencing relationship or sexual issues, or are feeling stuck in another part of your life, I find that engaging in deep and vulnerable exploration can lead to incredible growth and transformation.
(503) 300-6476
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Portland, OR 97202
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Jordana Krueger-Toscher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've specialized in helping folks through tough times for over two decades. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals and find inner peace. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My areas of expertise include managing anxiety, reducing stress around relationships, family, work and life transitions, improving self esteem, setting personal boundaries, living with infertility and childlessness, adults with ADHD and parenting neurodiverse teens.
(971) 248-2602
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Portland, OR 97211
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Christy Irvine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. I am passionate about working with people who want to feel more connected to themselves and their loved ones, but who remain stuck in patterns of fear, avoidance, rumination, or reactivity. I support my clients in growing their capacity for awareness, compassion, and curiosity, and turning towards their most deeply held values so that they can live more engaged and meaningful lives.
(971) 803-5502
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Portland, OR 97239
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Dr. Shagun Pawar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in healing depression and anxiety that comes from unhealed childhood wounds, toxic relationship patterns, low self-worth, assertive communication, and boundary setting.
I work with individuals (18 years and up) and couples using the lens of complex trauma to help bring awareness into how one’s past may have shaped maladaptive behaviors of their present that could be causing life to be stressful and overwhelming. At the core of my work, I promote improving the relationship with oneself to maintain long-term healing. Patients who are motivated to improve their relationships, assertive communication and boundary setting skills, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves would be a good fit for the treatments I provide. I use CBT, Attachment theory, inner-child work, IFS, and EFT in my work.
(971) 306-4933
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Portland, OR 97239
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Nicole Lapotin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97230
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Elisabeth Duckwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I empower clients to utilize practical skills to cope and manage anxiety, depression, grief & relationship conflict.
I am a black, femme therapist that operates from liberation mindset. Majority of my work is with black and multiracial youth and families as well as black femmes & non binary folks. Additional expertise include supporting people of faith deconstruct spirituality ie. purity culture and spiritual abuse. Curious to learn more about you. Are you feeling all the things right now? Worried thoughts or insomnia? Let's work together to create a plan. Whether you are motivated to start therapy or uncertain about if therapy is the right fit, let's explore options to create the full life you deserve.
(971) 251-9591
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Portland, OR 97212
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Olivia Rothman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Starting or returning to therapy may feel intimidating or scary— this is totally valid! Building a therapeutic relationship with someone you can trust is the most important factor in your therapeutic progress.
I am a psychology resident supervised by Dr. Kimberly Coppersmith. I have a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University. My hope is to provide a safe, empowering, and collaborative space for my clients to land. I will act as a guide to assist you in finding a deeper understanding of your life experiences, identities, and concerns in order to help you to move forward.
(971) 290-2066
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Portland, OR 97205
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Zoë Presley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For the past decade, I have specialized in treating individuals who experience depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and stress.
Are you feeling alone, afraid or overwhelmed? Are you having difficulty navigating profound adjustments to your life or your relationships? Are others in your life depending on you to guide them through difficult times? I will help you achieve a sense of calm and a perspective of hopefulness.
(503) 616-2712
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Portland, OR 97209
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The Couples Clinic of Portland
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At The Couples Clinic of Portland, helping people is our passion. We get great satisfaction in helping people improve their lives and relationships. We know from personal experience how restorative and empowering good counseling can be. We are here to collaboratively help you work through whatever you are struggling with, and find your true, empowered self. We also know how difficult it is to find a therapist who has advanced training in couples counseling . As we are dedicated to keeping abreast of the most cutting edge techniques, you are certain to find help here for yourself and for your relationship .
(503) 782-4295
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Portland, OR 97209
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Paul Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been providing therapy to individuals and couples for over 25 years. I have extensive experience in helping people overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and heal from childhood or domestic abuse. I also provide anger management counseling and domestic violence intervention groups. My approach is collaborative. I listen and understand my clients' perspective of the problem and potential solutions, while providing input based on my professional training and experience. I believe that the chances of making positive changes are enhanced by a combination of support, recognizing and utilizing one's strengths, and being challenged to try new approaches.
(503) 822-6596
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Portland, OR 97214
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Paula J. Trent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd , LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you and/or your partner are experiencing loss of interest in activities, feelings of isolation, sadness, irritability, lack of connection, or are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out for help.
Pregnancy and childbirth can be filled with excitement, but it can also be a time of anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, and panic. Maybe something just doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you feel completely overwhelmed. Perhaps you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page. Anxiety, depression, irritability, and rage during pregnancy and after childbirth can be alarming, but it is not uncommon. The good news is, these are treatable conditions. I understand you want the best for your child and might feel like you aren't able to provide what they need. We can work together to change that.
(971) 256-8110
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Portland, OR 97212
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Trish L Gemulla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with individuals and couples through life transitions, including adolescence, marriage/cohabitation, becoming parents, career changes, grief/loss, relocation and retirement.
My passion is helping individuals move through challenges and toward living life as their most authentic self through exploring and utilizing the personal energy and wisdom they already possess. This may include navigating significant transitions while maintaining a sense of self, finding strength and meaning in dark times, or facilitating present moment awareness and joy. Each of us has unique, complex stories which, at times, can create internal conflict, blocking us from moving forward. I work with you to accept and integrate conflictual parts of your experience and self so that you can move forward with increased self-awareness, self-appreciation and openness to experience.
(503) 676-5259
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Portland, OR 97211
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Katie Stubbers
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I have specific experience providing therapy to survivors of intimate partner violence.
My name is Katie Stubbers (pronounced “stoo-burs”), and my pronouns are she/her. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered, meaning that the tools we choose to use together are specific to each client’s needs and preferences given their particular goals, cultural identity factors, and life circumstances. I draw upon the strengths that you already possess to inform which tools I offer. I also implement a systems-based approach which recognizes the various systems that clients interact with and are impacted by, including their family of origin, chosen family, social network, workplace or school, and societal systems.
(503) 994-5919
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Portland, OR 97214
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Danae Merrill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, CRC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work from the understanding that developing new ways to relate involves cultivating an authentic and trusting relationship with your counselor.
I work with people who are looking for deeper connection in their life. We all learn to navigate the world and relate to others from our earliest childhood experiences. What we learn from these early experiences can influence the way we experience intimacy, vulnerability, trust, and our own self-concept. For some, the ways we learned to relate and attach to others in our youth no longer serves our best interests, and as a result, we can feel unwanted distance in our relationships. Taking the opportunity to explore the beliefs and patterns that we adopted early on can help us to understand and experience intimacy in a new way.
(971) 308-5306
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Portland, OR 97211
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Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.