Family Therapy in Portland, OR

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Julia G Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of focus are family conflict, co-dependency and 12-step recovery, trauma, and couples work.
I believe therapy has the power to transform people's lives and improve their relationships. My approach is collaborative and relational. In therapy, I work with clients to develop concrete goals and tools to increase confidence in themselves and in their relationships. I also assist clients in processing how past experiences may contribute to insecurities, unhelpful patterns in relationships, and professional dissatisfaction. Throughout the therapy process I help empower clients to change their life narratives by expressing and pursuing what they want in their lives.
(503) 751-8460
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Portland, OR 97280
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Gina M. DeLeo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
I see people as part of their ‘systems’; their history, family , culture, beliefs, current relationships and jobs…it’s an ecology, so any changes can improve the whole.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
(503) 966-4656
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Portland, OR 97214
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Taylor Alderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Portland, OR 97209
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Tara L. Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals dealing with mental illness. I have worked both in private practice and in an acute care psychiatric hospital providing individual, group, and family therapy . I am comfortable treating all mental health issues, including helping those in crisis. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with self-injury, anxiety/depression, pre and postpartum depression, and PTSD, and abuse issues. My philosophy in working with clients is to provide the best well-rounded care while focusing and building upon strengths.
(971) 290-2109
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Portland, OR 97229
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Jason Ribner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
THERAPY AND COACHING FOR EXPECTANT AND NEW DADS. Are you a soon-to-be dad who’s unsure what to expect? Do you already have a child and struggle with the constantly changing landscape of your life? My name is Jason Ribner, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Personal Development coach. I specialize in working with men who are experiencing normal anxieties about the upcoming birth of a child and/or dealing with changing dynamics once that child enters the family .
(971) 260-4274
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Portland, OR 97219
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Adrian Larsen-Sanchez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS at this time. Practice is full. I approach therapy as a collaboration, rooted in understanding each person as an individual in the context of their family , history, culture and daily life. I value developing satisfying relationships, realistic self esteem, self awareness, and emotional understanding for growth and sustainable symptom relief. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children from diverse backgrounds to address various struggles, including depression, anxiety, the impacts of trauma, unstable moods, grief, relationship difficulties and challenging behaviors or patterns.
(503) 917-3487
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Portland, OR 97202
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Carewell Portland LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC
Verified
Verified
At Carewell we focus on creating healthy relationships, including the one you have with yourself. Let us help you through this challenging time. If you have anxiety issues we will develop coping strategies — especially important during COVID 19. Navigating a divorce, blended family issues, those enduring narcissistic abuse, are all particularly vulnerable during this time when we are having so much togetherness. Adults find support at Carewell via Telehealth and people with support do better.
(917) 746-4107
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Portland, OR 97219
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Danesh Oleshko
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CADC I, LLM
Verified
Verified
I honestly believe that finding a therapist who is right for you or your family is one of the best things that can happen.
My commitment is to offer effective therapy. As a person seeking therapy, you need a counselor who can understand and meet you where healing and growth is waiting to take place within you. Let's connect and find out if that counselor is me. I offer depth therapy that is emotionally sensitive, trauma-informed and transpersonal: integrating soul-searching and the management of daily life & relationships. My practice is integrative: weaving elements of nature therapy, body-centered expression and a receptive, feminine/masculine balanced approach.
(541) 204-8870
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Portland, OR 97205
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Kelly Mehigan
Clinical Social Work Associate, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of individual and family work. When working with children, I believe in the power of play, art, and connection to build relationships and skill-build along with process challenging life events. I support families with increasing communication, building compassion and connection while honoring families’ inherent strengths and background. During individual therapy with adults, our work will be geared towards finding balance in navigating the unknown and building coping tools. In all aspects of my work I am committed to working from an anti-oppressive and affirming lens.
(503) 461-8747
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Portland, OR 97213
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Not accepting new clients
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Steph Bayne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified
Verified
I have clinical experience working with a variety of issues and have specialized in early childhood, child sexual abuse treatment, adoption, and family therapy with children in foster care.
I respect the complexity of human nature and human needs and strive to guide adults, children, and families through difficult issues by tailoring treatment plans to address individuals’ needs. I recognize and respect cultural differences and support the growth of children to enhance their emotional awareness which I believe results in healthier, safer communities. I employ an eclectic approach to therapy with a strong reliance on attachment theory. My primary modalities in therapy are play therapy and a form of drama therapy in which embodiment, playfulness, and relationship are key features.
(503) 852-2689
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Portland, OR 97215
Not accepting new clients
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Kadriliis Speek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In her spare time, Kadri enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kadri Speek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with more than 5 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a Master in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. Kadri has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Kadri is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as play therapy, art, and role play.
(503) 212-4286
Portland, OR 97213
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Stace Parlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am specifically trained in working with family systems, which includes looking at relational dynamics and patterns that may be impacting growth and connection.
My work is primarily with LGBTQ communities with a specialty in transgender identities. This includes letter writing, supporting individuals, families, and relationships through social, spiritual, medical, and/or the multiple ways one can transition. I also work with LGBTQ individuals and families surrounding day-to-day concerns that may have little to do with their gender and/or sexual orientation. This may include relationship conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, and/or mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. I currently work with children/teens and adults 10 and up in a private practice setting.
(503) 278-5573
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Portland, OR 97202
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Richard Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I consider the various contexts of your life, including biological, psychological, family , social, cultural, and spiritual.
It is perfectly normal for individuals, couples, and families to experience problems at various times, and therapy can be very useful in helping to navigate life’s trials and transitions. I believe that everyone possesses abundant natural strengths and resiliencies to draw from to achieve goals and move closer to a preferred life. I help clients with many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, and addiction issues. I think of my role as a collaborator and guide, working relationally with you to find solutions and foster well-being.
(971) 256-6231
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Portland, OR 97209
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Hanna Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you're looking for a safe and supportive place to explore possibilities for change, growth, and healing in your life or in a relationship, I can help. Whether you face increasingly stressful life circumstances - feel disconnected from work, family , friends, life dreams - stuck in self-defeating patterns or challenging relationship dynamics - or struggling with self-esteem, chronic pain, or residual trauma - this very moment can be a turning point in a new direction. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or to talk about therapy, counseling, or herbal consultations.
(503) 567-2938
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Portland, OR 97239
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Not accepting new clients
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Susanna Heger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of Oregon.
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
Not accepting new clients
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Whitney Preece
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
You're your best expert; my role is as counselor and coach. Specialties include relationship and family issues; parenting, postpartum adjustment and fertility issues; depression/anxiety; addiction/codependency; self-esteem and life transition issues; grief and childhood trauma/loss. My goal is for you to leave therapy with a sense of relief from your struggles and tools to cope with what's to come.
(971) 236-5070
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Portland, OR 97215
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Kate A Donchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy for individuals. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Northwest Portland, Oregon. I have over twenty years of experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to children, adults and families. Often people first come to therapy because of a life crisis or with relationship struggles or conflicts. Changes will come through our developing a relationship in which patterns and experiences can be examined and worked through. These changes can lead to a more satisfying, fulfilling and joyful life.
(503) 410-7799
Portland, OR 97205
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Megan Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Real life is complicated and often times, it hurts. The struggles that we experience can take on a variety of forms, ranging from depression and anxiety, to trauma. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , I am dedicated to supporting my clients on their journey towards healing, empowerment and hope. I strive to offer a personalized and collaborative approach in therapy that focuses on developing strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I utilize a trauma-informed, humanistic, strength-based, non-judgmental style to provide a safe space for my clients to explore, heal and grow.
(503) 486-4207
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Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Liz Gregory
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
It feels overwhelming to reach out for help & yet you, your family your relationships are too important to allow them to suffer. As an Individual, Child & Family Therapist I will help you re-set your path for balancing your life. In our work together you will learn healthier ways to communicate, techniques to help you cope with unexpected challenges & mindfulness skills to help you stay focused and calm. These benefits will change your life & go beyond symptom relief. Areas of expertise: PTSD, Play Therapy, Separation/Divorce, Parenting Challenges, Relational Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral & Emotional Concerns and more
(503) 928-6542
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Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Sahar (Stella) Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, QMHP, LMFT-A
Verified
Verified
My areas of focus are trauma, chronic mental illness or disability, minority stress, culturally specific therapy, personal identity & life purpose, and family & relationship therapy.
Feeling isolated, unsure of your purpose, stressed in your relationships, or ashamed or confused about your thoughts, actions or feelings? You are not alone. Mental health, relationship conflict, social/economic stressors, and life in quarantine can all make it challenging to feel truly connected. But experiencing connection – whether with yourself, loved ones, pets, or the natural world – is the cornerstone to wellness, and it's worth the vulnerability it takes to get there. Together we'll explore how to support you in building connections and coping skills that nourish you and your relationships for the long haul.
(503) 300-5274
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Portland, OR 97266
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.