Family Therapy in Portland, OR

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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
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Bettina G Jensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Covid-19 has brought many challenges for all of us. If you are struggling with relationships in your life, maybe with your intimate partner/spouse or family members, or perhaps at work, you might feel the need to talk with someone. I am a psychotherapist in Oregon and Washington, and I enjoy assisting people in the exploration of new ways to manage challenges that invariably arise in life. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, or if you are experiencing activation related to past traumatic events I can help you learn new ways of relating to yourself and to others.
(503) 755-8598
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Portland, OR 97214
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Dr. Thaen Saelee
Psychologist, PsyD, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I'm an eclectic therapist trained in many evidence-based, holistic, and indigenous healing practices from my professional and lived experiences. With a wide ranging tool box, I’ve been successful in treating individuals with symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, life stressors, identity concerns, family issues and addictive behaviors. I have been a counselor for over 14 years and identify as a third-culture psychologist. I see race-based and systemic trauma and work with individuals who identify with these communities. I'm neurodivergent and LGBTQI affirming therapist.
(458) 237-4979
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Portland, OR 97220
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Percy Hawkes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to marriage and family therapy , I have training in EMDR (trauma work), Sensate Focus (intimacy in relating), the Mythopoetic men's movement (the New Masculine), and Dream work.
Get Better, heal, integrate, meet your objectives, and relate. My role is to help you become your fullest version of yourselves. My ideal clients are ready to look at new ways of encountering old problems. I enjoy working with many identities, including my own LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Relationships, sexuality, identity, trauma, anxiety, kink, and neurodiversity are recurrent therapy themes. At times in our lives it is key to have the competent support of an advocate to walk through tough life experiences. I see Groups, Relationships and Individuals.
(503) 461-8651
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Portland, OR 97206
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Dana Fears
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I do some work with family counseling for youth and again believe in supporting neurodivergent youth in schools and homes to support their parent's understanding of developmental psychology.
Hi there! My practice is focused mostly on treating Bipolar Disorder, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, trauma, bereavement, and grief. I am relational, and use narrative stair theory and trauma-informed approaches. I love to work with divorce(though I don’t do couples), neurodivergence and succeeding in the business and academic world, generational trauma, abuse, codependency, self-esteem, bullying, individual growth, child survivors of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, and life transitions. I enjoy supporting work with OCD, anxiety, and depression, but mainly love to work with Bipolar individuals.
(503) 749-6232
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Portland, OR 97232
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Therese Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe the way to success in therapy is to find a therapist that is a good fit for your needs. Therapy is a relationship. One that works best when open, honest, and collaborative. I am invested in the client as an individual but also as a part of a greater system. I work from a systemic lens and believe deeply that our interactions and habits are greatly influenced by those around us and our previous experiences. My work with clients is done with the consideration of one’s identity, family history culture, and the world around us.
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Portland, OR 97213
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Caretia A Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
I have specialized in child and family therapy for many years as well as life stages development.
Hello! Bravo for taking the time to look into finding the right therapist! I have been a therapist for over 20 years, have trained in multiple approaches and am consistently deepening and refining my practice. I have specialized in childhood development, anxiety, neurodiversity, trauma focused and trauma informed care with all ages. If you are open to change and seeing yourself from a different perspective then you may enjoy working with me. People who come with curiosity are well equipped to succeed in therapy. I welcome all and I am here to support your journey!
(503) 664-9152
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Portland, OR 97214
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Ruth Gibian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
WINTER/SPRING 2023: I AM SORRY I AM UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Because our experiences are so often invalidated or trivialized, my therapeutic style is to collaborate with you to find and support your wisdom. Examining beliefs and patterns frees you up to create new possibilities, make new choices, and become more skillful in reflecting your best interests and intentions. People come to me seeking change -- to relieve depression or anxiety, to ease a difficult transition, for support with family or relationship troubles, to become more skillful with others and to bring their lives closer to their ideals.
(503) 567-4221
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Portland, OR 97214
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Erica Tan
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Verified
As a clinical psychologist trained as an integrationist, I enjoy working with people from a holistic perspective. I believe it is important to consider not only what is going on in the present, but also what has happened developmentally, biologically, interpersonally,and cognitively. In addition to conceptualizing our experiences as people from a systems perspective, I conduct individual, group, and family therapy using a DBT-informed frame of practice. What this means is that change comes about by learning new behaviors in a variety of contexts while balancing the reality of a person's situation and skill level with acceptance.
(503) 980-1301
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Portland, OR 97210
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Portia L Sipes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, CADCIII
Verified
Verified
Feeling disconnected from yourself, friends, family ? Experiencing a life transition? Wondering if you can improve sexual intimacy or sexual function? Struggling with depression or anxiety? Have questions about your alcohol or drug use? I can help. Life can be difficult and sometimes we need help sorting out the challenges we face. We all need support and encouragement. In my approach to therapy, I encourage you to think about how you are strong, have dealt with past challenges, and support you in developing new skills and strategies. I believe you hold the wisdom and knowledge to manifest a healthier, more fulfilling life.
(971) 205-2743
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Portland, OR 97205
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Greg Arbo
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT
Verified
Verified
I have sought out specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and family systems therapy.
It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with teen boys and their parents, adult men, and couples. I focus on supporting teen boys in better understanding and navigating their thoughts and feelings; involving parents is always an option. My specialities in my work adult men involve high-functioning anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and/or depression. My skill in working with all clients on enhancing their relationships serves my couples work nicely; I focus on how a couple experiences emotion, on verbal and non-verbal communication, and on enriching closeness and intimacy.
(971) 276-1041
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Portland, OR 97239
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Christie Hawkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems/ family -of-origin work, mindfulness and trauma approaches.
I offer respectful, sincere, compassionate therapy in a safe environment. Therapy gives you time and space for one on one support in a private setting which can be so helpful when things get overwhelming. I will actively listen and collaborate with you on increasing insight while fostering empowerment and identifying tools for change.
(503) 308-7553
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Portland, OR 97209
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Bret E Fuller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions and co-occurring and disorders, as well as general life stress and family of origin issues. I consider myself a generalist able to treat a wide variety of mental and emotional issues. I particularly specialize in the LGBT community.
(503) 567-5897
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Portland, OR 97239
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Arielle E Fettman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTI, CMHS
Verified
Verified
My approach to couples counseling is derived from Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Internal Family Systems (or "parts-work").
There aren’t many things in life that are as satisfying as feeling “at home” with your partner. You feel safe, comfortable, and connected. You feel like when you express yourself, you’re being heard, and you’re being given the benefit of the doubt. Alternatively, there aren’t many things in life that can feel as miserable as feeling disconnected from your partner. You constantly feel uncared for, misunderstood, unheard, defensive, angry, and resentful. And it feels like there’s no escape.
(503) 854-0469
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Portland, OR 97205
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Eudaemonia Equine Connections, Inc.®
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, CTRI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We look forward to the possibility of meeting you, your family , and/or partner, and working with you and by incorporating horses into your treatment, we hope may assist you in the process of reducing impacts of life stressors and increasing your sense of well-being, life mastery, and eudaemonia.
Equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) is a specialized psychotherapy treatment that incorporates equines (i.e. horses) into the therapeutic environment. In EAMH, there is a strong focus on present-moment awareness, experiential learning, and the integration of the mind-body-spirit connection through interactions with a horse(s) in an outdoor barn environment.
(971) 232-3105
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Portland, OR 97229
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Bill Maier, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"When you come into therapy it is a time to expand the sense of yourself. Our job is to get familiar with the values that have helped you get through difficult situations and use them now. You may be a combat veteran, mental health or law enforcement worker having family or relationship problems. You need clear and practical strategies for replacing automatic reactions with mindful responses. Feeling understood by another human being is useful for flexible problem solving and clarifying your values. The majority of my experience is working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD will definitely get better with knowledgeable treatment."
(503) 832-5987
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Portland, OR 97213
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Sophia Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
Sophia often incorporates therapy stemming from cognitive behavioral, attachment, family systems, humanistic, psychodynamic, and trauma theories.
Sophia Fleming, LCSW, SEP offers virtual counseling sessions for adults throughout Oregon who are yearning to experience more peace and more joy in their lives. Typically, when one seeks counseling, he or she feels "stuck". Sophia has a knack for guiding clients to untangle the pieces. Sophia has had the honor of working and training at The Meadows, a world-renowned treatment center, and has received training from world-renowned therapists Pia Mellody on codependency, love addiction/ love avoidance, and inner child work, Claudia Black focusing on couples therapy, and Peter Levine developer of Somatic Experiencing.
(503) 300-2994
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Portland, OR 97221
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Rebecca Francesconi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a specific focus working with individuals (including children and adolescents/teens), couples and families on issues ranging from eating disorder/body image concerns, depression, anxiety, parenting struggles, couples/pre-marital and marriage counseling and family conflict as it relates to parent/child dynamics.
I believe that every person, no matter the age, has a story to tell about their lives and it takes a tremendous amount of courage to begin to share this story. As your therapist, my hope is to help you find your voice, speak your truth, begin the healing process and ultimately feel a sense of personal accomplishment along the way. I seek to provide you with clarity of thought and peace of mind and heart.
(503) 379-9529
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Portland, OR 97212
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Brandt Hueser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My training and practice is based in family systems, narrative and cognitive-behavioral theories.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults. After graduating with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2003, I have provided both home based and outpatient therapy to at risk youth and families. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues. I believe that small shifts at any level, i.e. personal, environmental, or within relationships, can affect positive change within any individual and system.
(971) 205-2936
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Portland, OR 97204
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Jessica Starr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My education and training has focused on Internal Family Systems, Intersectional Feminism, Yoga and Buddhist Psychology, Body Trust work and attachment wounds.
Welcome. I practice from a paradigm that explores and honors all parts of us to promote healing of the body, mind, and soul. My focus is on deepening insight into thoughts, feelings, emotions, and the body's story to experience more understanding and compassion for oneself. I believe we are good enough just as we are, and I also understand that there may be patterns, behaviors and symptoms that we may want to shift to help us live fuller, more expansive, peaceful lives. My hope is to cultivate healing, through the safety and support of our therapeutic relationship, and for my clients to rediscover their own inner healer.
(971) 808-2280
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Portland, OR 97205
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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.