Parenting Therapists in Portland, OR

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Paulina Solis
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
I specialize in parenting coaching and child-family therapy, offering positive, respectful interventions to improve parent-child relationships.
You are the expert of your own life. My role is to guide you in creating positive change and help you achieve the fulfilling life and relationships you want. Together, we will uncover the strengths and resilience within you, fostering reconnection, hope, and healing in yourself and your relationships. Whether you are motivated to start therapy or uncertain about if therapy is the right fit, let's explore options to create the life you deserve.
I specialize in parenting coaching and child-family therapy, offering positive, respectful interventions to improve parent-child relationships.
You are the expert of your own life. My role is to guide you in creating positive change and help you achieve the fulfilling life and relationships you want. Together, we will uncover the strengths and resilience within you, fostering reconnection, hope, and healing in yourself and your relationships. Whether you are motivated to start therapy or uncertain about if therapy is the right fit, let's explore options to create the life you deserve.
(971) 290-6064 View (971) 290-6064
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Tiffany Merchant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
I am certified in child trauma therapy (TF-CBT) and am a registered facilitator of Circle of Security-Parenting to help caregivers meet their child(ren)'s emotional needs as well as their physical needs.
I work with children, families, and adults who are experiencing difficulties in a specific areas or who just need support as they go through different phases of life. I have experience working with caregivers of children whose age range from newborn to young adult and have experience working directly with children as young as 3 to adults. I am skilled in supporting clients of all ages experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, significant transitions in life, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship, and custody concerns. My have been practicing for 8 years and understand the unique journey of each individual in therapy.
I am certified in child trauma therapy (TF-CBT) and am a registered facilitator of Circle of Security-Parenting to help caregivers meet their child(ren)'s emotional needs as well as their physical needs.
I work with children, families, and adults who are experiencing difficulties in a specific areas or who just need support as they go through different phases of life. I have experience working with caregivers of children whose age range from newborn to young adult and have experience working directly with children as young as 3 to adults. I am skilled in supporting clients of all ages experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, significant transitions in life, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship, and custody concerns. My have been practicing for 8 years and understand the unique journey of each individual in therapy.
(971) 206-6322 View (971) 206-6322
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Bridget Saladino
Professional Counselor Associate, MDiv, LPCA, NHA AT, KAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
I have additional training/experience in Mediation, Trauma Informed Parenting, and The Nurtured Heart Approach.
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
I have additional training/experience in Mediation, Trauma Informed Parenting, and The Nurtured Heart Approach.
I provide a therapeutic bridge to healing, improved relationships, and how you want to be. We all experience some amount of trauma, grief, and loss, struggle with transitions, and frustration in our most important relationships. Healing and transformation are possible. You deserve to be heard and seen. I work with all age groups, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and belief systems with an affirming, non-judgmental approach. Are you ready for a breakthrough? I have the tools to help you break through quickly. Just need encouragement? We'll move at your pace on whatever you are ready to face with the tools to keep you safe.
(503) 852-5662 View (503) 852-5662
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Erin Leigh McCall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
My therapy approach is client centered focusing on choice, strengths and exploration. I am committed to helping children work through issues such as anxiety, transitions, emotional regulation, peer relationships, family conflict and self-esteem. I work primarily with children and adolescents using play, art, sand tray and expressive art therapy interventions. I work closely with families who wish to strengthen their child/parent relationship to help better understand the dynamics that make up a family system. I also work with adoptees and LGBTQ+ youth who struggle with identity issues and help them learn more about who they are.
My therapy approach is client centered focusing on choice, strengths and exploration. I am committed to helping children work through issues such as anxiety, transitions, emotional regulation, peer relationships, family conflict and self-esteem. I work primarily with children and adolescents using play, art, sand tray and expressive art therapy interventions. I work closely with families who wish to strengthen their child/parent relationship to help better understand the dynamics that make up a family system. I also work with adoptees and LGBTQ+ youth who struggle with identity issues and help them learn more about who they are.
(971) 278-9218 View (971) 278-9218
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Shannon Mong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me & consider working together. My goal is you gain understanding and compassion, implement new strategies and skills, improve relationships with yourself and others, and emerge with greater confidence to journey through future life events. Licensed as a clinical psychologist since 2006, I'm grateful to have accompanied adults, teens, older adults, and couples through many life experiences & feelings - including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, aging, grief, trauma, substance use, and neurodivergence (attention deficit & autistic spectrum).
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me & consider working together. My goal is you gain understanding and compassion, implement new strategies and skills, improve relationships with yourself and others, and emerge with greater confidence to journey through future life events. Licensed as a clinical psychologist since 2006, I'm grateful to have accompanied adults, teens, older adults, and couples through many life experiences & feelings - including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, aging, grief, trauma, substance use, and neurodivergence (attention deficit & autistic spectrum).
(503) 389-5292 View (503) 389-5292
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Mitzy King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in anxiety, past trauma, navigating relationships, and parenting.
I’m in your corner. Offering therapy that is relational, affirming and empathetic while grounded in feminist and social justice values. I use evidence based modalities and a bit of intuition to partner with you on your therapeutic journey. I foster a space where you can explore your identities, your values and life experiences.
Specializing in anxiety, past trauma, navigating relationships, and parenting.
I’m in your corner. Offering therapy that is relational, affirming and empathetic while grounded in feminist and social justice values. I use evidence based modalities and a bit of intuition to partner with you on your therapeutic journey. I foster a space where you can explore your identities, your values and life experiences.
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Anne Sikora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with an office in charming Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I have been in practice for over 20 years. I have a PsyD in psychoanalysis and am a licensed clinical social worker with the necessary credentials for reimbursement by insurance. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I have many patients working in artistic fields who need a creative therapist. Additionally, I do couples work using emotionally focused therapy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, infertility, divorce, parenting teens and LGBTQ issues.
I am a seasoned psychotherapist with an office in charming Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I have been in practice for over 20 years. I have a PsyD in psychoanalysis and am a licensed clinical social worker with the necessary credentials for reimbursement by insurance. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I have many patients working in artistic fields who need a creative therapist. Additionally, I do couples work using emotionally focused therapy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, infertility, divorce, parenting teens and LGBTQ issues.
(646) 583-3251 View (646) 583-3251
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Nevada Martinez-Warren
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
), identity, parenting, kink, and polyamory.
When relationship challenges arise, it can be more difficult to feel connected, in alignment, and in choice. Most of us are doing our best, but if our strategies aren't effective we can sometimes feel stuck, distressed, or confused. By bringing awareness to our relational patterns in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment, I believe we build capacity to take on our unique challenges as a team with the important people in our life. My goal is to support people to feel greater safety, self worth, regulation, collaboration and alignment in their lives and relationships.
), identity, parenting, kink, and polyamory.
When relationship challenges arise, it can be more difficult to feel connected, in alignment, and in choice. Most of us are doing our best, but if our strategies aren't effective we can sometimes feel stuck, distressed, or confused. By bringing awareness to our relational patterns in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment, I believe we build capacity to take on our unique challenges as a team with the important people in our life. My goal is to support people to feel greater safety, self worth, regulation, collaboration and alignment in their lives and relationships.
(458) 213-4949 View (458) 213-4949
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Deborah Kass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
“Why do I feel stuck in my career?” “Why is it so hard to open up with my friends and partner?” “How can I help my child feel confident?” Psychotherapy is an opportunity to reclaim your future as well as help your children and family enjoy productive, loving relationships. Together, we develop a conversation focused upon understanding what interferes with your parenting or a sense of meaning in both your personal and professional life.
“Why do I feel stuck in my career?” “Why is it so hard to open up with my friends and partner?” “How can I help my child feel confident?” Psychotherapy is an opportunity to reclaim your future as well as help your children and family enjoy productive, loving relationships. Together, we develop a conversation focused upon understanding what interferes with your parenting or a sense of meaning in both your personal and professional life.
(971) 306-4341 View (971) 306-4341
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Taylor Ramsey
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PCA, COTA/L
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97233  (Online Only)
These include parent coaching, support for feeding and sensory integration, play-based therapy, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy.
If you're looking for a therapist who is committed to supporting your unique journey, I invite you to reach out to me. I'd be honored to explore how my services can help you achieve your goals. I offer a personalized approach to therapy, acknowledging each client's unique experiences and perspectives. I value collaboration and provide clients with tools and strategies to increase connection and well-being.
These include parent coaching, support for feeding and sensory integration, play-based therapy, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy.
If you're looking for a therapist who is committed to supporting your unique journey, I invite you to reach out to me. I'd be honored to explore how my services can help you achieve your goals. I offer a personalized approach to therapy, acknowledging each client's unique experiences and perspectives. I value collaboration and provide clients with tools and strategies to increase connection and well-being.
(971) 715-0547 x4 View (971) 715-0547 x4
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Nancy F Nasser-Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Being an adoptee, a mom, and a step parent myself, I feel passionate about the connections I make to help families have stronger relationships.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
Being an adoptee, a mom, and a step parent myself, I feel passionate about the connections I make to help families have stronger relationships.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
(971) 270-0961 View (971) 270-0961
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Coach4Parents
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
You try your best as a parent or teaming up as a couple, yet sometimes feel overwhelmed. You deserve a life which feels balanced, energized, and fun. Our goal is to work together to identify new tools for your "parenting or relationship toolkit" which you can use immediately to positively impact your life at home. Partnered or as a sole parent, we work to identify your unique parenting style and the challenges you are navigating. I have over 25 years of experience working with parents & couples in schools, court, or mental health settings. For parent or couples counseling, schedule a free 30 minute consult at Coach4Parents.com
You try your best as a parent or teaming up as a couple, yet sometimes feel overwhelmed. You deserve a life which feels balanced, energized, and fun. Our goal is to work together to identify new tools for your "parenting or relationship toolkit" which you can use immediately to positively impact your life at home. Partnered or as a sole parent, we work to identify your unique parenting style and the challenges you are navigating. I have over 25 years of experience working with parents & couples in schools, court, or mental health settings. For parent or couples counseling, schedule a free 30 minute consult at Coach4Parents.com
(541) 490-1551 View (541) 490-1551
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David C. Klingman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Asking for extra support can be one of the most valuable and loving actions you can take as a parent.
Does your child have emotional outbursts seemingly out of nowhere? Does your child seem distant, sad and disconnected? Is your child having trouble expressing him/herself or connecting with peers? Being a parent can be the most meaningful and fulfilling experience we will ever have in our lives, and also sometimes the most challenging, exhausting, and emotionally overwhelming. The truth is that no matter how strongly we love our children, and how powerfully we want the best for them, life's challenges can still get in the way of our kids being able to thrive as their best, most emotionally regulated selves.
Asking for extra support can be one of the most valuable and loving actions you can take as a parent.
Does your child have emotional outbursts seemingly out of nowhere? Does your child seem distant, sad and disconnected? Is your child having trouble expressing him/herself or connecting with peers? Being a parent can be the most meaningful and fulfilling experience we will ever have in our lives, and also sometimes the most challenging, exhausting, and emotionally overwhelming. The truth is that no matter how strongly we love our children, and how powerfully we want the best for them, life's challenges can still get in the way of our kids being able to thrive as their best, most emotionally regulated selves.
(971) 252-5784 View (971) 252-5784
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Sasha Rosenfels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Parenting Sessions: Want answers to your specific parenting struggles? We will work together to develop effective tools to address you family's unique needs.
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
Parenting Sessions: Want answers to your specific parenting struggles? We will work together to develop effective tools to address you family's unique needs.
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
(503) 486-4641 View (503) 486-4641
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Dr. Marcia Zumbahlen
Psychologist, PhD, IMHS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
, DIR/Floortime, Play Project) to support child-parent interaction.
I specialize in neuro-development, with a particular focus on autism and associated conditions (e.g., sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder). My training in Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health, and Clinical Neuropsychology, and my 30+ years experience, have taught me to put parents first, intervene early, and collaborate with medical doctors, developmental therapists, and schools for the strongest outcomes in these conditions.
, DIR/Floortime, Play Project) to support child-parent interaction.
I specialize in neuro-development, with a particular focus on autism and associated conditions (e.g., sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder). My training in Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health, and Clinical Neuropsychology, and my 30+ years experience, have taught me to put parents first, intervene early, and collaborate with medical doctors, developmental therapists, and schools for the strongest outcomes in these conditions.
(503) 483-8658 View (503) 483-8658
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Noelle Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
(503) 461-1025 View (503) 461-1025
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fresh ideas, inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH. Everyone faces challenges for which they are not adequately prepared at some point in life: an executive leadership position, a career change or retirement, a creative block, difficulties forming or sustaining a romantic relationship, the complexities of parenting, divorce, or disability. We usually expect ourselves to just do whatever needs to be done, on our own. That attitude often leads to unanticipated hardships and difficulties, which could be avoided by seeking the appropriate counsel.
EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH. Everyone faces challenges for which they are not adequately prepared at some point in life: an executive leadership position, a career change or retirement, a creative block, difficulties forming or sustaining a romantic relationship, the complexities of parenting, divorce, or disability. We usually expect ourselves to just do whatever needs to be done, on our own. That attitude often leads to unanticipated hardships and difficulties, which could be avoided by seeking the appropriate counsel.
(971) 256-6267 View (971) 256-6267
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Robert Gitelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Over the past 32 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to collaboratively work with clients, being supportive and providing gentle guidance as they learned to identify, clarify, and develop effective coping skills to manage and resolve the stress in their lives. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trying to cope with parenting concerns, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, marital stress/conflict, self-esteem challenges, or a variety of life struggles; I believe that my client-centered therapeutic approach will assist you in gaining greater self-awareness and emotional growth.
Over the past 32 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to collaboratively work with clients, being supportive and providing gentle guidance as they learned to identify, clarify, and develop effective coping skills to manage and resolve the stress in their lives. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trying to cope with parenting concerns, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, marital stress/conflict, self-esteem challenges, or a variety of life struggles; I believe that my client-centered therapeutic approach will assist you in gaining greater self-awareness and emotional growth.
(503) 318-2212 View (503) 318-2212
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Lisa Barnes Lainer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
“You just DON’T Understand!” your teenager screams at you through tears and gritted teeth. Sometimes it’s unclear if your 12-year-old will ever come out of their room or look up from their video game. You’re afraid to call them down for dinner because of the reaction it may elicit. It’s mind bending to think that you – the parent – have to walk on eggshells just to keep the peace. You know it’s hard to be a teenager these days. But it feels like there’s such a divide, you don’t even know how to begin to help them. Once you lose your temper, the whole house descends into chaos. You’d do anything to get through to them.
“You just DON’T Understand!” your teenager screams at you through tears and gritted teeth. Sometimes it’s unclear if your 12-year-old will ever come out of their room or look up from their video game. You’re afraid to call them down for dinner because of the reaction it may elicit. It’s mind bending to think that you – the parent – have to walk on eggshells just to keep the peace. You know it’s hard to be a teenager these days. But it feels like there’s such a divide, you don’t even know how to begin to help them. Once you lose your temper, the whole house descends into chaos. You’d do anything to get through to them.
(424) 488-0058 View (424) 488-0058
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Wendy Frankle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Certifi, Grief, Recov
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97286
In family therapy, I will help your family come together to create a more cohesive family system while allowing each member to express their individual desires by: Helping to re-establish a new parent/child relationship.
My name is Wendy Frankle. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a member of the American Counseling Association. My specialty and passion is working with adolescent girls and their families as well as Grief Recovery. I have 19+ years experience working with children and their families ages 6-18 years who have emotional difficulties as well as a wide range of diagnosis. I will strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to plant the seeds necessary for your health, hope and happiness.
In family therapy, I will help your family come together to create a more cohesive family system while allowing each member to express their individual desires by: Helping to re-establish a new parent/child relationship.
My name is Wendy Frankle. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a member of the American Counseling Association. My specialty and passion is working with adolescent girls and their families as well as Grief Recovery. I have 19+ years experience working with children and their families ages 6-18 years who have emotional difficulties as well as a wide range of diagnosis. I will strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to plant the seeds necessary for your health, hope and happiness.
(971) 832-5637 View (971) 832-5637