Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Women's Issues
(971) 832-5009
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Jennifer Dodd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Women's Issues
(424) 732-9820
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"Are you working towards a fulfilling life but feel stuck or overwhelmed? Are you hurting inside and unsure of where to turn? Most of our struggles stem from our relationships with others and we often need tools for healing these wounds. Although talk is helpful, the research shows that tapping into the right brain where emotions are housed is vital in transforming long-standing issues or limiting beliefs. Utilizing Experiential approaches including EMDR, Brainspotting, inner parts work, and Somatic therapies we can heal the mind and body. "
Maraya Karena
MA, PWDipl., QMHP-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Women's Issues
(971) 256-6083
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Judith Estabrook Spencer, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, B.S.N.
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Women's Issues
(971) 297-3694
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
Gia Buckberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Women's Issues
(503) 410-7790
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Rebecca Bell-Gurwitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSWA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Women's Issues
(971) 315-4867
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Naomi Steinberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst, in practice for 18 years. I see individuals, adolescents, and couples. Psychotherapy is, as I see it, an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in the here-and-now of life and in the therapy relationship. For this reason, it's important to look at the various ways and places where symptoms show up and work to understand the underlying meanings of these. This approach can take some time but its rewards include a depth of self knowledge and a more rich and meaningful life with oneself and with others."
Women's Issues
(503) 967-0155
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst, in practice for 18 years. I see individuals, adolescents, and couples. Psychotherapy is, as I see it, an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in the here-and-now of life and in the therapy relationship. For this reason, it's important to look at the various ways and places where symptoms show up and work to understand the underlying meanings of these. This approach can take some time but its rewards include a depth of self knowledge and a more rich and meaningful life with oneself and with others."
Alana J Duschane, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I am a culturally informed person of color and an ANXIETY and CHILD/FAMILY EXPERT. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland with over 10 years of clinical experience. I offer psychotherapy and psychological/educational testing to children, teens, and adults. I work from a client-centered approach utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, OCD, Mood Disorders, Substance Use Issues, and Psychological Assessment for Children, Teens, and Adults."
Women's Issues
(503) 868-0056
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"I am a culturally informed person of color and an ANXIETY and CHILD/FAMILY EXPERT. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland with over 10 years of clinical experience. I offer psychotherapy and psychological/educational testing to children, teens, and adults. I work from a client-centered approach utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, OCD, Mood Disorders, Substance Use Issues, and Psychological Assessment for Children, Teens, and Adults."
Heart Thyself, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Women's Issues
(503) 660-3668
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"Narcissistic abuse is about the loss and damage of your identity. It is the psychologically abusive relationship you are in or the heartbreaking childhood you grew up with that has now left you suicidal and ashamed. Narcissistic abuse recovery is about discovering and reclaiming your identity and life purpose. It is about making you whole and empowered to live the life you would hope to live. It is about setting up boundaries and learning how to take care of yourself. Most importantly, it is about bringing generations of abuse and dysfunction to an end. We will get to the root of the issue. There is hope for your life."
Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Women's Issues
(503) 451-6739
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Connections First LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Women's Issues
(503) 427-1952
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Women's Issues
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Kimberly Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Women's Issues
(503) 486-8662
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Marie Mellberg, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"My therapeutic process is to facilitate personal growth through collaboration, bringing about resilience, self-empowerment and independence. Every person has a best self and that by tapping into our strengths we can precipitate lasting change. Working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. These are some of my areas of focus: self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Setting you up for success!"
Women's Issues
(503) 563-7520
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"My therapeutic process is to facilitate personal growth through collaboration, bringing about resilience, self-empowerment and independence. Every person has a best self and that by tapping into our strengths we can precipitate lasting change. Working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. These are some of my areas of focus: self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Setting you up for success!"
Jennifer Linnman, PhD., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Women's Issues
(503) 444-9772
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Thomas Joseph Doherty, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Hello, I am a doctoral psychologist with offices in N. Portland and SW Portland, with day and evening hours. I have a direct and supportive style. I work with adult women, men and couples of diverse backgrounds and orientations. I have 25 years of experience. People see me for * self-improvement; * reducing anxiety, stress or depression; * dealing with losses; * improving communication and relationships; * public speaking and job performance, and for * medical or substance issues. I have a specialty helping people overcome stress about environmental issues and politics. Clients like my two offices and my online scheduling options."
Women's Issues
(971) 225-0913
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"Hello, I am a doctoral psychologist with offices in N. Portland and SW Portland, with day and evening hours. I have a direct and supportive style. I work with adult women, men and couples of diverse backgrounds and orientations. I have 25 years of experience. People see me for * self-improvement; * reducing anxiety, stress or depression; * dealing with losses; * improving communication and relationships; * public speaking and job performance, and for * medical or substance issues. I have a specialty helping people overcome stress about environmental issues and politics. Clients like my two offices and my online scheduling options."
Tracy Roberti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Portland, Oregon: Now accepting new clients! It would be my honor to sit with you and learn about different aspects of your life experience, and together grow tools and skills to help improve your quality of life and evoke the types of positive changes you desire! It's my experience that a good therapeutic experience starts with a positive connection between the person seeking therapy and the clinician! MOBILE THERAPY (I go to you). THERAPY in NATURE (walking or stationary sessions). TELEHEALTH (online therapy). SUPERVISED VISITATION (parent/child). **NOTE: Insurance may require in-office visits for benefit to apply."
Women's Issues
(541) 515-7313
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"Portland, Oregon: Now accepting new clients! It would be my honor to sit with you and learn about different aspects of your life experience, and together grow tools and skills to help improve your quality of life and evoke the types of positive changes you desire! It's my experience that a good therapeutic experience starts with a positive connection between the person seeking therapy and the clinician! MOBILE THERAPY (I go to you). THERAPY in NATURE (walking or stationary sessions). TELEHEALTH (online therapy). SUPERVISED VISITATION (parent/child). **NOTE: Insurance may require in-office visits for benefit to apply."
Marney Hoffman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Women's Issues
(503) 379-9595
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Julie Finnell, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better and more like YOU!"
Women's Issues
(458) 224-1094
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better and more like YOU!"
Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples, sex therapy, foreign students and employees, third culture children and their families, and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training."
Women's Issues
(443) 214-3166
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Women's Issues
"Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples, sex therapy, foreign students and employees, third culture children and their families, and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training."
Alphonso Nunez, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT, Intern
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I practice inclusivity and strive to engage in meaningful work that is both affirming & welcoming to individuals and couples from all walks of life and from all intersections. Some of my areas of specialty include working with: *Persons of oppressed/marginalized populations including people of color/LGBTQI+/women * Male-identified folks around issues of being male in our current climate * Eating Disorders * Persons of an advanced age/later in life folks *Couples/Polycules. As an MFT intern, I'm supervised by Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, #C3881. If cost is a barrier, please call to inquire about limited sliding scale spot availability."
Women's Issues
(971) 252-5743
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Women's Issues
"I practice inclusivity and strive to engage in meaningful work that is both affirming & welcoming to individuals and couples from all walks of life and from all intersections. Some of my areas of specialty include working with: *Persons of oppressed/marginalized populations including people of color/LGBTQI+/women * Male-identified folks around issues of being male in our current climate * Eating Disorders * Persons of an advanced age/later in life folks *Couples/Polycules. As an MFT intern, I'm supervised by Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, #C3881. If cost is a barrier, please call to inquire about limited sliding scale spot availability."

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