Firefly Institute

Treatment Center, QMHP, LCSW, RPT-S, LPC, LMFT

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Firefly Institute, QMHP, LCSW, RPT-S, LPC, LMFT, Treatment Center in Hillsboro
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Firefly Institute

Treatment Center, QMHP, LCSW, RPT-S, LPC, LMFT


Firefly Institute
4950 NE Belknap Court
Suite 205
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Call Firefly Institute
(503) 496-7604

Firefly Institute

The Firefly Institute provides a counseling program which offers support to individuals, couples, groups and families across the lifespan. We offer a variety of services including treatment options that are highly specialized such as animal assisted therapies, art therapy, play therapy and EMDR. These services are provided by skilled clinicians who have certification in the treatment program they are offering. This is what sets us apart from other clinics or practitioners. Training for specialized care is rigorous and requires significant commitment to education post graduate. We believe in ethics and not just checking a box saying we can do the work. Firefly clinicians are certified to do the work correctly by accredited training programs or institutions. Areas of specialty include: relationships, grief/loss, chronic illness, abuse/trauma, PTSD, mood imbalances, child therapy, attachment issues, behavior issues, anxiety, adoption/foster care issues, divorce and difficult life transitions or change. Firefly Counseling Services is committed to providing care through a commitment to excellence in healing for improving the communities in which we live and serve.


List of services offered: Individual, couple, child, group and family therapy. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), Narrative and Solution Focused treatment depending upon client preference or presenting concerns. EMDR treatment for children, adolescents and adults in addition to other trauma informed care models are available; DBT care for individual and family therapy and skills group processes; expressive therapies including play and therapeutic art from credentialed registered play and art therapists; movement based therapies including yoga for adults and children, support groups with topics targeting specific populations including but not limited to: LGBTQ support, teen grief support, children's yoga programs and women's group support targeting anxiety and depression. Animal assisted therapies are available with therapy dogs on location. We offer parent education and training; educational workshops for schools and community organizations; mental health consultation/assessment/diagnosis; school observation/consultation; clinical supervision for mental health professionals working towards licensing.

Continuing Education & Supervision

The Firefly Institute is an approved provider for continuing education by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Association for Play Therapy (APT). We offer coursework and certification programs on a variety of subjects such as: Trauma Informed Care, Play Therapy, Expressive Art, Clinical Supervision, Children's Yoga & Animal Assisted Human Health. We also support clinicians working towards licensing. You may contact us for information regarding our supervision or education program through the institute website at


  • License and State: L5487 Oregon


Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Bridgespan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Healthshare
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN
  • Medicaid
  • Moda Health
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: EMDRI / EMDR Training Child and Adult
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Portland State University / Trauma Informed Services
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Firefly Institute's Groups

DBT Skills Group (Adolescent & Adult Groups)

DBT skills groups include four sets of behavioral skills. Mindfulness: The practice of being fully aware and present in the moment Emotional Regulation: How to change emotions that you want to change Interpersonal Effectiveness: How to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others Distress Tolerance: How to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it. There are groups available for adolescent and adult clients running every week. Contact us for information about group days and times.

More about this group


Firefly Institute
4950 NE Belknap Court
Suite 205
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Call Firefly Institute
(503) 496-7604
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infant Toddler Mental Health
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Group Therapies: See our website for details
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 24 May 2019
Firefly Institute, QMHP, LCSW, RPT-S, LPC, LMFT, Treatment Center in Hillsboro

Firefly Institute

Treatment Center, QMHP, LCSW, RPT-S, LPC, LMFT