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Beaverton - 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suites 200 & 273

Our Beaverton offices are at 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 200 and Suite 237, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005. 
Easy to reach, just off of 217 and the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.


KaderaMichael Kadera, L.P.C.

Counseling Adults, Couples & Adolescents


LeahLeah Downs, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.H.T.

Therapy is a dynamic process of personal growth and increasing self awareness and mindfulness. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with purpose, freedom, creativity, passion & joy!


BarbaraBarbara Breck, Ph.D.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist


ShellyShawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.

Individual & Couples Therapy

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma
Communication & Parenting Issues
Most Insurance Accepted


MollyMary (Molly) Vaux, M.A., L.P.C.


Skilled Counseling for Adults


brittanyeBrittany Eide, M.A., Counseling Psychology


Professional, Compassionate Counseling
for Adults & Youth

Fees: $40


MindyMindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Unable to accept new clients at this time.


jaimeJaime Larson, Psy.D.


Licensed Psychologist
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions


elizabethElizabeth Coleman, M.A.


Skilled, Affordable Counseling
for Adolescents & Adults
EMDR ~ Effective Therapy for Trauma

Fees: $40


brittanyBrittany Boney, L.M.F.T.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Serving Adults & Couples

Clinical Supervision for LPC & LMFT Interns


LisaLisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adults, Families, Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT
Sexuality & Alternative Lifestyles
Fees: $40


RebeccaRebecca Ruyle, M.S.W.


Trauma-Informed Care for Adults
PTSD, Abuse, Addictions & More
Discounted fees available for those experiencing
financial hardship --


elizabethMadilyn Long, M.S.W.


LGBTQIA+ , Partners & Families
Gender non-confirming, Creatives, Adolescents
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Fees: $40

 

4Michael Kadera, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor

Counseling for Adults, Couples & Adolescents

Email: michaeljkadera@gmail.com

Confidential Telephone: 503-998-7521

The decision to seek counseling is a courageous step. I believe this courage stems from a desire to be well, to be heard and affirmed, to have our needs met, to be empowered, a desire to live out of the truth of who we are and become the authors of our own lives. While each of us has a life story that is unique, I believe this desire is shared by all. As a counselor, I am privileged to provide a safe, professional, and supportive environment wherein you can develop new tools to heal, learn and grow.

My under-graduate work was in fine arts, specifically painting. My art education informs my work as counselor, as I believe that, like creating art, self discovery is a creative and often collaborative process in which one strives to call forth something true and beautiful from within. In our counseling, I will collaborate with you to hone your gifts and express your true voice and vision.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Counseling and Education. My approach to counseling is an integrative one utilizing tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples. In addition to my clinical training and experience, I bring from my own personal journey honesty, respect, curiosity, insight, empathy and belief in human potential. I have experience working with individual adults, couples and adolescents who struggle with problems that include:

* Depression
* Anxiety
* Marital Issues
* Relational Problems
* Life Transitions
* Grief and Loss
* Family of Origin Issues
* Self-Esteem

The therapeutic process involves clients in exploring and sharing personal feelings, thoughts and experiences with another person, which is why finding the right counselor is so important. I offer an innitial no-cost consultation session to determine if we’ll be a good fit. My hourly fee thereafter is $80. I do not accept insurance, but accept cash or check at time of session. I offer a sliding-scale option to those with financial limitations, which I am happy to discuss by phone or during our consultation session.


4 E. Leah Downs, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.H.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L4545; Academy of Certified Social Workers, NASW
New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, #3828
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, Clinical Hypnotherapist, #120-150


Dream Catcher Counseling, Coaching & Hypnotherapy
Individual, Family & Group Therapy

503-530-9498
Email: dreamcatcher.eld8@yahoo.com

Therapy is a dynamic process of personal growth, increasing self-awareness and mindfulness. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with purpose, emotional freedom, creativity, passion & joy! -- and to get in touch with the strength and beauty of your Inner Self. By examining your thinking and core beliefs about yourself, others & life, you can decrease emotional suffering and conflicts, shift your life experience positively & transform your life.

I use an eclectic psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach, blending many treatment modalities as needed, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Arts & Life Coaching. I have over 35 years of professional experience in working with adults, adolescents, children and families in both outpatient and inpatient mental health/addictions settings and in schools, as well as many years in private practice. With a life-long interest in holistic health, comparative religions, meditation, international travel & indigenous cultures, I am LGBTQ-friendly & have worked with diverse cultures & lifestyles across the country, including Native American programs.

With a B.S. in Art Education & a Master of Social Work, I also have extensive training in substance abuse counseling & addictionology, including work with compulsive behaviors. Additional certifications include NLP & Gestalt (both to alter deeply held emotional & thought patterns), Bereavement, Transpersonal Psychology & Reiki Master, as well as training in Family Therapy, DBT for emotional balance, EMDR/ trauma work, Jungian Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy (Art/ Play/ Sand Tray/ Insight Journal Therapies). I am skilled in working with many issues, including:

Depression ~ Grief ~ Anger Management ~ Anxiety/ Panic Attacks ~ Substance Abuse/ Compulsive Behaviors
Bipolar & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ~ Trauma/ Sexual Abuse ~ Relationship/ Family/ School Difficulties

I am a skilled clinical hypnotherapist, and offer hypnotherapy for insomnia, pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss, test/ performance anxiety, self-confidence and stress management

My fees are $85 per 50-minute sessions & I offer an affordable income-based sliding fee scale. Longer sessions & package discounts for Hypnotherapy are available. Initial 20-minute consultations are free or/ $25 for an initial full 50-minute session. I can provide any insurance documentation needed for your reimbursement if your plan accepts out-of-network licensed providers, following your full payment at the time of service. I may be accepting some insurance plans in the near future. I look forward to hearing from you.


BarbaraBarbara Breck, Ph.D.

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners

Adult Psychotherapy & Women's Issues

Telephone: 503-295-5700

Evening Appointments Available ~ Accessible Location

I am a licensed psychologist who has been practicing as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. I work with adults of all ages and specialize in working with people who are in a life transition or who feel stuck and are seeking a change in their circumstances. For much of my career, I have worked with adults who have been traumatized by domestic violence, childhood abuse or being in a dysfunctional family. As a result of my work with both trauma and life transitions, I have experience with grief and loss as well as with individuals who are depressed or anxious.

I look forward to working with you to achieve a sense of greater accomplishment, control and peace in your life. I am familiar with, and use, a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of the person and his or her unique circumstances. These modalities include (but are not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Counseling, and Psycho Dynamic Therapy (where one's history helps one understand present behavior and emotional reactions). Sessions are usually 45 minutes long. At our first meeting, some initial paperwork and an information-gathering interview will help us decide on a way to proceed. We will work together to identify your goals and aspirations and the steps to achieve them as well as in developing your strengths and the skills to address the challenges in your life.


shellyShawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L5908

Individual & Couples Therapy ~ Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss

** Most Insurance Accepted ** Telephone: 503-953-4937
Email: ShellyOliverMSW@outlook.com

There are times when life feels overwhelming and causes us to feel stressed, anxious and depressed. This can lead to a feelings of hopelessness and despair. The answers to how to move through and resolve these feelings are often held within ourselves, and with support and guidance we can overcome these feelings and thrive.

In order to facilitate positive results I utilize a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused and Mindfulness (to name a few). These techniques will be used to develop long-term strategies that can help meet goals and bring about the desired changes. While the techniques can be very effective, counseling is a collaborative process for best results to be achieved.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the human services field for the last 25 years. During my career I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and families who have experienced a variety of life crises including sexual abuse, domestic violence, victimization due to crime, and couples grappling with communication and parenting issues. Providing support and guidance to overcome depression, anxiety, strengthen boundaries, and increase self-esteem have been a significant part of my practice over my career.

My standard fee is $100 but I offer the initial 50 minute session at $40. The initial session is often used to get to know one another and filling out necessary paperwork. Payment at time of session can be made in cash, check or credit card and at our first session, please be sure to let me know what insurance plan you have. I'm glad to help find out whether my services can be covered by your benefits. Please feel free to call me at 503-953-4937 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.


MollyMary J. "Molly" Vaux, M.A., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, #C3676

Skilled Counseling for Adults
Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships

Email: mollyvaux.counseling@gmail.com
Phone: 971-371-8555

Each of us has a particular set of strengths we can bring to the challenges we encounter in our lives. I will work collaboratively with you to help you access your strengths, apply them in effective ways, and practice new skills to bring you closer to your goals. Together we can also explore difficult issues that might still resonate from the past and help you to process those experiences and find greater clarity, a stronger sense of self, and an ongoing belief in possibility.

Because I believe that therapy is most productive when the approach is carefully shaped to match a client's individual traits and needs, I draw upon a variety of methods, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic and depth techniques. Clients explore how their thinking is influencing their behavior and how they can reduce depression and anxiety by focusing attention and reshaping thought patterns. Also, they draw connections between their past and their present and gain fresh insight and energy for moving forward with their lives.

This approach, for example, can be helpful to someone who wants to reduce depression or anxiety that seems to linger too long or be out of proportion following a recent life event. It can support a parent or caregiver who might be finding it difficult to fulfill their role because of the impacts of past family experiences. It can help to open up new vistas for someone who is seeking to deepen his or her life experience but might feel anxious about change. These are just a few of the many situations in which a multifaceted approach to counseling can help.

As a practitioner, I have worked in community mental health agencies where I've successfully treated adult clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, and orientations seeking help for anxiety, depression, trauma history, and difficult early attachment experiences, as well as relationship issues and bereavement. I have a master's degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM, and worked extensively with both individuals and groups in Santa Fe before moving to Portland, OR, where I'm in private practice.

My postgraduate training has included further study in professional ethics, cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, trauma treatment, bereavement, and clinical applications of attachment theory. I also hold a master's degree in creative writing and a doctorate in English from the City University of New York and have taught writing and literature for many years.

My fee is $60 per 50-minute session, with the possibility of a sliding-scale fee in case of financial need. Please feel free to call me at 971-371-8555 with any questions you may have or to arrange an introductory session.



mindyMindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists; Registered Play Therapist

Counseling & Play Therapy for Children, Teens & Families

Telephone: 503-782-4061
Email: mfeatherlpc@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 13766, Portland, OR 97213

Unable to accept new clients at this time.
My goal is to give kids and adolescents a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings and then empower their caregivers with information and insight into their child's experience. I can also provide supportive techniques for caregivers in filial therapy and attachment methods which include playful activities that help you enjoy parenting again.

I am a registered play therapist specializing in work with children (3-18) and their families. I use age appropriate methods, such as play, art, writing, yoga, and sandtray techniques to support children in their process of growth.

I am passionate about treating children with anxiety and trauma concerns. My decade of experience has been focused on working with children who have been through the trauma of grief, divorce, neglect, or sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. I combine playful, expressive techniques with practical CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and coping tools.

I am able to accept these insurance plans: Aetna / BlueCross and BlueShield / Cigna / Moda Health / Optum / PacificSource / Providence / Regence / United Heathcare. I look forward to hearing from you!


4 Jaime Larson, Psy.D.

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, License #2625

Professional Psychotherapy
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Expressive Arts

Telephone: 503-928-4275

Email: jaimelarsonpsyd@gmail.com

Therapy is a collaborative journey where the client is in charge. My job as a therapist is to support you through your journey.

I approach the practice of therapy from a behavioral and humanistic modality. This means I like to problem-solve and find that common place of hurt and healing we share in the human experience. My goal is to help you find what is meaningful to you in life and work towards creating the life you want.

I am a licensed psychologist with experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Control-Mastery Theory (a psychodynamic approach), and training in Expressive Arts Therapy. These eclectic approaches help me to be flexible in my work with adults. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and LGTBQ+. My passion lies in working with gender identity and expression of one's authentic self.

I like to take the first few sessions as a means to understand you and why you are seeking therapy at this time. It is important we agree to work together and determine if we are a good fit. Together we will agree on goals for treatment and a plan to reassess periodically to ensure we continue on the journey in tandem.


4 Madilyn Long, M.S.W.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, CSW / Clinical Supervisor: Andrew Rose, LCSW

LGBTQII, Partners & Families
Gender Non-Conforming, Creatives, Adolescents
Perinatal Mood Disorders

Fees: $40

Email: madilynlongtherapy@gmail.com
Telephone: 971-264-0944

I am an advanced-generalist social worker and, as such, employ a dynamic variety of therapeutic approaches that best suit your ever-evolving needs: strengths-based therapy, solution focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, narrative, transpersonal, somatosensory, and mind-body bridging/mindfulness. I work through a holistic, systems-based lense to treat the whole person: mind, body, and spirit within their community systems.

I believe my role as a clinician is to offer you a safe, supportive, culturally-sensitive and collaborative environment where I can walk beside you as you discover and define your own potential for healing and creating the life experience you seek. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Utah University and a Master of Social Work from Utah State University. I am currently a licensed clinical social work intern through the state of Oregon and Washington working towards my full licensure. I am under the supervision of Andrew Rose, LCSW.

The following is a list (though not exhaustive) of my areas of interest, experience, and specialty:

LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals and their partners or families
Gender non-conforming, creative, or exploring individuals including children
Adolescents including those experiencing cognitive, attachment, and developmental disorders
Perinatal Mood Disorders (LGBTQIA inclusive and affirming)
Trauma Informed and Culturally Sensitive care for those that have experienced interpersonal trauma

I strive for accessibility in my practice. My fee is $40 per 50-minute session with a sliding scale option available for those experiencing financial hardship. I offer brief-solution focused counseling (6-20 sessions) or ongoing psychotherapy depending on your needs and desires for your personal journey. Payment is due at time of service and I accept cash or check.

I believe that a successful therapeutic experience starts with a trusting and collaborative relationship between clinician and client. For that reason, I offer a complimentary 25-minute consultation in-person or by phone to determine if I am a good fit for you. To schedule, please call or email me to set up an appointment.

I look forward to hearing from you!



brittanyBrittany Boney, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Washington Department of Health, LF60520041


Skilled Therapy for Adults & Couples
Anxiety, Eating Disorder, Perinatal Mental Health

Clinical Supervision for LPC & LMFT Interns

Telephone: 503.908.6280
Email: brittanyboneymft@gmail.com

I believe change and healing begin when we share our stories with another person who can hear them without judgment, validate the experience without shame, and provide support and insight without needing to problem-solve.

In my practice, I work with individuals and couples who seek to increase connection, strengthening their relationships with themselves and others. I completed my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and my therapeutic orientation has been shaped by focusing on systemic theory. I believe relationships and connection are powerful elements, and where we can experience the greatest change.

In addition to treating individuals impacted by depression, anxiety, and life transitions, including women who are experiencing challenges from pregnancy or postpartum mood disorders, I have specialized in treating adults experiencing eating disorders, grief / loss, and issues around spirituality.

I would be happy to discuss your goals for therapy and how I might be able to support you. Please feel free to send me an email to set up a free consultation. I am currently in network with Regence, Aetna, and Cigna.



lisaLisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Social Workers

Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults, Families & Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT, Sexuality

Telephone: 503-716-8295
Email: lisaj@p2pcounseling.com

So what is counseling or therapy? It looks different for each individual, but what it definitely is NOT is finding someone that can fix you.

Only you can make changes to yourself and a good counselor or therapist is your guide through the pitfalls and darkness that a person can find themselves trapped in. In short, they help you find a path to your own progress.

I am privileged to help you find your own path to progress.

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 1992 and became licensed in 2001. Since then, I have worked as a therapist and social worker in a variety of settings that have included schools, community mental health centers and crisis lines as well as my private practice.

I believe that therapy is an intense, engaging, and collaborative process and as such, I utilize an integrated theoretical model of therapy. I believe in an eco-systemic view of people in environment, and hold that we are interconnected with people and systems in our lives at all levels. When I meet someone, I am getting to see part of a wholly unique person affected by and affecting everyone in their lives. We are all a balance of things past and present in our lives.

The two best indicators of success in therapy are the relationship between the client and the therapist, and the therapist using a well thought out and consistent theoretical approach. In my therapy practice, I work from a systems perspective with a heavy infusion of ecosystems, family systems and developmental theory.

~ Depression
~ Anxiety
~ Grief Counseling
~ Pet Loss
~ Couples Counseling
~ Work and Career concerns
~ Life Transitions
~ Non traditional relationships
~ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
~ ADD/ADHD
~ Childhood abuse including sibling abuse
~ Sexuality and Sexual Concerns

Please call with any questions or to set an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!



elizabethElizabeth Coleman, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern ~ Patricia Seltz, LPC, CADCII, Clinical Supervisor

Counseling for Adolescents (11+), Families and Adults
LGBTQ+ Friendly

Fees: $40

Telephone: 971-287-9975
Email: ecoleman.counseling@gmail.com

Welcome!

Often times we enter periods of life where we become weighed down by past experiences, stress, relationship struggles, or just feeling stuck. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life and I enjoy helping pre- teens, teens, and adults find what that means to them. My approach is open, warm, directive, and engaging.

I completed my masters degree in counseling psychology at Pacific University and I have completed training in systems theory, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.

We each bring our own unique characteristics and experiences to therapy and I use the approach that best suits your needs. I frequently incorporate creative interventions into my work because counseling is as much an art as it is a science. I often use mindfulness techniques to help you remain in the present moment so that you are able to get the most out of your counseling session.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”- Mary Oliver

Specialties/Experience: Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Relationship issues, Depression, LGBTQ+, School Difficulties, and Grief and Loss.

I believe quality mental health care should be accessible and affordable; my standard fee for a 50 minute counseling session is $40.

Please call 971-287-9975 or you can reach me by email, ecoleman.counseling@gmail.com to set up an appointment or with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!



rebeccaRebecca Ruyle, M.S.W.

Oregon Board of Social Work

Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults & Youth

Specializing in Trauma-Informed Care including those touched by
Abuse, Trauma, Mental Illness, Addiction & more.

Telephone: 971-245-2915
Email: rdruyle@gmail.com

I believe that change can happen at any phase in life, even when it feels impossible. Human beings are amazing and resilient creatures, but it is easy to forget that throughout the turbulence of life.

My goal as a therapist is to help regulate the pace of your healing and to be a guide as you re-learn to be your own healer. Therapy is truly a collaborative process and can only work if both parties show up ready to do the work. Together we will visit the spaces you may have been afraid to go to, look carefully at the past and learn how it may be affecting your present behaviors, and use the best tools to provide you with ways to cope and to heal.

Working with people one on one as they go through a deep and transformative process is my true passion. Nothing gives me greater joy than to watch someone overcome an internal battle they have been fighting for years. I believe that we are all capable of finding the strength to be the leader of our own lives.

Over the last decade I have had the privilege of working in many areas of practice. In that regard, you could call me a general practitioner when it comes to mental health. My experience comes from working with domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors in women's shelters, running group therapy sessions with men struggling with heroin addiction in outpatient clinics, providing case management and therapy to people living with schizophrenia and bipolar diagnoses within a psychiatric hospital, and currently, working as a crisis therapist with those who are experiencing debilitating suicidal thinking. Working in this field has allowed me to bear witness to the deepest pain and conversely the most beautiful moments of healing and freedom from that pain.

Although my experience spans a broad range, I am most passionate about working with individuals impacted by trauma. Trauma can come in many forms. For some it can stem from childhood abuse, leaving a religion or changing spiritual paths, or even the daily journey of caring for a family member to severe mental illness or drug addiction.

My work all starts from a place of being "trauma informed." Some of the tools I utilize in therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic practices in which we will explore how the past can continue to affect current behaviors. I also like to incorporate breath work into our practice as our breath is a powerful tool that we always carry with us.

I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014 and am a Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of Oregon working towards my full licensure of Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work under the direct supervision of Laurie Pearson, LCSW.

My standard rate is $80/hour but I reserve several sliding scale spots for those experiencing financial hardship. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 971- 245-2915 or rdruyle@gmail.com. I offer phone consultations at no charge to ensure that I am the right fit to work with you. I look forward to hearing from you.



brittanyBrittany Eide, M.S., Counseling Psychology

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern (R5345)
Clinical Supervisor: Tony Lai, LPC, RPT-S, C-1718


Professional Counseling & Therapy for Youth and Adults
Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Divorce, Trauma, Adjustment to School, and other issues.

"Warm, Attentive, Curious and Sincere"

Telephone: 503-530-6521
Email: brittanyeide@yandex.com

There have been numerous times in my life where I have needed to count on someone. Family and friends are a necessary and appreciated support for all of us however, someone outside of our personal relationships is often desirable and more effective. In those moments, I am thankful that counselors exist and I don't have to go it alone.

Similarly, times arise in our role as parents where we may find that our children need help in a way that is outside of the structure and guidance that we offer as parents. As the saying goes, "it takes a village." As a parent, I have counted on others many times.

Just as there are occasions where I need help, I have always felt drawn to support others. I became a counselor so that I could fulfill this calling. I started in the field back in 1998 when I began my degree in psychology. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse group of individuals, dealing with all sorts of matters. I have worked with youth in the juvenile system, incarcerated women and mothers, adults with disabilities, children with autism, men who have sexually offended, individuals needing psychiatric assistance, families enduring domestic violence, and as a school counselor for elementary-aged and adolescent students considered high-risk by some.

I am confident that my experience, combined with my passion for helping people has equipped me well to assist youth and adults in healing, or making change. I think it is important to come alongside a person who is struggling; partnering with the individual for a solution. I believe we both learn something from each other and that we each have an opportunity to grow. This makes our relationship mutually beneficial and I have much gratitude for the opportunity to work in a field that allows for this type of connection.

Counseling is most effective when trust is built and the therapist and client are able to get curious about the root of the issue at hand. I let my client take the lead. My role is to help the client clear and digest the blocks in the way of accessing his or her true self. We will establish goals together and get creative about allowing them to come to fruition.

My approach is warm, attentive, curious, and sincere. In my work with children, I primarily use techniques derived from play therapy, particularly a modality called Synergetic Play Therapy. With adults, I pull from theories including Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Adlerian Psychology.

My fee is just $40.00 for a 50-minute session because I believe that counseling and therapy should be available to all.

Please call me at 503-530-6521, or email me at brittanyeide@yandex.com

I look forward to hearing from you!


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