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Hawthorne Office

This location is at 2045 SE Hawthorne Boulevard.

We are served by Tri-Met Line #14.
On-street parking is generally available within a block or two.

Megan MillerMegan Miller, L.M.F.T.

My style in therapy is to help you understand the 'stories' of your life,
and help to focus on finding solutions rather than remaining stuck.
I offer a complementary consultation appointment.

LesleyLesley Feingold, L.C.S.W.

Warm, honest, direct approach.

rachaelRachael Patoray, LPC, ATR

Counseling, Art Therapy & EMDR for Teens and Adults

austinAustin Karp-Evans, M.A.

Welcoming families, youth, adults & children -
Expertise in eating disorder concerns

lindsaybongLindsay Bong, M.A.

Individual & Family Counseling
Fees: $40 per session

emilyfEmily Fisken, B.A.

Deep Imagery

michaelMichael Crockett, Psy.D.

Psychotherapy for Adults
Specializing in Anxiety, Life Transitions

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Megan Miller

Megan Miller, M.Ed., L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Marriage & Family Therapist
Counseling Individuals, Couples & Families
Narrative & Solution-Focused Approach
Email: megan.wisecounsel@gmail.com

Welcome! The search for a therapist can be an overwhelming task and it may be difficult to know where to start. The good news is, you've already started simply by making your way to this website. Many therapists, including myself, offer a free initial consultation as an opportunity to meet before beginning therapy and see if it's a good fit for your counseling needs. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the therapeutic process or in order to set up a free consultation.

A little about me: I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2007 with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked for several years with adolescents in residential treatment and have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy and am enriched by my work as a therapist. I am hopeful that people can achieve positive change and growth and am honored to be part of that process.

My focus is assisting clients in identifying their feelings and needs and learning how to get those needs met. This includes the essential process of communicating with others. Non-violent communication (NVC) influences my work and I have found it a helpful skill with all types of clients. In addition to NVC, I use narrative and CBT techniques in working with individual anxieties and negative belief systems. My work with couples and families is based in NVC, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and Systems theory.

I work primarily with adult individuals, couples and families with a range of presenting issues. Common therapeutic issues include anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, body image concerns, codependency, personal goal-setting, and relationship distress.

My standard fee is $100 per session but I offer a generous sliding scale to accommodate clients with financial difficulties. I am not currently on any insurance panels but may be able to assist with billing if your insurance has an out of network benefit. Additional information can be found on my website at www.MeganMillerCounseling.com I can be contacted at megan.wisecounsel@gmail.com or by phone at 503-730-9282.


Lesley Feingold, L.C.S.W.


Warm, honest, direct approach.
Individual Psychotherapy ~ Specializing in anxiety,
grief/loss, addiction, depression and trauma.

Telephone: 917-660-0480
Email: lesleyfeingold@gmailcom

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience practicing psychotherapy with adults and adolescents in New York City, and am happy to now call Portland my home.

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, grief/loss, addiction, depression and trauma, helping them to address life challenges, transitions and long-standing issues.

I have a warm, honest, and direct approach, and aim to create a safe environment for self- exploration and discovery of the unrecognized patterns which may be causing distress in your life. I believe that therapy is most helpful when it is flexible, dynamic, and collaborative. I draw from a variety of methodologies, rooted in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and attachment theories.

I am happy to offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.

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rachaelRachael Patoray, L.P.C., A.T.R.

Oregon Board of Licensed Counselors & Therapists / Registered Art Therapist

Counseling, Art Therapy & EMDR for Teens and Adults
Providing Individual & Family Counseling

Email: Rachael@ArtTherapyCounselor.com
Website: ArtTherapyCounselor.com

Change really can happen and you have the ability to make these changes!

You are unique, as we all are, and therefore deserve an approach that is tailor- made to fit your emotional & mental health needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Art Therapist (ATR), and EMDR Practitioner located in SE Portland, Oregon. Within my practice, I focus on treating trauma, anxiety/depression/ mental health diagnosis, acting-out teens, family difficulties/changes, sibling work, "stuck-ness" and self-discovery.

Sometimes we live with feelings that pop up when we least expect them to, and then we shove them back down until they eventually show up again. A large part of my job is to help you address these feelings in a calm, safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. We will work on exploring and growing your strengths. I provide regular "talk" therapy and I will teach you tools that you can use in your daily life. I use Art therapy & Expressive Therapies, to help you identify, explore, and express yourself. You will have insight into your life, allowing for changes so that you can get un-stuck and finally heal.

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is the use of creating art to help identify and address what it is you are struggling with. Art therapy gives your unconscious a voice. Have you ever had trouble putting words to your difficulties? Through the use of talk therapy and art therapy, you can have a deeper dialogue with yourself! Art therapy is for all ages, not just for children. And, if you are not comfortable using art in the counseling process, that's okay too, this is your time and your work!

What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy which has been found to be particularly helpful with treating trauma and PTSD. EMDR can also help treat various issues, including anxiety and phobias. EMDR doesn't make you forget an event; it helps you become "unstuck" from the negative thoughts and emotions that you continue to experience. It also helps you make connections and have a better understanding of what actually happened in your past. EMDR can help you leave your past in your past!

I provide clinical supervision for ATR candidates and for art therapy graduate students who are in the internship time of their program.

Below are some of the specialties I address in my practice:

- Mental Health and Medical Health issues

- Mood Diagnosis, including Depression, Anxiety, and Bi-polar

- Helping teens who "act out" at school and home

- Family Conflicts

- Getting "Unstuck"

- Helping Young Adults and Adults of all ages with finding, setting, and following through on goals

- Communication Problems

- Identifying connections between your body & mind


- Life Transitions - i.e., relationships, moving, school, career change

- Victims of Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma

- Body Image and Eating Disorders

- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Grief and Loss

- Personal Growth

Fees: I am in-network with Regence BCBS. I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurance companies. Please contact me with questions regarding your insurance provider. I can provide you with a completed insurance claim form that you can give to your insurance provider for payment reimbursement.

I believe that counseling is important, so I don't want you to shy away from counseling due to finances. I do reserve a number of hours for sliding scale cases and I am happy to discuss a sliding scale fee on a case by case basis.

I am happy to schedule a 20 minute complimentary consultation with you, to see if we are a good fit.

Please check out my website for further information at ArtTherapyCounselor.com

I look forward to hearing from you!


Austin Karp-Evans, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered MFT Intern

Meaningful support for families, youth, children
Expertise in eating disorder issues

Email: AustinMFT@gmail.com

Austin earned her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at Lewis & Clark College°«s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Austin works with individuals, couples and families, using a strength-based approach focusing on the resilience in individual and family life stories. Her professional interests include working with school-aged children, adolescents and their families on a variety of issues surrounding transition and change, using narrative and mindfulness techniques. She also uses art and play therapy in her work with children.

Austin has worked in both private practice and larger facilities in the greater Portland area. She believes in a collaborative approach including other providers to ensure the best care.

As a native Oregonian Austin is thrilled to be able to work in a community in which she has lived and worked in for years. I look forward to walking through this process together. If you have questions or would like to set up a first appointment, please call me at 503-908-4625.


Lindsay Bong, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern

Providing Individual & Family Counseling

Email: LindsayBong@gmail.com
Website: www.LindsayBongCounseling.com

We all go through challenging circumstances in life and often times we need assistance to walk through those challenges in a way that honors who we are. Counseling is a powerful tool to work towards healing from past wounds, recovering from the bad habits we've picked up along the way, and learning how to adjust negative relationship patterns that we've fallen into.

In my practice I offer my clients space to unpack the hurtful and confusing parts of their life and work together with them to restore the broken pieces. I believe that the counselor and client relationship is a powerful one that can reveal new paths within ourselves and our relationships.

My specialties include working with individuals as well as families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustment issues, and distress from current and past relationships.

My fees are $40 per 50 minute session and I am happy to offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit for working together.


Michael Crockett, Psy.D.

Oregon Board of Psychologisst Examiners, License #2717

Psychotherapy for Adults
Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions

Telephone: 503-893-2249
Email: Dr.MichaelCrockett@gmail.com

Website: NewDirectionsTherapy.com

Welcome. Are you struggling to define yourself socially or professionally? Is anxiety or depression hindering your enjoyment of life? My clients have often come to a place in life where they feel stuck and are in search of a new direction.

I utilize an integrative approach drawing from mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and humanistic therapy systems. I studied psychology for a decade, completing a MA in General Psychology from NYU in 2007, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 2014. The focus in our work together will be on what is happening in your life TODAY and how you want it to look differently. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space so that you donít need to continue struggling on your own.

I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship, and identity concerns. Depending on your needs, we can take a directive approach targeting specific symptoms (e.g. social anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks) or a less structured approach where you can reflect upon your life and identify what you want to pursue.

Together, we can uncover the patterns in your thoughts, behaviors, and relationships that are holding you back, and establish a happier and healthier way of being in the world. I utilize a collaborative client-centered approach to provide the balance between supporting and challenging you that is necessary for promoting growth and change. My standard fee is $150 per session, and Iím am devoted to offering sliding scale options to those who need, but cannot afford my services. I certainly look forward to hearing from you.


Emily Fisken, B.A.

Exempt from Licensure Requirements due to specific area of service

Deep Imagery

Telephone: 971-251-0222

Are you searching for more meaning in life? Do you want to change your life direction but are unsure which way to turn? Do you feel like you are running on a hamster wheel and can't slow down or never have enough time for everything in life? Are you feeling anxious or frustrated? Are you struggling with loss, sadness, or life stress? Deep imagery could be for you.

What is deep imagery? Deep imagery is a tool where the imagination is used to accomplish goals that the cognitive brain alone cannot. In our sessions, your imagination will be encouraged with facilitated guidance. We will determine together the specific approach based on your life experience and your goals.

Clients who practice deep imagination experience more fulfillment in each moment in life. They feel more connected to their body, mind, and spirit. Life begins to have more meaning. Clients can be guided by their own imagination to make positive life changes in big and small ways.

I offer a safe comfortable environment where you can discuss your troubles and stresses as well as your goals. We will work together to move past your blocks, calm your fears and focus on finding your true self. You can schedule a no-cost initial consultation by e- mailing me at efisken@gmail.com or by calling my phone at 971-251- 0222.

I have trained with Animas Valley Institute in the facilitation of deep imagery. Additionally, I have received training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.) and the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. I am a Counseling Psychology student at Lewis and Clark Graduate School. I am currently practicing as a facilitator of deep imagery ~ operating under ORS675.825(4)(a), which allows alternative practitioners and counselors to practice legally in Oregon without a license.


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