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4431 SE Woodstock

Our Woodstock neighborhood office is located on the block between SE 44th Avenue & 45th Avenue, which is anchored by Safeway. You'll find our suite at the NW corner of the block (the center of the block, of course, is filled with free parking!). We're right next to Woodstock Dental.

mollyMolly Heriza, M.S.

Professional, Affordable Counseling
Adults and Couples

jacindaJacinda Phillips, LMT, C.E.T.

Providing Mind-Body Approach ~
"Core Energetics"
Fees: $40

betsy Ann "Betsy" Langston, L.M.F.T.

Professional, Affordable Counseling
Adults, Youth, Children
12-Step Support

rebeccaRebecca English, M.S.

Holistic, Affordable Counseling for
Adults and Couples

Fees: $40

jane Jane Leng, L.C.S.W.

Specializing in Trauma, Grief, Loss, Anxiety,
Depression and Chronic Medical Conditions

Fees: $40

kari Kari Hays, M.R.C.

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults
Fees: $40

Hablo español

jeanette Jeanette Helen Griffin, M.A.

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults, Children,
Adolescents, Couples and Families

monica Monica Drewer-Tabacchi, L.P.C.

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults, Children,
Adolescents, Couples and Families

mollyhMolly Heriza, M.S., N.C.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern R4040

Professional, Affordable Counseling
Adults and Couples

Telephone: 503-490-4040
Email: Herizacounseling@gmail.com

“I am breathing in. I am breathing out.” Thich Nhat Hahn

I believe we are all striving to live a connected and fulfilled life, but sometimes it can be challenging to figure out how to best achieve this. Therapy can provide an opportunity to illuminate those aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your overall well-being, giving you a chance to gain new insights so you can move forward with more intention.

Feelings such as frustration, sadness, depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, shame, and marginalization often stem from unmet core needs. Drawing from a number of theoretical approaches such as mindfulness-based therapy, Non- Violent Communication, and Internal Family Systems we will work to uncover your unmet needs by looking at those areas of your life in which you are not feeling fulfilled. We will then identify how to most successfully meet these needs by exploring what has or has not worked in the past, ultimately helping you feel more connected to yourself, others, and life in general.

For couples trying to regain or strengthen intimacy in their relationships, the above modalities can also be helpful. The more skilled you become at recognizing your needs and identifying healthy ways to meet them, the sooner you can approach your partner from an honest, non-defensive manner, ask for what you need, and begin to feel more validated, understood, and connected.

I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment for all individuals and lifestyles. I offer LBGTQ affirmative therapy.

I have a Masters in Counseling from Portland State University with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and am currently working towards licensure.

My fee is $60.00 per 50-minute session for individuals and couples, with a sliding scale available depending upon need. I do not accept insurance at this time. Payment is due in the form of cash or check.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jacindaJacinda Phillips, LMT, C.E.T.

Exempt from Licensure Requirements due to specialized area of practice: Core Energetics

Working with Adult Individuals ~ Providing: Core Energetics ~ Fees: $40 per session

Phone: 503-481-6627
Email: phillips.jacinda@gmail.com

What is Core Energetics?

From the time before we are born, we begin to organize our energy in order to cope with the pain of unmet needs and external life experiences while simultaneously attempting to integrate with, align with, or even protect our inner experience. As we are born and grow, we continue to try to reconcile our external and internal worlds by creating strategies and defenses with our energy spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Based on the concept that everything is a form of energy, that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed, and that energy follows consciousness, it makes sense that we direct our energy and shape it into certain qualities that feel safe. This is the basis of Core Energetics theory and approach.

At the time, our defenses and strategies served us well ~ they helped us to adapt to the environment, stay alive, and keep our innermost, truest self from harm’s way. As adults we often continue to protect ourselves this way, even though the original circumstances no longer exist. At some point, we become aware that our early life experiences are affecting our adult life, and realize we may be limiting ourselves ~ our abilities, creativity, connection with others. Whatever the limitation, it IS possible to re-organize ourselves, resulting in consciously using our energy to serve our highest self and purpose. Here lies the crux of the work.

Practically applied, the Core Energetics practitioner engages with and helps us to explore our skillfully created energy systems, with the positive intention of expanding consciousness through self-awareness, recognizing resistance, tolerating and expressing difficult feelings, and ultimately connecting with our true and genuine energy current, our original "yes" to life. A session may include a combination of talking, connecting with the body in various ways, breath work, movement, and/or sound. Most importantly, is the element of team work. The Core Energetics practitioner is a witness, an observer and a guide who provides a safe container for self-exploration, deep healing and integration.

Please feel free to call or email me with your questions! Also, I offer a complementary half hour interview session to see if we are a good fit for each other. If it seems clear that a licensed mental health professional might better meet your needs, I'm glad to offer referrals to my colleagues at Wise Counsel & Comfort.

Appointments are available at Wise Counsel and Comfort at 4431 SE Woodstock on Friday mornings and at Common Ground Wellness Co-op on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

betsyAnn "Betsy" Langston, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Professional, Skilled, Individualized Therapy for Adults, Youth & Children
Special Expertise: Recovery/12 Step Support
Email: alangston.lmft@gmail.com

Telephone: 503-683-3790

I first developed an interest in becoming a therapist through experiencing the therapeutic process myself. The results of my own therapy led me to feel more "comfortable in my own skin", a phrase I learned while attending Al-Anon and other 12- Step programs. I was energized by my own personal growth and recovery and hoped to find a way to give back and hopefully inspire others to invest in their own growth and recovery process.

I returned to school to complete my education as a Marriage & Family Therapist and began working at a women's recovery program. At Mariposa Women's Center in southern California I worked with a gifted team of clinicians who encouraged and inspired me as I honed my clinical skills as an individual and group therapist. It was during my time working at Mariposa that I realized the power of group process to accelerate the healing and growth process. I encourage anyone to give themselves that opportunity for growth.

More recently I have worked in the field of Early Childhood mental health as a professional in Head Start programs. Due to influences from the fields of recovery, brain development and attachment theory, I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective and work with you to develop goals that are realistic and achievable. You determine the pace. We explore relationships and events that have shaped your emotional world and take whatever time you need to "unpack" these stories. I encourage creativity during the process: art, poetry, journaling, music; as aspects of ourselves can only be expressed in this way. My desire for you is to experience relief, growth, self-respect and hope as a result of being in therapy.

My personal philosophy is holistic. What I mean by that is: all aspects of our life contribute to our sense of well-being. Work, recreation, relationships, eating habits, community, spirituality, etc., are all part of the balance (or imbalance) of our lives. There will be challenging times on a journey of self-discovery, but it will be worth the effort. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you.

rebeccaeRebecca English, M.S., LPC(i)

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern

Individual, Couples, Family & Group Counseling
Fees: $40

Email: rebeccaenglishcounseling@gmail.com

Telephone: 971-222-7482

Picking a therapist can feel overwhelming. What if I choose the wrong one? How will I know?

One important quality to look for in a counselor is the ability to truly see things from your point of view. While I have 16 years of education in Psychology, Social Sciences and Counseling, it is my personal experience which has given me the deepest connections. I believe we know best those things we've learned through our own life experience.

I see couples, families, and individuals, and specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, fear, isolation, trauma, and transition. As your counselor, I will be fully engaged in the work with you ~ helping you to discover answers and solutions you need to find.

Using an "eclectic" approach, I draw from several counseling modalities to best meet your needs. I am experienced in the areas of family and couples therapy, children, marriage, divorce and mediation, domestic violence, blended families, child custody, adolescence issues, resolution of family problems, family life transitions, attachment, grief, and loss.

My Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling was completed at Portland State University and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I have certificates in Victim’s Assistance Training, as well as a certificate of completion for training with the Oregon Youth Authority. I have worked extensively with at-risk young people in public, as well as in Juvenile Detention school settings and I've taught and worked extensively with children of all ages.

I am devoted to offering affordable services, so please do not let financial strain be a barrier. I look forward to hearing from you!

brigidClaudia Brigid Mosher, MA, LPC, TEP

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Professional Counseling & Therapy for Women
LGBTQ Welcoming

Telephone: 425-877-6837
Email: brigid@brigidmoshertherapy.com

Website: BrigidMosherTherapy.com

I specialize in therapy with women. Anxiety, depression, stress and numbness can be signs that parts of you are demanding attention. We can find coping skills that help with these symptoms. I also believe that your emotional pain, your bodily experiences, your dreams, and your creativity let you know more about yourself and free you to make choices that are meaningful to you. I see therapy as a relationship in which you can come to greater awareness about yourself.

Listening to yourself sometimes begins with someone really listening with you. Not everyone had this growing up. A therapeutic relationship is one of the few places in adult life that you can find deep listening and new inner resources.

I have been practicing for 20 years. My experience is that healing happens in relationships and my training has all been based on a commitment to be fully present to that relationship. I first trained in psychodynamic process, or attuning to clients and the dynamics of our relationship deeply. At the same time I trained in psychodrama, working with the interpersonal dynamics in groups. I eventually became a trainer myself. Most recently I have honed my developmental awareness by training in Jungian sandplay with young children and my tools for working with the mind/body relationship by further training in Gestalt method. I bring many modalities to our work so that I can respond to where you are.

My clients have often been professional women, mothers, "crones," college students, women from other cultural backgrounds than my own and women who identify as LBGTQ.

janeJane Leng, L.C.S.W.


Self Discovery, LLC

Specializing in Trauma, Grief, Loss, Anxiety, Depression

Coping Skills for Chronic Medical Conditions, EMDR

Telephone: 971-248-9071
Email: 4janeleng@gmail.com

The wound is the place where Light enters you -Rumi-

Life is full of ups and downs. We celebrate happy times and navigate our way through the challenges. When unexpected trauma and tragedy occur, we are often left feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and those we love. It takes courage to seek help. Finding the right person who will listen, understand and empower you with confidence to fully embrace your life is well worth the effort.

I offer a comfortable space to discuss the unique set of circumstances impacting your ability to manage life. I draw from several well grounded psychological approaches such as Attachment Theory, Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma informed Therapy and adapt them to meet your needs and goals. I am a 200 YTT instructor and recognize the impact of trauma and emotions in our body. Together we will identify both your known and unknown strengths and resources then put them into practice. Your confidence will expand as you utilize your new insights and self awareness in your everyday life. Through patience and practice, your connections with others will strengthen and your life will become full of a stronger sense of purpose and joy in the life we are meant to have.

My background is in Social Work. I graduated in 2004 with my Masters Degree from California State University, Sacramento. I counseled at risk youth in Stockton, California from 2004-07 before moving to Oregon and making Portland my home. After spending a decade in hospice social work, I have gained much wisdom from my terminally ill patient’s and their loved ones. Ask me about my history in supporting those who struggle with the emotional impact of chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes, or MS.

I offer affordable psychotherapy to individuals who qualify. My fees are $40 for a 50 minute session. I do not bill for insurance at this time. Therapist and client is key therefore a one time 30 minute face to face consultation is at no charge. I hope that you find the right person to meet your needs and wish you the very best on your own Journey of Self Discovery.

kariKari Hays, M.R.C., M.A.-SpEd

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern #R4707

Therapy as unique as you!

Young Adults and Adults
Hablo español
Specializing in Individuals with Sensory and Processing Difficulties

(Hablo español y brindarles todos los servicios en español también)

Cellphone: 503-307-7253
Email: bohocounseling@gmail.com


I will collaborate with you to find creative ways to work through anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, social skills deficits, or communication issues that you may be experiencing in everyday life. I offer individualized, inventive techniques such as animal-assisted activities, art and writing, cinematherapy, gardening, mindfulness, movement therapy, and therapeutic storytelling, allowing you to personalize your therapy experience. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, depending on your needs.

I provide a compassionate, safe space for individuals of all lifestyles and welcome the opportunity to learn more about your unique experiences. I have a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts in Special Education (M.A.-SpEd) from New Mexico Highlands University. I have worked in the counseling field for four years, in a variety of environments, including working with elementary school students, young adults, and adults in vocational rehabilitation, and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in residential and outpatient programs. In the education field, I have worked in international education with individuals with disabilities, from elementary to high school, with an emphasis on individuals with sensory or processing difficulties.

Hablo español y brindarles todos los servicios en español también.

I offer a very affordable rate of $40 per 50-minute session and have a sliding scale for those who experience financial need. Payment is due at time of service and I accept cash or check. I do not accept insurance at this time.

I will do an initial consultation with you, to determine if I am what you require for your mental health needs, and this may be done either by phone or in-person. I look forward to speaking with you and working together toward a healthy life!

JeanetteJeanette Helen Griffin, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern (in process)

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults, Children,
Adolescents, Couples & Families

Telephone: 971-236-6806
Email: GriffinTherapy1@gmail.com

My early experience of being raised as an only child were mediating my parent's relationship and seeking understanding from adults. These early experiences taught me that we all have the need to connect in a meaningful way. Many times that connection we have with our love ones gets broken.

I come along side couples, individuals, and adolescents to help each member understand where these connections/patterns are breaking down; then repair and healthy connection can be obtained through the therapeutic process. I work with younger children utilizing child centered play since they do not have the language to express their feelings and inner world.

Here are the primary methods I use in my counseling practice:

* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
* Attachment-Focused Family Thrapy
* Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
* Child Centered Play Therapy

I have a Master's degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling from George Fox University and over 25 years' experience with culturally diverse children and their families. My professional experience includes working with drug affected youth in treatment settings; teaching middle school in Houston, Texas; volunteering on a crisis/suicidal hotline, advocated for special needs children in the educational and medical system, and counseled traumatized youth in the foster care system.

I embrace a holistic way of living including yoga, meditation, and clean eating that are incorporated into the treatment plan. My latest experience includes becoming a stepmom and learning how to balance being part of a blended family.

My standard fee for a 50 minute session is $75.00. I do provide a generous sliding scale fee for those in financial need. I do not accept insurance at this time.

monicaMonica Drewer-Tabacchi, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Strength-Based Therapy for Adults and Youth
Feminist & LGBTQ Affirming

Telephone: 503-467-8398
Email: mdrewertabacchi@gmail.com

I believe that all people are creative, resourceful and capable of growth.

Change is difficult and we are all deserving of support. I am honored to work with folks through all of life's transitions.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the non-profit, social services sector since 1989. I graduated from Lesley University with a Master's Degree in intermodal Expressive Therapies in 1996 and earned a BA from The Evergreen State College in 1993. I approach therapy with a foundation of Person-Centered, Strengths' based counseling techniques. I am in the process of being trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and will be able to use that modality under supervision by April 2019.

I endorse Wise Counsel & Comfort’s intention of decreasing barriers and making therapy available for all people. I reserve half of my schedule for needs-based sliding scale clients. Call or email me and I will be happy to talk to you about options. I am in the process of applying for inclusion in insurance panels, yet currently am not accepting insurance. My rates are $125 per 50 minute session and I offer the introductory session free of charge.

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