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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, L.P.C.


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: $50


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



tamberli Tamberli Lombard, CET


Affordable, Supportive Counseling for Adults
"Core Energetics"



jenniferJennifer Combs, P.M.H.N.P.-BC


Medication Management
Serving Adults 18-60



katrinaKatrina Clark, MSW, CSWA


Holistic Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults

Sunday Appointments Available




jenniferJennifer Combs, P.M.H.N.P.-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner / Oregon Board of Nursing

Psychiatric Medication Management
Serving Adults, 18-60

Some Insurance Plans

Telephone: 503-756-7479
Email: JenniferCombsNP@gmail.com
Website: JenniferCombs.com

I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), board certified, currently taking new patients for medication management. Although evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment with psychiatric medications is my focus, I feel that medication is typically only a small part of mental health. I am here to help you reach the goals that you want to reach and to live the life you want to live. My approach is collaborative. I want to give you the tools to help you live your best life, and I can't do that without your input!

I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, PTSD, sleep issues, among many others. I am trained to treat individuals across the lifespan and have extensive experience with all ages. However, at the current time, I am only serving 18-60 year olds.

I have been in mental health in a variety of capacities for over 2 decades. I have been a board certified PMHNP since 2008. Since licensure, I have worked in a community mental health facility, an addiction and alcohol treatment facility, and in an outpatient primary care clinic. I have also trained in schools, hospitals, and various mental health care facilities.

I do take some insurance and am available to be seen when insurance offers Out-of-Network visits. (Please see my website for current insurance coverage.) I also do take some patients on a sliding scale without insurance or if insurance fees are not affordable.

The best way to get in touch with me is through email. Also, more information is found on my website. Please email me with any questions. I try to respond within 24-48 hours for new patients. I am happy to respond by email if you have some basic questions about me, my services, or mental health and medication.


mollyhMolly Heriza, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, C5549

Professional Counseling for 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 am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have a Masters in Counseling from Portland State University with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. I do not accept insurance at this time, but I do offer a sliding scale. Payment is due in the form of cash, check or credit card.

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!


janeJane Leng, L.C.S.W.

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Self Discovery, LLC

Specializing in Adults with Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, EMDR
Coping with chronic Pain

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

Journey of Self Discovery, LLC

“The Wound is the place where light enters you” -Rumi

Congratulations for your courageous step in seeking mental health assistance. It is well worth your investment of time and energy to find a therapist who will set you on a path of healing and empowerment. The latin word of trauma is twisted root. When a individual experiences abuse, abandonment, betrayal or life threatening situations, they are left with a sense of separation from their very core. It is common for a traumatized person to feel frozen and and unable to function as they are flooded with overwhelming anxiety, grief, depression.

I am a trauma informed therapist. After a careful evaluation, we will create a treatment plan to meet your unique needs. I utilize a combination of Mindfully Based Cognitive Behavior Theory, Attachment Theory, EMDR and Trauma informed Yoga. Together we will explore your known and unknown strength and blind spots. You set the pace and timing of the process. The goal is to get you back on your feet and embrace the life that you deserve.

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. I obtained my LCSW in 2012. I experienced working with SE Asian Refugees, since 1985, At Risk Youth in Stockton, California and a decade of Hospice. My clients have been my greatest teachers.

My fees are $50 for a 50 minute session paid with cash or credit card. I will provide a receipt and/or invoice as needed. I do not accept insurance and your records are separate from your permanent medical record. The connection between client and therapist is key, therefore I offer a initial 20 minute consultation at no cost.

Whatever you decide I wish you well on your own Journey of Self Discovery.


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.


tamberliTamberli Leonard, C.E.T.

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

Affordable, Supportive Counseling for Adults
Fees: $50 per session

Phone: 503-806-6435
Website: CoreEnergeticsTherapy.com

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." Rumi

At a young age, I realized I was curious about truth and the nature of the universe. This turned into a joyful, curious pursuit of what it means to be human and led me to Core Energetics.

Several years ago, I was introduced to this therapy. In 2016, I graduated from a 3-year intensive program under Ken Goldberg. What a discovery! It is a therapeutic modality that addresses the flow of human energy, increased personal awareness and healing the body, heart and mind. A more in-depth explanation of Core Energetics can be found at CoreEnergeticsTherapy.com in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

One way we all inhibit ourselves is by blocking our energy, and our emotions, in parts of our body. By learning how to move the energy in your body, you learn to free your emotions and to get in touch with these feelings and to build your capacity to be with them. While also gaining a greater understanding of your unconscious beliefs, defensive strategies and your authentic self. This changes your experience of your body, your self and allows for more freedom, creativity and joy.

As a practitioner, my goal is to create a safe space for us to explore the mind-body connection together. To be consistent and focused on you. Holding the possibility for more feeling, more aliveness and more joy, with a deeper awareness of what it means to be you.

An initial consultation of 30 minutes is available, free of charge, by phone or in-person. Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays.


katrinaKatrina Clark, MSW, CSWA

Oregon Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers / Clinical Supervisor: Sarah Martin, LCSW

Holistic Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults
(Sunday appointments available)

Telephone: 808-343-2163
Email: katrinaclarkmsw@gmail.com

Starting therapy is the beginning of a journey to find a more connected and fulfilling relationship with ourselves, others and the world we live in.

My goal as a therapist is to assist you in uncovering your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. By applying mindfulness-based and modern therapeutic approaches, we will uncover the negative perceptions or behavior patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a more balanced, happy and fulfilling life.

Whether it is managing your emotions, improving your relationship, managing stress or understanding yourself, I can help you navigate through these challenging times. I use a collaborative and strength-based approach with integrative interventions to treat both the mind and body for a holistic healing experience. My approach to counseling is dynamic and rooted in a variety of methods, including attachment and psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Although I am trained in different methods of counseling, the method we use is always based on your unique needs and circumstances.

Over the years I have enjoyed working with clients of all ages, addressing needs in various settings. My passion for social justice and helping others draws from my own personal experience as a wounded healer, a parent and a military veteran. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University. I am registered with the Oregon Board of Social Workers as a Clinical Social Work Associate and am under direct supervision of Sarah Martin, LCSW.

My standard rate is $60 per 50 min session. I do reserve spots for sliding fee scale for those experiencing financial hardship and I also offer a free telephone consultation. I am honored to be a part of your journey. Together, we will find the life balance you have been looking for.


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