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511 SW 10th Portland OR Counseling
511 SW 10th, Suite #614
Portland, Oregon 97205

We have TWO suites in the Portland Medical Center building (right next to the famous "10th Avenue Food Carts!). The counselors listed below see clients in Suite #614 immediately to the right as you step off the elevators on the 6th floor.

Reaching us by public transit is easy -- the Portland Streetcar runs right in front of our building, and Tri-Met and MAX stops are within a block or two. There's on-street metered parking, as well as three public parking lots within 3 blocks.


RoyRoy Huggins, M.S.

Individuals & Couples ~ Change is a good but difficult thing.
Call to schedule a no-cost 50 minute consultation and we'll talk about living contently. 503-839-4825
Fees: $55-$90 ~ 日本語を話せます -- I speak Japanese.

JoeyJoey Ellen O'Connell, L.P.C.

Humanistic, Strength-Based, Relationally Focused Therapy
for Individuals, Couples & Families


karenKaren Chenier, Ph.D.

Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy

samSam Wilson, M.S.W.

Professional Counseling & Therapy
Adults, Youth, Couples

<mary sMary Schindler, L.M.F.T.

Affordable Counseling for Individuals,
Kids, Adolescents, Couples & Families
Fee: $40 per session


RoyRoy Huggins, M.S.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern R2109

Counseling for Individual Adults and Couples
Website: www.portland-counseling-therapy.com
Email: info@portland-counseling-therapy.com

日本語を話せます -- I Speak Japanese.
I can speak in Simple English.

On Living Contently

Stress, worry and even depression are part of a healthy mind. Life is full of changes and transitions that make it hard to stay upbeat. It's difficult for all of us to live a contented life when we feel down, irritated, worried.

I’m here to help with that part.

I approach therapy from a humanistic, relationship-based perspective. Through our relationships with others, we can soften internal strife. My style is called “eclectic,” which means I use a variety of techniques depending on the situation, but I always maintain a focus on positive regard for my clients and my clients’ pain.

If you feel like you need help with living contently, give me a call or send me an email to schedule a no-cost 50-minute consultation.

Our initial consultation is no-cost. I offer a need-based sliding scale with special consideration for students and unemployed people.

joeyJoey Ellen O'Connell, MFT, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, C2472

Humanistic, strengths based, relationally focused therapy
for Individuals, Couples & Families

ACCEPTING "Family Care" Oregon Health Plan

Email: JoeyOConnellLPC@gmail.com

I believe that individuals seek therapy as a way to increase self-awareness and promote positive relationships in their lives. I view my role as a therapist to be that of a collaborator on this journey, working to build on existing strengths and resources and to create a safe space to discuss these issues honestly, without fear of shame or judgment.

I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College and have 15+ years of experience working with children in school, community and family contexts. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong emphasis on play, story telling, attachment, solution focused, and structural family therapies. My use of solution-focused theory involves exploring areas in clients' lives that are examples of successful relationships and problem-solving and finding ways to incorporate these positive interaction patterns into other areas of their lives. Structural family therapy involves looking at the boundaries in family relationships and working on defining roles that encourage safety and trust in both children and caregivers. Play sessions with young children and their caregivers include filial work to focus on the primary attachment relationship and improve communication and understanding between children and parents.

My work with couples often focuses on the unique challenges of

  • divorce/separation
  • adoption
  • involvement with the foster care system
  • the effect of children on the couples' relationship
  • co-parenting and shared custody

    Goals are co-created with each client to reflect the unique nature of their experiences, strengths, and areas for desired growth. I offer a free 30-minute consultation to answer any questions and allow the client to determine if we would be a good fit. Thereafter, my standard fee is $90, and for those who are uninsured and under financial hardship, I offer a generous sliding fee scale. Please do not let finances be a barrier. I look forward to hearing from you!


    Karen M. Chenier, Ph.D.

    Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern

    Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy
    Adults, Couples, Families & Groups

    Email: karenchenierphd@gmail.com

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    As a therapist, I am committed to assist a variety of individuals specifically adults, couples, families and groups, in managing a wide range of issues and challenges.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intimacy
  • Attention deficits & learning differences
  • Communication
  • Health issues
  • Stage of life matters
  • Grief and loss
  • Professional issues
  • Family and relationship matters
  • Issues about meaning in life and spiritual matters

  • My approach is eclectic, which is to say that I borrow from a variety of different treatment traditions and philosophies when counseling clients. I also utilize some of the following:

    (1) Symptom reduction approaches that focus on a clear identification of the symptoms that the client wishes to shift and/or reduce, and creating an individualized approach to reducing or eliminating those symptoms.
    (2) Cognitive-behavioral approaches that focus on working with clients to understand in detail their thought patterns, the core beliefs that underlie those thought patterns and the behaviors which result from the patterns and beliefs.
    (3) Investigative inquiries where the client is invited to openly and honestly share about thesituation which is causing difficulties, and/or causing pain or dysfunction. (4) Depth psychotherapy approaches that focus on helping the client access and better understand thoughts, feelings and images that are not fully conscious.
    (5) Gestalt approaches that focus on accessing different parts of the client's personality and character and seek to integrate them. By working with the different parts of the client (such as the inner child, the teenager in us all, the student, the worker, etc.), the client can experience a wholeness.
    (6) Value-based approaches that invite the client to both discover and commit to his/her core values in order to imagine and then create a more meaningful and congruent life.
    (7) Spiritual approaches that allow the client to connect with religious and/or spiritual traditions, if the client has a belief in and/or commitment to such traditions.
    (8) Collaboration with family and other professionals including physicians, psychiatrists, parents (in the case of adolescents and teenagers), school counselors, teachers, etc. so that I have a comprehensive picture of the client and how may I help him/her.

    The best way to imagine how therapy works is that the therapist creates a safe and protected place where the therapist and client can, together, find ways to make the client’s life more comfortable, functional, productive and more meaningful. It is to these things that my work is devoted.

    My fee is $80.00 per 45/50 minutes therapy session. I hold some time slots for sliding scale discounted fees. Please note that I am not an approved provider with any insurance company. If you have any questions, you may email or call to schedule a free, 15 minute consultation.

    sam Sam Wilson, L.C.S.W.

    Oregon Board of Social Workers

    Professional Counseling & Therapy for
    Adults, Teens & Couples
    LGBTQI Affirming

    No-Cost Initial Consultation

    Email: CounselPortland@gmail.com

    Do you feel trapped by circumstances beyond your control? Are you unable to escape negative thoughts? Have you forgotten why you made the decisions that led you to this moment? Talk therapy can offer a way forward. Therapy can be a safe space to catch your breath, to talk out ideas that feel strange or risky, and to devise a new strategy for reconnecting with your best self.

    My approach to therapy is always client centered and solution-focused. I employ narrative, cognitive, behavioral, and strengths-based approaches to helping you identify paths to achieving emotional wellness and satisfying relationships. I strive to create a space that is collaborative and non-judgmental for every client. I favor self-reflective interventions because I believe that most of the positive change that occurs through counseling comes from self-learning. However I am happy to provide plenty of feedback and guidance upon request.

    I have worked as a therapist and counselor for over 8 years in diverse roles ranging from career coach to crisis treatment in homeless and domestic violence shelters. My experience includes multiple clinical mental health settings, and I am comfortable consulting on your behalf with other care providers such as psychiatrists or naturopaths. I want to help you get the most informed and wholistic care possible. My work is informed by existential philosophy and the Taoist worldview.

    I welcome adults, teenagers, and couples to my practice. My work with individuals often focuses on the following issues:

    -Workplace stress
    -Addiction and Dual Diagnosis
    -Gaming, electronic, and other behavioral addictions
    -LGBTA adjustment issues
    -Bipolar Disorder
    -Depression (including Treatment Resistant Depression)
    -Coping with a loved one's mental illness

    My standard fee is $65 per hour but substantial sliding scale options are available if you are unable to afford this rate. I am now accepting open-plan clients insured through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Although as of August 2016 I am not able to accept Health Share or FamilyCare, I am currently working to contract with these CCOs and may be able to accept their insurance in the near future. I am currently available for 50 minute sessions in the afternoon and evenings. I offer free 15 minute consultations for first time clients to discuss your goals and explore whether I would be a good fit for your needs. If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a consultation, please don't hesitate to call or email me.

    mary sMary Schindler, L.M.F.T.

    Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, License: T1070

    Affordable Licensed Therapy for Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
    Couples and Families

    Fees: $40/session
    Email: maryschindler4@gmail.com
    Telephone: 831-295-3524

    Do you want to stop repeating unhealthy patterns and live a life that brings you an increased sense of joy, calm and health?

    We can work together to address past traumas, decrease your feelings of anxiety and/or sadness, change addictive habits and improve your relationships. My style is collaborative, compassionate, active, and sometimes even fun.

    I have been a marriage and family therapist for over 15 years and have success in providing compassionate and supportive therapy. The basis of my therapeutic approach is to create a safe environment based on trust and respect. I am trained in EMDR, body-oriented psychotherapy (sensori-motor), cognitive behavioral therapy, substance abuse counseling, and solution-focused psychotherapy.

    I have worked successfully with many issues including:

    * * Trauma * * Anxiety * * Panic Episodes
    Depression * * Substance Abuse * * Grief * * Bipolar Disorder
    Compulsive/Additive Behaviors * * Life Transitions * * Relationship Issues

    My fees are $40 per 50-minute sessions. I also offer an affordable income-based sliding fee scale. Please call or text me at 831-295-3524 to discuss your specific needs, therapeutic goals and to schedule an appointment.


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