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511 SW 10th Portland OR Counseling
511 SW 10th, Suite #601
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 practice in Suite #601 on the 6th floor, straight ahead as you step off the elevators.

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.


danDan Gilbride, L.P.C.

Psychotherapy & Counseling
30 years experience ~ LGBTQ Welcoming
Se Habla Español

DicaDica Dietzschold, M.S.

Sex-Positive Therapy for Individuals, Youth & Partners

ryan bRyan Brown, M.A.

Affordable Counseling & Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples
Existential/Humanistic Approach

Gender, LGBTQ, Polyamory


dan gDaniel Gilbride, M.A./MRC, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Psychotherapy & Counseling for Adults & Youth ~ LGBTQ Affirming
Se Habla Español

Email: gilbrideconsult@gmail.com

This therapist trained as a Kennedy/Shriver Scholar at Assumption College where he earned a master's degree in Individual and Social Rehabilitation. Licensed and insured since 1996, he continued both study and practice in areas including neurobiological disorders (developmental, acquired), forensics, major mental illness and treatment as well as more situational or individual counseling/therapy.

Treatment is collaboration with the individual. Generally, he employs techniques of cognitive restructuring, cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness, anxiety reduction techniques and some elements of both REBT and Rogerian therapy to help others to find their way to self-acceptance, community belonging, a sense of being valued and valuable both and minimizing he impact of any mental health concern that has become an obstacle.

Dan has been in the field for over thirty years. His work has included therapy with individuals from the GBLT community, Long-Term Survivors, Trauma Survivors, people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Symptom Awareness and management. His awards and accolades for his work and publications are numerous.

Please visit his website at www.gilbrideconsult.com for more information. Contact him for an initial visit at the email address above or by calling 503-367-3630. Bi-Lingual ~ English & Spanish

dica aDica Dietzschold, M.S., Counseling Psychology

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

Sex-Positive Therapist
Individuals (Adults & Youth) & Partners

Email: Dica.Dietz@yahoo.com
Telephone: 816-832-7287

I am a sex-positive therapist working with individuals with a focus on sexual healing and intimacy within relationships of all kinds, including poly and kink identified people and groups as well as monogamous couples. I enjoy working within the LGBT+ community including young people ages 14 and up with issues of gender identity and forming healthy sexuality.

I trained as a sex educator in San Francisco and have continued with the study of human sexuality and trauma focused therapy with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I have experience working with patients with significant abuse histories. I use an eclectic style of therapy in order to best tailor my sessions to each individual’s needs. My work with individuals and couples can encompass a wide variety of issues including but not limited to; communication skills, sexual empowerment, desire, arousal issues, sexual inhibitions, sexual trauma, sexual identity, and orientation.

I offer rates on a sliding scale as well as a free half-hour consultation in order to better serve you and allow you to get to know me. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. I believe that therapy is a working alliance and I want to give you the opportunity to work with a therapist who best meets your needs. I will gladly give referrals if desired.

Please contact me via text, email, or phone so we can set up a time to meet. I look forward to helping you on your journey to a more engaged fulfilling life.

ryan bRyan Brown, M.A.

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

Affordable Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults & Couples
Existential/Humanistic Approach

Specializing in Gender, LGBTQ, Polyamory

Email: Ryan@LiveTrueCounseling.com
Telephone: 503-902-1141

It is my belief that within each of us lies the potential for personal growth and positive change. I use an Existential-Humanistic approach to therapy, which involves exploring and discovering one's unique and authentic self. In this work, we will explore themes such as choice, responsibility, meaning, purpose, and authenticity so that you may discover a more intentional way of being.

I also believe that we experience distress when we struggle to reconcile the way things are with the way we want things to be. When this is the case, it can feel like we've lost control of our lives, that the world is happening to us, or we've lost a sense of who we are. I help clients become empowered to reclaim their lives so that they may live intentionally, authentically, and with integrity, as active players in the creation of their own life experience.

I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College with a concentration is Sexual Orientation and specialized training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. My education and training have prepared me to work with clients struggling with a diverse range of issues. I am particularly interested in exploring issues that relate to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • lack of fulfillment
  • life transitions
  • relationship issues
  • personal growth
  • LGBTQ issues
  • polyamory & consensual non-monogamy

  • I offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we'd be a good fit together. My standard fee is $80 for a 50-minute session. I am committed to providing affordable services and offer flexibility in my fees, based on need and frequency of sessions, including a limited number of slots for those experiencing financial hardship.


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