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Lake Oswego Counseling Services

Browse these counseling services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Oswego.

  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy W.
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Mike is a great counselor, unfortunately it was too much of a commute for us but I would strongly recommend him for couples counseling.

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Jessi Huffman Counseling
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Joy L.
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I have been a client of Jessi Huffman's for about a year and I absolutely love our meetings! She is so encouraging, helpful, positive, and just a good person all around. The office has a warm, safe feeling to it, and the location right on the river is perfect. Couldn't ask for a better counseling center to go to!

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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We found Kate while my wife and I were looking for a marriage counselor. We were a little skeptical at first since we could not find many reviews for her. We took a chance and decided to get in contact with her and we were extremely happy with the results. We felt comfortable with her from the moment we sat down at our first session. She has been doing this for many years and it shows in her professionalism. She does not take sides and helps us to communicate open with one another so we can see each other’s views and concerns that arise between us, making it easier to calmly discuss and resolve conflicts. If you are curious about marriage counseling I would strongly recommend Kate.

Change in Being
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alana W.
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Susie is by far the best Reiki Master I have ever come across. She was able to perform Reiki on me at a great distance and relieve my pain. I look forward to the day I can finally learn under her.

Clear Heart Counseling
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hernandez P.
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Working with Clear Heart Counseling was a rewarding experience for me. I felt respected and genuinely cared for during my time there. A high level of comfort and safety paved the way for trust are relationship building. I grew a lot from my time at Clear Heart because I felt accepted and not judged. It is amazing what the right amount of support and gentle challenge can do.

Stacey S.
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Jay is an amazing pastor and speaker. We are so thankful to have had him marry us and do our premarital counseling. He is easy to talk with, a great listener and really provided some beneficial information during our premarital meetings. Jay was perfect at our ceremony, really respecting our wishes and made it personal to us. We feel truly blessed that he was able to play such an important role in our wedding!

NW PDX Therapy, LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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We enjoyed our initial consultation and are moving forward with couples counseling. We have confidence that Angela has the style and tools that will work for our relationship.

Be Kind Counseling, LLC
from 3 reviews
    Greg M.
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    Krystal is a highly empathetic person and a calming presence. None of that high-minded psychobabble, she is all natural straight talk, but with the utmost gentleness and tact.

    Celeste B.
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    Linda Sheppard, of Adoption, Attachment & Family Counseling, is an amazing woman with an amazing family. Truly, she is a gift from God. Linda's compassion, love and experience with adoption and all the "good and bad" that come with this miracle, make her one of a kind. I am a survivor because of Linda. She personally made my family's journey of adoption and subsequent disruption one that we can accept, grow, and learn from. We have been able to move on to be a healthy and whole family. Without Linda's constant care and counseling, I honestly don't know how I would have dealt with the hurt, guilt, pain and grief that I have been through. I love Linda beyond words and will forever be grateful for her. I praise God for putting her in my life!

    Victoria Howard, PhD LPC
    from 2 reviews
      Sue K.
      Verified review

      Victoria Howard’s counseling weaves together wisdom, comfort and encouragement to nurture personal growth. She seamlessly taps into her experience and expertise to routinely offer perfect words for the circumstances at hand. She does not give up or waver in her support. She is fiercely loyal and has responded with skill and grace to every request for change. She is a treasure.

      Heather Ruddell Counseling
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      Kelly S.
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      I felt very comfortable.

      Alaya Counseling
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Eric A.
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      I was referred to Todd by a friend. I immediately felt comfortable with him, his energy is calm and inviting. He was incredibly helpful in guiding me through a particularly difficult transition in my life. Highly recommended.

      Ali L.
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      I came to linn suffering with PTSD and severe anxiety. He immediately understood what I was experiencing! And knew exactly how to help me. Thanks to linn’s Professional skills I was able to get back to reality, my life and more importantly my family. I left the first session with life changing skills and techniques that I now use daily. I’m so grateful for his knowledge dedication and compassion! I would highly recommend linn to anyone in need and especially to everyone I love, should they be in search of help!


      In addition to psychotherapy services I offer a three-month, one-on-one coaching program for working moms where I teach strategies for reducing stress and increasing calm, joy and confidence.


      Consider grief counseling if someone you care about has died and you: • feel overwhelmed by your feelings • feel alone with your grief • are having difficulty coping with daily life since your loss • are questioning the meaning of life, your values, or your faith • want to make sure you are “on the right track” as you grieve • could use some support as you make sense of your loss • are feeling unsure about where to turn next • are having difficulty concentrating, eating, sleeping since your loss I am here to support you in your grieving process.

      • 6 years in business

      I offer couples counseling and individual psychotherapy services. I use family systems therapy, somatics, and follow the principles of emotionally focused couples work. I work with movement and the body using a somatic and process-oriented approach. In addition, I work with symbolic methods (dreamwork, expressive arts therapy, psychodrama, Gestalt, and movement therapy). I have a background in John Bradshaw's nationally acclaimed teachings on the inner child, codependency, and healing toxic shame with a humanistic, transpersonal, and family systems perspective to heal trauma and addiction.


      Providing quality counseling services to help people move forward in life and achieve their goals.


      I have a variety of settings from which to be involved in your wellness, including mental health counseling at the Portland DBT Institute, private or studio yoga classes, and help in utilizing essential oils for health and healing.


      Pacific Christian Counseling Center offers a wide variety of learning and growth experiences for individuals, couples and families. Counseling activities are the focal point of the center. Counseling can increase self-esteem, improve communication, resolve conflicts, improve family relationships and provide emotional support in times of crisis.

      • 11 years in business

      I'm committed to the best possible care for my clients. To me this means that I'm focused not only on outcomes but also process - ensuring that clients feel as though they are progressing towards their goals, that they are learning about themselves and their relationships, and that they are gaining and implementing effective tools for life. I want to make sure that what we do together is sustainable, realistic, and achievable. When obstacles appear, I'm not afraid of identifying and tackling them in order to reduce the chances of falling back into old, destructive patterns. Finally, I have a high standard for the work that I do because I recognize that others' lives and relationships are being affected by the counseling process.


      How can I help you get where you want to go? I specialize in couple and marital issues, particularly in communication, trust, relationship satisfaction and intimacy.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a psychologist?

      A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

      A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

      • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
      • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
      • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
      • Overcoming addictions.
      • Managing chronic illness.
      • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

      What are the types of psychologists?

      Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

      • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
      • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
      • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
      • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
      • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
      • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
      • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
      • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
      • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
      • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
      • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
      • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
      • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
      • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
      • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
      • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
      • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
      • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
      • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

      How much do therapists cost?

      If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

      Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

      Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

      To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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