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Portland Christian Counselors

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  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory G.
Verified review

Mike was good. I think we have learned to communicate well enough to continue working on our marriage without the weekly counseling at this point with Mike's help it is still a work in progress. But, we are making progress. Thanks - Greg

Relational Therapy
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
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Very excited to be working with Scott. We are going to him for a kind of non-religious based premartial counseling. Very happy with his approach!

Lightworks Therapy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea T.
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Terry has been very helpful in assisting my husband and I get on a more productive and positive path. She has also been instrumental in assisting us with our personal growth. She is very caring and easy to talk to. After just a few sessions with Terry I felt that we had a good game plan for getting on the right track. You will find a great listener, advice giver and all around helpful person in Terry. You cannot go wrong by enlisting her help.

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 17 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.

Kori Chancellor Counseling
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie G.
Verified review

Kori has a gift for counseling. She is able to enter in to a persons life deeply and yet remain grounded, professional, wise, directive, and extremely empathetic. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing space to heal, process and grow.

Sarah Sterling Counseling
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler L.
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Sarah is just down right amazing. Her ability to empathize with my difficulties, understand them, and then from what seems like a bird's eye view offers up new possible realities that offer up more joy in my life is impressive. She is an impressive problem solver! Her approach to counseling and coaching is helpful from everything from money and career difficulties to relationship difficulties. Works with the mind, body, and spirit in a integrated way and it is extremely effective! I recommend her anyone I meet that is seeking help in their life.

NW PDX Therapy, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
Verified review

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.

Victoria Howard, PhD LPC
5.0
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.

    Sarah Ellenwood Counseling
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jamie H.
    Verified review

    I have spoken with a number of different counselors and therapists over the years and have struggled to find someone I connect with. From the very beginning, Sarah helped me outline my mental health goals so that we were working toward the same thing. She even took the time to research the semi-obscure religion in which I was raised so she could understand my upbringing and give me advice based on my values and not hers. She made custom meditation recordings and breathing exercises for me. She worked with me on payment options. When I moved away she accomodated me with phone sessions which are just as good if not better because I can say things which I would be embarrased to in person. She has had a profound impact on my life and holds a special place in my heart. I would, and do, highly recommend her to my friends.

    Heather Ruddell Counseling
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelly S.
    Verified review

    I felt very comfortable.

    Alaya Counseling
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Eric A.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 1 year in business
    About

    I have completed a year long internship as well as professional trainings with the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic. My counseling work combines the experential and mindful frameworks I learned there with my passion for social justice and my creative outlook.

    About

    I offer Christian-based counseling for the following: * Trauma and EMDR * Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, panic and anger * Marriage and relationship counseling * Eating disorders

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    • 32 years in business
    About

    As a Voice Dialogue teacher, I apply a multidisciplinary approach, integrating creative arts, contemplative practices, archetypal studies, dream process and movement practice in my trainings and private practice. I have also written extensively, including my book, An Introduction to Voice Dialogue: Finding the Benefit of People Who Bug You, and numerous published articles.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

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

    • 6 years in business
    About

    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.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I bring warmth, genuineness and curiosity to my work, as I seek to understand who you are, what is important to you, and how to partner with you in moving toward a more fulfilling, peaceful life.

    About

    I help people solve problems with relationships so they can lead happier lives. I specialize in addiction, divorce, depression and anxiety.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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