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Awesome Couples Counselor! Can't praise him enough on the help and tools he's brought to our marriage. He's out going and easy to speak with, especially with such private details us newly-weds has brought to light. Would highly recommend him to anyone! Choose on the fact he's a couples counselor and " Awesome Tattoos!" My wife and I are also Tattoo'd Too! Hope that anyone that reads this; that's been holding off seeing someone for help or new tools to bring to the relationship. You'll be a lot happier when you do! Thank you Scott Hollinger! S & S Bellew
Jen is a warm and compassionate person, and a skilled counselor for couples/families and individuals alike. Her Emotion-Focused Therapy background really helps couples understand each other's feelings and find new ways of communicating.
Terry is a phenomenally gifted therapist who guided me through the darkest point in my life. Intuitive, caring, authentic and wise beyond words, she held a strong, safe container for me to fall apart during and after my divorce and put myself and my family back together. Her deep presence allowed me to trust her as my guide, and I consider her an angelic arrival in my life. My ability to co-parent smoothly with my ex-husband and raise two healthy well adjusted kids is due to the work we did together during our break up and directly after. If you are ready to release your grief and sorrow and step into a full, juicy, amazing life, Terry will be there with helping hands and open heart.
Shantika is a skilled professional and a compassionate healer. I have found her emphasis on addressing feelings through the body is an excellent adjunct to traditional talk therapy in my own personal growth work. She uses a range of modalities that are very effective, but not as well know in the US - Family Constellation and Rosen, in particular. She is also an excellent massage therapist if the issue is simply sore or tight muscles.
Tracy Trefethen is a gifted counselor. Helping others really seems to be her passion. I came to her with issues of depression and anxiety related to some major changes in my life. She has a special way of listening that has helped me make sense of my problems. Tracy has been an incredibly effective guide as I figure out what I want the next chapter of my life to be like. She is helping me make the necessary changes in my choices, thoughts, and behaviors to reach these goals. Tracy doesn't just deal with the big picture, she has given me several very effective tools to deal with feelings of anxiety as they happen. What a relief to have something, that isn't medication, that works to lower my anxiety levels right away! Give Tracy a call, you will be so glad you did!
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.
There are so many counselors, healers, therapists, lifestyle gurus and professional advice-givers out there that it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. As a mother of three, I've spent who knows how much time and money looking for effective support for my family's health, only to find superficial, time consuming programs that may produce short-lived results (that require constant re-upping to maintain any effectiveness), but never really get to the heart of what we need. Nothing I've tried has come close to the kind of immediate, deep affect that working with Krista has provided. Her methods are so gentle and intuitive that it's hard to believe the powerful results. Within a week of our first hour-long session, my energy and sense of well-being were raised dramatically. I felt clearer and more confident in my body's ability to heal and was amazed when the results started reaching beyond the original issue for which I had sought her out. Five years later, I don't hesitate to turn to Krista first for all of my and my family's health questions, from nutrition to mental/emotional and relationship dilemmas. Her compassionate manner and truly holistic approach have given me the support I've needed to overcome blocks and reach my goals, without the confusing and often guilt-inducing yo-yo effect I've experienced with other practitioners. She understands that our lives aren't cookie-cutter and our issues aren't compartmentalized, and so is able to invest in the whole client and get to the actual root of a problem, instead of just temporarily easing the symptoms. If you've tried all the healthy living fads, diet programs, all the different therapies, alternative and conventional, and are still feeling stuck, please set up an appointment with Krista, and get ready for a breakthrough!
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!
Many things have changed during my time spent working with Dana. The biggest being greater self love and acceptance. I always thought I had a fair amount of self respect, but when working with Dana I was really able to see all the negative/limiting beliefs I kept placing on myself. Dana's approach has been much different then when I've worked with counselors in the past. She asked me what was and wasn't effective in past counseling sessions. This allowed me to feel comfortable in expressing my needs. I was hoping to work with someone who was engaging, and gave honest feedback during our talks. Dana did just that, and it made SUCH a difference in our time together. She's mastered how to be both personable and professional with her clients. After a few months of working with Dana, I started to experience some major shifts. Subconsciously I think I walked in her doors just hoping for a slim body and a less chaotic life. But after a few months of sessions with her I got something even better: self love and acceptance. She helped me listen to my inner needs that have been screaming to get my attention for a while now and helped me to process them. Instead of simply losing weight, I learned how to honor and listen to my needs.. And it's been wonderful. I can't recommend Dana enough.
Pax Family Counseling stands out as a safe haven for personal exploration. As a therapist, I truly care about and take an interest each of my clients. I provide hope that wherever you are now, things can get better!
Working with my counselor Jeannie has helped me with the challenging situations in my life regarding relationships and specific guidance that I truly needed. She is a true professional. The advice and processes rendered have been outstanding and validating, and I would recommend her services to everyone who needs sound professional effective relationship, family, child, and adolescent counseling and guidance. I was so impressed with her courtesy, thoughtfulness, understanding, and useful ideas and methods. She goes above and beyond. I continue use her services. She is definitely the best counseling I have ever had.
Not only is Emily a professional with a strong educational and training background, but she brings her whole heart and soul to her work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a couples or family therapist!
Conceive, believe, and achieve, for nothing is impossible with God! All things are possible for those who trust in Him. - Luke 1:37, Mark 9:23, 3 John:2 Our goal is to empower those individuals that are ready, and willing to make positive changes in their lives. It is our belief that God created us to have dominion over our lives. This means to be able to overcome any situation that may face us, because we have the God-given ability to do so.
As a licensed professional counselor, I work with growing people of all ages! My special area of interest is in working with children, teens and their families to strengthen their relationships, create positive change and promote personal growth. My work is collaborative, respectful and creative. You may be considering counseling for yourself or a family member for a number of reasons which include the following: * anxiety * depression * learning issues * behavior concerns * parenting support * trauma and PTSD * life transitions * relationship support I offer a range of services including individual therapy, family and couples' therapy and group therapy. I see clients and their families in two convenient locations. I work with insurance and will gladly bill out of network for those whose panels I am not on.
I have lived and worked in the Portland Metro area since 1995 after spending my childhood and undergraduate years on the East Coast. During this time, I have worked in both the private and public sectors, with children, adults and families. I work with clients and families with struggles including; relational difficulties, family conflicts, mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety and the effects of trauma. I also work often with those who are seeking overall peace, mastery and true meaning in their life. I assist clients with building hope and learning safe ways to cope and function so they can find their own success and truth as individuals, partners and/or family systems. My passion is to help clients feeling stuck to explore and create new solutions when others have not worked. I have worked for many years with children, adults and families who have struggled with complex and long term mental health needs often combined with substance use and abuse and or/trauma. I have long term experience working with families who have come together through foster care or adoption. I also enjoy supporting adolescents/young adults with developing and practicing successful transitions to adulthood and independence. My overall therapeutic approach is based in mindfulness and awareness building techniques. I also integrate a wide variety of other approaches depending on the individual needs of each client. These approaches include; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques, Family Systems Theory, CBT, Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving emotionally-focused techniques and trauma-based approaches. In my role, I support clients with identifying the source of struggles, and learning effective ways to manage symptoms and develop their own meaning of success. I support clients in defining and honoring their individual needs, beliefs, values and goals. I aim to provide a space for them to explore what is and is not working and to develop tools that assist them in moving toward a better overall quality of life. I work with clients to provide them a safe space to check in, explore and process life's struggles. Over the years, I have been able to build strong relationships with community mental health providers, state agencies, educational and court systems in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. I have worked directly with providers at many levels of care including day treatment, psychiatric residential, and state hospital. My years of experience include working with clients from a wide array of backgrounds including; cultural and sexual minority groups, clients from a variety of religious and economic backgrounds, and clients who have experienced significant trauma.
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.
I am a pastoral counselor in the Willamette Valley. I have 22 years of experience as a pastor who has done counseling in his congregation. I have established Impact Biblical Counseling, and I work with clients in marriage, parenting, personal, and addictive issues.
I have completed the workshop and wrote a research paper on Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy - an successful approach to couples counzeling
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. I use proven methods to compassionately and effectively partner with you in working through life's challenges. Many people put off counseling only to later wonder why they waited so long. I work in areas of personal growth, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, grief and more. Through small, consistent changes in your thinking and habits, you can achieve vitality in your body, soul and spirit.
We specialize in parenting, behavioral issues of children/adolescents; autism support for families, early childhood social-emotional development, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, 504s and IEPs, attachment, coping skills, developmental delays, family conflict, oppositional defiance, self-esteem, academic underachievement, depressive and mood disorders, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, trauma and PTSD.