Lynne Joy Nesbit, M.S.
Launching Wise Counsel & Comfort many years ago was the beginning of the fulfillment of a dream I'd had for many years -- to do something big to help the professional mental health community practice in a way that would offer more affordable services to low and middle-income uninsured clients.
From one counselor with three colleagues in 2000, we have grown to a thriving community of licensed professionals, (counselors, scial workers, psychologists) as well as interns working under supervision toward their license. We have been able to support other wellness professionals offer affordable services as well -- life coaches, hypnotherapists, nutrition counselors, business coaches, astrologers, energy practitioners, etc.
We are so grateful to have the privilege to serve our community and our professions in this way.
At this time, I am unable to accept new clients, but if you'd like my help in making a decision about who might best meet your needs, please give me a call in Portland at 503-282-0182, or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. I'm more than happy to offer guidance.
PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
Karmen Galman, P.M.H.N.P.
Karmen completed her training as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing. She has been in part-time private practice since licensure in 2002.
Karmen specializes in treating Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, utilizing a holistic approach for medication treatment plans, incorporating both traditional Western medicine and non-traditional approaches. She tailors treatments to your individual needs, as well as your philosophical beliefs whenever possible. Her style with clients is collaborative and education focused. Karmen fully involves you in the decision making and treatment process. The therapy framework that she utilizes is slightly eclectic, with strong mindful-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) influences.
Please visit her website at www.NewPathwaysForHealing.com
for more information. To schedule an appointment, please call 503-891-5998 or email her at: KGalmanPMHNP@gmail.com
Ruta Gincas, M.A.
Exempt from licensure requirements due to specialized training and practice
Gentle support for your healing journey...
Fees: $40 per session
With over twenty years of experience, I have dedicated my life journey to assist in the process of healing, growth and empowerment.
I tap into resources of intuition and compassion to create a safe space for my clients to do the work they need to do.
During my training at UCLA in Dance Movement Therapy, I developed a capacity to help you connect with your body, mind and spirit. Together, we will evoke your inner wisdom as a primary resource to address issues you may be facing today: major life transitions, feelings of sadness or worry, core beliefs, relationships, body image and self defeating patterns. My professional path has given me the opportunity to work with clients struggling with these concerns, as well as with those dealing with chronic and severe mental health conditions.
I also am trained as a Reiki Master and value the inter connectiveness of the Ki or Qi life force energies. With my dance movement therapy training, I can help you attune to body awareness and memories, and process in a gentle way, all that awareness may have to offer you.
My standard fee is $40 per 50 minute session, and I may be able to offer discounted fees in exceptional circumstances. I do not accept insurance payments at this time, and fees are paid by check or in cash at each visit.
I look forward to hearing from you ~
Laura Wickline, P.M.H.N.P.
BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
Offering a Combination of Individual Therapy and Medication Management
Sunday afternoon appointments available ~
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with adults, ages 18
and up. I specialize in assessment for and treatment of: anxiety,
depression, mood lability, troublesome habits and interpersonal
difficulties. My work style is informed by curiosity and is
collaborative, supportive and informal. I am skilled with cognitive
and behavioral therapy techniques and have found these, along with
irreverence, to be powerful tools for change.
I've found that a therapeutic relationship alone is often enough to
permit people to become "unstuck" when feeling trapped, frustrated or
hopeless. Still, at times, the addition of medication can be invaluable
in facilitating positive change. I would be happy to speak with you
briefly - in person or by phone - to determine if we could work well
together in moving through your life's challenges.
Holly Hurwitz, L.C.S.W.
Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
Psychotherapy for Adults
I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and have extensive experience and success providing sensitive and compassionate therapy to individuals struggling with a wide variety of issues.
Some of these issues include: struggles with depression, anxiety, mood swings, trauma and it's after effects, patterns of self-sabotaging behaviors, negative self-critical thinking, disordered eating, relationship difficulty, as well as difficulty adjusting to life events including loss and/or death of a loved one, divorce, transitions, and general feelings of discontentment and dissatisfaction with life.
My approach to therapy includes creating a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. This forms the foundation of our work together. From there we will identify your goals and what you want to get out of therapy. I have a broad base of therapeutic knowledge and techniques to help you achieve your goals: cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, trauma informed therapy, and mindfulness based techniques, to name a few.
My role as your therapist includes helping you identify and build on your inner strengths and resources, being a catalyst for change when change is needed, and being a support in times of distress.
I am able to provide clinical supervision for social workers and counselors seeking licensure. (LCSW / LPC)
I am a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider, and bill many other insurances as an out-of-network provider. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rob Shinney, M.A., M.A.O.M., N.T.P.
Exempt from Licensure due to nature of practice: Nutritional Counselor
Health & Nutrition Counselor
After years of work in the study of cellular mechanisms of stress-induced diseases, Robert Sapolsky, a prominent Stanford University neuroendocrinologist stated the following in a USA Today editorial:
"A majority of Westernized diseases are related to lifestyle, and a couple of ounces of preventative measures in these realms would have a staggering impact on our health (and its costs). I'm not sure if a top priority is more research on preventative medicine, since we already know a lot about that and no one listens anyway. My point is a top priority in research should be figuring out why no one listens."
That's right. Many of the physical and mental afflictions of modern society, from Alzheimers to Thyroid Disorders, can be linked to deficiencies in diet and exercise. And many of us know we could eat better or exercise more. But we use coffee, soda pop, and energy drinks to get through the day. We pop over-the-counter pain medication daily. Then we use more pills to cope with our emotions. Are you sick of this merry-go-round? Do you want to feel better? I can help.
My well-rounded career in health care began in 1986 in research cardiology. I have a Master's degree in Oriental Medicine, and I have run a practice as a licensed acupuncturist. My Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark included a strong emphasis on research. My passion for many years, though, has been studying the effects of lifestyle and nutrition. I completed a program of study in nutritional therapy from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2010. My nutrition knowledge has helped me to overcome cancer, chronic disease, and autoimmune disease.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU? ~ With my experience, knowledge, and researcher's eye I can help you cut through all the hype of the fad diets, the miracle self-help books, and the conflicting nutrition opinion. I can help you adopt a practical, enjoyable diet that you can live with. This diet will also strengthen your health. What this diet will not do is require you to spend a fortune on supplements and vitamins.
EXERCISE ~ Exercise plays a critical role in the health of our brains and bodies. In fact, research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle can be strongly linked to premature physical and mental decline. I can help you create and stick to a program of simple, regular exercise that fits your lifestyle. In fact, I am such a proponent of exercise that I lead guided walks through Portland's old neighborhoods. Please see my website for details.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU ~ I've practiced this ancient Japanese energy practice to help clients balance their minds and bodies for twelve years. The effect is like taking a deep, refreshing breath and letting stress melt away all while enjoying a rejuvenating nap. Dive down deep into your quiet space in the middle of your day or week with a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment.
FEE POLICY ~ My initial consultation is free. My fee is $40 per 50 minute session and I offer a sliding scale to $25. Payment is made by cash or check at each appointment. If you miss an appointment other than due to accident or illness or if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice I ask you to honor the payment obligation for the session.
Peggy Thompson, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, License #L3663
I believe each of us is capable of achieving more than what we might have settled for up to now. am interested in helping my clients reach their goals in a setting that is supportive and inspiring. My therapeutic orientations include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, trauma resolution, growing in healthy relationships and learning to be and stay calmer and more peaceful. A more focused spiritual orientation is available for those who desire this, as is working with visualization. I like to work and attune with my clients to find the approach that best works for them.
I have a background in Eastern practices, and have been doing various practices for over 30 years. I have training in mindfulness and other meditation practices and am familiar with non-dual traditions. I am also the equivalent of a Reiki master. I have studied Science of Mind and other positive thinking approaches and know that these can work! Having lived out of the country for a few years, I enjoy working with people from various cultures.
My MSW was awarded from the University of Hawaii and I earned my license working in a variety of agencies in Oregon. I have a Substance Abuse certificate and have worked with this population, including dual diagnosis. I studied at the Family Therapy Institute of Washington D.C. and studied hypnotherapy and rapid eye therapy. I’ve worked with children, adolescents and families and have experience in crisis line counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation. I specialize in helping clients with relationship issues, and recovery from addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss.
Regarding financial reimbursement - As a licensed professional, most insurance companies will provide payment for my services on the 'out-of-network' plan which means that your co-pay may be slightly higher. I also do sliding scale, $90 to $40, plus slots for some who need something even less than this. I offer a free 1/2 hr. consultation.
I look forward to meeting you!
Jeremiah Winston, M.A.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern #3668
Professional Counseling for Adults, Adolescents & Couples
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Fees: $40 with sliding scale options
"The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external
story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her heart."
~ John Eldredge
It is in relationship that we are often wounded and it is in relationship that we heal. I believe that there is only so much healing that a person can do alone. Making sense of painful and difficult circumstances with a trusted guide can promote a new beginning in the emotional life of a person.
I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University where I also have completed an additional year of Couples and Family systemic therapy coursework.
I utilize Intersubjectivity psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. EFCT intervention consists in helping the distressed couple and individuals to form a new bond, which becomes an attachment foundation that empowers the couple and the individual to work through various relational and psychological issues. I have over five years of training as a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist teaching Parents and adolescent group home staff interventions to reduce negative and harmful behaviors.
I hold a BA in Biblical Studies and am a practicing Christian, but I desire that we incorporate spirituality only if it is your desire and if it is supportive to your healing.
I currently offer counseling at $40 per session, with discounts offered to those dealing with significant financial strain. I also offer a brief, no-cost consultation appointment.
I look forward to hearing from you ~
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern
Art Chaklader, M.S.
Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy
Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents
Welcome, and thank you for taking a step towards finding the right therapist. It
would be my pleasure to help you take another step to alleviate and overcome
whatever pain you may be going through. If you are exploring counseling, please
read about my approach and give me a call at 503-707-6782.
Experiencing stress, anxious thoughts, unhealthy habits, and feeling depressed can
be a part of the journey to a better you. I can help in providing a lens to that journey,
to help you be mindful of where you have been, where you are, and where you are
going. I also help provide the tools, to recognize barriers, and overcome old patterns.
I have devoted my life to understanding psychology, working in the helping
profession, and finding the right resources when things are out of my scope of
practice. My style is person centered, informed, and really deeply rooted in creating
an environment and relationship in which a person can feel like they can truly be
who they are, and express fully what they want.
I provide effective and affordable therapy. My standard fee is $40 per 50 minute
session, with a sliding scale for those that cannot afford the fee. Please do not let
cost be a barrier. I provide a free brief consultation, to see if I would be the right fit
for your counseling needs.
I would also like to invite you to check out my website at
. I provide a continuously updated blog, in which
you can see some more specifics about my style and beliefs.
I look forward to receiving your call or email.
Pat Murray, M.S.
Exempt from licensure due to special focus of practice - Support for TBI
Support & Strategies for those coping with brain injuries
In March 2001, I tripped and hit my head on a steel frame of a door. That moment, the very moment of impact, changed my life in a profound way. For the next 3 years, I did my best to hold onto my career, my normal activities, and my level of functioning. With my vision and balance affected, and an impaired short-term memory, I failed miserably. Even after a 'brain rehabilitation program," I was very far from the person I was before the accident.
But after many doctor's visits and treatments, after finding a therapist that "gets it," and joining brain injury support groups -- I am starting to come to peace with my altered state. As a person who liked to be in charge and help others, my hardest lesson has been to learn to accept help from others.
Now, being able to offer support to others and being involved with organizations focused on brain injury, I once again can use the skills of my former profession (counseling) in a meaningful way.
For more information about me, and about the support groups I offer here at Wise Counsel & Comfort, please visit my website: