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60th Counseling and therapy office423 NE 60th Avenue

The office on NE 60th is very easy to reach by car, and on-street parking is available within a block or two.

By Portland's terrific public transit system, you can reach us by Tri-Met bus, or the MAX light rail line which stops just 1 block from our office on 60th.



CourtneyCourtney Woodward, L.P.C.

With over thirteen years experience, I provide compassionate, down-to-earth therapy for adults, teens, families and couples. I believe therapy shouldn't take forever, and should be affordable for everyone.


jennifer.jpgJennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of professional and personal experience in the mental health field. My passion is helping others realize their full potential. I specialize in life-transition; working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.

CathyCathy Walker, M.S., L.P.C.


Adults & Adolescents ~
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy


RochelleRochelle Schwartz, L.P.C.

I provide client-centered therapy built upon trust, openness, non-judgment, and compassion to bring you closer to your goals. I offer affordable services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families seeking relief, skills, and support.

CassieCassie Moore, M.S.

Non-judgmental Counseling for Adults & Couples
Fees: $60 with generous sliding fee options

CassieKent Kreiselmaier, M.S., Ph.D.

Seasoned, Professional Counseling for Adults

Fees: $40 with sliding fee options




CourtneyCourtney A. Woodward, M.S., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Adult, Adolescent, Family Counseling
Certified Mediator
971-219-9251
Email: courtneyawoodward@yahoo.com

Are you stuck? Are you feeling frustrated with the direction of your life? What do you want?

Part of my work with anyone whether it is an adult, a teenager, or a business is to find out what that person really wants in their life. It’s my job to help lead you to a place of understanding, awareness, and acceptance so you can really get what you want!

I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University and over 13 years experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in finding their way to better communication and improving relationship, decreasing feelings of sadness, loss, anger and worry, as well as gaining improvement in physical, mental, and emotional well being.

I have a straight-forward, direct approach and utilize a cognitive behavioral theoretical model with large doses of humor, empathy, safety, and compassion. I believe that once we feel safe sharing our thoughts and feelings we can change our behavioral patterns through hard work, introspection and insight.

I believe that therapy should be available to anyone that wants it no matter their income or insurance. My fees are $80/hour, however, I offer a sliding fee scale to all clients and our first 50minute consultation is free. At this time, I do not accept insurance, however I may be able to meet your “co-pay” fee!

JenniferJennifer C. Zimmer, M.A., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists License #C2043

Licensed Professional Counselor
503-867-4212
Email: zimmer.jennifer@gmail.com

Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That is how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

I truly believe we all have the ability to heal ourselves. My approach to therapy, following this truth, is to help guide you to your own sense of self-empowerment. The more empowered one becomes in their own self-worth and their own values, the more one is able to believe that they actually do have control of their own lives, their circumstances, their emotions and thoughts, their very reason for seeking therapy. I, myself, have personally walked this path towards self-acceptance and forgiveness through love, which is the gateway towards healing. I encourage and challenge you for a moment to consider the reality that you actually have choices, choices that may lead you further into despair and/or choices that may lead you further to discover more happiness in your life. We do in fact create our own reality. My approach is client-centered, focusing on you and your current situation. I have over 10 years of mental health experience working with clients of all ages. I offer family, individual, couples and group counseling.

I received my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies in Detroit, Michigan, 1998, and my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, 1995. I believe the source of any discontent is rooted in the reality of one not actualizing their own true potential. I feel passionate towards helping others realize their dream. It is a tough world to live in right now. Even the simple energetics of leaving ones own home can create stress, which adds to the burdens we already carry. Awareness is the pathway to protection from unwanted influences, including others. If you are feeling incredibly stressed, depressed, anxious, can't seem to figure out what to do with your life or the ones you love, give me a call. I also have thorough experience in working with at-risk youth, adolescents who really need someone to talk to.

I offer a sliding scale making therapy affordable for you. Initial consultation is free. I am in the process of accepting certain insurance plans, so please mention your insurance carrier. Reiki is also available. I look forward to hearing from you soon!



Cathy Cathy E. Walker, M.S., N.C.C., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Adults & Adolescents ~ Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Telephone: 503-970-4332
Email: cathy@cathywalkercounseling.com
Website: CathyWalkerCounseling.com

My practice focus includes:

~ Healing After a Suicide Death
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~ Depression
~ Anxiety
~ Grief and Loss
~ Life Changes

I believe that every person has the strengths to successfully face life challenges. Sometimes, we just might not have the necessary skills to do so, but those skills can be learned and practiced in our journey towards health and balance. My role as a counselor is to listen to, observe, suggest, teach, challenge and encourage my clients.

I use a combination of therapy techniques including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, Gestalt, mindfulness, humanistic and Gottman Couples therapy techniques. When working with a client, I consider all aspects of the person's life - family, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, relationships, profession, health and activities. I pay attention to what is said in the moment - verbally and physically - and encourage awareness in my clients. I am honest, respectful and mindful of the vulnerability of my clients.

I have experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents in a variety of settings, including therapeutic settings, schools, and juvenile court. My clients have had a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, suicide bereavement, loss of parent (by death or dementia), divorce, delinquency, substance abuse, and foster care.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters degree in counseling from Portland State University in 2001. I am also a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Additionally, I am a Survivor Outreach Volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I reserve some sliding scale spots in my schedule for those folks who might not be able to pay my regular fees. Please give me a call to discuss my fee schedule. I look forward to your call or email.


RochelleRochelle Schwartz, M.A., LPC

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy

Email: RochelleSchwartzCounseling@gmail.com

Telephone: 503-410-3048

I believe that we all have the inner resources to heal ourselves, and that sometimes we need guidance in accessing those abilities. To create a safe space for this transformation, I extend deep and genuine empathy, humor when helpful, and whole-hearted listening with a nonjudgmental disposition. Utilizing techniques in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Non Violent Communication and a client-centered approach, my hope is that you gain insight into your internal and external experiences so that you may form healthy connections with yourself and others. Together, we work toward increasing your satisfaction with yourself and life.

To do so, we talk about your story and your goals. We then isolate the issues that are holding you back and implement skills that will be most helpful. When feels right to both of us, we assess progress made and discuss maintenance of changes so that you may sustain your progress without therapy.


Areas of experience and devotion include:

  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional identification and acceptance
  • Internet and video game fixation
  • Non-religious premarital counseling
  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Self-esteem work
  • Spiritual exploration

    Finding the right therapist is important; to do so I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation. My rate is $100 per 50-minute session. I do not accept insurance, and do offer a very generous sliding scale for those experiencing financial need. I reserve one slot for an adolescent (ages 13-19) financing their own therapy at $20. I see individuals, couples and families of all kinds.

    If you are exhausted of the same patterns, feel uncomfortable in your own skin, don't understand parts of yourself or notice that you aren't happy, please contact me! My hope is that you achieve your goals, increase personal insight, and can learn to become your own therapist. I'm looking forward to walking with you in the pursuit of healing!


    CassieCassie Moore, M.S.

    Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern

    Non-Judgmental Counseling for Adults & Couples
    Email: ShamelessCounseling@gmail.com

    Telephone: 503-734-9542
    Website: ShamelessLotusCounseling.com

    Hi there. My name is Cassie, and I genuinely look forward to connecting with you. I know the task of seeking a counselor can be overwhelming, and I'm here to make the process as safe and comfortable as possible for you. I am excited to work with you to create the changes you desire.

    My approach to counseling is holistic and client-centered. My goal is to form a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship, and to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can access and strengthen your own internal resources, resiliency and capacity for change. Your goals, intentions and autonomy will be held in the highest regard, and will guide our work.

    Some areas of special interest and focus include:

    -depression
    -trauma
    -healing past abuse
    -life transitions
    -stress and anxiety
    -couples work
    -sexuality and intimacy
    -healthy relationships and boundary-setting
    -increasing self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth
    -strengthening identity, creativity and purpose

    I hold a master's degree in Counseling from Oregon State University. I have specialized interest and training in somatic, body-centered approaches, and believe that integrating the whole person into the counseling process creates powerful change.

    I offer counseling at a rate of $60 per session, with a generous sliding scale available. I believe counseling should be affordable to everyone, so please ask if you need a reduced rate to make counseling possible. I am happy to offer a complimentary half hour face-to-face consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other.

    I look forward to supporting you on your healing journey!


    KentKent Kreiselmaier, M.S., Ph.D.

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

    Seasoned, Professional Counseling for Adults
    Fees: $40 per session

    Email: kentktx@aim.com

    Telephone: 615-651-9816
    Facebook Page: Kent Kreiselmaier Counseling

    Welcome! Counseling is a powerful tool for overcoming obstacles to wellbeing and change. I incorporate a variety of approaches when working with clients, such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. These models focus on learning how the past affects the present, on acceptance of present experience, and on skills training to change thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

    I collaborate with each client to find a combination of approaches that best fits your personal strengths and needs. My philosophy is also grounded in the emerging understanding of interpersonal neurobiology, which informs the therapy process with an understanding of how our brains function and are constantly changing through our relational experiences.

    I hold a master's degree in clinical psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University (1998). I also have an MA in comparative religion (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) from the University of Denver, and a PhD in religion, psychology, and culture from Vanderbilt University. My program integrated psychological and religious studies/theological perspectives to provide a holistic approach to understanding human functioning and existence. My dissertation focused on integrating mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy and developmental neuroscience. I can incorporate spiritual, philosophical, and meditative themes and practices into the therapy session if it interests you.

    I am a recent transplant to the beautiful city of Portland and the Pacific Northwest, after growing up in Texas and spending the last nine years in Nashville. I love hikes in nature, live music, following international soccer, and spending quality time with my rascally cat, Doc.

    I am supervised by Samuel Chi Baker, MA, NCC, LPC, MAC (LPC #C 1833, MAC # 251142), a licensed professional counselor and master addiction counselor here at Wise Counsel & Comfort.

    If you are interested in meeting me with me to explore whether we would be a good fit for therapy, please do contact my work cell # at 615-651-9816. I see clients at Wise Counsel & Comfort, 423 NE 60th, Portland, 97213.

    My standard therapy fee is $40 for a 50-minute session, although I do provide a sliding scale for those in need. I look forward to hearing from you and beginning the rewarding journey of psychotherapy!


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