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2328 NE Fremont

Our Alameda neighborhood location is on the second floor,
just above the "Lucca" Restaurant.

BarbBarbara Biedrzycki, L.P.C., CADC1

Professional Therapy for Adults, Couples & Families

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

KeithKeith Mackie, L.P.C., CADC1

Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults & Couples
Fees: $40
Specializing in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness
Offering Clinical Supervision to LPC interns

AngelaAngela Bailey, P.M.H.N.P.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Providing Holistic Life Coaching & Med Management

JayottaJayotta Jefferson Feimoefiafi, L.C.S.W.

My direct, down-to-earth therapy style works well, even for those who have been hesitant to seek counseling in the past. Expertise in family issues, ethnic identity, adoption, abuse and eating disorders.

sarahSarah Bower Ho, M.A.

Skilled, Professional Counseling for
Individual, Couples, Youth & Families

Fees: $40 per session

morganMorgan Looney, M.S.

Specializing in Gender & Sexual Minority Support

Fees: $40

peggyPeggy Thompson, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Counseling & Therapy for Individuals
Specializing in Chemical & Process Addictions

barbBarb Biedrzycki, M.A. L.P.C., CADC 1

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Adults, Adolescents & Couples
I am a compassionate, respectful, non-judgmental therapist with a private practice in NE Portland. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, have an MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College and hold certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor CADC I.

It is my belief that people have the skills, courage and ability to overcome their life problems when provided the opportunity to safely explore what the challenges are and what skills they already possess to address them. As your therapist, I will work to understand your symptoms, stressors, problems and concerns. I will assist you in identifying what it is you would like to change about yourself, situation or beliefs in order to achieve your best self.

I work with adult individuals, adolescents, and couples.

Areas of specialty include:

Unhealthy relationship patterns
Couples therapy
Low self-worth/ low self esteem
Life transitions
Domestic Violence
Existential concerns
Self-exploration and understanding
Substance abuse assessment

I look forward to hearing from you.

jayottaJayotta Feimoefiafi, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
Adults, Adolescents, Families, Eating Disorders

Insurance Accepted: Out-of-Network Provider

Telephone: 503-975-7499
Email: Jayotta@comcast.net

My direct, down-to-earth therapy style works well for those who may have been hesitant to seek counseling in the past. I work hard to dispel some common myths held by young people and people of color ...

"Only crazy people go to a therapist."
"Going to a therapist means you are not right."
"It doesn't make any sense to tell a stranger all your business."
"I can handle things myself."

My undergraduate studies were at Spelman College and I was awarded my Master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University. Over the years, I've had substantial experience working with adolescents, young adults and people of color, and I've developed a specializations in mixed ethnicity, identity, adjustment, eating and body image issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse. I've worked in a variety of settings with teen parents, adolescents, medically fragile children dealing with ethnic identity issues, adoption, depression, child abuse counseling and prevention, and eating disorders. I welcome children, teens, individual adults, couples and families to my practice.

The quality of the relationship between counselor and client is central to making progress in therapy, so I offer a complementary initial consultation to be certain that the match is a good one. My hope is that if I am not the person to work with, I can still help you find the right place to go, or the right counselor to meet your needs.

If we do decide to continue, my fees are $120 for a 50 minute session and I offer a sliding fee scale to prevent finances from being a barrier to treatment. I do require payment of cash or check at the time of service.

Call me at 503-975-7499 or send me an email to schedule a first appointment.

AngelaAngela Bailey, PMHNP

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Holistic Health Practitioner & Life Coach

Telephone: 503-709-2427
Website: AngelaBaileyEtc.com

RECLAIMING WHOLENESS: One of my fundamental beliefs is that we are all multidimensional beings, built with the innate ability to heal, restore and regenerate physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. My approach to healing is based on creating a strong therapeutic relationship as the foundation for identifying and building inner strength and resources, gently assisting you to recognize and release the blocks which disguise your real self and authenticity and serving as a catalyst for change and a support in times of challenge and stress. I focus on multidimensional, interactive, collaborative and educational interventions, blending traditional and emerging psychotherapy, counseling and life coaching modalities.

HEALING LIFE SKILLS: Learning and integrating new skills is key to making healthy lifestyle changes, enhancing your relationships ~ with yourself and others, and clearing and releasing inner and outer obstacles. In my role as nurse practitioner, therapist, counselor and coach, I will help you craft a plan and teach you the healing life skills you need to get and stay healthy on all levels – so that you can move forward and create change, success and fulfillment - for life.

BALANCING BRAIN CHEMISTRY: When brain chemistry is out of balance, life can really be a struggle - often despite working hard to achieve wellness and create changes that last. When imbalances in brain chemistry are limiting progress, then combining pharmaceuticals with coaching/psychotherapy, hypnosis and life skills training can be a very useful and effective approach to supporting you to achieve wellness in mind, body and spirit.

KeithKeith Mackie, L.P.C., CADC1

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, LPC & Clinical Supervisor
Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon, CADC1

Individuals & Couples Counseling ~
Mood Disorder, Anxiety, Relational Patterns, Grief & Loss,
Substance-related Disorders

Telephone: 503-765-6448
Email: keithmackie.lpc@gmail.com
Website: www.pdxcounseling.org

Most people have times in their life when a problem doesn't go away on its own, and they find it having a negative impact on their day-to-day life. Sometimes people turn to means of escaping or avoiding the problem, or sometimes the problem leads to a crisis. I believe that my mindfulness-based approach to counseling can help most people address and resolve their problems in life, hopefully before a crisis occurs.

As a result of my experience as counselor over the years, I have been inspired by the courage and dedication that my clients have demonstrated to confront their concerns and follow paths to make positive changes in their lives. It is my intention to use my experience, education, training and skills to help all clients find these paths toward improvement and decrease their suffering and cultivate feelings of being well.

I have been counseling since 2006. I am a Cognitive-Behavior (CBT) therapist with a special interest and expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and substance-related concerns. I am also trained in dual diagnosis, trauma-informed care, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPSM). I strive to help people meet their goals by examining the connection between how they think, feel (emotionally and physically), behave, and interact with their surroundings; and by teaching the skills of mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. I provide individual counseling with adults ages 18 and up, and provide couples counseling as well. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation to see if my counseling strategies would be a good fit for any interested potential client. Please visit my website to obtain more information about beginning counseling with me and learn more about my background and qualifications.

Should we decide to move forward with counseling, our therapy together begins with a thorough assessment, including your reasons for seeking counseling and relevant history. During this process (which may take a few sessions), we will begin to develop our therapy relationship and discuss treatment options. We will work together to identify your strengths, define your struggles, and establish your goals. We will utilize proven therapies (e.g. CBT, DBT, MET) to treat your unique situation. In my experience, mindfulness skills and meditation practice or focused concentration skills facilitate therapy and are essential to recovering, discovering, and uncovering your optimal you. Thank you for reading and I wish you well. Keith

morganMorgan Looney, M.S.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern

Specializing in Gender & Sexual Minority Support

Telephone: 503-714-1370
Fees: $40 per session
Email: morgandlooney@gmail.com

Philosophy and Approach: I believe that each person deserves to thrive and create the best life possible for them. I utilize a multifaceted approach that is tailored to the client depending on their presenting concerns, goals, needs, and strengths. Sessions are person centered and address treatment goals by applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques.

I specialize in gender and sexual minority support. I have experience with youth and adults in the LGBTQIAQ and Poly-Alt-Kink communities. I believe that individuals have the right to get support from someone that is familiar with the unique considerations of these communities. I also understand how membership in these communities is not one’s entire identity. As individuals all people face a complex range of ups and downs in life which may or may not be impacted by intersectional identities.

Fees: Group facilitation, individual counseling and partners counseling services are all offered at a standard rate of $40 per 50 minute session after an initial $75 fee for a 90 min intake session. I offer a sliding scale in situations of significant financial hardship so that finances are not a barrier to receiving support. I provide a quarterly support group for current clients at no fee.

sarahSarah Bevilacqua, Certified Professional Coach

Exempt from licensure requirements due to specific area of practice

Certified Professional Life & Career Coach

Telephone: 413-222-2683
Fees: $40 per session ~ 1st consultation appointment at no cost

Email: theviaggiogroup09@gmail.com

How are you feeling? Are you in some kind of transition? Thinking of taking action to change your profession, improve your health or enliven your relationships? Perhaps you're feeling stuck, fearful, not sure why you're not taking action, or even what action you need to take.

Let me be your strategic partner. As a professional coach, one of my two passions is helping people get where they want to go. As YOUR coach, all of my efforts are focused on: YOU and your life goals.

My certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an accredited institution by the International Coach Federation), my 9 years as a Professional Coach and Professional Planner and my experience as a Leadership Training and Development Specialist make me uniquely qualified to HELP YOU GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO!

I offer a complimentary consultation session for you to get to know me and the coaching process. Together we will decide if we're the right fit for each other. I believe the initial consultation is crucial, since TRUST is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and the coach-coachee relationship is no different. Please call and make an appointment for your free session.

Here are a few comments from former clients:

"In the summer of 2007, I took a new job at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, coming from a federal position. How I got there was due to work that I did with Sarah Bevilacqua, and the Viaggio Group." ~ Pamela R., Amherst, Massachusetts

"With Sarah as my coach, I went from a job I hated to two job offers in my field." ~ Erin H., Beverly, Massachusetts

"I have been heavy all my life and finally reached a low point that led me to working with Sarah Bevilacuqa. After working with Sarah for just a month, I realized that the surgery that I was considering was NOT the right solution for me. As a result of our coaching relationship, I joined a gym, dropped weight, got stronger, and gained self esteem which was lacking up to now. 9 years, later, I am still exercising regularly and am in the best shape of my life...no surgery needed!" ~ Barbara H., Amherst, Massachusetts

For more FAQs about coaching, click here: Coaching Info

My other passion? Investigating my Italian heritage, learning the Italian Language and traveling to Bella Italia!

I look forward to meeting you,


peggyPeggy 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!

Wise Counsel & Comfort
Portland, Oregon
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