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Beaverton - 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suites 200 & 273

Our Beaverton offices are at 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 200 and Suite 237, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005. 
Easy to reach, just off of 217 and the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.


KaderaMichael Kadera, L.P.C.

Counseling Adults, Couples & Adolescents


LeahLeah Downs, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.H.T.

Therapy is a dynamic process of personal growth and increasing self awareness and mindfulness. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with purpose, freedom, creativity, passion & joy!


BarbaraBarbara Breck, Ph.D.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist


ShellyShawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.

Individual & Couples Therapy

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma
Communication & Parenting Issues
Most Insurance Accepted


MollyMary (Molly) Vaux, M.A., L.P.C.


Skilled Counseling for Adults


GlynisGlynis Stafford, MA, LPC, DBTC, NCC


Specializing in Individual Adult Counseling
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Most Insurance Plans Accepted


MindyMindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.

Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
Serving Children, Adolescents & Families
Accepts most insurance plans


jaimeJaime Larson, Psy.D.


Licensed Psychologist
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions


GerryGerry McNamara, L.M.F.T.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Serving Adults & Youth
Professional Therapy for Adults, Couples,
Youth & Families


brittanyBrittany Boney, L.M.F.T.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Serving Adults & Couples

Clinical Supervision for LPC & LMFT Interns


LisaLisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adults, Families, Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT
Sexuality & Alternative Lifestyles
Fees: $40

 

4Michael Kadera, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor

Counseling for Adults, Couples & Adolescents

Email: michaeljkadera@gmail.com

Confidential Telephone: 503-998-7521

The decision to seek counseling is a courageous step. I believe this courage stems from a desire to be well, to be heard and affirmed, to have our needs met, to be empowered, a desire to live out of the truth of who we are and become the authors of our own lives. While each of us has a life story that is unique, I believe this desire is shared by all. As a counselor, I am privileged to provide a safe, professional, and supportive environment wherein you can develop new tools to heal, learn and grow.

My under-graduate work was in fine arts, specifically painting. My art education informs my work as counselor, as I believe that, like creating art, self discovery is a creative and often collaborative process in which one strives to call forth something true and beautiful from within. In our counseling, I will collaborate with you to hone your gifts and express your true voice and vision.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Counseling and Education. My approach to counseling is an integrative one utilizing tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples. In addition to my clinical training and experience, I bring from my own personal journey honesty, respect, curiosity, insight, empathy and belief in human potential. I have experience working with individual adults, couples and adolescents who struggle with problems that include:

* Depression
* Anxiety
* Marital Issues
* Relational Problems
* Life Transitions
* Grief and Loss
* Family of Origin Issues
* Self-Esteem

The therapeutic process involves clients in exploring and sharing personal feelings, thoughts and experiences with another person, which is why finding the right counselor is so important. I offer an innitial no-cost consultation session to determine if we’ll be a good fit. My hourly fee thereafter is $80. I do not accept insurance, but accept cash or check at time of session. I offer a sliding-scale option to those with financial limitations, which I am happy to discuss by phone or during our consultation session.


4 E. Leah Downs, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., C.H.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L4545; Academy of Certified Social Workers, NASW
New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, #3828
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, Clinical Hypnotherapist, #120-150


Dream Catcher Counseling, Coaching & Hypnotherapy
Individual, Family & Group Therapy

503-530-9498
Email: dreamcatcher.eld8@yahoo.com

Therapy is a dynamic process of personal growth, increasing self-awareness and mindfulness. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with purpose, emotional freedom, creativity, passion & joy! -- and to get in touch with the strength and beauty of your Inner Self. By examining your thinking and core beliefs about yourself, others & life, you can decrease emotional suffering and conflicts, shift your life experience positively & transform your life.

I use an eclectic psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach, blending many treatment modalities as needed, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Arts & Life Coaching. I have over 35 years of professional experience in working with adults, adolescents, children and families in both outpatient and inpatient mental health/addictions settings and in schools, as well as many years in private practice. With a life-long interest in holistic health, comparative religions, meditation, international travel & indigenous cultures, I am LGBTQ-friendly & have worked with diverse cultures & lifestyles across the country, including Native American programs.

With a B.S. in Art Education & a Master of Social Work, I also have extensive training in substance abuse counseling & addictionology, including work with compulsive behaviors. Additional certifications include NLP & Gestalt (both to alter deeply held emotional & thought patterns), Bereavement, Transpersonal Psychology & Reiki Master, as well as training in Family Therapy, DBT for emotional balance, EMDR/ trauma work, Jungian Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy (Art/ Play/ Sand Tray/ Insight Journal Therapies). I am skilled in working with many issues, including:

Depression ~ Grief ~ Anger Management ~ Anxiety/ Panic Attacks ~ Substance Abuse/ Compulsive Behaviors
Bipolar & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ~ Trauma/ Sexual Abuse ~ Relationship/ Family/ School Difficulties

I am a skilled clinical hypnotherapist, and offer hypnotherapy for insomnia, pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss, test/ performance anxiety, self-confidence and stress management

My fees are $85 per 50-minute sessions & I offer an affordable income-based sliding fee scale. Longer sessions & package discounts for Hypnotherapy are available. Initial 20-minute consultations are free or/ $25 for an initial full 50-minute session. I can provide any insurance documentation needed for your reimbursement if your plan accepts out-of-network licensed providers, following your full payment at the time of service. I may be accepting some insurance plans in the near future. I look forward to hearing from you.


BarbaraBarbara Breck, Ph.D.

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners

Adult Psychotherapy & Women's Issues

Telephone: 503-295-5700

Evening Appointments Available ~ Accessible Location

I am a licensed psychologist who has been practicing as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. I work with adults of all ages and specialize in working with people who are in a life transition or who feel stuck and are seeking a change in their circumstances. For much of my career, I have worked with adults who have been traumatized by domestic violence, childhood abuse or being in a dysfunctional family. As a result of my work with both trauma and life transitions, I have experience with grief and loss as well as with individuals who are depressed or anxious.

I look forward to working with you to achieve a sense of greater accomplishment, control and peace in your life. I am familiar with, and use, a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of the person and his or her unique circumstances. These modalities include (but are not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Counseling, and Psycho Dynamic Therapy (where one's history helps one understand present behavior and emotional reactions). Sessions are usually 45 minutes long. At our first meeting, some initial paperwork and an information-gathering interview will help us decide on a way to proceed. We will work together to identify your goals and aspirations and the steps to achieve them as well as in developing your strengths and the skills to address the challenges in your life.


shellyShawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L5908

Individual & Couples Therapy ~ Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss

** Most Insurance Accepted ** Telephone: 503-953-4937
Email: ShellyOliverMSW@outlook.com

There are times when life feels overwhelming and causes us to feel stressed, anxious and depressed. This can lead to a feelings of hopelessness and despair. The answers to how to move through and resolve these feelings are often held within ourselves, and with support and guidance we can overcome these feelings and thrive.

In order to facilitate positive results I utilize a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused and Mindfulness (to name a few). These techniques will be used to develop long-term strategies that can help meet goals and bring about the desired changes. While the techniques can be very effective, counseling is a collaborative process for best results to be achieved.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the human services field for the last 25 years. During my career I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and families who have experienced a variety of life crises including sexual abuse, domestic violence, victimization due to crime, and couples grappling with communication and parenting issues. Providing support and guidance to overcome depression, anxiety, strengthen boundaries, and increase self-esteem have been a significant part of my practice over my career.

My standard fee is $100 but I offer the initial 50 minute session at $40. The initial session is often used to get to know one another and filling out necessary paperwork. Payment at time of session can be made in cash, check or credit card and at our first session, please be sure to let me know what insurance plan you have. I'm glad to help find out whether my services can be covered by your benefits. Please feel free to call me at 503-953-4937 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.


MollyMary J. "Molly" Vaux, M.A., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, #C3676

Skilled Counseling for Adults
Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships

Email: mollyvaux.counseling@gmail.com
Phone: 971-371-8555

Each of us has a particular set of strengths we can bring to the challenges we encounter in our lives. I will work collaboratively with you to help you access your strengths, apply them in effective ways, and practice new skills to bring you closer to your goals. Together we can also explore difficult issues that might still resonate from the past and help you to process those experiences and find greater clarity, a stronger sense of self, and an ongoing belief in possibility.

Because I believe that therapy is most productive when the approach is carefully shaped to match a client's individual traits and needs, I draw upon a variety of methods, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic and depth techniques. Clients explore how their thinking is influencing their behavior and how they can reduce depression and anxiety by focusing attention and reshaping thought patterns. Also, they draw connections between their past and their present and gain fresh insight and energy for moving forward with their lives.

This approach, for example, can be helpful to someone who wants to reduce depression or anxiety that seems to linger too long or be out of proportion following a recent life event. It can support a parent or caregiver who might be finding it difficult to fulfill their role because of the impacts of past family experiences. It can help to open up new vistas for someone who is seeking to deepen his or her life experience but might feel anxious about change. These are just a few of the many situations in which a multifaceted approach to counseling can help.

As a practitioner, I have worked in community mental health agencies where I've successfully treated adult clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, and orientations seeking help for anxiety, depression, trauma history, and difficult early attachment experiences, as well as relationship issues and bereavement. I have a master's degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM, and worked extensively with both individuals and groups in Santa Fe before moving to Portland, OR, where I'm in private practice.

My postgraduate training has included further study in professional ethics, cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, trauma treatment, bereavement, and clinical applications of attachment theory. I also hold a master's degree in creative writing and a doctorate in English from the City University of New York and have taught writing and literature for many years.

My fee is $60 per 50-minute session, with the possibility of a sliding-scale fee in case of financial need. Please feel free to call me at 971-371-8555 with any questions you may have or to arrange an introductory session.


4 Glynis Stafford, M.A., L.P.C., DBTC, NCC

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Specializing in Individual Counseling & Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Insurance Accepted

503-703-9682
glynis.staffordlpc@gmail.com

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my professional biography.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified DBT Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor, dedicated to improving the mental health and overall wellness of my clients. I bring extensive clinical experience, over 15 years, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, (CBT), dialectical behavioral techniques, (DBT), solution-focused skills, as well as strength-based problem solving techniques.

My experience also includes significant work with children, teens, adults, and their families. I am dedicated, compassionate, and empathetic. My professional therapeutic environment is warm, safe, and nurturing, promoting personal growth, healing, and insight for clients. The collaborative, strength-based approach I utilize helps to provide more awareness, insight, new learning and relationship skills.

Through the therapeutic process, my clients build self-awareness and insight leading to a deeper sense of safety and security. Ultimately, my clients develop coping strategies, learn to make healthy progress, and heal in their lives. Thank you and I look forward to working together for Health, Hope & Healing. Please call or text me today at 503-703-9682.



mindyMindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists; Registered Play Therapist

Counseling & Play Therapy for Children, Teens & Families

Telephone: 503-782-4061
Email: mfeatherlpc@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 13766, Portland, OR 97213


My goal is to give kids and adolescents a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings and then empower their caregivers with information and insight into their child's experience. I can also provide supportive techniques for caregivers in filial therapy and attachment methods which include playful activities that help you enjoy parenting again.

I am a registered play therapist specializing in work with children (3-18) and their families. I use age appropriate methods, such as play, art, writing, yoga, and sandtray techniques to support children in their process of growth.

I am passionate about treating children with anxiety and trauma concerns. My decade of experience has been focused on working with children who have been through the trauma of grief, divorce, neglect, or sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. I combine playful, expressive techniques with practical CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and coping tools.

I am able to accept these insurance plans: Aetna / BlueCross and BlueShield / Cigna / Moda Health / Optum / PacificSource / Providence / Regence / United Heathcare. I look forward to hearing from you!


4 Jaime Larson, Psy.D.

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, License #2625

Professional Psychotherapy
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Expressive Arts

Telephone: 503-928-4275

Email: jaimelarsonpsyd@gmail.com

Therapy is a collaborative journey where the client is in charge. My job as a therapist is to support you through your journey.

I approach the practice of therapy from a behavioral and humanistic modality. This means I like to problem-solve and find that common place of hurt and healing we share in the human experience. My goal is to help you find what is meaningful to you in life and work towards creating the life you want.

I am a licensed psychologist with experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Control-Mastery Theory (a psychodynamic approach), and training in Expressive Arts Therapy. These eclectic approaches help me to be flexible in my work with adults. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and LGTBQ+. My passion lies in working with gender identity and expression of one's authentic self.

I like to take the first few sessions as a means to understand you and why you are seeking therapy at this time. It is important we agree to work together and determine if we are a good fit. Together we will agree on goals for treatment and a plan to reassess periodically to ensure we continue on the journey in tandem.


4 Gerry McNamara, MA, MS, LMFT, MAC

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Professional Counseling & Therapy
Serving Adults. Couples, Youth & Families

Telephone: 206-437-1549

Email: GerryMcNamaraTherapy@gmail.com

Life is sometimes unpredictable and challenging, and you may find you need some guidance to navigate these times. In a supportive therapeutic environment, you and I will collaborate to find solutions to the challenges you face, through increased self-awareness and active pursuit of your goals.

My approach is strength-based, cognitive-behavioral and humanistic, and has origins in family systems theory. My techniques are based on my unique combination of real life experience as a NASA mechanical engineer, as well as my academic training as a therapist.

I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. I see clients who struggle with relationships, those who have experienced trauma or workplace stress, anxiety, depression and grief. I especially enjoy working with couples as well as families facing the challenges of raising a teenager.

I will support you in freeing yourself of old behavior patterns and beliefs that do not serve you well. You have the power to transform your life and improve important relationships. I am passionate about providing therapy will assist you in finding the natural balance and harmony you seek. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your goals and perspectives, and feel honored to be a part of your journey toward increased happiness and fulfillment.

My fee is $100 per hour, payable in cash, check or credit card. I am also on most of the major insurance panels, so I encourage you to call your insurance company to make sure your visit will be covered. I am happy to file the claim for you.

I am also able to answer questions and offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.



brittanyBrittany Boney, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Washington Department of Health, LF60520041


Skilled Therapy for Adults & Couples
Anxiety, Eating Disorder, Perinatal Mental Health

Clinical Supervision for LPC & LMFT Interns

Telephone: 503.908.6280
Email: brittanyboneymft@gmail.com

I believe change and healing begin when we share our stories with another person who can hear them without judgment, validate the experience without shame, and provide support and insight without needing to problem-solve.

In my practice, I work with individuals and couples who seek to increase connection, strengthening their relationships with themselves and others. I completed my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and my therapeutic orientation has been shaped by focusing on systemic theory. I believe relationships and connection are powerful elements, and where we can experience the greatest change.

In addition to treating individuals impacted by depression, anxiety, and life transitions, including women who are experiencing challenges from pregnancy or postpartum mood disorders, I have specialized in treating adults experiencing eating disorders, grief / loss, and issues around spirituality.

I would be happy to discuss your goals for therapy and how I might be able to support you. Please feel free to send me an email to set up a free consultation. I am currently in network with Regence, Aetna, and Cigna.



lisaLisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Social Workers

Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults, Families & Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT, Sexuality

Telephone: 503-716-8295
Email: lisaj@p2pcounseling.com

So what is counseling or therapy? It looks different for each individual, but what it definitely is NOT is finding someone that can fix you.

Only you can make changes to yourself and a good counselor or therapist is your guide through the pitfalls and darkness that a person can find themselves trapped in. In short, they help you find a path to your own progress.

I am privileged to help you find your own path to progress.

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 1992 and became licensed in 2001. Since then, I have worked as a therapist and social worker in a variety of settings that have included schools, community mental health centers and crisis lines as well as my private practice.

I believe that therapy is an intense, engaging, and collaborative process and as such, I utilize an integrated theoretical model of therapy. I believe in an eco-systemic view of people in environment, and hold that we are interconnected with people and systems in our lives at all levels. When I meet someone, I am getting to see part of a wholly unique person affected by and affecting everyone in their lives. We are all a balance of things past and present in our lives.

The two best indicators of success in therapy are the relationship between the client and the therapist, and the therapist using a well thought out and consistent theoretical approach. In my therapy practice, I work from a systems perspective with a heavy infusion of ecosystems, family systems and developmental theory.

~ Depression
~ Anxiety
~ Grief Counseling
~ Pet Loss
~ Couples Counseling
~ Work and Career concerns
~ Life Transitions
~ Non traditional relationships
~ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
~ ADD/ADHD
~ Childhood abuse including sibling abuse
~ Sexuality and Sexual Concerns

Please call with any questions or to set an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!
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