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.
Michael Kadera, L.P.C.
Counseling Adults, Couples & Adolescents
Leah 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!
Lori Severson, M.S., N.C.C.
Offering professional, affordable counseling & therapy for adults, couples and youth
Fees: $40 / Sliding Scale Options
Kim Edgar, M.S., N.C.C.
Everyone needs a soft place to fall, a safe place to foster healing and growth. I offer compassionate,
down-to-earth, energetic and professional counsel. The wisdom is already there, let's uncover it together!
LGBQTI friendly ~ Fees: $60
Barbara Breck, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Shawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.
Individual & Couples Therapy
Depression, Anxiety, Trauma
Communication & Parenting Issues
Most Insurance Accepted
Mary (Molly) Vaux, M.A., L.P.C.
Skilled Counseling for Adults
Glynis Stafford, MA, LPC, DBTC, NCC
Specializing in Individual Adult Counseling
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
Kenneth Roders, M.A., N.C.C.
Professional, Affordable Therapy
Mindfullness, DBT, Motivational Interviewing
Mindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
Serving Children, Adolescents & Families
Accepts most insurance plans
Michael Kadera, L.P.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor
Counseling for Adults, Couples & Adolescents
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:
* Marital Issues
* Relational Problems
* Life Transitions
* Grief and Loss
* Family of Origin Issues
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.
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
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.
Lori Severson, M.S., N.C.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern R2657
Offering Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy for
Youth, Young Adults, Individuals and Couples
I will provide a safe, compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental space for all individuals or couples seeking counseling. Together we can work through a variety of issues that may be causing pain, stress, anxiety or sadness in your personal life, career or relationships. We will explore these issues and how they may be negatively impacting your life, and then develop strategies for positive change.
My counseling style is very collaborative -- individual and unique to your personal and cultural needs. I support clients struggling with a wide variety of difficulties ~ anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship or career struggles, personal or sexual identity conflicts. I'm also able to provide services to those whose lives are touched by addiction or chronic illness.
My approach incorporates a mix of Emotion-Focused Therapy with Existential-Humanistic and Jungian Psychotherapy. And of course, I'm glad to answer your questions about exactly what all that means!
I understand that engaging in counseling can be a big step and can be very intimidating for someone new to the experience. In order to make sure this is a good fit for you, I offer a free 30-minute consultation.
My fee is just $40 for a 50-minute session, so I hope you will feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have, or to schedule your first appointment.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Kim Edgar, M.S., N.C.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern #R3506
Professional, Affordable, Compassionate Counseling for Adults
Is it time for a change?
If you are here, odds are congratulations are in order! You are on your way toward change!
Maybe you feel scared, alone, angry, frustrated, confused, anxious, or overwhelmed. Or perhaps you
feel inauthentic, different, stuck, or hopeless. With a gentle approach, I will work with you to navigate,
untangle, and clarify the feelings and circumstances of your life in the interest of your personal goals.
Ironically, our brains are wired both to hold on to the negative in our lives as well as make real, sustained
change. Let's face it, sometimes we get stuck. I want to help you tap into the other part of our natural
ability to heal, grow, transform and expand.
A little about me: I received a Master's degree with highest honors and am certified by the National Board of Certified
Counselors. I practice Adlerian therapy and use evidence-based techniques which primarily consist of
cognitive behavioral strategies, motivational interviewing, and rational-emotive behavior therapy. I find
inspiration in neuropsychology, mindfulness practice, emotion-focused therapy and existential therapy.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues. I welcome ALL clients regardless of culture,
including LGBQTI clients of course!
My style is warm, energetic, light-hearted and incredibly compassionate and non-judgmental. While I am
always professional and respectful of your personal challenges, I believe that laughter helps us cope,
heal and connect. You will find that I often interject humor into our work together.
I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to get to know one another and determine if it is a good fit.
I offer sliding scale options for individuals who
would otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Payment is accepted at the time of service. I do
not accept insurance at this time, but I do offer cash, check and credit card payment options for your
Have I peaked your interest? If so, please give me a call or check out my website so we can set up a free
initial meeting! I look forward to getting to know you!
Barbara Breck, Ph.D.
Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
Adult Psychotherapy & Women's Issues
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.
Shawna (Shelly) Oliver, L.C.S.W.
Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, #L5908
Individual & Couples Therapy ~
Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss
** Most Insurance Accepted **
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.
Mary 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
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
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.
Glynis Stafford, M.A., L.P.C., DBTC, NCC
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Specializing in Individual Counseling & Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
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.
Kenneth Roders, M.A., N.C.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern R2645
Professional, Affordable Counseling & Psychotherapy
Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Saturday Appointments available
I understand that entering into a relationship with a counselor may be difficult to undertake. Trusting someone can feel like a big risk ~ especially someone you've never met. You may feel vulnerable or worried about being judged or labeled. My first goal is to help you feel safe, respected, and heard. I will spend time getting to know you as an individual with unique needs and circumstances.
People don't fit in boxes and don't follow specific patterns, so I rely on a variety of therapy techniques and practices combined to best suit your needs. You may have heard of some of the philosophies I rely upon most - Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
But theories and techniques aren't what help me get to know you. I rely on my life experiences as a partner, parent, friend, colleague, and community member to understand you and your needs. I believe that pulling all of this experience together gives me a broad base from which to draw so I can be helpful to you.
Choosing the right therapist is important, and research has repeatedly shown that a good fit between therapist and client is one of the best predictors of a good therapeutic outcome (feeling better!). I offer the use of Outcome Measures, an evidence –based practice, to help make sure that there is a good fit between us and that we are making progress on your goals. There are brief questionnaires that you complete at the beginning and end of each session to indicate how things are going for you. I may use your responses to create a graph, which can be useful in helping us notice what makes things better or worse for you.
The use of 'Outcome Measures' is a choice for each client, and several questionnaires are available to meet clients' individual needs. I will explain the questionnaires to you at our initial session and you can decide whether you want to try them.
My professional experience includes working with individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety, as well as those who have committed crimes as a result of their active mental illness. My services are available on a sliding scale fee which we can discuss during our initial meeting. I look forward to meeting you!
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists; Registered Play Therapist
Mindy Feather, L.P.C., R.P.T.
Counseling & Play Therapy for Children, Teens & Families
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!