14511 Westlake Drive, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Our Lake Oswego office is near Highway 217 and Interstate 5, just off Kruse Way.
Amber Cottrell, M.A., L.P.C.
Practical, Straightforward, Collaborative Counseling
for Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families
Accepting BCBS Insurance
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C., M.A., C.C.T.P.
Professional Mental Health Counseling for Adolescents & Adults in Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling
Dane Nielsen, M.A.
Wellness Counseling for Children, Teens & Adults
Melanie Wyckoff, M.A.
Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults & Couples
Specializing in LGBTQ Affirmative Care
Jennifer Besst, L.M.F.T.
Professional Counseling for Teens, Adults, Children
Robert Garber, L.C.S.W.
Counseling & Psychotherapy ~ Adults & Couples
Tina Butler, M.A.
Professional, Affordable Counseling
Adults, Couples & Families
Specializing in Heartbreak Issues
Amber Cottrell, M.A., L.P.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Practical, Straightforward, Collaborative Counseling for
Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families
Nearly everyone, at some point in their lives, experiences feelings of depression, anxiety, or simply feeling stuck.
Whether these feelings are the result of childhood experiences or current circumstances, meaningful change can come from counseling.
My approach is practical, straightforward, and collaborative, with the goal of expanding self-awareness and gaining insight into patterns that might be causing difficulty in your life and relationships. While emotional pain brings you into therapy, it is your strengths that are an integral part of the therapy process.
I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and have a bachelor of science degree in Psychology.
I have worked in both clinical and private practice and enjoy working with clients from many different backgrounds. I currently provide counseling for adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are working through depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, childhood abuse, grief/bereavement, as well as relationship issues between couples and families.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation to allow us to get to know each other and make sure we are a good fit.
After that, my fee is $65 per 50-minute session. I accept payment at time of service. While I don't work with insurance companies directly, I am happy to provide you with a receipt that you can use for reimbursement from your insurance company. I also offer a sliding scale based on need.
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C., M.A., C.C.T.P. Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor
Professional Counseling for Adolescents & Adults in Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling
Fees: $90 per session - Sliding scale options available
Sometimes life's challenges can be overwhelming, and you may seek professional counseling to
regain your life balance, energy, and happiness. Everyone's situation is unique so together we
will design the best plan to meet your needs and to find healthy solutions to life's challenges.
I believe each person has the potential to lead a joyful and meaningful life. In a safe and
supportive environment, I facilitate your exploration to promote wellness, personal growth,
and positive life changes. I work together with the client to develop strengths, reach goals, and
foster emotional healing. I offer insightful support to your growth in developing healthier coping strategies, identifying effective
problem-solving skills, and improving communication skills.
I help families to cope more effectively and gain new perspectives on issues. In couples counseling, I focus on relationship
repair, healing, and skill building for improved communication, emotional connection, and
I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. In addition to being a Licensed
Professional Counselor, I am a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma
Professional. My experience and training have been in private practice, community mental health agencies with
adults and in school counseling with children and teens of all ages.
My style is warm and caring and down to earth. I integrate a combination of counseling
approaches to best meet the client's needs and to facilitate the client's therapy wishes,
including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR,
Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, and Play Therapy for Children. I also utilize
mindfulness meditation, relaxation exercises, and visualization.
I offer therapeutic services
for issues addressing lifes challenges and transitions, including anxiety, depression,
divorce/separation, stress management, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, self-esteem, body image, anger
management, and grief and loss.
In my work with adolescents, I address teen issues including academic concerns, peer
relationships, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-identity, self-esteem, and coping skills.
a 30 minute complimentary initial consultation to provide an opportunity for us to see if we
would be a good therapeutic fit. My standard fee is $90 for a 50 minute session. A limited
number of appointments are reserved for sliding scale rates to meet clients' financial needs.
Payment is due at the time of service, and I accept check, cash, or credit cards. I am not
currently on insurance panels, but I may be considered an Out-of-Network provider. I am
happy to provide you with documentation to support your request for insurance reimbursement. Please check with
your insurance company regarding their reimbursement policy.
I look forward to supporting you on your journey to live a more authentic and fulfilled life,
aligned with your highest potential.
Melanie Wyckoff, M.A.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern (in process)
Professional, Affordable Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Families
Specializing in LGBTQ Affirmative Treatment
"To love is to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another." -Irvin D. Yalom
My passion is to provide therapeutic services that are affordable and welcoming. I strive to walk beside you on your journey and to work collaboratively on the road to emotional healing. I offer a warm and compassionate style, working to help you uncover strength from within and elicit a rich connection to the authentic self.
Working with couples, I adhere to Sue Johnson's work in an emotionally-focused approach, and believe people possess a deep need for safe connection and emotional cntact from loved ones in their relationships. Often times, couples find themselves feeling stuck, experiencing a negative cycle of interaction. It is important for couples therapy to bring about the ability of each partner to feel safe, and to reconnect by learning to send emotional messages to one another.
I received my BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and obtained my MA in Marital and Family Therapy at Alliant International University in Irvine, California. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, earning hours toward my licensure in Oregon. I have experience working with at-risk adolescents in residential and in-home treatment services who struggle with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and family distress. My experience also includes working with LGBTQ identified adolescents, young adults, and couples as a part of a non-profit LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS affected community services center.
My standard fee for each individual or couples session is $40. Sliding scale fees can be arranged to accommodate those experiencing significant financial difficulties.
Exempt from licensure due to specialized practice: Wellness Counseling
Dane Nielsen, M.A. 先生
Wellness Counseling for Children, Teens & Adults
Being a parent can be tough, tiring, frustrating, and stressful. It can be hard to watch your child
struggle, not listen, get in trouble at school, and have tough interactions day after day. You may
have already tried medication, discipline, books, or other resources. If you're feeling this way,
know that you are not alone, you are a good parent, and it's okay to seek help. I am here to
provide that help and support during this difficult time.
Things can get better and return to times of enjoyment for yourself and your child. I provide a
safe and comfortable place to start this process. I work with both parents and children to help
create positive interactions and relationships. Providing alternative options for understanding and
approaching these relationships. Focus is also given to teaching the skills needed to foster
growth, increase communication, and build support.
This process can begin very soon, in most cases within the week. Session fees are $70 per 45/50
minute session and I am able to offer a sliding scale if fees are a hardship. Please do not let cost
be a barrier to receiving support. I also provide a free brief consultation, to learn about your
situation and ensure that I am the right fit for your counseling needs. Please contact me by
phone, email, or through my personal website and I will be in touch, usually within 2 to 3 hours.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin's University in
Lacey, Washington. Over the past 10 years I have enjoyed working with children and families in
counseling centers, the community, group homes, chemical dependency centers, and sports
settings. My private practice has allowed me to continue this work and help families grow closer.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to begin your journey.
OBLPCT: LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
Jennifer Besst, L.M.F.T.
Counseling for Adults, Adolescents & Children
Anxiety, Stress, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, and Relationship Struggles
Are you feeling lost after a break-up or helpless because the same negative patterns keep repeating in your relationships?
Confused about your education or career path?
When the pressures of life build up we are often left feeling stressed, frustrated, and even empty. My counseling style is down-to-earth yet solution-focused and aimed at helping you discover the clear insight you need when life becomes too overwhelming. I enjoy using art therapy with a focus on mindfulness, but more importantly I value working collaboratively with you in order to tailor services to your individual needs.
Parents, are you considering counseling for your preteen or teen but worried they won't respond to traditional talk therapy? Does your teen often say things like "I don't know" or "You wouldn't understand" when you try to ask them questions? Many teens are more comfortable opening up when they can communicate in their own language which often involves less talking and more doing. I specialize in understanding how teens communicate by offering a unique approach to counseling using art, music, writing, photo-journaling and other creative tools all within the context of professional and confidential therapy services.
I have a Master's degree in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, Art Therapy, and School Counseling. I have over ten years of experience working with children and teens in school-based and outpatient settings. I have also worked with young adults and adults struggling with substance abuse and severe mental illness.
My fee is $80 per fifty minute session. I do not accept insurance directly but can provide you with a receipt for services that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I also offer a sliding scale based on need. I am happy to answer any questions you have and offer a free initial phone consultation. Please call me at 503-451-3238 ~ I look forward to talking with you!
Robert W. Garber, L.C.S.W.
Oregon Board of Clinical Social Workers, #4100
ClearSky Counseling, LLC
14511 Westlake Drive, #102
Lake Oswego, OR
My goal as a counselor is to compassionately help you develop insight, courage, and the
ability to trust in yourself to live a joyful, meaningful life.
I have a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University, and I am a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I've worked for many years in inpatient facilities doing
individual and group therapy, and in a mental health center doing individual and couples therapy.
My professional experiences were always transforming. They helped broaden and deepen
my abilities as a counselor, which I offer to you.
In my counseling practice with individuals and couples, I often use mindfulness-based
approaches. These include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior
Therapy. I've found that mindfulness is extremely effective in helping people cultivate resilience
and a deeper awareness of themselves and the world around them. I also use Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy and other counseling approaches. I will always work with you in the way
that serves you best.
If you've tried to alleviate your emotional distress, you might have found or even inadvertently
created barriers you weren't able to move past. These barriers could be caused by:
Family-of-origin issues Self-esteem issues Recent or past trauma
Relationship conflicts (marriage, separation, divorce, etc.) Life Transitions
Grief or loss
I've worked for many years helping clients with these issues, as well as their associated anxiety,
depression, and feelings of isolation or emptiness.
My focus as a therapist is to help you resolve
any barriers that may be preventing you from living a happy and healthy life.
Cultural Sensitivity I work respectfully with people from all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and religions.
No matter the issue, my clients know that they are heard and accepted without judgment.
Confidentiality I adhere to all HIPAA and State of Oregon confidentiality rules and guidelines.
Counseling Fees: Individual 50-minute session: $80, and for Couples, $90 per 50-minute session.
Group therapy (5-8 people) 90-minute session: $45 per person
Cash, check, or credit card are accepted for payment at the time of service.
Although I am an out-of- network provider, my counseling services can be billed to most health
To learn more about what to expect from therapy, and how I work with my clients, please visit
my website. It may help you determine if my therapy style will work for you.
To schedule an initial appointment or a free 15-minute phone consultation, please call or email.
It's important to choose a therapist who is right for you.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern #3794
Tina Butler, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Professional and Affordable Counseling for Adults, Couples & Families
Specializing in Heartbreak Issues, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, PTSD, Family Systems and Communication Skill Building
I provide positive healing and growth for clients struggling with a variety of life's challenges. Sometimes
life breaks our hearts and moving through the pain can be difficult. We are not born into this world with
all of the tools we need to make it through life's many challenges and I specialize in bringing positive
growth, fostering change and building coping skills for those in need of support.
My practice is called "Positive Vibes Therapy" because I focus on harnessing positive energy to help
clients create personal success in their lives and relationships. I provide a safe space for clients to
explore difficult emotions and identify negative patterns that may be hindering their happiness and
success. Together, I work with clients to let go of negative energy and create positive results in their
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from
Pepperdine University. I have over 5 years of experience as a mental health professional working as a
therapist at community mental health facilities, homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters
throughout my career. During my education at Pepperdine, I was also a part of the Urban Fellowship
program, in which I received special training in counseling trauma survivors and grief counseling.
My modalities of treatment include:
Imago Relationship Therapy
Solution Focused (SFT)
My fee is $40 per 50-minute session. I offer a sliding scale based on need, so please do not let cost get
in the way of us working together! I also offer a free 20-minute consultation to learn about your
situation and see if we are a good fit. I do not accept insurance directly but can provide you with a
receipt for services that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Thank you and I
look forward to talking with you!