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3954 N. Williams

Our office in the North Williams neighborhood (a thriving, bike-centric area) is at 3954 N. Williams --
Look for the "Treehouse" Children's Boutique, walk through the courtyard on the north side and you'll find us!

EarlynEarlyn Smith, L.P.C.

Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy

Clinical Supervision for LPC & LMFT Candidates

jessiJessi Dey, M.S.

Individual & Couples Therapy ~ LGBTQI
...warm, open, honest, straightforward, and unbiased.

ronaldRonald Johnson, L.P.C., C.A.D.C.

Professional, Affordable Counseling
Insurance accepted: Optum, Providence, Regence BCBS, United Healthcare, Out-of-Network for other carriers.

LaurieLaurie Pearson, L.C.S.W. (CA)

Professional, Affordable Counseling & Psychotherapy
Fees: $40 per session

JanisJanis Crawford, Ph.D., L.P.C., A.C.S.

Skilled Psychotherapy for Adults,
Youth, Families & Couples

Clinical Supervision

JasonJason Durtschi, L.C.S.W.

Professional Therapy for Adults
LGBTQ Affirming

MalayshaMalaysha Castillo, L.M.F.T.

Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy
Adults, Families & Parents
Talk & Art Therapy

jillianJillian Brown, M.S., C.Ht.

Professional Counseling for Adults
Certified Hypnotherapist

coryCory Cordero, M.A.

Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults
Specializing in Geeks & Gamers - Welcoming All

Fees: $40

coryAlison Diana, L.C.S.W.

Adults, Elders, Couples, Groups,
Depression & Anxiety, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ+

Accepting Some Insurance + Sliding Fee Options


Earlyn Smith, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Supervisor

Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy for
Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Families

Email: earlynsmith@gmail.com

I believe people have incredible wisdom and resiliency, and the ability to create meaningful and satisfying lives. At times, however, almost everyone can benefit from support and assistance, and that's the time a skilled counselor can help.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than thirty years experience providing that support and assistance to adults, adolescents, couples and families.

My approach to therapy is to start exactly where you are and work with you toward where you want to be. Your goal may be specific and practical, involving choices and changes and new skills; or it may be something more complex, calling for deeper and perhaps longer term commitment to therapy. Therapy can be stressful, especially in the beginning, but it has been my experience that for clients who are strongly committed to their goals, and to learning and discovering how to more effectively use their wisdom and strengths, the rewards are great.

My areas of expertise include: helping clients cope with depression and anxiety, grief, loss and trauma; assisting with life transitions and challenges such as illness, divorce and job loss; supporting clients with parenting concerns, including issues of step-parenting and blended families; improving relationships, and improving self-esteem and satisfaction with one's daily life.

I am committed to providing affordable therapy. My standard fee is $60 per session, with adjustments in some cases based on financial need. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I am eligible as an "out-of-network" provider on many insurance panels. Please just ask! I welcome your call or e-mail, so we may discuss your goals and whether I might be the right therapist for you.

I also provide clinical supervision for Master's level counselors as they progress toward licensure with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists.


Jessi Dey, M.S.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern R3601

Individual & Couples Counseling

Email: Jessi_Dey@yahoo.com

My style is warm, open, honest, straightforward, humorous and nonjudgmental.

Many of us have been taught that who we are is not ok or that what we are bringing to the table is unwelcome. Because of this we learn to not listen to ourselves and we can lose touch with what is important to us and what brings us joy and satisfaction. I find that counseling is often a process of unraveling those messages, figuring out where they came from, discarding those that are unhelpful and getting back in touch with who you really are. I feel honored to be given the opportunity to hear my client's stories and witness as they make connections between the past and the present, learn to listen to their inner voice and accept themselves as they truly are. This process can provide a pathway for people to begin living a more full and satisfying life.

My practice is inclusive and affirming to all. Since 2007 I have been working with people from diverse backgrounds who identify as LGBTQ, straight, genderqueer, polyamorous, monogamous, people in open relationships and people in the kink community. I have significant experience providing relationship therapy for people who are dealing with the aftermath of infidelity or other boundary crossing. With every client or relationship I bring an attitude of respect, curiosity and willingness to the process of therapy.

I received my degree from PSU in Couples, Marriage and Family therapy where I was trained in a psychodynamic, systems oriented therapy style. I also incorporate some elements of cognitive therapy into my work. I can help people approach problems in a shorter term, more solution focused way, or I can provide long term, depth-oriented support for more complicated issues. I can also provide long-term support, on a weekly or biweekly basis for people with ongoing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder who have incorporated regular counseling appointments into their self care regimen. I am committed to offering affordable therapy and I am happy to offer a reduced fee when it’s needed to make therapy as affordable as possible.

Because the relationship between therapist and client has been shown to be the single most important element in how successful therapy is I make available a no- cost 20-30 minute phone or in person consult for new clients who are "therapist shopping." If we're not a good fit, or if you're looking for a family counselor I have a wonderful network of referral sources that I would be happy to provide to you.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

LaurieLaurie Pearson, L.C.S.W.

Compassionate Counseling for Adults

Email: LaurieYPearsonLCSW@gmail.com

As a therapist with more than ten years experience in the field of substance abuse and behavioral addictions, I've helped many, many people tackle these and other hard issues: anxiety, depression, grief, loss and trauma. When an individual is held hostage by chemical or behavioral addictions, so often they also begin to experience deteriorating health, conflicted relationships and the overwhelming emotions related to legal and financial problems.

I firmly believe that positive change is achievable through making personally informed choices. I am honored to support you in moving toward that goal. Having the support of a trained professional who can listen carefully, challenge existing assumptions, and offer new insights and approaches can make a huge difference.

I hold a Master's degree in Social Work from Smith College, and have counseled both individuals and groups over the decade of my professional experience.

I offer an initial free consultation -- This is not a counseling appointment, but an opportunity to meet one another and see if I'm the right counselor to meet your needs. If you're interested in talking more with me about your concerns, please call me at 404-862-6763, or email me and I'll get right back to you.

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ronRonald Johnson, LPC, CADC, E.R.Y.T.

Certified Oregon Addictions Counselor, #12-03-24; OBLPCT Licensed Professional Counselor
Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists

Mindfulness & Holistic Counseling Services
Insurance accepted: Optum, Providence, Regence BCBS, United Healthcare, Out-of-Network for other carriers.


I offer mindfulness-based and holistic services to those affected by stress, anxiety, depression, and various unwanted addictive behaviors. Stressors can be from work, relationships, or concerns about the World, among others. Addictive cycles can include drugs or alcohol, food, or destructive romantic patterns. I also treat co-occurring problems including anxiety and stress-reduction, weight-loss, and career re-assessment.

Within the context of mindfulness-based approaches, these types of behaviors and issues are seen as being driven by unconscious pressures that can be brought into awareness and resolved. These activities are filling a void in one's life that can be replaced by a sense of wholeness, completeness, autonomy, and authenticity.

Clients engage in several traditional counseling approaches to reconnect with a deeper sense of self, including talk therapy designed to create an awareness of meaning in one's life, acceptance of one's life in the present moment as well as expression of future directions, clarity, openness, love and a positive outlook. Additional techniques include breath work, mindfulness meditation on the breath and inner emotions, and mental scanning and awakening of the energy field of the inner body. Clients may practice visualization of triggers and situations that are known to stimulate the urge to indulge in undesirable behaviors and learn means to allow these feelings to pass in the moments they occur. Gradually, less constrictive thought processes replace these conditioned reactions and released energies are poured into new areas of growth.

Clients may receive support for physical regimens at local gyms or yoga studios, as well as combined reassessment of educational goals, occupational and relational potentials as desired, to provide for holistic, long term, ongoing health, directed to life as a fully-functioning being in the present moment.

Janis Janis Crawford, Ph.D., L.P.C., A.C.S.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselor & Approved Clinical Supervisor

Skilled, Professional Psychotherapy for
Adults, Youth, Families & Couples

Telephone: 307-321-3212

The power of healing and growth is revealed through acceptance and integration. Perceived problems often conceal opportunities and strengths to which you hold the key. I am a willing and able guide for your journey of discovery. Whether you seek lifestyle change, analysis, or personal, or professional growth, our relationship will support goal identification and attainment.

I am currently accepting adults, youth, families and couples, as well as students and professionals for clinical supervision.

I have been providing clinical supervision for 14 years and have spent nearly 20 years working with patients who encounter addiction, criminality, and mood and personality disorders. My approach to supervision uses a motivational psychodynamic style, which evokes your strengths and learning edges. I provide individual, and group supervision with a reduced fee for beginning counselors. I have been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2007 and provide coaching and formal trainings. I have completed doctoral coursework in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy. I am currently writing my dissertation on the theoretical underpinnings and future projections of motivational interviewing, which I have been studying for the past 10 years.


Jason Jason Durtschi, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Social Workers

Psychotherapy for Adults
LGBTQ Affirming


I have had the privilege of working in partnership with clients toward long and short-term intentions. I work with clients on addictions, relationship effectiveness, guilt/shame, grief/loss, trauma, self-compassion training, existential/life crises, anxiety/stress and mood management, and ultimately skill-development on how to live a more full and vibrant life.

I work with my clients in developing more compassion for self and others, which I have found to be key in bringing about lasting positive change.

Techniques I incorporate in my practice, besides compassionate talk therapy, include mind/body integration work, mindfulness/self-compassion "training," elements of CBT/DBT/ACT, gratitude practice, strengths identification, and narrative therapy techniques, among others. The adage "seeing is freeing" applies here. Psychologist Carl Rodgers, said, "the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change." Resistance and avoidance are common barriers to positive change and growth. I guide my clients toward becoming aware of, acknowledging, and befriending these barriers, so as to transcend them.

As a pragmatic and experiential therapist, I also coach my clients in making achievable lifestyle changes in line with their values, which will encourage self-transformation.

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker with the Oregon Board of Social Work, and have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. I have over 13 years of experience counseling individuals (15 and upwards), couples, families and groups from Utah to Washington DC to Abu Dhabi. I honor, celebrate and am fascinated by human diversity in all its forms.

Genuine care and curiosity about my client's journey fuel my practice and my success as a therapist. I conduct therapy sessions in Spanish when there is a need. I also have a specialty of working with the LGBTQ community, ranging from gender identity and transitions to issues related to coming out and cognitive dissonance related to one's belief systems (often post-religious).

In certain cases when applicable I work on a sliding fee scale. I also selectively will do TeleHealth/Skype sessions with certain clients where it feels like a good fit.

Please view my website if interested in more info about my experience, philosophy and perspective ~ www.TreeofLifeCounselingandCoaching.com I also offer a free phone consultation. If you think you might be interested, please call or text me at 202-695-6958 or email me at jdurtschi@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

malaysha Malaysha Castillo, L.M.F.T.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Professional Counseling for Adults, Families & Parents
Talk & Art Therapy


The relationship between you and your therapist has proven to be the most important element of healing. My therapy style is genuine and collaborative, based on your unique needs. Instead of only focusing on the problem, we will focus on the strengths and skills you already have, and use them as building blocks for future success and problem-solving.

I have been serving clients with severe depression and anxiety for 6 years in community mental health. I've also had the privilege to support victims of crime and those coping with past trauma and abuse using "Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy." I've also had substantial experience working with those who are struggling with addictions and desire to enter recovery.

Working with families to help them restabilize and reconnect has been part of my professional development. If you are a struggling parent, you may find reassurance in my ability to help you restructure your family and address relationship issues based on current needs.

I am a strong believer in mindfulness which can be used to increase self awareness in many areas of life.

I deeply respect your willingness and determination to seek help. Your treatment goals whether long or short term will be my priority. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I love what I do and I hope to meet you soon.

jillianJillian Brown, M.S., C.Ht., LPC Intern

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists (Registered Intern); Clinical Supervisor: Janis Crawford, Ph.D.

Body Image, Worth, Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression
Life Purpose, Repeating Patterns, Habits, Belonging, Motivation, Spirituality

Telephone: 503-523-9569
Email: jillianbrown1@gmail.com

I welcome and affirm who you are as you are and in our sessions hold the gift of attention and curiosity. We get to be curious together about what it means to be you in this world, what that is like for you, and what would be most supportive to you and your desires.

I believe that every person belongs here in this world and holds a gift and a purpose. I love supporting people in connecting with their true nature, their inner guiding light and the deep wisdom that they hold within. I am a depth psychologist by nature and training. The tools and approaches I use help connect us to the wisdom we hold within, as well as the places that are in need of attention and care. I use imagery, mindfulness, somatic therapy, play therapy, presence, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, curiosity, and whatever inspiration calls for, to access the inner wisdom, and beliefs that are at work under our conscious awareness.

I have worked as a hypnotherapist since 2011. I guide people on visual and somatic journeys into their subconscious mind to find the deep wisdom that resides there. I am continually amazed by how much wisdom, healing potential, and life force we have that remains hidden and unaccessed. I help people access their potential and possibilities. I help people find and claim their desires and then live in the world in the way they desire.

In June of 2018 I began my journey as an LPC Intern. I bring my skills and years of experience as a hypnotherapist as well as the resources and knowledge I have gained through my graduate program and the many other trainings I have done. Some of these trainings include Process Oriented Psychology, NVC, Peer Counseling, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Energy Work, Reiki, Attachment Theory, Shame Training, Transgender Health, Trauma Informed Care, Play Therapy, Shamanic Journeying, Improv, and Movement classes.

I offer a safe space for all and would like to specifically state that this is a safe space for LGBTTIQQ2SA, POC, and bodies of all shapes, sizes and genders. I am committed to being multiculturally sensitive and to offering trauma informed care.

I look forward to hearing gfrom you!

coryCory Cordero, M.A.

OBLPCT, Registered LPC Intern; Clinican Supervisor: Amy Pontieri, LP)C

Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults
Specializing in Geeks & Gamers ~ Welcoming All

Substance Abuse & Behavioral Addictions

Fees: $40 ~ sliding scale options


Helping you to find and live a life that you value is my primary goal. Too often in life, we just end up offtrack. We pay too much attention to things that don't truly matter to us... our fear, our regret, our pain or sorrow. By themselves there is nothing wrong with them, but when they become prevailing forces in our lives, it leads to suffering.

Too often we believe that we are the problem, when in truth -- the problem is the problem. I believe that counseling can help you find your way. You can live a life where you have created your own meaning.

The most important aspect of counseling is whether or not you find the relationship with your therapist as a supportive one. In my experience, being tied to any one method limits a therapist's ability to adapt to what you need. So I see my job as to meet you where you are at and adapt my training to the issues you are dealing with. There is a strong core of mindfulness that runs through the core of all of the therapies I have training in as I believe this is a very beneficial practice. I also utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, narrative therapy, and bilateral sensitization to help us identify the problem and to distinguish you (and all of your strengths and resources) from the problem itself.

I graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and from Lewis and Clark College with a MA in Counseling Psychology with Addictions emphasis. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings as therapist and assessment specialist as well as in the community as a crisis specialist.

Games can be used to creatively facilitate change and I welcome those who have a passion for gaming! I have been playing D&D since the 80s and while I love the current iteration of 5th edition, there will always be a spot in my heart for 3rd-3.5 editions.

I look forward to hearing from you!

alisonAlison Diana, L.C.S.W.


Adults and Older Adults, Couples, Groups, Depression & Anxiety, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ+
Insurance Accepted / Sliding scale options

Phone: 503-683-2523
Email: alison@pausespace.net

I create a safe space that is transparent, compassionate, collaborative, welcoming and meets you exactly where you are. I am client-centered, with a non-judgmental, open-minded and curious lens.

I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important anchor in therapy. I honor your time, your needs and the sharing of your journey. Entering into therapy can feel vulnerable and exposing, and it shows courage and determination. I view this choice as a form of wisdom and self-love, and see it as a leap of reconnection to the deeper layers within yourself that will lead to more growth, acceptance and contentment. Whether your needs are focused on the short-term, or the long-term, I welcome them.

I use empathic, active and supportive listening with a strengths-based approach. I also use guided meditation to root into the present moment. I want to empower you and your narrative, and assist you in forming positive, cognitive reframes. At times, underlying beliefs can be misleading and create inner discord. I want to support you in pausing and redirecting your thought patterns and inner narrative towards what most serves you.

I received a Master's of Social Work with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from PSU in 2013. For the past 6 years, I have been offering mental health support and interventions to clients in our community in clinical and hospital settings.

If you're interested in meeting, please feel free to email me: alison@pausespace.net Or, you can reach me by phone at 503-683-2523. I look forward to hearing from you.


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