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60th Counseling and therapy office423 NE 60th Avenue

The office on NE 60th is very easy to reach by car, and on-street parking is available within a block or two.

By Portland's terrific public transit system, you can reach us by Tri-Met bus, or the MAX light rail line which stops just 1 block from our office on 60th.


CourtneyCourtney Woodward, L.P.C.

With over thirteen years experience, I provide compassionate, down-to-earth therapy for adults, teens, families and couples. I believe therapy shouldn't take forever, and should be affordable for everyone.

RochelleRochelle Schwartz, L.P.C.

I provide client-centered therapy built upon trust, openness, non-judgment, and compassion to bring you closer to your goals. I offer affordable services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families seeking relief, skills, and support.

CathyCathy Walker, M.S., L.P.C.

Adults & Adolescents ~
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

fayannaFayanna Johnson, L.C.S.W.

Culturally Sensitive Counseling & Therapy
Adults, Couples & Youth

ShannonShannon Barnes, M.S., C.R.C

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults
Jungian Orientation, Dreamwork, Creativity,
Spirituality, Imagination, Fantasies...
Fees: $40 per Session

CourtneyCourtney A. Woodward, M.S., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Adult, Adolescent, Family Counseling
Certified Mediator
Email: courtneyawoodward@yahoo.com

Are you stuck? Are you feeling frustrated with the direction of your life? What do you want?

Part of my work with anyone whether it is an adult, a teenager, or a business is to find out what that person really wants in their life. It’s my job to help lead you to a place of understanding, awareness, and acceptance so you can really get what you want!

I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University and over 13 years experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in finding their way to better communication and improving relationship, decreasing feelings of sadness, loss, anger and worry, as well as gaining improvement in physical, mental, and emotional well being.

I have a straight-forward, direct approach and utilize a cognitive behavioral theoretical model with large doses of humor, empathy, safety, and compassion. I believe that once we feel safe sharing our thoughts and feelings we can change our behavioral patterns through hard work, introspection and insight.

I believe that therapy should be available to anyone that wants it no matter their income or insurance. My fees are $80/hour, however, I offer a sliding fee scale to all clients and our first 50minute consultation is free. At this time, I do not accept insurance, however I may be able to meet your “co-pay” fee!

Cathy Cathy E. Walker, M.S., N.C.C., L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

Adults & Adolescents ~ Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Telephone: 503-970-4332
Email: cathywalkerlpc@gmail.com
Website: CathyWalkerCounseling.com

My practice focus includes:

~ Healing After a Suicide Death
Watch my video
~ Depression
~ Anxiety
~ Grief and Loss
~ Life Changes

I believe that every person has the strengths to successfully face life challenges. Sometimes, we just might not have the necessary skills to do so, but those skills can be learned and practiced in our journey towards health and balance. My role as a counselor is to listen to, observe, suggest, teach, challenge and encourage my clients.

I use a combination of therapy techniques including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, Gestalt, mindfulness, humanistic and Gottman Couples therapy techniques. When working with a client, I consider all aspects of the person's life - family, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, relationships, profession, health and activities. I pay attention to what is said in the moment - verbally and physically - and encourage awareness in my clients. I am honest, respectful and mindful of the vulnerability of my clients.

I have experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents in a variety of settings, including therapeutic settings, schools, and juvenile court. My clients have had a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, suicide bereavement, loss of parent (by death or dementia), divorce, delinquency, substance abuse, and foster care.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters degree in counseling from Portland State University in 2001. I am also a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Additionally, I am a Survivor Outreach Volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I reserve some sliding scale spots in my schedule for those folks who might not be able to pay my regular fees. Please give me a call to discuss my fee schedule. I look forward to your call or email.

RochelleRochelle Schwartz, M.A., LPC

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Professional, Affordable Counseling & Therapy

Email: RochelleSchwartzCounseling@gmail.com

Telephone: 503-410-3048

I believe that we all have the inner resources to heal ourselves, and that sometimes we need guidance in accessing those abilities. To create a safe space for this transformation, I extend deep and genuine empathy, humor when helpful, and whole-hearted listening with a nonjudgmental disposition. Utilizing techniques in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Non Violent Communication and a client-centered approach, my hope is that you gain insight into your internal and external experiences so that you may form healthy connections with yourself and others. Together, we work toward increasing your satisfaction with yourself and life.

To do so, we talk about your story and your goals. We then isolate the issues that are holding you back and implement skills that will be most helpful. When feels right to both of us, we assess progress made and discuss maintenance of changes so that you may sustain your progress without therapy.

Areas of experience and devotion include:

  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional identification and acceptance
  • Internet and video game fixation
  • Non-religious premarital counseling
  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Self-esteem work
  • Spiritual exploration

    Finding the right therapist is important; to do so I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation. My rate is $120 per 50-minute session. I do not accept insurance, and do offer a very generous sliding scale for those experiencing financial need. I reserve one slot for an adolescent (ages 13-19) financing their own therapy at $20. I see individuals, couples and families of all kinds.

    If you are exhausted of the same patterns, feel uncomfortable in your own skin, don't understand parts of yourself or notice that you aren't happy, please contact me! My hope is that you achieve your goals, increase personal insight, and can learn to become your own therapist. I'm looking forward to walking with you in the pursuit of healing!

    fayannaFayanna Johnson, L.C.S.W.

    Oregon Board of Social Workers, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

    Professional, Culturally Sensitive Therapy
    Adults, Families, Couples, Youth and Children

    Telephone: 503-451-0692
    Email: fayanna.johnson@gmail.com
    Website: Watch my video

    Seeking therapy and counseling can carry a negative stigma in some families and communities, and reaching out to find a counselor can seem uncomfortable and unfamiliar. If that's true for you, I invite you to give me a call so we can process through some of these thoughts even before our first session.

    I am a culturally sensitive provider of affordable counseling and therapy services for adults, couples, youth and children. I have a down to earth approach, and draw from the approaches of Person-Centered Theory, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Ecological Systems perspective.

    A "good fit" is important in a relationship between counselor and client, so I offer initial brief no-cost consultations either by phone or in person. My standard fee for individuals is $95 per session, and I can offer a discount to those suffering extreme financial hardship.

    I celebrate you for taking a first step in life change. It is my goal that you will feel welcome and safe to share. This will help you get the most out of our time together. I am excited to meet you, hopeful about the work we will do together and I look forward to your call!

    ShannonShannon Barnes, M.S., C.R.C.

    Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Registered Intern / Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

    Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults

    Jungian Orientation, Dreamwork, Creativity, Spirituality, Imagination, Fantasies...
    Fees: $40 per session

    Email: Shannon.Barnes@gmail.com

    Telephone: 971-221-9744

    I believe that each person has innate worth and the ability to grow toward personal fulfillment. My work as a therapist is centered on helping people find meaning, purpose, and creative expression of their core self. I like to start by providing a safe, peaceful, and non-judgmental space for clients to discover and make connections with their inner wisdom.

    I draw from Jungian Psychology and use mindfulness and acceptance techniques to bring transformation. This approach employs the use of imagination, dreams, fantasies, creativity, spirituality and the unconscious psyche to bring about understanding the real life issues clients bring to therapy.

    I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling from Portland State University, presently engaging in a licensure internship. Major course work and focus has included personality traits, career development and lifestyle counseling, group theory, mindfulness and Jungian psychoanalysis.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

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