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Beaverton - 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suites 200 & 273

Our Beaverton offices are at 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suites 273 and 249, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005. 
Easy to reach, just off of 217 and the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.


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!

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

Individual & Couples Therapy

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

ElizabethElizabeth Ellisan, M.A.

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults, Youth (age 11+)

Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Relationships, Depression, LGBTQ+, School Difficulties, Grief and Loss

tiffanyTiffany Looney, L.P.C.

Professional Counseling for Adults
PTSD, Adult Autism, Life Transitions
Specializing in Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Pornography

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

Skilled Counseling for Adults

brittanyeBrittany Eide, M.S., Counseling Psychology

Professional, Compassionate Counseling
for Adults & Youth
Relationship Coaching for Adults

jaimeJaime Larson, Psy.D.

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

philPhil Freneau, M.A.

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults
Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions
Adult ADHD

Fees: $40 per session

LisaLisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.

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

ChrisChris Scheiff, M.S., CRC

Professional, Compassionate Counseling for Adults

kristaKrista Rosen, Energy Healer

Reiki, Energy Balancing, and Intuitive Healing for stress, pain, autoimmune, Lyme Disease, allergies, anxiety, cancer, surgery recovery, emotional clearing, depression, spiritual healing, learning disorders. Children welcome.

anjabeenAnjabeen Ashraf, Ph.D., M.A.

loriLori Looney, L.C.S.W.

Professional Counseling for Adults
PTSD, Adult Autism, Life Transitions
Specializing in Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Pornography

BarbaraBarbara Breck, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


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

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 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 Elizabeth Ellisan, M.A.

Oregon Board Licensed Counselors & Therapists, Registered Intern
Clinical Supervisor: Patricia Seltz, LPC

Counseling for Adolescents (11+), Families and Adults ~ LGBTQ+ Friendly

Phone: 971-287-9975
Email: ecoleman.counseling@gmail.com


Often times we enter periods of life where we become weighed down by past experiences, stress, relationship struggles, or just feeling stuck. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life and I enjoy helping pre- teens, teens, and adults find what that means to them. My approach is open, warm, directive, and engaging.

I completed my masters degree in counseling psychology at Pacific University and I have completed training in systems theory, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.

We each bring our own unique characteristics and experiences to therapy and I use the approach that best suits your needs. I frequently incorporate creative interventions into my work because counseling is as much an art as it is a science. I often use mindfulness techniques to help you remain in the present moment so that you are able to get the most out of your counseling session.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" – Mary Oliver

Specialties/Experience: Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Relationship issues, Depression, LGBTQ+, School Difficulties, and Grief and Loss.

I believe quality mental health care should be accessible and affordable; my standard fees for a 50 minute counseling session are $120 with sliding scale options down to $50.

Please call 971-287-9975 or you can reach me by email, ecoleman.counseling@gmail.com to set up an appointment or with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!

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)
~ 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!

brittanyBrittany Eide, M.S., Counseling Psychology

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern (R5345)
Clinical Supervisor: Tony Lai, LPC, RPT-S, C-1718

Professional Counseling for Teens and Adults
Play Therapy for Children
Relationship Coaching for Individuals

Partnering with individuals to help them identify and resolve issues getting in the way of having a healthy, productive life.

Telephone: 503-530-6521
Email: brittanyeide1@gmail.com

There have been numerous times in my life where I have needed to count on someone. Family and friends are a necessary and appreciated support for all of us however, someone outside of our personal network is often desirable and more effective. In those moments, I am thankful that counselors and coaches exist, and I don't have to go it alone.

Similarly, times arise in our role as parents where we may find that our children need help in a way that is outside of the structure and guidance that we offer as parents. As the saying goes, "it takes a village." As a parent, I have counted on others many times.

Just as there are occasions where I need help, I have always felt drawn to support others. I became a counselor so that I could fulfill this calling. I started in the field back in 1998 when I began my degree in psychology. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse group of individuals dealing with all sorts of matters. I have worked with youth in the juvenile system, incarcerated women and mothers, adults with disabilities, children with autism, men who have sexually offended, individuals needing psychiatric assistance, families enduring domestic violence, and as a school counselor for elementary-aged and adolescent students who are working to find healing, balance, and success in their lives.

I am confident that my experience, combined with my passion for helping people makes it so that I am well-equipped to assist youth and adults in healing or making change. I think it is important to come alongside a person who is struggling; partnering with the individual for a solution. I believe we both learn something from each other and that we each have an opportunity to grow. This makes our relationship mutually beneficial and I have much gratitude for the opportunity to work in a field that allows for this type of connection.

My approach is warm, attentive, curious, and sincere. I am invested in building a bridge quickly so that we can connect and work through the process collaboratively. It is my intention to be real, vulnerable, and relatable. I am much more interested in connection than formality. I want people to feel comfortable and safe to explore anything and everything knowing that we are all human and doing the best we can.

Counseling is most effective when trust is built and the therapist and client are able to get curious about the root of the issue at hand. I am interested in letting the client lead. My role is to help the client clear and digest the blocks in the way of accessing their true self. We will establish goals and work together to help you achieve them.

In my work with children, I primarily use techniques derived from play therapy, particularly a modality called Synergetic Play Therapy. I am eclectic in my approach with adults and pull primarily from client-centered theories of practice. I also have extensive training through Jayson Gaddis and The Relationship School in how we do relationship with the individuals in our lives.

My fee is $100.00 for a 50-60 minute session. I am able to do sessions in person or via remote video conferencing. I also offer coaching packages of 8-12 sessions. I will do a sliding fee scale, as needed.

Please call me at 503 530-6521, or email me at brittanyeide1@gmail.com.

I look forward to working with you!

chris sChris Scheiff, MS, CRC

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern (R5568) / Clinical Supervisor: Joel Lane, Ph.D., LPC

Professional, Compassionate Counseling for Adults

Telephone: 971-239-4087
Email: chris@albatrosscounselingpdx.com
Website: AlbatrossCounselingPDX.com

Mental health counseling aims to improve a person’s attitude and current situation by focusing on their unique strengths. The process involves humans connecting during times of suffering, and, to a great extent, it involves honing one's capacities and bolstering one's self - concept. In terms of philosophical orientation I hold the following assumptions regarding counseling: there are few absolute truths and no universal standards of "normalcy"; people are owners of their own stories; and perfection is a myth that impedes performance and life satisfaction.

In my practice, I work with adults to address a variety of mental health concerns. My areas of specialty include: chronic health conditions, addictions, LGBTQ issues, men's issues, life transitions, high shame/self-criticism, anxiety, and depression.

I work from a postmodern approach and utilize a broad range of counseling modalities individually tailored to meet the needs of each client. These include: compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, art therapy, and reality therapy.

My account is a common one. I was drawn to the mental health field relatively later in life from a desire to make a positive contribution to society and to help ease the suffering that so many individuals feel. I have experienced firsthand how counseling can impact one's life profoundly and would like to provide that same opportunity to others.

My professional experience draws from working with people who have disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and people in immediate mental health crises. Additionally, I have a breadth of practical experience working with the general public, in service oriented positions.

I offer counseling services at $80 per 50 minute session with a limited number of available openings at $50, for clients who are unable to pay the standard rate. Cash and credit/debit card payment are accepted. Please contact me to schedule an initial, free 30 minute phone consultation.


Krista Rosen, Energy Healer

Exempt from licensure due to specific area of practice

Reiki, Energy Balancing, and Intuitive Healing

Addressing Stress, Pain, Autoimmune, Lyme Disease, Allergies, Cancer, Surgery Recovery, Emotional Clearing, Spiritual Healing, Learning Disorders. Children welcome.


Website: www.westhillsreiki.com

I am a Certified Karuna Reiki Master and Intuitive Healer. I practice Reiki and Accunect, an energy balancing technique. My intuitive abilities focus on imbalances caused by food, microbes, environmental substances, emotional stressors, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies and sensitivities. All sessions include intuitive guidance.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. It's done through light touch, fully clothed lying on a treatment table. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. The practitioner scans the energy field two inches above the body for feedback and treatment.

Accunect is an energy balancing technique which locates and raises awareness within the mind-body-spirit of areas needing balancing. This can be an organ, system, emotion, memory, sensitivity, even inherited and acquired energies.

Reiki and Accunect are gentle, non-invasive approaches to support the mind-body-spirit's natural healing abilities. Reiki and Accunect are based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and quantum physics.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Business Administration, I worked in advertising at media agencies and corporations including Mattel and Nestle. Once I realized that my first child had major health problems, I left the corporate world behind to start a new chapter in life discovering holistic medicine, and eating and living green.

It is my passion to help others struggling with chronic conditions.

I am on the executive board of the non-profit 501c3 Epidemic Answers, an organization that is dedicated to reversing the childhood epidemics. I teach Reiki, chakra balancing, homeopathy 101, and others for individuals looking for natural solutions to health conditions.

For more about me and my practice, please visit my website: www.westhillsreiki.com


Anjabeen Ashraf, Ph.D., M.A. (LPC Intern)

Oregon Board of Licensed, Professional Counselors

Counseling for Women & Couples
Person-Centered & Social Justice Perspective


Website: www.revolutioncounseling.com

Hello! I am so glad you are here. I am Anjabeen and am honored to be a part of my clients' journeys. At Revolution Counseling, I counsel from a person centered and social justice perspective meaning counseling is your journey as you define it and I recognize the ways in which oppression affects our lives.

I help women step into their power, couples rediscover their joy, and can help you uncover the happiness you desire. I hold my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision as well as a master's degree in counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern registered with the state of Oregon. This 'intern' designation means that I am working on my hours towards the state’s requirements, but all training and educational aspects are complete.

It is important to me that the counseling process is transparent because I recognize the courage it takes to seek out a counselor. To that end, it is important for potential clients to know the fee scale for working with me. Individual sessions are $95 per 50 minute session; family and couples 50 minute sessions $110 per session; EMDR 75 minute sessions $130. I do not currently accept insurance, however, do offer a sliding scale based on income starting at $60 per session for individual work.

Choosing a counselor is a deeply personal process and I encourage you to learn more about the practice and me. You can find Revolution Counseling on various social media and I offer a free telephone consultation as well.

Wherever your counseling search takes you, I hope that you are able to find the support and growth that you desire and deserve. As the name of my practice articulates, counseling can be a revolutionary part of our lives, helping us grow in a way that is powerful and healing. I wish you well on your journey.


Tiffany Looney, L.P.C.

Oregon Board of Licensed, Professional Counselors

Counseling for Adults ~ PTSD, Adult Autism, Relationships
Specializing in Compulsive Sexual Behaviors, Pornography


My areas of expertise include compulsive and problematic sexual behaviors, problems with pornography, adults with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, histories of trauma and PTSD, relationship problems, and difficulties managing emotions. I enjoy working with people around issues of identity, including sexual and gender identity, and life transitions.

I work with clients to help them learn the skills and tools to change unhealthy behavior, learn positive ways of coping with their emotions, and lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Therapy combines work on a client’s personal history to understand the origins and patterns of unwanted behavior, with the development of a toolbox of skills to form new, healthier habits. This approach facilitates both short-term relief, and long-term positive change.

The therapeutic relationship is at the core of all that I do. Therapy is most effective when clients experience safety, respect, and understanding. My approach is both non-judgmental and challenging, encouraging clients to live in a manner that aligns with their core values. You can expect a collaborative relationship where you are valued as a unique individual with your own wants, needs, and story to tell.


Lori Looney, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy
Serving Adults dealing with Adult Autism, PTSD,
Compulsive Sexual Behaviors/Pornography


Email: lori.looney@mckenziecounseling.net

Is problematic or compulsive sexual behavior causing problems in your relationships, job or other important areas of your life? Perhaps you or a loved one are concerned and would like help learning more constructive ways to deal with stress, life transitions, anxiety or depression. My expertise includes working with adult males (both adjudicated and non-adjudicated), adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (both high and lower functioning), intellectual disabilities, histories of trauma and problematic pornography use.

My treatment approach is to provide support with insight and feedback to help clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. With sensitivity and compassion I help clients change unhealthy behavior, learn new coping skills, heal relationships and build self-worth.

A non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most powerful tool for positive change. With honesty, compassion and a sense of humor I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic environment to empower and support my clients to make the lasting positive changes they desire and achieve greater satisfaction in life.


Phil Freneau, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Registered Intern ~ Clinical Supervisor: Earlyn Smith, LPC

Professional, Affordable Counseling for Adults

Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions
Adult ADHD


Email: philfreneau3@gmail.com

My counseling philosophy can be described as "helping people in ways they want to be helped." I believe that when people's needs are met they trend toward growth in their lives, that people try their best for where they currently are, and that we all have hidden beliefs and blind spots that can prevent them from seeing a path to succeed.

I am able to offer a variety of approaches and techniques to a client so that we can collaborate to find the right fit for the problem(s) they are facing; while using my empathic, curious, and non-judgmental presence to help co-create a counseling environment that facilitates growth and change in clients' lives.

I believe that we aren't only who we currently are, but we can become the person we want to be as long as our needs are met and we are learning and putting to use the skills we need to succeed. I can help you in this process as you learn and refine skills like processing and regulating emotions, understanding and improving relationships, and mindfulness related techniques.

Counseling can be uncomfortable at times because it can involve exploring parts of ourselves that we might not like very much or even scare us, but I believe you are in control of where we go in counseling and thus we can discuss the positives and negatives about focusing therapy on one area of life vs. another before proceeding.

I am comfortable working with most client concerns but I specialize in procrastination, change in life issues, stress, anger, managing adult ADHD, anxiety, depression.

I am happy to be able to offer the fee of $40 per one hour session for all clients, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Wise Counsel & Comfort
Portland, Oregon
• 503-282-0182 • lynnejoy@gmail.com

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