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!
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
Brittany Eide, M.A., Counseling Psychology
Professional, Compassionate Counseling
for Adults & Youth
Jaime Larson, Psy.D.
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions
Jen Shelton, L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Serving Adults & Couples
Lisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adults, Families, Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT
Sexuality & Alternative Lifestyles
Rebecca Ruyle, M.S.W.
Trauma-Informed Care for Adults
PTSD, Abuse, Addictions & More
Discounted fees available for those experiencing
financial hardship --
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of professional and personal experience in the mental health field. My passion is helping others realize their full potential. I specialize in life-transition; working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
Chris Scheiff, M.S., CRC
Professional, Compassionate Counseling for Adults
Jennifer C. Zimmer, M.A., L.P.C.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists License #C2043
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That is how the light gets in.
I truly believe we all have the ability to heal ourselves. My approach to therapy, following this truth, is to help guide you to your own sense of self-empowerment. The more empowered one becomes in their own self-worth and their own values, the more one is able to believe that they actually do have control of their own lives, their circumstances, their emotions and thoughts, their very reason for seeking therapy. I, myself, have personally walked this path towards self-acceptance and forgiveness through love, which is the gateway towards healing. I encourage and challenge you for a moment to consider the reality that you actually have choices, choices that may lead you further into despair and/or choices that may lead you further to discover more happiness in your life. We do in fact create our own reality. My approach is client-centered, focusing on you and your current situation. I have over 10 years of mental health experience working with clients of all ages. I offer family, individual, couples and group counseling.
I received my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies in Detroit, Michigan, 1998, and my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, 1995. I believe the source of any discontent is rooted in the reality of one not actualizing their own true potential. I feel passionate towards helping others realize their dream. It is a tough world to live in right now. Even the simple energetics of leaving ones own home can create stress, which adds to the burdens we already carry. Awareness is the pathway to protection from unwanted influences, including others. If you are feeling incredibly stressed, depressed, anxious, can't seem to figure out what to do with your life or the ones you love, give me a call. I also have thorough experience in working with at-risk youth, adolescents who really need someone to talk to.
I offer a sliding scale making therapy affordable for you. Initial consultation is free. I am in the process of accepting certain insurance plans, so please mention your insurance carrier. Reiki is also available. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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.
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.
Jaime Larson, Psy.D.
Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, License #2625
LGBTQ+ ~ Gender Identity
Depression, Anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Expressive Arts
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.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Jen Shelton, L.P.C.
Skilled Therapy for Adults, Young Adults & Youth
Emdr, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety
Therapy can become a source of hope at any point in our lives. We all desire to belong, be well, live freely, and feel heard. If you and I work together, we will build an alliance and a plan for working toward your goals and wellness together.
My style is strengths-based, warm, casual, and straightforward. I welcome adolescents and adult individuals – especially youth ages 15+.
Focused areas include trauma, PTSD, personal growth, depression, suicide, boundaries and relationships, anxiety, transitioning into adulthood, attachment, and loss/grief. I believe we are at our best when we feel balanced emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. My approach and therapy modalities tend toward the following: relational, client-centered, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR, values-based (ACT), and motivational interviewing.
I grew up in Idaho and moved to Oregon in 2011. My bachelor's and master's degrees are in counseling, and I recently began my Ph.D. in developmental psychology. When I'm not studying, I enjoy time with family and pets, hiking, traveling, playing music, and laughing at funny shows (such as Bones or Friends).
My standard fee for a 50-minute appointment is $80, and I gladly offer sliding scale rates. My availability is during the weekend and evening. I can take cash, check, or card, and I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Please feel welcome to contact me by email at Jen.WCC@hotmail.com or by phone at 503-567-8605 for scheduling or with any questions!
Oregon Board of Social Workers
Lisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.
Professional, Affordable Therapy for Adults, Families & Adolescents
Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, LGBT, Sexuality
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.
~ 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!
Oregon Board of Social Work
Rebecca Ruyle, M.S.W.
Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults & Youth
Specializing in Trauma-Informed Care including those touched by
Abuse, Trauma, Mental Illness, Addiction & more.
I believe that change can happen at any phase in life, even when it feels impossible. Human
beings are amazing and resilient creatures, but it is easy to forget that throughout the
turbulence of life.
My goal as a therapist is to help regulate the pace of your healing and to
be a guide as you re-learn to be your own healer. Therapy is truly a collaborative process
and can only work if both parties show up ready to do the work. Together we will visit the
spaces you may have been afraid to go to, look carefully at the past and learn how it may be
affecting your present behaviors, and use the best tools to provide you with ways to cope
and to heal.
Working with people one on one as they go through a deep and
transformative process is my true passion. Nothing gives me greater joy than to watch
someone overcome an internal battle they have been fighting for years. I believe that we
are all capable of finding the strength to be the leader of our own lives.
Over the last decade I have had the privilege of working in many areas of practice. In that
regard, you could call me a general practitioner when it comes to mental health. My
experience comes from working with domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors in
women's shelters, running group therapy sessions with men struggling with heroin
addiction in outpatient clinics, providing case management and therapy to people living
with schizophrenia and bipolar diagnoses within a psychiatric hospital, and currently,
working as a crisis therapist with those who are experiencing debilitating suicidal
thinking. Working in this field has allowed me to bear witness to the deepest pain and
conversely the most beautiful moments of healing and freedom from that pain.
Although my experience spans a broad range, I am most passionate about working with
individuals impacted by trauma. Trauma can come in many forms. For some it can stem
from childhood abuse, leaving a religion or changing spiritual paths, or even the daily
journey of caring for a family member to severe mental illness or drug addiction.
My work all starts from a place of being "trauma informed." Some of the tools I utilize in
therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic
practices in which we will explore how the past can continue to affect current behaviors. I
also like to incorporate breath work into our practice as our breath is a powerful tool that
we always carry with us.
I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014
and am a Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of Oregon working towards my full
licensure of Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work under the direct supervision of Laurie
My standard rate is $80/hour but I reserve several sliding scale spots for those
experiencing financial hardship. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 971-
245-2915 or email@example.com. I offer phone consultations at no charge to ensure that I
am the right fit to work with you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern (R5345)
Brittany Eide, M.S., Counseling Psychology
Clinical Supervisor: Tony Lai, LPC, RPT-S, C-1718
Professional Counseling for Teens and Adults
Play Therapy for Children
Partnering with individuals to help them identify and resolve issues getting in the way of having a healthy, productive life.
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 relationships is often
desirable and more effective. In those moments, I am thankful that counselors 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 considered high-risk by some.
I am confident that my experience, combined with my passion for helping people has equipped me well 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.
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 let my client take the lead. My role is to help the client clear and digest the
blocks in the way of accessing his or her true self. We will establish goals together and get creative about allowing
them to come to fruition.
My approach is warm, attentive, curious, and sincere. In my work with children, I primarily use techniques derived
from play therapy, particularly a modality called Synergetic Play Therapy. With adults, I pull primarily from client-centered theories of practice.
My fee is just $40.00 for a 50-minute session because I believe that counseling and therapy should be available to all.
Please call me at 503-530-6521, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you!
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern (R5568) / Clinical Supervisor: Joel Lane, Ph.D., LPC
Chris Scheiff, MS, CRC
Professional, Compassionate Counseling for Adults
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