Barry McVay, M.A. - LPC - State of Oregon

Barry McVay View Specialties

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Willamette Counseling Services - 0112 S.W. Hamilton Street, Portland, Oregon, 97239
  • Phone: 503-753-9863
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  • Session Fees: $100 per session
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone


"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own
heart.” CG Jung

I believe we are all unique and holistic persons living life's
journey in search of growth, connection, and wholeness. I work to create a safe
and supportive environment with you. As we build trust, we create a
therapeutic partnership that helps reveal who you are, what you seek, and what
problems and challenges you seek to negotiate. Together we create goals
and strategies unique to you, which work

toward desired and meaningful paths of change.

and relationship are vital to therapy and the process of change.
Though approaches, techniques, and experience can all play a part in therapy,
research has repeatedly shown across all lines, that a powerful aid to
change in therapy is the relationship between the client and
therapist –

“That distinct connection that builds between motivated client and
authentic therapist creates a

safe and present place for listening, empathy, and understanding”.

My Methods

“Who looks outside, dreams; who
looks inside, awakes." CG Jung

My expertise is in helping people deal, heal, and grow. In counseling with me,
you can expect to work on your concerns in depth, develop creative solutions,
learn new ways to approach and manage your challenges, gain a deeper
understanding of yourself, and find a new sense of peace, wisdom, and

Numerous theories of therapy exist,
all with attributable qualities that promote therapeutic healing. I
resist the draw of "isms", "one right way",
or “special techniques that heal”. I do utilize both Jungian Theory

and Family Systems, two diverse yet complementary theories that hold
generous volumes of research validating their effectiveness. The
integration of these two theories acknowledges both the unique and

holistic nature of the self, as well as the self in relationship
with humanity and our multi-generational family experience.

These theories lend a perspective in helping us critically examine the
self, and the self in relationship with

others. By remaining present and attentive, and exploring the multi-dimensional
possibilities of your life - it is possible, with enthusiasm, power and
hope, to conduct work that allows you to re-author
your life in pursuit of the eternal mission and
vision awaiting you.

“Doing Life” is the best Therapy

"If you want to build a ship,

don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and

work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Most all of us find ourselves at some point in our
lives in a place of change, choice, or confusion with need for competent
counsel to assist us in navigating these challenges.

life" is our best teacher. Being “stuck” prevents us from living the life
we long for and deserve for ourselves and loved ones. Safety, empathy,
understanding and training, when joined with life experiences that
lend perspective can assist you in the perspective and growth you seek in
navigating yourself through the tangled path you face.

the most current clinical training as a Licensed Professional Counselor for the
State of Oregon - I possess more than 35 years of life experience with its
gifts and burdens as a son, husband, father, friend, senior-level executive,
CEO, entrepreneur, helper and community advocate.

a 30 minute complimentary consultation in person or by phone to see if my
approach is right for you. Please call or email me to schedule a convenient

W. Mc Vay, M.A. - LPC

Phone: 503-756-2739

Barry McVay Reaches

Portland OR