Founder of Counseling Services of Portland, I delight in offering you the services of
who have years of experiences working with anxiety, depression and all
the complications that go with these challenges.
Why does experience matter? You want someone who has worked with
challenges similar to yours and this takes years of experience. If anxiety and depression are weighing you down, you don't want to experiment with endless talk therapy. You want someone who has a high success rate
based on practical solutions that work. You want someone who loves this
work, who looks forward to working every day. This takes a special
therapist who enjoys helping people get back in the game again, especially after 10, 15, 20 plus years of counseling.
How do we know what works? Most people have mixed feelings about starting
therapy. You’ve probably tried self-help
books, talking with a friend, or using will power. Perhaps things get a little better. But if the anxiety, depression , stress or
relationship conflict doesn’t go away, it can feel like defeat or failure to reach
out to a professional. The truth is that
when patterns become stuck, it requires the skilled and compassionate
interaction with a therapist to identify the source of the problem. It helps to have a caring person in your
corner to help you learn new tools and
practice enough so you can return to your life with confidence. We know what works. We’ve seen thousands of people over the years
and are proud to play a small but critical role in your success.
Why work with a therapist?
Most of us seek an expert to sell a house, clean
our teeth, make wise investments. Why? Because
most of us didn’t learn these things in school.
Learning how to manage and heal difficult emotions, how to communicate
with loved one in conflict don’t come naturally to most people. We’ve spent many years honing these skills so
we can pass them on to you. Like a good
coach, we can help you identify your challenges as well as your skills and
strengths and solve the problem. Why
wait! Don’t suffer needlessly. Give us a call.
What can you expect when you work with us?
In working with
clients for nearly a quarter of a century, we have developed effective
methods for dealing
the problems and
challenges we all experience in everyday life.
use these methods so we know they work
As we listen deeply to you and am fully present with you, you
can rely on both our therapist’s intuition and intellect to bring forth
what is most useful to help you reclaim the life you really want.
Everyone is different. Each client needs an experience directly
suited to them. And that’s how you may benefit in working with counselors who
have 1000s of hours of experience.
What will you find exceptional about our work together?
You will feel seen and listened to in a way you may
have never experienced before, not just your words but also what you
mean to say but don’t always have words to express
see results or we'll change
stay in the present, journeying
to the past if needed at times. Your power and creativity live in the here
and now and that’s where we will work
you have a blind spot, we will challenge
you in a respectful engaging way to help get you back in the game
will learn skills you can put
to work in your relationships, at work, and at play when you’re ready to
of the 100s of tools and skills available, selecting those that will give
you results quickly and effectively
will see what is good and noble and right about you.
will feel safe and supported
be working with someone who can meet you emotionally, intuitively and
will get better,
not just feel better
It will even be
fun at times and you will learn that laughter can heal hearts.
Research on What Works.
There is convincing evidence that most people
who have at least several sessions of psychotherapy are far better off than
untreated individuals. One major study
50% of patients improved noticeably
after 8 sessions.
75% of people in therapy improved after
Just as therapy has a clear starting point, it has an end as
well. You will know you are done when you
have resolved the specific issues you discussed on your first session. We write down your goals. These goals direct our work together, and
help us both now when you are done.
So why wait?
Why face these challenges alone any longer. Give us a call. We care and we can help.
Call for a free 10” consultation
so you can get to
know us. Most people find that the first
call is the hardest part of the whole thing!
Text or call 503-342-2510
or email us at email@example.com.
Check out our website and learn more.
We’d love to hear from you.