I. Therapists in Portland, OR

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There are no therapists currently located in Portland, OR. The following therapists are located in OR.

Talle Selhorst

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, ADHD

Jeremy Adversalo

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Diann Wingert

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Areas of focus: ADHD, Goal Setting

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Motivational Interviewing

State License: California

David Hayden

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Somatic

State License: Oregon

justice Arledge

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused

State License: Oregon

Emily Beloof

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Gottman Method, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Narrative, Relational, Somatic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Oregon

Stace Parlen

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Oregon

Alphonso Nunez

  • 1 year of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Oregon

Kaci Schmitt

  • 4 (4 as school counselor; 1.5 as therapist in private practice) years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Existential, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Oregon

Ashley Bauer

  • 12 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Portland, Oregon
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing

State License: Oregon

II. The Best Therapists in Portland, OR

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Online Therapy chose the 15 therapists on this list based on eight key factors, including specializations, cost, availability, credentials, and more. These factors can help you find a Portland therapist who’s caring, affordable, and easy to work with.

Choosing the Best Portland, OR Therapists

Credentials

Therapists in Oregon must hold a graduate degree in an accredited counseling program, have more than 2,000 hours of supervised direct patient experience, and pass all required state and national exams.

Accessibility

Therapists on this list have a range of specializations, office hours, and appointment availability to meet your unique counseling needs. The best therapists offer virtual sessions online and over-the-phone if in-person sessions don’t work for you.

Cost

Affordability is a major factor in choosing a therapist, and in Portland, there are options for budgets of all sizes. This list includes therapists with a range of prices, and some offer a sliding scale plan that lets you pay what you can afford.

Chui-Tan Lee: M.A., MFT Intern | Best for new immigrants

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Website
503-433-8257

Chui-Tan Lee is passionate about helping new immigrants who are struggling with major life changes, social acclimation difficulties, prejudice, and cultural identity. She focuses on unhealthy stress and how to deal with the problems it can cause, including depression and anxiety. Chui-Tan Lee also offers life coaching and relationship counseling, including premarital guidance and therapy for married couples. Bilingual counseling is available in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Racial Identity
Anxiety
N/A Cost per session:
Individual 50-minute: $80
Individual 80-minute: $100
Couples 50-minute: $100
Couples 80-minute: $140
Yes Yes

Shannon Batts: M.S., LMFT, LPC | Best for relationship counseling

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Website
503-822-6665

Shannon Batts offers Gottman Institute-based relationship counseling for couples of all types. She supplies couples with the tools they need to process conflict, encourage positivity, and discuss difficult topics. One of her specialties is helping couples rebuild their marriage and reestablish trust after an affair. Shannon is LBGTQ+ affirming and can provide referral letters for individuals who wish to start hormone therapy.

What patients say: “I am sure my relationship would not have made it if Shannon hadn’t helped us turn it around.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Transgender
Infidelity
Patient/Physician Cooperatives Cost per session:
Rates are by the quarter= $40 per 1/4 hr. One hour (yes full hour, not the typical 50 minute counseling hour) = $160. Couples have 90 min sessions and out of session email or text support as needed and as I am available = $240
Yes Yes

Sue Ujvary: M.S., LPC, LMHC | Best for sex and gender therapy

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Website
360-909-2489

Sue Ujvary enjoys working with clients who have alternative sexual practices, including sex industry professionals, polygamists, and those in the BDSM community. She has experience helping people who struggle with gender identity and offers counseling to people who identify as transgender and are undergoing hormone therapy. Sue also offers group workshops that teach methods of spiritual enlightenment and an introduction to tantric practices.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Transgender
Sexual Addiction
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Regence
Out of Net
Cost per Session: $150 per session Yes Yes

Steven M. Cohn: Ph.D., LMFT, M.A., M.B.A. | Best for marriage challenges

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Website
503-282-8496

Dr. Cohn provides talk therapy for couples struggling with some of the most common problems in marriage, including issues surrounding finances, sex, family, and poor communication. His goal is to help clients break away from maladaptive behavior patterns that cause partners to feel hurt, angry, and misunderstood. Dr. Cohn also offers counseling for couples who are considering separation or going through a divorce.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Sex Therapy
Infidelity
N/A Not Provided No Yes

M. Joy Young: LCSW, ACSW | Best for midlife therapy

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Website
503-309-1163

People who are struggling with midlife challenges can benefit from talk therapy with M. Joy Young. She has more than 20 years of experience helping patients with issues that often accompany middle age, including divorce, career changes, life transitions, and grief over the loss of a loved one. M. Joy Young also has experience with dysfunctional families and women’s trauma, including abuse and PTSD.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Trauma and PTSD
Mid life, family of origin issues, trauma
Aetna
Anthem
Beacon
Blue Cross
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
MHN
Magellan
Optum
PacificSource
Providence
Reliant
Cost per Session: $90 per session No Yes

Heather Brooks Rensmith: M.S.W., LCSW, CST | Best for intimacy counseling

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Website
503-610-6149

Heather Brooks Rensmith helps couples who are dealing with a lack of intimacy and other sexual problems in their relationship. Some of the issues she counsels partners on include low libido, feelings of disconnect, and sexual pain/dysfunction. Heather also offers compassionate counseling for sex-related trauma, religious shame, and gender identity issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
N/A Cost per session:
Initial Intake Appointment (75 minute) individual online or in person: $200
Standard (60 minute) individual online or in person session: $180
Initial Intake Appointment (75 minute) couple/relationship online or in person: $225
Standard (60 minute) couple/relationship online or in person session: $200
No Yes

Rebekah Springs: M.A., LMFT, RPT | Best for child and parent therapy

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Website
971-351-1812

Rebekah Springs is a child therapist who works with kids through every stage of development, from early childhood to the teenage years. She offers play-based therapy for children who are gifted, highly sensitive, behaviorally challenged, and developmentally delayed. This type of therapy gives children a safe way to explore their emotions, and it’s especially useful for discussing difficult topics, such as the death of a loved one or a parents’ divorce. Rebekah also counsels new moms and dads who are adjusting to the demands of parenthood.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Behavioral Issues
Parenting
First Choice Health Cost per session:
In-person or online Psychotherapy or Child Counseling/Play Therapy (45-50 minutes): $150
ONLINE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR PARENTS (55 minutes): $150
ONLINE PARENTING EDUCATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR PARENTS OF NEURODIVERSE, HIGHLY SENSITIVE, OR GIFTED KIDS : $130
New Client Intake (60 minutes): $200
No Yes

Justice T. Arledge: LPC Intern, M.S. | Best for trauma and PTSD counseling

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Website
971-229-0384

Justice Arledge has over 10 years of experience helping patients with depression, PTSD, and other types of trauma. He gives clients the tools they need to cope with life’s difficulties and make good decisions while working toward their long-term goals. His main therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supplemented with exposure therapy and reality testing.

What patients say: “Justice is a supportive listener and is wonderful at assisting others with navigating their challenges.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Men’s Issues
N/A Cost per Session: $75 per session Yes Yes

Sean Erik Barnett: LCSW | Best for psychoanalytic therapy

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Website
503-893-5721

Sean Erik Barnett uses psychoanalysis to explore how a patient’s childhood experiences have shaped the person they are today. His approach teaches clients how these formative experiences subconsciously affect how they think and feel. He’s a proponent of psychedelic psilocybin-assisted therapy, which can be useful for treatment-resistant issues such as addiction, depression, and PTSD. Sean also focuses on mood disorder counseling for teenagers and adults.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Aetna
Health Net
Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
MHN
MHNet Behavioral Health
PacificSource
Reliant
Cost per Session: 45-minute session is $120 Yes Yes

Lucas A. Klein: Ph.D. | Best for psychological testing

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Website
503-208-7881

Dr. Klein is an expert at cognitive profiling and provides assessments for a range of issues, including autism, PTSD, ADHD, learning disorders, and personality disorders. His psychotherapy counseling sessions are aimed at patients with troubling thoughts that are causing problems in their daily lives. Some of the concerns he can help with include sleep disturbances, repressed trauma, and difficulties with relationships and careers.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Personality Disorders
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna Out of Network
First Health
PacificSource
Regence
Reliant
Cost per Session: $195 per session No Yes

Stace Parlen: LMFT | Best for LGBTQ counseling

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Website
503-568-1427

As the owner of PostScript Therapy, Stace Parlen offers therapy for LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families. Stace specializes in working with transgender people and understands the unique issues many face, such as gender identity struggles, relationship conflicts, religious shame, and concerns related to the medical gender transition process. He also counsels the families of transgender youth aged 10 and up.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Relationship Issues
Sex Therapy
N/A Cost per Session: $240 per session Yes Yes

Natasha Trees: LPC Intern, LMT, M.A. | Best for holistic therapy and bodywork

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Website
503-568-1427

Natasha Trees teaches a range of holistic mindfulness techniques for reducing stress, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. Her practice, Mettafusion, is strongly influenced by collaborative healing principles and the non-violent communication (NVC) philosophy. Natasha offers a problem-solving advising service for issues related to a client’s career, education, and other life goals.

What patients say: “Natasha really knows how to listen. Her support has helped me grow in so many ways.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Relationship Issues
Sex Therapy
N/A Cost per Session: $240 per session Yes Yes

Matthew Pearl: LCSW | Best for mind-body therapy

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Website
503-970-3937

Matthew Pearl takes a holistic approach to care that focuses on all aspects of a patient’s experience, including their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. He works with clients to recognize unproductive behaviors and negative thought patterns that can get in the way of leading a full and enriching life. Matthew primarily favors acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a model that teaches people how to accept their emotions instead of avoiding them. His major areas of expertise are addiction, relationship issues, and life transitions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Mood Disorders
Self Esteem
Spirituality
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
First Choice Health
GEHA
Health Net
MHN
Medicare
Moda Health
Optum
PacificSource
Providence
Regence
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per session:
Initial Assessment $120
Individual Session $100
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes
No Yes

Naomi Painter: LPC Intern, M.Ed. | Best for somatic therapy

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Website
971-266-1618

Naomi’s somatic therapeutic approach consists of self-guided study aimed at uncovering negative subconscious thoughts and hidden memories of traumatic events. She guides patients as they meditate, reflect, and learn to face disruptive thoughts without fear. Some of Naomi’s specialties include caregiver support, life transitions, women’s issues, and PTSD. She also provides relationship counseling for couples and individuals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Women’s Issues
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per session:
$125 for 50 minute individual sessions and $150 for hour and a half couples sessions
Yes Yes

Stuart Malkin: M.S., LPC | Best for mindfulness training

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Website
971-266-1693

Stuart Malkin’s individual and couples counseling incorporates Hakomi, attachment work, recreation of self (RC-S), and other mindfulness-based techniques. He treats clients with mood disorders and has extensive experience with childhood neglect, depression processing, parenting issues, and asserting boundaries. In couples counseling, patients learn how to improve intimacy and develop methods for solving conflicts in a respectful, loving way.

What patients say: “He has the skills to help someone see more clearly what is keeping them from their potential.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Codependency
Men’s Issues
N/A Cost per session:
Individual Counseling sessions are 55-minutes for $120
Couples Counseling sessions are 55-minutes for $130
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Portland Therapy

How are Portland therapists licensed?

Licensed Professional Counselors in Portland must earn a graduate degree from a program approved by the Council on Rehabilitation Education or Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. A passing score is required on the Oregon Laws and Rules Exam, as well as the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE), National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Exam. LPCs must also complete 2,400 hours of supervised experience, at least half of which includes direct client contact.

How much does therapy cost in Portland?

Therapy rates vary depending on session type, length, and other factors. Prices typically range from $75 to $150. Certain services, such as after-hours emergency therapy and couples counseling, may cost more. Some therapists offer free initial consultations; others charge for the first appointment because it often runs longer than the average session. Health insurance may cover all or part of your therapy, if a counselor accepts it. Therapists who don’t take insurance may offer an income-based sliding scale payment option.

 

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