Ryan Brown, M.A.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, Registered LPC Intern

Affordable Counseling & Psychotherapy for Adults & Couples Existential/Humanistic Approach Specializing in Gender, LGBTQ, Polyamory

Practice location:

Phone: 503-902-1141
Email: Ryan@LiveTrueCounseling.com
Website: http://LiveTrueCounseling.com


It is my belief that within each of us lies the potential for personal growth and positive change. I use an Existential-Humanistic approach to therapy, which involves exploring and discovering one’s unique and authentic self. In this work, we will explore themes such as choice, responsibility, meaning, purpose, and authenticity so that you may discover a more intentional way of being.

I also believe that we experience distress when we struggle to reconcile the way things are with the way we want things to be. When this is the case, it can feel like we’ve lost control of our lives, that the world is happening to us, or we’ve lost a sense of who we are. I help clients become empowered to reclaim their lives so that they may live intentionally, authentically, and with integrity, as active players in the creation of their own life experience.

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College with a concentration is Sexual Orientation and specialized training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. My education and training have prepared me to work with clients struggling with a diverse range of issues. I am particularly interested in exploring issues that relate to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • lack of fulfillment
  • life transitions
  • relationship issues
  • personal growth
  • LGBTQ issues
  • polyamory & consensual non-monogamy

I offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit together. My standard fee is $80 for a 50-minute session. I am committed to providing affordable services and offer flexibility in my fees, based on need and frequency of sessions, including a limited number of slots for those experiencing financial hardship.

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