Welcome to Wise Counsel & Comfort


Lynne Joy Nesbit

Finding the right counselor to meet your needs is hard even in the best of times.  And these days — with our public health crisis, political, social and environmental stress ~ it’s even harder!  But once you decide to find a counselor, Wise Counsel & Comfort makes it a good deal easier. That’s our promise to you.

My name is Lynnejoy Nesbit.  I’m founder and director of Wise Counsel & Comfort.  For nearly every concern you or your loved ones may be dealing with, someone at Wise Counsel & Comfort will likely be the right choice. Your calls or emails will be returned promptly and appointments can be scheduled during daytime, evening or weekend hours. Appointments can often be set within a week or two of your first call.

We take your financial needs into consideration. All WCC clinicians offer sliding fee options. A number of us offer low fees and many of us can work with your insurance company, either directly or as “out-of-network” providers. We all share a commitment to trustworthiness, generosity and professional excellence.

If you’d like help deciding who might be right for your needs, email me at lynnejoy@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to be in touch within a day.

Office Locations

Wise Counsel & Comfort has offices in SE and NE Portland, plus locations in Beaverton, Gresham and Lake Oswego. All have nearby parking, and are close to Tri-Met and MAX mass transit stops.

On our website you’ll find info on each of the professionals here, with phone numbers and email addresses. You will find guidance about how to select a good therapist, or — if you’re not quite ready, you’ll find steps to take toward healing and recovery on your own.

We trust that the time you and your loved ones spend at Wise Counsel & Comfort will be time well spent in a place that feels comfortable, safe and supported.

If ever you feel you have been treated with any measure of disrespect or received less than professional treatment from a clinician practicing at Wise Counsel & Comfort, please reach out to me directly by telephone at 503-282-0182. or Email: lynnejoy@gmail.com.

Severe Symptoms & Crisis

If you or a loved one here in the Portland area have severe symptoms, go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, or call 911.

Information for Mental Health and Wellness Professionals:

Launched in 2000, Wise Counsel & Comfort is an innovative, cooperative practice space for those who share a commitment to our core values of professional excellence, trustworthiness and generosity.  Over these twenty plus years, we have helped nearly 500 individuals begin, cultivate and grow their practice to maturity. Most of the WCC community are mental health professionals, but we also welcome anyone whose compatible business could benefit by renting comfortable, private office space.

We offer both part and full time options, and colleagues enjoy the benefits of networking, tech support and publicity. Costs are as low as $4 per hour, and no one pays more than $9 per hour.  Our commitment to generosity extends not only to clients but to colleagues as well.

And — if you also offer pro-bono services, those extra hours of office time are made available to you at NO cost.

If you are interested in joining us, please click here: Shared Practice Space for more information about the history and purpose of Wise Counsel & Comfort, availability, policies and rates. Email any questions to lynnejoy@gmail.com