Welcome to Wise Counsel & Comfort


Finding the right counselor to meet your needs is a tough challenge in the best of times.  And these days — with the overwhelming stress and fear of our public health crisis,  plus political, social and environmental disasters ~ it’s hard to stay afloat, let alone reach out to find someone trustworthy to talk to!  But once you’ve made the decision to search for a counselor, Wise Counsel & Comfort makes it a good deal easier. That’s our promise to you.

My name is Lynnejoy Nesbit.  I’m the founder and director of Wise Counsel & Comfort.  Whether you are searching for a therapist to help you deal with anxiety and fear in this time we’re going through — or whether you need to address relationship issues, painful emotions or symptoms, substance abuse, marriage counseling, family therapy or counseling for children or teens –   Honestly, for nearly every concern you or your loved ones might have, someone at Wise Counsel & Comfort will be the right choice. Your calls or emails will be returned promptly and appointments can be scheduled during daytime, evening or weekend hours, usually within a week of your first call.

We take your financial needs into consideration (all WCC clinicians offer discount options for clients in financial crisis); A number of us offer particularly  low fees and many of us can work with your insurance company, either directly or as “out-of-network” providers. All of us share a commitment to core values of trustworthiness, generosity and professional excellence.

If you’d like help to decide who might be right for your needs, please call me at 503-504-8870 and I’ll do my best to be in touch within 24 hours.

Office Locations

Wise Counsel & Comfort has three locations in Portland, plus locations in neighboring communities of Beaverton, Gresham and Lake Oswego, all with easy on-street or nearby parking, and close to Tri-Met and MAX mass transit stops.

On our website you’ll find info on each of the professionals who practice here, their academic and licensure/credential information, plus phone numbers and email addresses. You’ll find guidance about how to select the right therapist, or — if you’re not ready to reach out for help right now — 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 an environment 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, you are welcome to contact our director, Lynne Joy Nesbit, M.S. by telephone at 503-282-0182 or Email: lynnejoy@gmail.com.

Severe Symptoms & Crisis

If you or a loved one here in the Portland metropolitan area is currently in crisis, suffering severe symptoms, we urge you to seek immediate help by going to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, or calling 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 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 accessing 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 offer pro-bono services to your clients, those extra hours of office time are made available to you at NO cost.

If you are interested in joining us at Wise Counsel & Comfort, please click here: Shared Practice Space for more information about the history and purpose of Wise Counsel & Comfort, current availability, policies and rates. Call 503-282-0182 with questions or to make an appointment to see the space.