This was the first paragraph of my professional statement from 20+ years ago:
“It is my privilege to work as a counselor and therapist, to be trusted with the most personal of your concerns as you explore and examine whatever it is that stands in the way of having the life you desire.”
Over more than twenty years, I served individual clients and couples in my private practice, at Providence Portland, Tualatin Valley and Portland Adventist Medical Center. I am not a Licensed Professional Counselor however, and as a result, I do not offer assessments, diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. If your needs fall into those parameters, I’m glad to help you connect with one of my colleagues.
That being said, I count it as a genuine privilege to be trusted with the most personal of your concerns, and I’m honored to help you examine whatever it is that stands in the way of having the life you desire.
I am supportive and compassionate, I have a quick sense of humor and a deep sense of spirit. And I’m willing to ask hard questions. I find it’s important to find and face the truth, and learn to say it out loud.
Being able to recognize the truth of what you think and feel, and saying it out loud, can make life so much better. Asking for what you want and setting boundaries absolutely depends on it! I have found that nurturing core values of honesty, open-mindedness, willingness and courageous compassion for self and others will serve you well.
My fees are based solely on what you are able to afford.
If you’d like to see me, or would like my help making a decision about who might best meet your or your loved ones’ counseling needs, please give me a call in Portland at 503-504-8870, or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Here are a few of my very favorite websites:
- Threshold Choir
- WomenStrength (FREE self defense training for women in Portland metro area that I launched in 1978 while serving with the Portland Police Bureau)
- Comedysportz Workshops (improvisational, competitive, funny, fun)
- Beliefnet – Wonderful site on Spirituality & Wellness
Including searchable sacred writings of all world religions