When you arrive

When you arrive at Wise Counsel & Comfort for a first appointment, your counselor will greet you and invite you to relax with a cup of water or tea. You may have papers to review or forms to complete before your session begins. If you have any questions regarding the documents you sign, be sure to ask your counselor to explain them.

We invite you to enjoy magazines, music and quiet conversation in the reception area as you wait. You’ll also find brochures and notices of upcoming events and community resources.


Most appointments are approximately 50 minutes in length, however you may make arrangements with your counselor for shorter or longer appointments as needed. There may be times when you feel it would be helpful to invite another person ~ a friend, loved one, partner or spouse ~ to join you in your counseling sessions.

Our group and family rooms are available for sessions when more space is needed. Your counselor may encourage you to consider group therapy or a support group when connection with others who are dealing with issues similar to yours might be helpful.

Interior shot of counseling centerIf you arrive before your appointment time, you may occasionally need to wait outside our front door while your therapist completes his or her earlier session.


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 that 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, L.P.C. by telephone at 503-282-0182 or Email: lynnejoy@gmail.com.