Hello I am licenced professional counselor in Portland, OR with 20+ years of experience doing counseling and case management. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including parenting problems, grief and addiction. I also helpd many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My speciality is working with children and families doing grief therapy. While in graduate school, I received a specialization in grief therapy. I have had work experience with children receiving various school based or more day treatment types of mental health treatment. I have worked with parents in various type of situation a well, foster care, adoption, and parenting a child with a disability.
My counseling approach is to listen closely to your personal story and provide you with a safe space to feel heard and understood. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in treating everyone with respect. My goal is to move at the pace you are comfortable with. Welcome to this journey of insight into yourself, one of the best gifts you can give yourself, I am excited to assist you in exploring how you can make your life more fullfilling.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Smoking/Vaping Cessation
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
OR LPC C3735
WA LMHC LH61314385
Therapy with Nora was a stellar experience that really helped me reach the goals I had with mental heath. She is gentle but does provoke challenging thoughts that helped me realize what I was feeling or examine my actions.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Nora for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Nora Church is an amazing therapist. I feel safe, heard, and supported by her. I took a break from therapy. When I needed it again, I came back to Nora. Nora is flexible and and understanding. Nora is diverse in many backgrounds. Nora's expertise is widespread. This helped me choose Nora. Because she has a background in helping families with special and specific needs. Nora is great!
Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Nora for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Nora is a great listener, still very early in our sessions but I am excited to keep working with her.
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Nora for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I've only have a couple of sessions with Nora Church, but I have felt completely comfortable and feel she listens to me. She understands there is a lot of layers of grief and has been willing to listen to me and offer some strategies that we will start working on. She responds to my emails in a timely manner. She is compassionate and caring.
Written on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Nora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem