Portland is a city that’s known for being environmentally conscious. No one wants to be the polluter of this earth, but many of us end up throwing trash and waste everywhere, even if we don’t mean it. This not only applies in real life, but also in our mental state. Often, our brains are filled with pollution, and it can be hard for you to clean it up. 

A counselor can be just the person who helps you clean your life up. They can be your garbage person who cleans everything up and makes sure you’re letting out less pollution. Talk to a counselor to clean up your mind. 

This is Linda McNellis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and individual situations that prompt them to seek professional services. I am committed to assist individuals reach their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience working with person coping with loss/grief, depression, anxiety and traumatic stress. Other areas of expertise include: family/relationship issu...

This is Valeria Clarke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,CADC II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 11

Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 11 years of work with people who are striving to thrive. I work through a trauma-informed lens, with a strengths-based, humanistic perspective. Those who have benefitted most from my work have experienced some trauma in their lives and are working to unravel the effects those events have had on them. I have a long history of working with those who have experienced significant domestic violence, grief and loss, and with loved ones of folks who are LGBTQIAA+. Additionally, those with PTSD, other anxiet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Dotty and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida and Oregon. I have been embedded in the field of mental health since 2011. I have worked in hospitals, at an intensive outpatient mental health program, and inpatient psychiatric facilities in Florida and Oregon. I went to school at the University of Central Florida. I am passionate about helping people find their passions in life, manage life changes, alleviate unwanted symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and stress. I want you to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I value holis...

This is Jolene Nell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Clinical Social Worker (Therapist), licensed in Washington State and Oregon, with over 20 years’ experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. I have had a broad and dynamic range of professional experiences, with the primary focus in helping individuals living with depression, anxiety, managing life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical or sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My years working in private practice, community outreach, and community mental health have helpe...

This is Janelle Chapman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am a mental health therapist licensed in the state of Oregon. I have over 7 years of experience working in a variety of settings across the United States. I have experience working with individuals on issues such as trauma and abuse, family challenges, anxiety, depression, attachment, grief and loss, self-love, parenting, mindfulness, and relationships. I use an eclectic approach - pulling from various modalities of therapy, tailored to the individual needs of each client, and their goals for treatment. My core theoretical perspective is person centered, whi...

This is Jessica Gordon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed professional counselor. I have worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for 15 years. My goal is to assist people in reaching their fullest potential. I enjoy helping people to succeed in life and reach their goals. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort. In the past, I have aided clients in navigating issues of depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, exploring career options, anger management, trauma/abuse, and dealing with difficult life transitions. I believe in providing a non-judgmental environment. I work from a ...

This is Julie Steyding's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I take both my professional and ethical obligations seriously as I understand the honor and privilege it is to work with my clients. With over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health field, the last eight of those as a Social Worker, I have developed a dynamic view of the client-therapist relationship. As a clinician, I have worked in a multitude of settings and with a large span of ages, mental health concerns and life issues, including more severe and persistent mental health conditions. From intensive out-patient service...

This is Dr. Sara Mulholland's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD,LPC,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello. I'm Sara. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have a master's degree in counseling, a master's certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and a doctorate in organizational leadership. I have experience in several areas, including mood disorders, anxiety management, communication deficits, relational and attachment concerns, developmental delays (including autism), sexual problems (interests and behaviors), intimacy issues, sexual abusers, domestic violence, emotion management, leadership i...

This is Jon Kauffman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we all need help from time to time. Sometimes the help we need is just an ear to hear all the things we need to say, but have no one to whom we can say it. Sometimes we need someone who is outside our context to give us an objective perspective on our circumstances. Sometimes, what we really need is someone to call us on the nonsense we have been telling ourselves. Hi, My name is Jon and I am here to fill all those roles and more (if you need it.) I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and a N...

This is Tia Morgan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have over 15 years of social work experience in a variety of positions. Of those 15 years, eight years have been direct, one-on-one counseling. I obtained my Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles and am licensed as an LCSW in California since 2009 and Oregon since 2016. I have been blessed to have a wide range of experience in a wide range of settings, ranging from a homeless shelter in downtown LA Skidrow, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, outpatient counseling in clinics, schools, and hom...

This is Anna White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the State of Texas and Oregon. I am from Dallas, Texas. I completed my undergraduate studies at the GREAT Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan (GO GREEN!). I returned to Texas and received a Master of Social Work from the esteemed Texas A& M University-Commerce. I have extensive experience in working with various populations in the field of social work. My work experience is over 11 years of practice in various settings including private and public hospitals, trauma centers, mental health clinics pr...

This is Mary-Catherine Nimphius's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon that has been practicing for about seven years. I have worked with individuals, couples, young adults, and adolescents and their families with concerns including emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, hoarding disorders, and adjustments to major life changes. My therapy style is collaborative, compassionate, and non-judgmental; I believe everyone is doing their best and we all need support on our journeys. My approach is behavioral, both cognitive and dialectical, to foster lasting, me...

This is Teresa Syversen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CADCIII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am Behavioral Health and Addictions clinician, licensed and certified in Oregon, with over 20 years of experience. I live and practice on the Oregon Coast. I have worked together with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, parenting problems, addictions, and ADHD. I am mindful that many people come to therapy having had experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive...

This is Miya Abbott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, I’m Miya, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR with over 12 years of experience working with children and families, individual adults and couples. As a social worker, I believe that our mental health is influenced by the systems that we live within and that when we are able to slow down and examine these systems we can often find space for change. My work with clients is rooted in finding self-compassion, motivation, and healing both through clinical methods and through everyday life experiences. I value collaboration and trust, and believe it is ...

This is Jessica Xiong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, First, I want to say I commend your courage for taking this next step in seeking out assistance at Better Help. My name is Jessica Xiong. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Colorado and Oregon with over 5 years of experience. I am passionate about being able to come alongside my clients and helping them reach the goals they want to accomplish in therapy and become the person they desire to be. My experience varies across many different settings. I've worked as a therapist at a community mental health agency, a counselor a...

This is Jamie DeRuyter Swart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, and other life experiences. She believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through her work, she strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and...

This is Jessie Higgins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am an LCSW with over 8 years of clinical practice in the State of Oregon. My experience varies from working with individuals with severe mental illness in an intensive community stabilization program, crisis intervention, children, families and Veterans. I have additional certified training in adult and child ADHD, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and LGBTQIA issues. Working through the pandemic has shown the difficulties people are experiencing, whether it be grief and the loss of loved ones or relationships, isolation, changes in environment, or increa...

This is Michelle Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Are you struggling to cope with a new “normal” of life? You're doing the best you can, AND you can do better! I believe everyone has the potential to manifest a life worth living, and I would love to help you take the steps towards making your vision your reality. With over 10 years experience in the mental health field, I have supported countless individuals and families achieve their goals through therapy, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you today. I am formally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I a...

This is Susan Titus's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Michelle Strahl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portland, Oregon (Portland, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Oregon. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, autism, concerns, career challenges, ADHD, eating disorders, addiction, and trauma. My therapy style is collaborative, encouraging, and warm. I believe in treating all individuals with respect, dignity, and compassion. I am committed to addressing cultural issues around implicit bias, racism, equity and injustices for communities of color and those with diverse ...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Portland? (Here Is How Our Portland Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Portland area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Portland therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Portland, or elsewhere in the Multnomah county or state of Oregon.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Portland, OR ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Oregon will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Portland and elsewhere throughout the state of Oregon, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Portland offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Portland therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 639863 people in the city of Portland, OR finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 97250 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Portland, couples counseling in Portland, family conflict therapy in Portland, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Portland, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Portland, Oregon can serve:

97201, 97202, 97203, 97204, 97205, 97206, 97207, 97208, 97209, 97210, 97211, 97212, 97213, 97214, 97215, 97216, 97217, 97218, 97219, 97220, 97221, 97227, 97228, 97229, 97230, 97232, 97233, 97236, 97238, 97239, 97240, 97242, 97250, 97251, 97252, 97253, 97254, 97256, 97258, 97266, 97280, 97282, 97283, 97286, 97290, 97291, 97292, 97293, 97294, 97296