Melissa Owens  Melissa Owens, MA, LPC, CADC1

1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 730 Work: 503-963-9332
Portland, Oregon   97205 Voice Mail: 503-963-9332
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City Center Portland



MA Counseling Psychology


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Training & Certifications: CADC1, EMDR Level II training, NCC
Availability: Days, Evenings, Saturdays
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
EMDR International Association
National Board of Certified Counselors


$100 Individual 
$120 Couples
Discount for payment by cash or check with no 3rd party involvement


Substance Abuse Addictions, Addictive Behaviors and Relationships
Trauma and Grief Anxiety & Depression

Focus of Practice & Interests

Brief therapy to get 'unstuck' Personal transformation; build on strengths to make desired changes 
Addiction, addictive relationships, compulsive behaviors, eating disorders, compulsive sexuality, shopping, internet addiction, obsessions Learning how to listen and be heard, love and be loved
Working through grief, loss, abuse, illness, trauma, and difficult transitions Preventing debilitating patterns of depression, unmanageable anxiety, or rage
Heal emotional reactivity and stop hurting yourself and those you love  

Background & Experience

Residential Addictions and Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor ESL Teacher and Bilingual Education Coordinator
Women's Resource Center Skills Trainer  

Patient & Client Populations Served

Young Adults over 17 Adults
Elders Individuals, Couples and Adult Families

Orientation & Approach

We all get stuck sometimes. Sometimes the problems seem small, sometimes overwhelming; sometimes we don't know what the problem is. In a safe environment with professional help we can find greater ease with ourselves, improve our relationships, and accept the challenges of life. I will work with your strengths to help you meet your goals. My approach is based on Somatic Experiencing, Developmental, Jungian, and Transpersonal psychological theory.  I am skilled in Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Active Imagination and exploration of dreams, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mind/body awareness using breath, movement and visualization.

Personal Comments

Let's work together to make your life what you want it to be.

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