Pauline Picco Counseling
Coming from Portland, take Hwy 26 W to
exit Hwy 217 South, then take Beaverton/Canyon Road exit, turning
right onto Canyon Road, then left onto Watson St. and left onto 1st
St. Address is within 1/2 block.
Masters in Social Work
Portland State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
||Supervision for Social Workers training, Portland State University
Continuing Education/Graduate School of Education|
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, both Individual and Group Approaches,
Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
||American Mental Health Alliance|
For Individual appointments the fee is $75 and for Couples it is $100.
There is a sliding scale fee of $50 for Individuals and $75 for
Couples. Psychoeducational groups involve 6-8 sessions, at $15 a
Depression and Anxiety|
Focus of Practice
Mental Heal Issues, such as Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and
Dually Diagnosed clients|
Relationship Problems, such as Premarital Counseling, Marital
Discord, Abuse in Relationships
I have worked in the
addictions and mental health fields for 16 years, primarily with
dually diagnosed clients.
I have been an Alcohol & Drug Counselor
in a number of treatment programs, a Mental Health Therapist
and Treatment Coordinator in dually
diagnosed programs, including medical social work in a hospital
setting and in working with criminal offender populations.
I have also done couples and family
counseling in women's programs.
I work with individuals and couples in
my private practice.
Client Populations Served
18 and above
All ethnic groups, especially Caucasians and African American|
My approach to therapy and
counseling is primarily Cognitive-behavioral, as well as
strengths-based and brief solution-oriented.
I also use a number of DBT
interventions including mindfulness and radical acceptance.
I am an advocate of the 12-step
programs and principles, and believe in the medical theory of
I rely heavily on the principles and
strategies of Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change
theory, which emphasizes the importance of the client as primary
determinant of the change process and the rapport-building
relationship between client and counselor.
I want to provide you with
a safe, nurturing and nonjudgmental environment, to help you with
your personal problems, by gaining a better understanding of what is
interfering with your functioning or well-being.
I believe that we can work together as
partners in helping you move forward and feel better about your
I know that you have the courage and
motivation to fight back and to heal from your pain.
I can help you with that!
I am a mental health
therapist, addictions counselor, and a recovery coach with a
combination of education, work history, and life experiences as well
as an array of interventions that can help you reach your goals.
Be it depression or trauma you're
struggling with, substance abuse or relapse, anger management or
relationship issues, among other things, I can help you face your
I am compassionate and respectful, and
I care about your needs.