Pauline Picco, LCSW Pauline Picco, LCSW

Pauline Picco Counseling

12555 SE 1st Ave Work: 503-880-6151
Beaverton, Oregon  97005 Fax:  
Web site: www.PaulinePiccoCounseling.com
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: Polly@PaulinePiccoCounseling.com

Location:

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.

Degrees:

Masters in Social Work

Portland State University

Licenses:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Training & Certifications: 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
 
Availability: Routine, Urgent
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance
NASW

Fees:

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 session.

Specialization

Addiction Depression and Anxiety
Relationship issues  

Focus of Practice & Interests

Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery Mental Heal Issues, such as Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and Dually Diagnosed clients
Relationship Problems, such as Premarital Counseling, Marital Discord, Abuse in Relationships  

Background & Experience

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.

Patient & Client Populations Served

 Adults 18 and above All ethnic groups, especially Caucasians and African American

Orientation & Approach

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 addiction.  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.

Personal Comments

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 life.  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 problems.  I am compassionate and respectful, and I care about your needs.