Kathy Querin, LPC

7175 SW Beveland St., Suite 105 Work: 503-620-4000
Tigard, Oregon   97223 Voice Mail: 503-620-4000
Fax:
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: kathy@kathyquerin.com

Location:

Tigard/SW Portland
Near the I-5 and 217 interchange

Degrees:

Master of Arts

Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelor of Science Sociology
Licenses: Licensed Professional Counselor
Training & Certifications:
Availability: Routine and Urgent Care
 
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Oregon Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Counseling Association
Oregon Counseling Association

Fees:

$85 per session for couples and individuals

Specialization

Marital and Relationship Problems Grief, Loss and Transitions
Substance Abuse and Codependency Family of Origin issues

Focus of Practice & Interests

Relationship & Family Issues Grief and loss due to death, divorce, estrangement
Adjustment to life-stage transitions Addiction and recovery issues
Coping with another's substance abuse Personal growth, assertiveness and self-esteem
Personal faith challenges and spiritual struggles Depression, anxiety and emotional turmoil

Background & Experience

Private Group Practice Individual Private Practice
Agency Mental Health Counseling  

Patient & Client Populations Served

Adult (18 to 65 yrs) Elders (66 yrs and up)
Couples and Individuals  

Orientation & Approach

My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive and systems-oriented. While I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, I am mindful of the ways our lives today have been influenced and shaped by the families and communities within which we grew up. We developed understandings and beliefs about how the world works and where we fit in the world at an early age. At times those understanding and beliefs serve us well and at other times they may seem to keep us stuck in patterns that are no longer working for us. As we learn to understand which of our thoughts and actions are our own, and which may be those of others, we become better equipped to experience the joy and fulfillment of living the life we truly desire to live.

Personal Comments

I believe therapy works and I also believe therapy is a lot of work. I have a profound respect for those people who enter into the therapeutic process, engage in the process and stay with it until they meet their goals. As with other endeavors in life, the whole process can be challenging, as well as enlightening, and uncomfortable as well as freeing. The ultimate outcome is generally well worth the time and effort.

As I work with clients I am reminded again and again of the incredible resilience of the human spirit. To witness people moving forward in their lives with small steps or giant strides is cause for celebration. It is a unique privilege to watch folks learn to love and care for themselves, to see them awaken to the wonder of who they are, and to sit in silent applause was they triumph over areas in their lives where they once believed they were held hostage.                                    

Articles and Papers by Kathy Querin:

Substance Abuse as a Family Disease Part I: Impact on the Family

Substance Abuse as a Family Disease Part II: The Family in Recovery