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COVID-19 Update: All sessions are being done through telehealth on a secure video platform. In-person sessions are not being offered at this time.

Welcome.

We all experience difficulties in life. Our challenges come in many forms and we each have a unique story and perspective. Therapy can help us honestly and authentically traverse the reality of life with all its joys, sorrow, and heartbreak. It would be my honor to walk with you on your journey, hear and understand your story, and together expand your insight, resilience, and vitality.

If you are interested in couples counseling check out this page.  For more information on individual counseling go here.

I am a LGBTQ affirming therapist.

Christie J. Sanders (C.J.) is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #R4875. Supervised by Dr. James Soliday, D.Min., LMFT.

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On-line Counseling

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused so much disruption and change in our lives. It can be hard to wrap our minds around the many ways our lives are now different. One thing that doesn’t need to change is your access to a qualified therapist. Yes, the functionality may be different but the quality of the session will be the same.

I utilize a secure, HIPPA-compliant video platform called Doxy.me. You don’t need to download anything—I simply e-mail you a link that you click on that takes you to my “waiting room”. We can exchange intake forms and all the necessary paperwork securely as well. Confidentiality is my top priority which is why I have taken extra measures to ensure all of your interactions with me that occur online will be safe and protected.

My experience has led me to see that online counseling is just as effective, and in some cases more so, than in-person sessions. Some of the benefits include:
• No traffic or parking hassles
• We don’t need to wear a mask and gloves to speak to each other
• You can relax in the comfort of your own home
• If you have children at home it’s easier to schedule a video session
• Couples don’t need to be in the same location, such as, when one is traveling or in quarantine in a different location
• Those with compromised immune systems or concerns about health do not need to take any extra risks to get services

The process to begin online counseling is the same—call me at 503-389-6320 to schedule your free consultation. I can answer any questions you may have and we can decide together if teletherapy with me is the best fit for you.

Scheduling

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. –Carl Jung

If you are curious about therapy and ready to take the next step, I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. Call (503) 389-6320. During the consultation you will be able to ask any questions that you may have and I will have some questions for you so that we can determine if we are a good fit. If we decide to go forward then we will schedule your first office visit. Appointments can usually be made within the same week and are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

My fee is $90 per 50-minute session. Sliding scale fees from $60-$85 are available based on income and life circumstances. I am happy to offer these lower fees to motivated clients who otherwise could not afford counseling.  I accept check or cash.

 

Contact

Located in the John’s Landing area of SW Portland, my office is easily accessed by all parts of Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Milwaukee, and Tigard. Centrally located and just minutes from I-5, there is free parking and the building is equipped with an elevator.

On-line counseling is available to all residents of Oregon: Medford, Eugene, Salem, Hood River, Pendleton, Bend, Ontario, and coastal towns from Astoria to Coos Bay to Brookings.

Address:  5410 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 255,  Portland, OR 97239.

To make inquiries or schedule an appointment please call me at (503) 389-6320 or use the contact form below.

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