J.Ilana Bradford, MA, MFT, NCC

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get." Forrest Gump. However, if your box of chocolates is not what you expected there is help. Together we can explore this and enhance your life and relationships. Call me for a 30 minute free consultation 503- 427-1875


  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

The Japanese art of Kintsugi, has contributed to my theraputic approach, and my decision to specialize in couples therapy. This ancient art doesn't just glue back the broken pieces, it fills them in with gold. The end result is container that is more beautiful because it was broken. My approach to therapy is to provide couples with tools (the gold) that will create resilient relationships. It is based on 40-plus-years of research by Dr. John Gottman, of the Gottman Institute in WA. Because each couple is unique, I provide a thorough 4-step intake process, which many couples have shared as the first steps in healing. 1. 80-minute joint couples intake session 2. An invitation to complete the empirically science based online Relationship Checkup 3. Individual 80-minute sessions where I get to "know" each person's background and personal perspective. 4. A 80-minute Feedback and Treatment Planing session.

My Background

I have 27-years experience as an educator, outreach counselor, individual, family and couples therapist. Furthermore, I have life experience, as a daughter, military wife, mother and grandmother. My Specialties include: Couples Therapy, (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Relational Conflicts Divorce Separation and Reconciliation, Healing from Trauma and Affairs I hold a MA in Marriage Couples and Family Therapy, and am a Nationally Certified Counselor. As a post-graduate I have completed Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Practicum, and Treating Trauma and Affairs. Furthermore, I am a certified 7-Principles of Making Marriage Work Leader and a Bringing Baby Home Leader. I also am an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Oregon Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. You deserve to feel better! Call me now for a free 30-minute consultation 503-427-1875

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • (503) 427-1875
  • Website
  • 14523 Westlake Drive , Suite 12
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

At a Glance

  • Experience: 6 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Lake Oswego
  • Rate: $100-130/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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