Karel Chan, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

**Practice currently full and not accepting new clients** Love is powerful. Heartbreak in loss of love is equally powerful, and a unique yet universal experience of pain, anger, sadness, and grief. I help people heal from broken hearts and regain independence and a sense of self.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I work exclusively with individuals to feel more empowered in relationships - please note that I do not provide couples therapy. Using insight-based, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and choice therapy approaches, I will guide you in empowering your sense of self and gaining confidence to have healthy relationships with significant others, family, and community. With a balance of warmth, directness, humor, and challenge, I will sit with you in your emotions and experiences, feel with you, laugh with you, and even cry with you. Together, we will explore your values and beliefs. You will develop a deeper understanding of who you are and what makes you unique, and boldly embark on life’s journey with a strong presence in healthy relationships.

My Background

I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University and a Bachelors in English and Creative Writing from Haverford College in Haverford, PA. My pursuit of these fields stemmed from a longstanding passion for people's stories, relationships, and understanding what truly moves us. I have helped people struggling with life transition, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and many other difficulties; a common thread through all of them has been love and relationships. Using sociological and psychological narratives of patriarchal masculinity and feminism, I guide clients in embracing aspects of their identities that have been rejected due to familial and societal gender pressures. My specific focus on men’s issues is informed by a recognition of how patriarchal attitudes have shamed and stunted boys’ and men’s freedom to fully access and express their core emotional and relational selves, and a desire to provide a safe place for men to heal and grow.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-863-1903
  • Website
  • 820 NW 21st Ave, Ste. B
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Second Office Address:
  • 1135 SE Salmon St, Ste. 204
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $80-110/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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