Karen Chenier

Professional Counselor Intern

I have a private practice and work with adults and couples who desire to improve their quality of life as an Oregon board registered L.P.C. intern.  Also, I am a college instructor in the Psychology Department at Portland State University.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

I have a relational approach, which is to say that I believe in the need for a strong therapeutic alliance to establish trust and understanding which is essential for effective treatment to work. In addition, my approach is eclectic, in that I use a variety of different treatment traditions and philosophies when counseling clients.  

My Background

I have worked as a Dance Movement Therapist and psychological intern in Los Angeles for 10 years in various mental health clinics and hospitals working with a diverse population with ages ranging from children through older adults. As a therapist, I've worked in both in-patient, acute and out-patient, subacute hospital settings. Later, in 2006 I began specializing in working with depth psychological approaches of psychoanalytic, object-relations, and analytic psychology in Brentwood, at the Healing Foundation, a psychanalytic day treatment program for adults who were managing depression, PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders.  Also, I was accepted and worked briefly as a Psychological Intern with Dr. Stephen J. Frank at the Kieffer Franz Clinic, at C. G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles. I opened my practice in Portland, OR in 2015. 

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • (503) 957-1023
  • Website
  • 511 SW 10th Ave. Suite , Suite 614
    Portland , OR 97205

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $90.00-100/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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