Kari Carroll, MS, LMFTI, LPCI

Marriage and Family Therapist

As seen in the Huffington Post. I specialize in the science of relationships and help people identify barriers to satisfaction and address these manageably. I also work with folks experiencing anxiety or depression looking for meaningful change. Contact me if you want clarity and fulfillment.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

I collaborate with you, and your partner or spouse if seeking couples therapy, closely to collaboratively and compassionately create space for your goals and provide insightful assessment of individual history and needs. We will discover strengths and weaknesses in your communication and relationships, and I will describe the research showing what leads to lack of fulfillment and what instead contributes to long-lasting, satisfying relationships. We address things like anxiety or withdrawal, and I lead you through productive and empowering dialogue about the tough issues with new concepts, homework and guidance to help you advocate for your needs with integrity. I am POC, LGBTQIA and poly affirming. I also work with those looking to improve friendships or family relationships. Through offering tools to clients, my goal is to help you thrive long after therapy.

My Background

I grew up in San Antonio and have a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Family, Couple and Individual Psychotherapy which focused heavily on social justice and multiculturalism. I am both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern with hundreds of hours of experience and advanced training as a Level II Gottman Method Couples Therapist, as well as a Certified Gottman 7 Principles Program Leader. I have participated in original research in clinical psychoneuroendocrinology (stress hormones) and how life experiences such as trauma, depression, immigration and sexual abuse affect stress levels in the brain. I also have a regular yoga practice and rock climb for meditation and exercise benefits.


  • 503.773.0001
  • Website
  • 2311 E Burnside, #203
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $80-110/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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