Kelly Arthur, MS, NCC

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Are you struggling in some way with your intimate relationship, family relationships, work relationships, friendships, your relationship to substances, your relationship to the world/country, or your relationship with yourself? Congratulations, you’re human! And, engaging in counseling can help.


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

My Approach

Research shows that the most important predictor of success in therapy is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. My top priority is to create a safe space for you to be able to be real, to show up fully in your stuckness and your pain. As a systemically-oriented counselor, I see no brokenness in people. We are all doing the very best we can to survive, but sometimes our ways of going about it may cause harm to those around us, including our very selves. I see therapy as a process of accessing new pathways for interaction; this is freedom. I meet people on the common ground of our shared humanity, in a collaborative partnership designed to empower YOU. While I may hold some expertise in the areas of individual and couples counseling, YOU are the expert in your own life. I have deep respect for the human capacity for growth and healing, and I consider it a most high honor to participate in someone else's growth/change process. Basically, I have the best job ever!

My Background

I believe it is important to walk the talk. I've been engaged in my own intensive personal growth work for more than two decades. People who have worked with me appreciate my highly attuned presence, to which I attribute a daily meditation practice that enables me to show up fully present in all areas of my life and work. I'm trained in couples, marriage, and family therapy, so I work holistically and systemically with both individuals and couples. I practice culturally-sensitive counseling with all types of people, including straight, gay, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, and kink. I hold credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor and I've been counseling people with a variety of issues since 2015. I'm currently under the supervision of Rick Johnson, PhD, as I finish working towards state licensure in Oregon as an LPC and an LMFT. I will soon be credentialed as a CADC I for my addictions work.


  • 503.752.5168
  • Website
  • 1815 NW Flanders St, Ste L103
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 2 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $85-100/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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