Chad Ernest, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My name is Chad Ernest and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, who believes in the best in all of us and tries to help you find that in yourself, whether that means I am working with you as an individual, with your family, your children, or you and a partner as a couple.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

I believe in a client/family centered approach with collaboration in treatment between the counselor and client/family. The goal of counseling overall is wellness and/or reconciliation with one’s self, family and the community. I am an integrationist in my counseling theory, which means that I believe in incorporating various theories into my practice to suit the needs of whom I am serving. My practice is based on the following theories and interventions within them: Various evidence based practices; the Family Checkup Model; Person-centered; Existential; Gestalt; Psychodynamic; Narrative; Strength Based; Cognitive Behavioral; Rational Emotive Behavioral; Reality; Feminist; Family Systems Therapy; and Collaborative Parenting. The approach utilized is based on your needs and facilitated with you or your family and your partner. I also offer home visits based on need and location.

My Background

I have a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison received in 2000. I have an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University received in March 2011 and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University received in December 2010. I am a member of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), American Counselors Association (ACA) and Oregon Counselors Association (ORCA).

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cascade Health
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 5032846883
  • Website
  • 10572 SE Washington St
    Portland, OR 97216

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Montavilla
  • Rate: $40-140/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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