Emily Kittelson

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I know from my own lived experience that counseling can be a powerful tool in healing from old wounds, depression and anxiety. I want to help you un-learn old patterns that are be keeping you stuck in old emotions and help you to find ways to move forward and create a life you love.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Our brains are literally shaped by our experiences, and I find this is quite useful to not only help us understand why we are the way we are, but also to give us hope that there are always chances for new neurons and thought patterns to grow. As a counselor my goal is to help you process your experiences and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. My style tends to be curious and exploratory because I believe that our bodies hold an innate wisdom that we can learn to access in the right environment. I want to help you work through the past to make the space that is necessary to look into the future and develop new habits that support who you are today. I provide individual counseling sessions for teens and adults who are seeking to create a more meaningful and intentional lives. I am committed to providing trauma-informed therapy. My approach to working with trauma is deeply rooted in the principles of social justice.

My Background

My career in mental health began working in residential foster care with children and adolescents. During my graduate internship I engaged youth and young adults in substance use and dual-diagnosis counseling. Since obtaining my degree I have worked in multiple mental health crisis settings with adults and children alike. I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. I am a registered Licensed Professional Counseling Intern in the state of Oregon, currently being supervised by LMFT Susan Snyder and LPC Karen Hixon.


  • 971-401-3033
  • Website
  • 1110 SE Alder St., Suite 300
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 5 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $75-95/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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