Erin Berk, LPC

Erin Berk, LPC (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I have been a therapist for 23 years and truly love what I do. It takes courage to reach out for support.

Client Status

not accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $140-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2001

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

I have over 23 years of experience helping clients to discover the root causes of their anxiety, depression, relationship struggles and learning ways to regain a sense of balance. I help my clients to develop stronger coping skills while gaining a greater sense of peace in their lives. Art therapy is one aspect of my approach, I believe that through mindfulness, verbal processing, deep listening and self- awareness--- change can happen. We are all trying to 'make meaning' out of suffering, and therapy is a safe place where your deep concerns are held with care and empathy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have worked in Portland, Oregon since 2001 as a child and family art therapist. I am a Licensed professional counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I have worked as a supervisor of child and family teams in a local non-profit agency and worked with the most "at risk" youth in Portland; I have also trained Master's level graduate students in their internships towards becoming therapists. I really enjoy my work with youth and families. It is a privilege to be a part of your journey towards wellness. You don't have to do this alone, therapy is a wonderful way to gain clarity and peace of mind. Please call for a free 20 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit.

Techniques I Use


  • Family Systems External link

    Each person in a family impacts each other. Family Therapy is not only for people with small children. I specialize in helping adult members of families to improve their communication and resolve conflicts. The goal is to teach family members skills to work through their long standing dysfunctional patterns, to deepen their family connections.

  • Existential External link

    Sometimes life's struggles will test your ability to find meaning of the suffering that your personal life's challenges hold. I will help guide you through your own life process of transforming your fears, needs and desires towards acceptance and greater peace...this process can be done through art therapy or talk therapy--or both.

  • Art Therapy External link

    Art therapy can be a vehicle , a catalyst which can propel you into accessing feelings and thoughts that may become blocked through our ability to intellectualize or suppress. Children, teens ,adults who want to ' uncover' new insights which can then- be discussed with the therapist--can propel you into deeper parts of yourself through the creative process. No art experience necessary!

Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    I enjoy working with women around areas of Personal growth, self exploration, issues around self esteem, body image issues, parenting and family relationships, and transitions of all kinds. I utilize art therapy and counseling to help deepen personal awareness of' limitations' that are holding you back from enjoying your life .

  • Loss or Grief External link

    'Grief counseling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief, overwhelmed by loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down. Grief counseling --art or verbal therapy, can facilitate expression of emotion and help to reduce the feelings of isolation, numbness and distress, by slowly processing feelings that arise.

  • Depression External link

    I work with adults, teens, who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, poor self-assertion skills, identity issues, life stress--- such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change. Depression is real. Suffering can feel incapacitating. Therapy is one step in the right direction to helping yourself feel alive again and fully connected.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Youth today face an ever-growing number of challenges. From family stress, school deadlines, social pressures. If left to spiral, these can result in them suffering from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, and relational difficulties. Therapy can help support your teen cope with life stress in a creative and interactive approach.

  • Personal Growth External link

    “How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” ― Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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