Jennie Hayes, LPC

Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor


I think counseling is always useful, even when there's nothing "wrong." We get a lot of chances to go, go, go but not a lot to slow down and reflect. Usually it takes some crisis of feeling or relationship to tell us it's time. I see those crises as opportunities, doorways to deeper understanding.

Client Status

not accepting clients



1906 SW Madison Street

Ste 101

Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$140

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

I work from an existential humanistic perspective, using emotion focused, narrative, internal family systems and reality therapy approaches. Before becoming a therapist I worked in advertising as a writer, helping brands find and make meaning. I bring that creative perspective to my work.

I'm a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern with a Clinical Mental Health counseling degree from Portland State University. I work with couples, individuals and teens ages 13 and up who are facing challenges like: job stress, creative blocks, relationship struggles, self esteem, depression, anger, anxiety, gender identity, spirituality, sexuality, major life transitions, and grief and loss.

Issues I Treat


  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    I specialize in relationships that fall outside of the conventional models, and love helping individuals in those relationships explore and communicate their needs, learn to navigate challenges in a healthy way and build stronger bonds of trust and connection.

  • Women's Issues External link

    We are a cultural turning point for women, a reckoning coming at a time where women still face enormous amounts of misogyny, internalized misogyny, role expectation, discrimination, harassment and social expectations about everything from looks to childbearing to relationships. I love working with women as they process trauma and transitions, explore their identity and come into their own power.

  • Divorce External link

    Even relationships that are ready to end have so much to teach us about ourselves—if we're able to open ourselves to learning. I specialize in helping people ready to end relationships process the hurt and say goodbye in order to discover new relationships and ways of being together.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    From the second we're born, relationships challenge us at our deepest level. Safety, vulnerability, shame, betrayal, commitment: they hit on our greatest fears and meet our fundamental needs. It's a place where we can grow the most and the fastest. I love working with couples because it's all right there in the room, in the moment, to be explored and unpacked and learned from.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Loss alway takes more from us than the person or relationship we've lost, and grief doesn't happen in any one way or on any one's timeline. But with care and connection, there can be deep meaning and healing in even the most profound pain.

Contact Jennie

Optional note (300 character limit). Please do not include sensitive medical information.