Joseph Parrish

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you struggle to cope with intense emotion? Are you triggered by small, unforeseeable incidents? It may feel like your life is in shambles, but you can cope. As an LGBT+ affirming counselor, I work with you to learn how to access your inner resources so that you may live a mindful, healthy life.


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

My Approach

You or someone you know has experienced trauma. You are aware that it’s negatively affecting your life, but you’re not entirely sure how to cope with it. The intense emotions and anxiety-filled life moments can seem to take over at the most inopportune times. You’re ready to pursue a higher level of well-being, but your not quite sure where to start. You’re not alone. You can live a mindful, healthy life. Grounded in the practice of mindfulness, I work with clients that have encountered or experienced some form of trauma to discover their inner wisdom. Incorporating affirmative therapy, I work with clients who identify as LGBTQI. Together, we will discover how you can live a full and complete life, navigating life’s challenges with strength and curiosity. I am flexible with my approach and work to meet you where you are, creating a warm, comfortable environment to discuss your concerns.

My Background

Being raised in a conservative environment allowed me the opportunity to see first hand the challenges of LGBT+ family members. Although I didn’t recognize it at the time, I began to understand the concept of covert marginalization. It wasn’t that my family members were shunned in some way it was that they weren’t celebrated for who they were and are. After attending college, I took time to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. It was here that I finally felt like I was increasing my own awareness in regard to how my views and outlook was so shaped by my upbringing. I began to approach life more mindfully. I tried to slow down what was a very fast paced life at the time in an effort to truly appreciate my surroundings and how to help people around me live more fully and completely.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-320-4556
  • Website
  • 10725 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 40
    Portland, OR 97219

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Southwest
  • Rate: $100-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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