Judy Marantz-Herzberg

Social Worker

We can be both the agents of change in our lives and recipients of unforeseen circumstances. As a social worker experienced with a wide range of problems, I support adolescents and adults as they respond to and create changes, moving closer to actualizing what they most want in life.


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

My Approach

I believe that deep down, everyone possesses an inherent wisdom. Like a compass, it guides us. During challenging times- transitions, times of grief, loss, and change, we lose sight of our direction, and of what we think, feel, and value. We may act in ways that make things worse- procrastinating, developing unhealthy relationships with friends, lovers, family members, and our bodies. We disconnect from our inherent wisdom- the part that knows what we most need and want- and how to act on it. I work as a catalyst to guide you as you find your way back to your own path. I help by getting to know you, deeply understanding your perspective and life experiences, while helping you examine unnoticed possibilities. I help you flesh out a vision of how you want your life to be, and how to head in that direction. I listen strategically, noticing patterns. We collaboratively sift through these experiences, learn from them, and capitalize on your strengths and successes.

My Background

My BA in Psychology and Education is from Rutgers University; my Masters in Social Work is from Portland State University. As an elementary school teacher, I saw how my students’ emotional lives impacted their school functioning and well-being. I wanted to support them with their emotional needs, and help them lead with their strengths. I have found this opportunity through counseling. I have worked with high school and elementary school children as a school social worker and in private practice. I offer academic coaching for middle/high school students, enabling them to reach their potentials. Communicating with teachers and families, I foster a team approach to supporting students, alleviating family stress that arises when kids struggle with school and life. Various facets of my life inform my practice. Each dimension– teacher, mother, daughter, and partner - helps me appreciate the complexity of life and admire the ways people face adversity and change.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 971-200-9222
  • Website
  • 811 E. Burnside #217
    Portland, , OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $70.00-90.00/session

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