Family Roots Therapy

Family Roots Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

We are a team of counselors who believe that all families can overcome challenges and live happier, more harmonious lives together.

Client Status




7346 NE Sandy Blvd

Suite C

Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St

Ste 200

Portland, Oregon 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $20-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Child
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • OHP Open Card
  • PacificSource
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My Ideal Client

Are you a new parent struggling to adjust to parenthood? Are you worried about your child or teen's mental health? Struggling with recent change in your family such as grief, loss, divorce, or blending families? Tired of constant conflict, arguing, and fighting taking over your home? We can help. We have therapists with expertise and training in helping parents, children, and teens develop healthier relationships, reduce stress, and improve communication.

My Approach to Helping

Our therapists are highly skilled in different therapy approaches, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy, art therapy, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman method, and postpartum/perinatal mental health. Because a mental health challenge in one family member affects all family members, we believe in supporting each person in the family holistically and meeting each person's needs. We believe that there is no one right way to be a family and that one family structure is not better than another. We want all families to feel welcome and included at Family Roots. That's why we have therapists who work with queer, non-binary, and trans individuals (children, teens, and parents), as well as polyamorous couples, blended families and divorced families.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our counselors include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Art Therapists, as well as Professional Counselor Interns (who are working toward their hours for full independent licensure). Our counselors have a wide range of experiences, from working in community mental health to working in school, inpatient, or prison settings. Specialties include prenatal and perinatal mental health, parenting support using Collaborative Problem Solving and Positive Discipline, play therapy with young children, working with blended families and divorced families, and working with couples on the transition to parenthood.

Techniques I Use


  • Play Therapy  External link

    Our child therapists have extensive experience in play therapy, including a specialized form of play-based therapy called Child-Parent Psychotherapy, which focuses on the parent-child relationship and increasing connection and attachment in young children. We are unique in having experience and training in working with children under 6 years old, which is a highly specialized area in counseling.

  • Family Therapy External link

    Our therapists have a variety of backgrounds in engaging families in treatment. Specialized training in using Structural Family Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and other relationship-based approaches allow our therapists to confidently treat the entire family and manage conflict within families.

  • Art Therapy External link

    Our Licensed Art Therapist has experience in using art therapy to help teens explore their emotions, build self-esteem, and heal.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    We have therapists who practice from a family systems approach and have training in Marriage & Family Therapy, which includes specific training in working with couples. We use approaches such as the Gottman method and Emotion-Focused Therapy, which focuses on adult attachment styles and how your early relationships influence your close relationships in adulthood.

Issues I Treat


  • Postpartum External link

    Our postpartum/perinatal counselors have completed advanced training from Postpartum Support International to learn how to address the complex needs of postpartum individuals and families. This includes mothers, fathers, and couples. We have therapists who are competent in supporting trans and nonbinary individuals, who are often overlooked in postpartum treatment.

  • Parenting External link

    Our therapists who specialize in parenting have advanced training in using Collaborative Problem Solving and Positive Discipline. We coach parents in how to communicate effectively with their kids and how to listen to their kids' needs and address their children's challenging behavior with empathy.

  • Family Conflict External link

    Our family therapists have gone through specific training on working with families as a whole, not just individuals. Any changes or mental health issues in one person in a family affect the entire family. People don't exist in a vacuum! For that reason, family therapists focus on helping your entire family work through conflict around issues such as divorce, blending families, or reunification.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    We have counselors who have received specialized training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an approach that treats young children ages 0-6 who have experienced trauma, violence, or separation from a caregiver. Our child and teen therapists are also trained in play therapy and art therapy, and have experience working in schools and community-based settings.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Our couples counselors have completed training in using the Gottman method and specifically focus on helping couples transition to parenthood and navigate conflict around parenting. This can include co-parenting counseling with divorced or separated couples, as well as helping married couples improve parenting dynamics.

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