Karen Neri, JD, MA

Karen Neri, JD, MA (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

National Certified Counselor

Relationships are painfully beautiful. Often the birthplace of love, joy and belonging, it can also be a source of pain and suffering.

Client Status

accepting clients



3407 S Corbett Ave

Portland, 97239

At a Glance


Rate: $130-$165

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

If you are struggling with communication or lack of intimacy in your relationship, it can be very painful, and can leave you feeling unseen, unheard, rejected or inadequate. I can help you navigate these relational struggles, emotionally connect with your loved one, and find healing to your pain. I am currently accepting clients for couples or relationship therapy. If you have questions, please feel free to send me an email.

My Approach to Helping

I am a relational therapist who is social justice oriented and drawn to working with clients from a culturally responsive and an equitable lens. I take a holistic and strength-based approach in helping my clients. I view clients in the context of their family, social or cultural environment. I work with emotions to strengthen the bonds in relationships. I also work with trauma using somatics and EMDR as well as integrate the practice of mindfulness, and compassion into my work. Together, we can work towards creating the change that will best serve you and your relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that people are resilient social beings. We each have the capacity to bounce back from challenges, maintain positive experiences, and grow from our experiences despite life stressors. At our core is our need for security and connection; both of which are crucial to our well-being. The manner we relate to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us can affirm or disaffirm our feelings of safety, acceptance and belonging. To this end, I see that we primarily interact with the world through our emotions as experienced by our senses, processed by our thoughts and mediated by our language. It is from the place of social interdependence that we create a meaningful reality and experience an ultimate sense of well-being.

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