Karen Neri, JD, MA

Karen Neri, JD, MA (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

not accepting clients



3407 S Corbett Ave

Portland, OR 97239

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I love supporting individuals develop a deep relationship with themselves and to strengthen their emotional bond with loved ones. 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(s), and find healing to your pain.

My Approach to Helping

I am a relational therapist with an orientation towards social justice and I am drawn to working with clients from a culturally responsive, collaborative, and systemic lens. I take a holistic and strength-based approach. I view my clients in the context of their family, social and cultural environment. I work with emotions to strengthen the bonds in relationships and facilitate trauma healing using somatics, mindfulness, neuroscience and compassion. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I am especially interested in supporting interracial or multicultural/multiethnic couples in their partner relationships. I presently have some space to take on new partners.

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 reconciled 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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