Kari Gjerde

Licensed Professional Counselor

Let's work together to strengthen and heal your relationships, amplify your self-directed wisdom, and clarify your personal goals. Along the way we will build insight into relational patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that no longer serve you and make way for growth.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I have an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from a variety of change-oriented, insight-building intervention styles. I take a dialectical stance in therapy, searching for what is being left out and working to promote balance in your life. Our work will be informed by the evidence-based and behaviorally-informed practices of CBT and DBT. I will also integrate relational and interpersonal reconstructive therapy, as I believe the relationship is primary - for therapy to work we must work well together.

My Background

I hold a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. My practice has involved treating folks struggling with depression, bipolar, trauma, grief, personality disorders, and anxiety disorders. My experience also includes working with queer, trans & non-binary people as well as survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse. I work primarily with individuals and welcome clients who are looking for support on their journey. Let's get to know each other and work towards your goals!

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)


  • 5033888649
  • Website
  • 2225 NE MLK Jr Blvd Ste #208
    Portland, OR 97212

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Eliot

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