Kate Nelson-Armstrong

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy registered intern with a special interest and additional training in maternal mental health and parenting. I work with individuals, couples, families, and offer couples counseling for parents/prospective parents, whether or not you parent from the same household.


  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Clients often come to me with a sense of hopelessness, feeling anxious or disconnected from their loved ones and themselves. This can be especially prominent in the early years after having children. I believe we are all capable of healing this disconnection and strengthening our relationships. I primarily employ a combination of family systems, attachment theory, and narrative approaches. This means that in our time together we will look at how your past impacts your future and your current relationships. We will look at how you are connected to others and how those connections impact you and your relationships. Knowing how you tell your story and how it impacts the way you see the world and yourself in it is crucial to our work together. I also consider your unique relationships and personal circumstances and what is considered best practice for your given concerns.

My Background

I am a marriage and family therapy registered intern, currently supervised by Jessica Thomas, PhD. I hold a Master's degree in Marriage, Couples, & Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and am a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor II. In the past, I have worked with families and individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues, individuals and families struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, parenting concerns, and with women struggling with addiction during and after pregnancy.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Attachment Theory
  • Narrative 
  • Family Systems


  • 503.583.7434
  • Website
  • 2386 NW Hoyt St
    Portland, OR 97210

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $80-100/session

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