Katrina Thatcher

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Challenges are a part of life. My goal is to help kids and adults trust in their capacity to do hard things, and, be able to sit back and enjoy the easy times when they come along.


  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy

My Approach

I work from a developmental and person-centered perspective focusing on the power of the therapeutic relationship: the healing power of empathy, acceptance and caring. I believe everyone holds within themselves the capacity to work through challenges given a facilitative environment responsive to their developmental needs. With kids, I offer play therapy. Play Therapy, like counseling for adults, lets kids express their feelings and process their experiences in order to develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. With adults, I use a mindfulness-based approach, concentrating on the here-and-now experience. This process helps clients understand and unwind thought and behavior patterns that may have been helpful in certain situations and are no longer serving (and possible actively harming) a person's current day-to-day functioning and relationships.

My Background

I received my Master’s degree in Couple, Marriage and Family Counseling from Portland State University. I have also received special training in Child-centered Play Therapy (CCPT), in Child-parent Relationship Training (CPRT), and with the Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.) Clinic. Currently a registered intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), I am supervised by Dr. Kimberly Jayne, PhD, LPC, RPT-S, CCPT-S.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 971 361 2800
  • Website
  • 4531 SE Belmont, Ste 101
    Portland, OR 97215

At a Glance

  • Experience: 2 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Belmont
  • Rate: $80-120/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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