Kris Cavanaugh LPC, CADCI

Kris Cavanaugh LPC, CADCI

Licensed Professional Counselor

I believe you are the expert on you and working together we can find opportunities to explore barriers and build skills to foster growth.

Client Status

not accepting clients



4531 SE Belmont #108

Portland, 97215

At a Glance


Rate: $90-$110

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2004

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
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My Approach to Helping

People seek therapy for different reasons but most often because they have been unable to 'fix' something that feels off in their life. I believe every individual and family operates within its own unique culture and system. My goal in working with clients is to maximize existing strengths, facilitate insight into patterns of behavior and foster the development of new skills, while honoring the uniqueness of each individual or system

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have experience working with kids and adults managing stress from divorce. I am trained as a mediator and as a parent coordinator and work extensively with high conflict families as they maneuver changes in their family system.

Techniques I Use


  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive Behavioral therapy is one of the best ways to address depression and anxiety symptoms. It helps look at and shift some of the thoughts that can negatively impact how you feel and act. Sometimes our perceptions and thoughts about events or people or even life become so automatic that we aren't even sure what we are responding to anymore.

Issues I Treat


  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I've been working with kids and teens for over 10 years in schools, treatment centers and in private practice. When family dynamics change or a kiddo starts to struggle with anxiety or depression an objective listener can often be the catalyst to change and encourage the communication and life skills that every parent wants their kids to learn.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can be a feeling we experience a little here and there or something that is paralyzing to day to day life. I help people manage those feelings by learning to stop fighting themselves and accept their fears in an empowered way.

  • Divorce External link

    Deciding to end a relationship can be a confusing and fearful process. People often feel stuck and unsure of their future. Confronting those what ifs through a therapeutic relationship can help individuals clarify emotional wants and needs as well as learn to communicate those needs in the now and for future relationships.

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