Laurie Perdue

Licensed Professional Counselor

I help clients and families cultivate understanding, calm traumatic stress, and move forward on meaningful life steps. I am a trauma specialist at uncovering confidence, enriching hope, and improving your sense of feeling competent, accepted and focus on your values.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

My practice offers warmth, relational safety, hope – and a plan to thwart the chaos of adverse childhood experiences, traumatic stress, toxic work, or relationship conflict. I specialize in treating partners and parents impacted by addiction in the family. My practice promotes resilience, accountability, positive action and the wisdom of self-attunement. My style is direct, warm and guided by creating relational safety and hope. I offer practical behavioral health strategies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, and strengths-based narrative work that promotes resilience and personal accountability. I support both abstinence-based and harm reduction recovery practices.

My Background

I have a Master's in Addiction Studies from the Professional Mental Health Counseling program at Lewis & Clark College Graduate School. Previous to private practice, I provided clinical care as a counselor in a vibrant outpatient community mental health clinic with hundreds of vulnerable, traumatized, and resilient clients. My experience includes working on integrated care teams to address medical, addiction, legal, family and complex social problems. I also work on a national behavioral health phone line for universities, EAPs and county/community mental health agencies. I am highly attuned to managing; traumatic stress caused by adverse childhood experiences; urgent care for acute crisis; complex differential diagnosis; promoting family/support structures; growing your access to peer communities; and collaboration with primary and pain management providers.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-719-6204
  • Website
  • 6529 NE Sandy Blvd. , Suite 201
    Portland, OR 97213

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