Melissa Hartley

Melissa Hartley (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor


Supervisor: Kerri Anderson-Linde LPC

Integrated Core Counseling is here for folks of all identities to explore Self-discovery and healing.

Client Status

accepting clients



1217 NE Burnside Rd Bldg. C Ste. 503E

Gresham, 97030

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$165

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I strive to make my practice a safe space for folx of all ethnic/racial identities, religions and spiritual practices, socioeconomic ranges, genders, abilities, sizes, relationship styles/structures, sexual orientations, and immigration statuses. I work exclusively with individual adults. Clients who tend to find me are those who have survived various forms of trauma, who may work in the sex-work industry and anyone who needs a space that is about them, and for them to process life.

My Approach to Helping

I draw from the integrated theoretical frameworks of Person-Centered Therapy, Feminist Theory and Internal Family Systems (IFS). IFS is a non-pathologizing, evidence based conceptual tool that sees every human being as a system of protective and wounded inner parts lead by a core Self. Just like members of a family, inner parts are forced from their preferred states into extreme roles within us. This can happen several ways, including trauma and attachment injuries. Part of therapy utilizing the IFS perspective is helping people first access their Self and, from that core, come to understand and heal their parts.

My Values as a Therapist

I am a LGBTQ2IA+ friendly/affirming, and a sex-positive therapist. I support folx in exploring and defining how they want to be in relationships (or not!) and I believe sex work is real work. These values show up in the trainings I attend, how I show up in the counseling room and how I carry myself in my personal/political actions. It's also important to me to do what I can to make therapy accessible. I know it can be a huge expense when paying out of pocket, or even trying to cover a co-pay. Please feel free to reach out to inquire about reduced fee options.

Techniques I Use


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    There is a wise, core 'Self' to us all, along with other 'parts' which try to help, but can get forced into unhealthy roles in our lives. Parts associated with trauma are often pushed down or 'exiled' out of awareness. When they do emerge, other protective parts try to suppress them, blocking access to core Self, which could help them heal. Together, we can help all your parts access your core Self and work both together, and for you in an adaptive and sustainable way.

  • Feminist External link

    I focus on the importance of empowerment and awareness of systems of oppression which impact people of all genders. What you can expect here is to be treated with respect, to have the whole person you are, your identities and lived experience, validated and welcomed.

  • Humanistic  External link

    This shows up in the way I actively see you. You can expect me to be committed to giving you unconditional positive regard, meaning I will see you as inherently good, and accept you without any action or behavior needed on your part.

Issues I Treat


  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    In my practice, I celebrate and affirm diverse relationship styles and structures. I believe the process of finding your ideals and learning along the way is unique to each person. I am here to offer support and a safe place to process in a non-judgmental setting. At Integrated Core Counseling, you can expect to be welcomed and affirmed in regard to your relationship style/structure.

  • Veterans/Military Service External link

    I am experienced and knowledgeable about military culture and service. I have not served, but I do come from a military family, and continuously seek to improve my understanding of issues faced by active-duty service members, their families and veterans from each unique branch of the military.

  • Women's Issues External link

    As a counselor with a Feminist focus, I place importance on empowerment, awareness of systems of oppression that impact people of all genders, and how that shows up in the content we discuss, as well as the relationship between us in our respective identities. You can expect safe space to talk about the differences between our identities in a respectful and affirming way.

  • PTSD External link

    The impacts of trauma can feel incredibly distressing and disruptive one's life in a myriad of ways. My philosophy is that all trauma is valid and you can expect to experience very intentional care and a attuned pace in addressing it. Together we can identify, unpack and address issues related to trauma and focus therapy on feeling more grounded in the here and now.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I am an LGBTQ2IA+ affirming counselor. What that looks like in practice is acknowledging and learning from my mistakes, checking with my clients about whether they feel safe and affirmed in the counseling relationship, and continuing my education and growth in practicing inclusivity in my professional and personal life. There is safe and welcoming space in my office for all of your identities and ways of expressing yourself!

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