Melissa Hartley

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Integrated Core Counseling is here for folks of all identities to explore Self-discovery and healing. NOTE: *I am providing online only sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic*


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

I draw from the integrated theoretical frameworks of Person-Centered Therapy, Feminist Theory and Internal Family Systems (IFS). IFS is the stuff you will hear me talk most about in counseling. IFS holds the stance that there is an inherently wise, and health-seeking core Self to each person. Part of our work together will be to get you in touch with your core Self to begin identifying and helping other parts of you that may be unintentionally disconnecting you from your own sense of calm, connection, confidence, and clarity. That process is unique to each person and we will cater the tools we use to match your needs and goals. I provide individual counseling for adults of all gender identity/expressions, race/ethnicities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, mental or physical ability/disability status, nations of origin, and religions. Please do not hesitate to reach out and begin (or continue) your healing journey!

My Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, also from Portland State University. I have experience working with folks who have experienced trauma, including domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse and trauma associated with military service. I am a LGBTQ2A+ friendly/affirming, and a sex-positive therapist. I support folks 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.


  • 5039989733
  • Website
  • 1235 SE Division St. Suite 103
    Portland, OR 97202

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