MereAnn Reid

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I help parents and kids feel more connected. Specializing in adoption and parenting.


  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

Are you at your wits' end with challenging behaviors? Looking for support with meltdowns and bedtime? Sometimes it's hard to know if you're on the right track. Kids grow and change fast--and life is so busy! Here's the deal: Connection is the glue that holds families together, especially when the going gets tough. If you're not feeling connected, you're not able to settle. And if you can't settle, neither can your kid. Parenting support and play therapy can offer new ways to enjoy each other and reconnect. I'm excited to meet and explore how we can build up the resilience in your family. We'll do it together.

My Background

My specialty is in adoption, parenting, and child development. I received my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Lewis & Clark College, then certification as an adoption specialist at Portland State U. My pre-therapy work included teaching, directing camps, and advocacy for kids in foster care. I see a range of families, including many created through adoption, and I'm always looking to include parents collaboratively in play therapy. While cooperation is helpful, kids with early neglect, loss, and old toxic stress need to go slow and build trust first. My job is to help kids manage feelings and impulses in ways that get their needs met better in relationships. We'll work together to decode the needs behind their behavior. Then you can respond to the root cause of their upset and empower them to ask for help, know their limits, be flexible, and really own their strengths. I want that for you, too.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Attachment Theory

Issues I Treat

  • Loss or Grief
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Parenting
  • Adoption Issues


  • 9715330228
  • Website
  • 2306 NE Glisan Street, Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 12 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $120-185/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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