MereAnn Reid

MereAnn Reid

Licensed Professional Counselor

Registered Play Therapist, Certified Adoption Therapist

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

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-224-7563

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$215

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2008

Languages: English

Services

  • Family
  • Group
  • Child

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

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 specialty is in parenting support, child development, and attachment. I received my master’s degree in counseling psychology at Lewis & Clark College + certification as an adoption specialist from PSU. I see many adoptive families, though not exclusively, seeking to work collaboratively with parents. My job is to help kids manage feelings + impulses and connect 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 develop some new strategies that work much better. I want that for you, too.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    Our earliest relationships help construct a map for how we expect future relationships to unfold. Our sense of safety--both internal and shared--has its roots in how we were parented. All of this is changeable, as our brains grow and change for our whole lives; the greatest factor of influence is how and with whom we connect. That's attachment: Getting our needs met, in a dance with others.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Adoption Issues External link

    I'm certified in therapy with foster & adoptive families. My experience includes supporting early trauma, attachment, grief & loss, child development, and complex family stories. I'm familiar with all types of adoption, often work with prospective adoptive parents, support transracial families, provide search & reunion support, and help navigate post-adoption resources in private sessions & groups

  • Parenting External link

    I help parents understand how attachment dynamics and stress can fuel the unworkable behaviors you're seeing. We may explore a new approach to setting limits, reworking expectations, or tools for building more connection into your family. I'm a Hand in Hand Parenting group leader. I offer parent coaching, parent-child sessions, and parent peer support groups.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Kids who come to see me often learn how to tame big feelings, make sense of their experiences--even hard ones, increase resilience, and learn new ways to express needs. I use play therapy, family sessions, and art materials to help kids build skills, develop new perspective, and feel understood by the people they love. I especially enjoy working with kids 3-12.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Much of my work with kids is around transitions: Adoption, losing a pet, new school, moving. I support kids who've lost a parent or sibling, whether they've died or otherwise gone away, and help them make sense of the big changes in their life and family. I have experience with adoption search & reunion, planning birth country trips, talking about donors and surrogacy, or prep for an expected loss

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