Nani Waddoups, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My philosophy is rooted in the existential belief that we want meaning and purpose for our lives. I believe we have the capacity to make our lives how we want them to be. My job is to creatively engage in the process of clarifying that vision and supporting your efforts to navigate the way there.


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

My Approach

I am a professional listener. My work is to attune with my clients, and to strive for understanding. I believe that we all want to be understood, and to understand ourselves. My natural curiosity, my training and my work with clients continue to hone my skills for asking the right questions, sharing my perspective, and checking in to confirm we are still on the right course.

My Background

I have a Masters in Counseling from Lewis & Clark Graduate School in Portland, and my private practice includes work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have also worked as a group facilitator at the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and their Families, and for the Washington County Counseling Center working primarily with inmates in the county residential treatment dorm. Counseling is a second career for me. The messiness of life has been my best teacher. I am 56 years old, and have navigated these years in ways that have helped me appreciate the richness and complexity of what it is to be human, and to celebrate the potential for self-determination.


  • 503-784-6214
  • Website
  • 819 SE Morrison Street #220
    Portland, OR 97214

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