PK Ponti-Foss

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

My belief is that mental and emotional health are frequently about balance. Whether I’m working with couples, adults, youth or kids – we find that something is “off,” and by working together to help restore balance, we move towards your goals.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy

My Approach

I apply an eclectic approach with clients because I believe everyone's situation is different and therapy isn't one size fits all. I tend to be fairly research based, but find that intuition also plays a big role in my work with clients. With couples, I use the “Gottman Method,” recognized by many as the most effective therapy model for couples. I help couples manage conflict, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and create shared meaning in their lives. Drs. John and Julie Gottman helped us all recognize that one of the most important keys to long-standing contentment in a relationship (even when there’s significant conflict!) is learning how to repair the emotional harm partners have caused for one another. Couples therapy, believe it or not, can be an enjoyable and deeply healing process.

My Background

My education has focused heavily on multicultural populations and social justice. I also have substantial experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Finally, I am both LGBTQ and Polyamory friendly and aware of the dynamics of being part of those communities. Because finding the right therapist is such an important part of making sure you get what you need out of therapy, I offer a free 30 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit. I also reserve half my hours for clients needing sliding scale fees. If you are looking for sliding scale fees, please ask me about the current availability of that option before scheduling a session. Finally, I would like people considering working with me to know that I do animal assisted therapy. My dog Phoenix, attends sessions and can be a great comfort when things are difficult.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Regence BC/BS


  • (503) 804-5761
  • Website
  • 7831 SE Stark St, Suite 213
    Portland, OR 97215

At a Glance

  • Experience: 7 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Montavilla
  • Rate: $95-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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