Richard Halpern, M.A.

Professional Counselor

The parenting roller coaster ride can be amazingly fun, or utterly exhausting! You try your best, yet sometimes feel overwhelmed. Our goal is to work together to identify new tools for your "parenting toolkit" which you can use immediately to positively impact your child's behavioral issues. 


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

In keeping with social distance during this pandemic, all sessions are via video. I bring a very practical and down to earth counseling approach, with a focus on parenting strategies which are easy to apply right away. We work together to identify your unique parenting style and the challenges you are navigating. I empathize with the stress and opportunities of raising children in the digital age. To help ease your parenting anxiety, we develop a structured plan forward, while emphasizing your strengths and choices. You deserve a life feeling balanced, energized, and fun. For separated, divorced, or cohabiting parents, we focus on positively co-parenting as a team. It's possible to team up for your children even after a difficult breakup. For sole parents, we focus on self care and community resources. Affirming to ALL parents: grandparents, LGBTQ, foster, adoptive, and step parents. It starts with a deep breath, free session, and cup of tea or coffee. Sliding fee scale.

My Background

My career has traversed working with parents in a huge variety of settings. I coordinated a public School Counseling program K-12 for 16 years and am a licensed School Counselor in Oregon. I worked with parents on the many issues that impact kids at school. I also coordinated an alternative program for children age 11-17 arrested for minor crimes. We worked with parents to teach empathy to their child. I currently teach the class: Helping Children Cope With Family Change for Multnomah Family Court. This is exclusively for separating & divorcing parents. My Masters Degree is in Counseling from the University of Montana; my B. A. in Psychology is from the University of Tennessee. I'm also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator (a philosophy I integrate), and a Master Trainer with the Oregon Registry (workshops for child care professionals). As a divorced father, I positively co-parented raising 2 wonderful kids with their mom.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 541 490-1551
  • Website
  • 2304 E Burnside St.
    Portland, OR 97214
  • Second Office Address:
  • 10211 SW Barbur Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97219

At a Glance

  • Experience: 24 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $75-100/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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