Debbie provides an accepting and non-judgmental counseling relationship to help clients feel safe and supported. She understands that longstanding patterns of thoughts or behaviors can interfere with achieving a fulfilling life and she works with her clients to pursue effective life changes. Debbie focuses on highlighting strengths in individuals and relationships as a foundation of growth. Debbie has a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. She works with individuals, couples, and families to address whatever issues or challenges her clients choose. Areas of focus include couples work, life transitions, grief, depression, PTSD, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and communication skills.
Debbie works out of both the Portland and the Newberg locations. She provides EMDR therapy services.
You can reach Debbie at: Debbie@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I specialize in strengthening relationships, which includes the one you have with yourself. I provide a safe space for you to explore past trauma, share vulnerable emotional experiences, and identify barriers to your success. I believe you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help facilitate the changes you want to make.
One style of therapy does not work for everyone; therefore I integrate different approaches to best serve you. My strengths-based approach incorporates your past successes, strengths, resources, and hopes for the future. Together we will co-create goals to improve your emotional and mental well being as you see fit. I am passionate about the work I do to help individuals, couples, and families create the lives they desire.
Jackie works out of the Portland location.
Jackie can be reached at Jackie@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Phone: (858) 703-5341
Jacklin is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. She received her Master's Degree in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Since then she has worked with an array of clients, specializing in children with emotional and behavioral concerns.
Jacklin encourages clients to utilize art in session as a way to express themselves in an alternative manner. She works to create a safe environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring challenges as well as strengths. Jacklin uses a holistic approach to therapy, working to understand her clients as a whole. One type of therapy does not work for everyone and in turn Jacklin uses a variety of techniques to create an individual approach that fits each client's needs.
For more information about Art Therapy please visit the American Art Therapy Association's website:
Jacklin works out of the Portland office.
You can reach Jacklin at: Jacklin@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Phone: (971) 302-2585
Co-Founder, Program Director , Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist
Liz is a Child and Family therapist with over 20 years experience working with children, teens and families. As a mother of 2 she is sensitive to the challenges of being a child in this generation as well as raising a cohesive family. Liz believes attunement and attachment are at the core of every human connection and she assists each client with ways to nurture that foundation.
She works with children, adolescents, couples and individuals. Her specialties include working with children ages 3 and up with self-regulation, self-esteem and problem solving skills through Play Therapy; helping families navigate communication, separation or divorce challenges; Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital counseling, PTSD and trauma, survivors of sexual abuse and anxiety, EMDR and much more.
Liz also offers to speak to groups and schools on Mindful Parenting.
Liz works out of the Portland location.
You can contact Liz at: Liz@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
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Supervisor: Michelle Engblom-Deglmann PhD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Megan is not taking on clients at this time.
Real life is complicated and often times, it hurts. The struggles that we experience can take on a variety of forms, ranging from depression and anxiety, to trauma. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am dedicated to supporting my clients on their journey towards healing, empowerment and hope. I strive to offer a personalized and collaborative approach in therapy that focuses on developing strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I utilize a humanistic, strength-based, non-judgmental style to provide a safe space for my clients and their families to explore, heal and grow. I work with a wide variety of individuals and groups (adolescents, adults, couples and families) and work in depth with trauma/abuse, women's issues, infertility, postpartum struggles, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I aspire to help my clients improve coping skills, enhance interpersonal relationships, increase self-esteem and build positive communication skills.
I am also licensed in both Oregon and California as an LMFT.
Megan works out of both the Portland and Newberg locations.
You can reach Megan at Megan@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Phone: (971) 337-0731
Meg is passionate about working with clients to reach and exceed their goals. As a practitioner, she is constantly learning and enriching herself as a means to serve her clients in a more specific and effective manner. In therapy, you and Meg will unpack your history one piece at a time and build a brighter future. Meg is elated for the opportunity to stand by your side during life's rocky moments and looks forward to becoming a part of your journey.
Meg works out of both the Portland location. She is available for in-person and telehealth sessions.
You can reach Meg at: Meg@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Director of Operations and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Shari is an Individual Couples and Family Therapist who is passionate about working with teens, individuals, families and couples. She has over 12 years experience working as a Mental Health Therapist, Parent Educator, Teacher, Child Advocate and Mentor. She specializes in working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma, PTSD and family relational issues.
Shari works out of both the Portland and Newberg locations. She provides EMDR therapy services.
You can contact Shari at: Shari@hopeconnectioncounseling.com