Debbie Johnsen MA, LMFT

I firmly believe that we are all wired for connection and relationship. Life can sometimes bring challenges that are difficult to manage on our own. I understand that longstanding patterns of thoughts or behaviors can sometimes interfere with achieving a fulfilling life. Processing difficult life experiences can be challenging and scary. I strive to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate, and supportive environment in which we can collaboratively explore whatever issues you choose. I believe that establishing a therapeutic relationship based on trust, safety, and open communication is essential in counseling. Through the counseling relationship I can help you address life's challenges and help you achieve the meaningful life you desire.

Counseling can be a helpful support during any of life's challenges. I enjoy working with people facing trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, divorce, communication issues, and other relationship issues. I am passionate about supporting the elderly and their families as they navigate the challenges that come with transitions in later life. I have seven years of personal experience as a primary family caregiver for a family member who had Alzheimer’s. My experience has given me insight into some of the challenges and blessings that come with walking with a loved one through a very difficult time, often filled with transition.  

I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from George Fox University.  I work with couples, individuals, teens and families and have evening and weekend appointments available.

Contact and Scheduling:

I can be reached at 503-549-4920 or

Rates & Insurance:

$90 per 50-minute session. $125 per 80-minute session. Reduced fees are available on a limited basis. I am an out-of-network provider and can provide a receipt you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network coverage. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider to confirm out-of-network services offered.

Organization Membership:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA)