Mark Porterfield MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Reaching out for help in the middle of a struggle is a bold move. I understand choosing to see a therapist may come with some hesitation and questions. I start by fostering a safe, accepting space where we decide if it’s a good fit for therapy. We all deserve a place where we can really be heard and understood. So, I meet clients where they are, encouraging honesty and openness with oneself and others. When we feel safe to be stuck, to explore, wonder or wander, our hidden potential can emerge. I trust the process within the unique relationship we build to help you locate the courage needed to overcome obstacles, live authentically and reimagine the possibilities for how to move forward.


My style is warm, empowering and direct. I listen carefully to your unique story and seek experiences in therapy that will propel you forward in your search for joy, change and meaning. When fitting, our time together may involve a variety of experiential and expressive approaches including: Sandtray Therapy, Play Therapy with children, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused work with couples. I am also a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and offer pre-marital counseling for couples.  I also provide mental health services for children and adolescent students in an area school district.   

You can reach Mark at: or at 503-782-0603

Mark works out of both the Portland and Newberg offices