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Providing high quality individual, group and family counseling. 

Learn, grow and transform your mental health and substance use problems. 

Base Behavioral Health Counseling is dedicated to provide therapeutic services to people from a variety of racial and ethnic cultures, sexual orientations, life experiences and addressing their mental health and substance use disorders at the same time.

Our team of clinicians are experienced professionals who ensure a high degree of mutuality of respect, collaboration and partnership. We are trained to provide personalized care to meet your goals for any co-occurring disorder through the following evidence based treatment modalities:

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Seeking Safety

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Buddhist Psychology 

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality co-occurring mental health and substance use counseling for individuals and families that is trauma-informed, strength-based, and which values and respects diversity of life experiences across all our clients.

Our Vision

We believe that we can accomplish our mission through our philosophy that co-occurring disorders are treatable illnesses. Our clinicians understand that physical, mental health and substances use are intertwined, and by offering individualized, superior care, we can improve the quality of life for our clients and serve as a reliable resource for our community. We can help reduce emergency room admissions and improve access to therapy in Oregon by providing therapeutic service to people from a variety of racial and ethnic cultures, sexual orientation, life experiences while concurrently addressing their mental health and substance use disorders.

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What would therapy entail?

Base Behavioral Health Counseling operates under the integrated model of treatment. This approach is designed to treat people with co-occurring disorders and that utilizes one treatment team at the same time. Research suggests integrated treatment produces better results than traditional treatment models and eliminating the need to comply with multiple professionals and treatment plans.

Therapy Description

Our client will first be scheduled with a therapist for a 1 hour assessment, which will also cover initial treatment planning. This assessment will determine the level of care, and the intensity of therapy, based on medical necessity and diagnosis. Our clients will be offered an opportunity to follow through with therapy recommendations and a chance to schedule out consistent appointments. Treatment planning with the therapist and progress with therapy goals will help determine length and frequency of therapy.

Services are provided for both adult and youth in a trauma-informed model.

Depending on the intensity of therapy that is discussed after the assessment, a client may be attending up to 4 group sessions a week and/or up to 1 individual session a week. Counseling will be offered in-person, phone and video depending on availability and client preference.

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Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions about services or schedule an appointment.


Phone: 541-638-0830

Fax: 971-223-0998  


6900 SW 105th Ave, Suite B

Beaverton, OR 97008

Mailing Address:

5010 SE Foster RD

PO BOX 86101

Portland, OR 97286

Multnomah County Crisis line: 503-988-4888

Clackamas County Crisis line: 503-291-9111

Washington County Crisis line: 503-655-8401

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text START to 741741

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50 minute individual session: $150-180

90 minute group therapy: $50-75

50 minute family session: $180

In person and Virtual services.

*Cancellations within 24 hours or No Shows will be changed full price of the missed appointment ($150).

In Network Insurance:







Pacific Source

Lyra EAP


We can provide superbills for Out of Network insurance.

Benefits for not using your insurance:

* Insurance companies limit the number of sessions.

* Many "in-network" therapists are full.

* Your insurance may have high deductibles.

* Insures privacy for individuals who are getting insurance through work, family or significant others.

Ask about payment options.

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Our Path, Our Journey: DBT and Harm reduction for adolescents 

In person

Monday 5-6pm with Sarah Shute and Certified Therapy dog Mocha.

DBT and Co-Occurring for Adults

In person

Fridays 12-1pm with Ashley Bauer.

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Philosophy and Approach

I believe therapy can bring awareness to an individual's strengths, challenge them to grow and help them to live a more fulfilled life. I provide a theoretical integration approach with an existential view. My focus is grounding in person-centered counseling and bringing the individual's to their present self. I approach individuals from a holistic view, treating them whole with mind, body and spirituality. I integrate interventions such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness practices. I encourage exploring the meaning and value to live a life as their authentic self.  It's my focus to invite the individual to explore their self-awareness, thoughts, behaviors, feelings at the pace they are comfortable with, providing a safe place without judgement.

Education and Experience

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Child and Family Studies, specializing in youth services in 2007 from Portland State University.  I received my Master's degree in Mental Health specialization in Addictions Counseling at Lewis and Clark College in 2017. Additionally, I am certified in the State of Oregon as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor III (CADCIII). Currently I am a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC with the State of Oregon.

For over 12 years, I have worked with individuals (youth and adults) struggling with mental health and substance use.

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Philosophy and Approach

I believe that each individual should feel comfortable within themselves and have the resources to change if something in their life is not being met emotionally, mentally, or physically. My priority within this context is to ensure and create a safe space for individuals to explore their emotions and process their thoughts. While being initially drawn to Existentialism therapy, I utilize an integrative model to best meet client’s needs. Trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, expressive art therapies, strength-based, person-centered approaches and CBT techniques are what I utilize most frequently in the therapeutic setting. I have been working in the mental health and addictions field for 10 years which includes various settings such as psychiatric hospitals, dual-diagnosis units, residential treatment, and outpatient treatment. I specialize in both group therapy and individual therapy.

Education and Experience

In the state of Oregon, I hold my LPC (licensed professional counselor), CADC-I (certified alcohol and drug counselor) and NCC (national certified counselor).

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Philosophy and Approach

I believe that therapy involves combining multiple systems and environments to create who we are today. I see the people I work with through a trauma-informed lens and take their person-in-environment perspective to strengthen and encourage their personal growth. I aim to provide a safe space with individualized approaches to tailor to client needs. I center a lot of my work using evidence-based interventions such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Systems Theory. I hope to bring my authentic self into sessions as well as allow others to explore their authentic and powerful sense of being by drawing connections through emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and actions.

Education and Experience

I received my Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 2020. I earned my Master's in Social Work from Pacific University in 2022 with an emphasis on Generalist Practice. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Registrant (CADC-R) and a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) in the State of Oregon. My experience includes working in secure adolescent in-patient settings in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, as well as with community members from low-income backgrounds and other outpatient settings. I have a background working with all ages and specialize in working with youth, adolescents, and young adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in individual, family, and group counseling settings. 



Certified Therapy Dog

Mocha is a Certified Therapy Dog through Pet Partners, and is my mighty mini Shetland Sheepdog. She often joins in on in-person sessions to provide a level of openness and rapport building with clients.

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Philosophy and Approach

I approach my counseling as a collaboration with clients while also providing a space that feels safe and comfortable. I strive to offer support and hope to individuals and their families, so they are able to approach challenging situations in a safe and productive manner. I hope to assist these individuals with gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges they are given and provide them with the tools to change their approach and outlook. While my interventions and therapeutic techniques may vary from individuals and their specific needs, I will operate under the theories of counseling as follows, Solutions Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Theory.

Education and Experience

I hold a Master of Science in Professional Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Most of my course work centered around Human and Family Development, Marriage and Family Counseling, Substance Use Dependency Counseling, Cross Cultural Counseling, Aging, and Group Counseling.

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Join the Team

Hiring Licensed and Unlicensed Mental Health and Addictions Therapists.

Base Behavioral Health’s purpose is to provide the highest quality co-occurring mental health and substance use counseling for individuals and families in the Greater- Portland area. Sharing this passion and obtaining the skills to serve this population is limited in the community so we are excited to have you apart of the team and that you are also committed to helping us achieve this vision.


Competitive Percentage Base Salary

Full-time and Part-time options

Flexibility with work schedule to balance work/home life

Weekly 24 sessions a week

Opportunities to do group therapy

Opportunities for 401(k) and Health Benefits

Training & Development Stipend

Weekly consultation and supervision offered

Fun and relaxed environment

Full scale billing, scheduling team

Bonus opportunities

Duties and Responsibilities as a Counselor Include:

Working with clients in person and/or virtually, diagnosing their mental health and/or substance use disorders and building treatment plans and coping strategies for the client to follow.

Perform initial evaluations of client needs and develop customized treatment plans.

Educate staff and clients on stress and trauma coping mechanisms.

Provide individuals with the resources they need to reach personal goals.

Monitor client progress and modify their treatment plans as needed.

Coordinate with social and medical agencies, healthcare providers and community outreach programs to provide clients with needed services.

Complete continuing education courses State licensure (LPC, LSW, LCSW, LCPC) certification and stay up to date on the latest practices.


2 Years counseling, social work, or other related fields of mental health and addiction therapy

Previous experience working with children and adolescents, families and/or couples.

Mental Health License in Oregon (preferred)

Skills and Abilities:

Experience in conflict resolution

Compassionate and caring demeanor

Ability to build rapport with clients

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Genuinely care about people and be able to connect with them

Evening and weekend availability

Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be dependable

Able to work independently

License Certification/Education:

LPC, LCPC, LSW, or LCSW (Preferred)

Master's (Preferred)

CADC (Perferred)


Thanks for applying! We’ll be in touch soon.

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