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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

  • Matrix

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

There is an alarming 50% to 75% of all people receiving treatment for substance use also have a diagnosable mental health disorder (McGovern, 2008). In addition, it is estimated that 20% of 50% of people who are treated with a mental health diagnosis also have or have had a substance use disorder at some point in their life (Mueser & Gingerich, 20-3; SAMHSA, 2015).

Bridge into the Woods



Defining Co-Occurring Disorder (COD): The simultaneous existence of “one or more disorder is relating to the use of alcohol/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental [health] disorders” (CSAT, 2013, p. Xvii).
Why is it hard to get therapy for a Co-Occurring Disorder?

  • People who have mental health and substance use disorder can experience significant stigmatization and discrimination from society which can prevent people from seeking treatment. The lack of education about co-occurring disorders can also solicit stereotyping.

  • Some professionals are not comfortable treating co-occurring disorders.

  • There is an increase in hospitalization for individuals who have two or more co-occurring disorders and are referred to programs that are not prepared to treat them.

  • Individuals may be treated for one disorder without consideration of another diagnosis, bounced back and forth from mental heath to addiction professionals if symptoms of one disorder becomes primary.

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 (McKee, 2017) and eliminating the need to comply with multiple professionals and treatment plans.

*We offer a variety of therapeutic approaches such as individual counseling, group therapy and family interventions.

*Goals in treatment is client driven and therapist supported.



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 by 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.



Specialized Therapy

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Please feel free to email or call if you have  any questions about services, would like to book a phone consultation or schedule an appointment.

*Appointments Available Saturdays ONLY starting March 2020.


Phone: 541-638-0830


1235 SE Division St, Suite 103 Portland, OR 97202

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



Free 15 minute phone consultation to see if Base Behavioral Health Counseling is right for you.

Initial 90 minute Assessment: $150

50 minute individual session: $130

90 minute group therapy: $50-75

50 minute family session: $135

*Appointments Available Saturdays ONLY until 6/2/22

In person and Virtual services.

*Cancellations within 48 hours or No Shows will be changed full price of the missed appointment.

We can not bill insurance companies for these services.

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.



(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care – like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in

network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable  condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities

  • Your health plan generally must:

    • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).

    • Cover emergency services by out-of-network

    • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation o

    • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: (503) 378-5499 or

Visit for more information about your rights under Federal law.

Visit for  more information about your rights under Federal Law to received a Good Faith Estimate.

Visit for more information about your rights under the state of Oregon.

Counseling Group


You are not alone!

Group options coming soon.




Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2013). Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, N.42. (DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-3992). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. 

McGovern, M., (2008). Co-Occurring Disorders Program, Integrated Services Substance Use and Mental Health Problems: Clinical Administrator's Guidebook. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation.

Mueser, K.T. and Gingerich, S. (2013). Treatment of co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders. Journal of Social Work and Public Health, 28, 424-439. doi:10.1080/193719182013.774676

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from 2014 National survey on Drug Use and Health. DHHS Publication No. SMA 15-4927, NSDUH Series H-50. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from:

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Community Support



Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

Narcotics Anonymous
NA provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for those who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol.

SMART Recovery 
SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). SMART Recovery supports individuals by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. 

Refuge Recovery 
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. 

Women for Sobriety
Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.

Ben's Friends
Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

LGBTQ+ Recovery Support Meetings

Gamblers Anonymous
GA is a is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.

Alateen, for younger family members and friends, is a part of Al-Anon Family Groups. 

4th Dimension
Provide and cultivate an atmosphere of recovery where all young people can overcome drug addiction and alcoholism through social interactions with recovery communities and 4D recovery mentor services.4D is the most innovative approach to helping young people find recovery around.

The fact that our entire staff are in recovery is what makes our program so attractive and that is why over 600 young people show up every month.

The Recovery Gym

TRG is a program of The Recovery Gym, the first fitness center and active community in the Pacific Northwest exclusively for individuals and families in behavioral health recovery. The Recovery Gym combines CrossFit, running, rock climbing and outdoor adventure to meet the health and wellness needs of our community within a safe and supportive space where individuals can focus on healing, health and person renewal.


Run TRG welcomes and encourages runners of all levels – dreamers, beginners, as well as those with running experience, past or present. We’ll run together, suffer together, celebrate together: supporting each other through the peaks and valleys of both running and recovery



The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI identifies its mission as being "dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness"

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Groups (DBSA)

DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar. DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with mood disorders.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous of Oregon

Community of services with meetings and peer support group for mental health and substance use

Folk Time

Dedicated to connection individuals with shared lived experiences through Intentional Peer support.

Laural Hill Center

Committed to helping people with psychiatric disabilities make choices and acquire skill that increase their self-reliance and ability to live and work in the community.

Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon

They are a peer-run, nonprofit organization that promotes self-directed recovery and wellness for all by offering recovery peer services, training and technical assistance.

Northstar Clubhouse

Creates a safe place where members living with mental health issues can step out of the shadows of social isolation and into the light of a healing community. Through meaningful relationships and volunteer work, they can become gainfully employed, pursue education and be apart of a community.

Portland Hearing Voices

Promotes public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and heaving unusual beliefs and sensory experiences.

Project Able

Peer support and wellness classes for co-occurring issues.


Collective Roots APG

Collective Roots APG is a family centered recovery community dedicated to help families health from the effects of teen substance use and other high-risk behaviors.

Helping Families Help

Introducing you the CRAFT: an evidence-based method for motivating your loved one towards recovery while taking care of yourself in the process. Connecting you with longer-term CRAFT- based resources and supports to continue to learn and practice these skills and perspectives through time.

The 20 min Guide

This is a practical, compassionate and effective roadmap for those who are concerned about their loved one’s substance use or want to ways to prevent it.

Allies In Recovery

Become a member and learn how to communicate, behave around, intervene, and guide your loved one toward recovery.


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