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BASE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

WELCOMES YOU

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

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

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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OUR SERVICES

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. We are not offering groups at this time.  Counseling will be offered in-person, phone and video depending on availability and client preference.

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CONTACT

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

Email: info@basebehavioralhealth.com


Phone: 541-638-0830

Fax: 971-223-0998  

Location:

8196 SW Hall BLVD. Suite 230. 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: 503 655-8585

Washington County Crisis line: 503 291-9111

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

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RATES

Cash Pay Rates:

50 minute individual session: $150-$225

90 minute group therapy: $50-$75

50 minute family session: $180-$225

*Each therapist has different cash pay rates

In person and Virtual services.

*Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice or No Shows will be changed full price of the missed appointment depending on each therapists cash pay rate ($150-$225).

In Network Insurance:

BCBS

OHP

Aetna

Providence

UBH

Pacific Source

Lyra EAP

Kaiser

*Each therapist is contracted with different insurance companies.

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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MEET OUR TEAM

Dedicated to Quality

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ASHLEY BAUER
LPC, CADCIII, MAC

Owner/Therapist

Philosophy and Approach

I believe therapy can bring awareness to an individual's strengths, challenge them to grow and help them live a more fulfilled life. I provide a theoretical integration approach with an existential view. My focus is grounded in person-centered counseling and bringing the individuals to their present self. I approach individuals from a holistic view, treating them whole with mind, body and spirituality. I integrate interventions that include Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness practices. I encourage exploring the meaning and value to living 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 earned my Bachelors of Arts in Child and Family Studies, specializing in youth services from Portland State University.  I earned my Master's Degree in Mental Health, specializing in Addictions Counseling, from Lewis & Clark in Portland. Additionally, I am certified in the State of Oregon as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor III (CADCIII) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Oregon.

For well over a decade, I have worked with individuals (youth and adults) struggling with mental health and substance use.

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MISSY ADAMS

Administrative Operations Manager

Missy Adams is an essential part of the team, and has been with Base Behavioral Health Counseling since the very beginning. As our Administrative Operations manager, she has played a crucial role in the continued success of the business. Missy's exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth.

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KELLY EVERETT
LPC, CADCI, MAC

Therapist

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 over a decade 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).

Supervisor for LPC Associates

I currently hold my LPC, MAC, NCC, and CADC-I. I specialize in dual diagnosis clients particularly adults. Areas of practice include addiction counseling, co-occurring diagnosis, life transitions, anxiety/depression, trauma-informed care, grief, shame & self-compassion, and suicidal ideation. I have completed a 30 hour supervision course through Lewis & Clark College and continue to gain knowledge on this topic through ongoing continuing education credits. I have experience supervising graduate students who are completing their degrees in which I have done both roles of primary and secondary supervision.

Please contact if interested in supervision.

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SARAH SHUTE
CSWA, CADCIII

Therapist

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. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Pacific University with an emphasis on Generalist Practice. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADCIII) 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. 

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MOCHA

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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MEGAN ANDERSON
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST ASSOCIATE, CADCR

Therapist

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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JORY SMITH
PSYD

Psychologist

Philosophy and Approach

“People make sense,” is one of the truest psychological expressions you will find. Issues in life may be complex and frustrating, but with compassion, exploration, and healing, you will find that growth and true joy is very possible. Many times our struggles have their origins in trauma, pain, grief, shame, and even anger. Moving away from symptom management might be the most important step in getting your life back.
I will help you understand many of the nuanced mental health aspects of your life better. We can explore trauma, addictions, compulsive behaviors, shame, and any other mental health struggles that are limiting your life. You might be surprised just how centrally linked these are.

Education and Experience

I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years in several capacities. From hospitals, treatment centers, community MH, universities, teaching/supervisory capacities, and I have encountered the same themes emerging over and over again. I thoroughly enjoy working with people and exploring what might be some of their barriers to peace and joy. I received my Doctorate in Psychology from George Fox University. Modalities I draw from include: Internal Family Systems, ACT, MI, and several different theories of trauma.

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JANEY HOANG
LPC ASSOCIATE

Therapist

Philosophy and Approach

Therapy is a space where vulnerability, openness, and growth can occur. I believe it is by collaborating with you that you will find support and understanding as we go through the therapeutic process. I am willing to challenge and guide you in ways that can be difficult to face alone to create change in your adversities and struggles. I hope to build a trusting relationship with you which allows you to feel heard, respected, and authentic with regards to your holistic experience in order to help build skills and create attainable goals and solutions that you can utilize outside of therapy. I work with kids, teens, adults and couples.

Education and Experience

I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. I have received focused training in play therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and trauma informed interventions. I have also received training for suicide-crisis prevention and plan on continuing my education in counseling in order to best provide support and competency throughout my career.

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GRETCHEN LEUTHY
LPC, CACDI

Therapist

Philosophy and Approach

My counseling approach is integrative and draws from person-centered approach with a focus on relational dynamics, mindful awareness, and somatic processes. I explore with clients how social, cultural and environmental systems influences their lives. As well as considering the individual’s stage of development, strengths and motivations and the unique one makes meaning of the world to conceptualize the individual and the problems they are navigating. I take a strengths-based collaborative approach, learning from clients what they need to thrive, and find balance between self-acceptance and working on what is not serving them anymore. I emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship and openness for clients to increase self-awareness allowing healing to unfold from within. Ecopsychology: Based in stress-reduction and attention restoration theories, an eco-psych lens speaks to the innate, symbiotic relationship with nature and the value of it in our emotional health. I work with teens, adults, families and couples.

Education and Experience

I hold a Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health and Addictions Counseling Lewis & Clark College. Major course work included but is not limited to: human growth and development, psychological theories, research methods, group dynamics, diagnosis and treatment planning, addictions specific treatment, and trauma-informed mental health treatment, all through a social justice oriented lens. Additionally, I hold a certificate in Ecopsychology through Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. 

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JENNIFER KNUTSON 
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST ASSOCIATE

Therapist

Philosophy and Approach

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, My approach to therapy is grounded in family systems theory which means I explore the impact that family of origin, upbringing, and attachment has on a person. Because everyone responds to therapy differently, I tailor my sessions to help meet my clients’ unique goals. I do this by incorporating interventions from a variety of models such as Solution-Focused, Emotionally-Focused, Narrative, and Strategic. While I enjoy working with individual adults, I specialize in couples therapy

Education and Experience

I received an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Major coursework included: Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Theory and Practice, Couple and Marital Therapy, and Systemic Approaches to Gender and Sexuality. As a Registered Associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (Board), I abide by its Code of Ethics. I am supervised by Alexa Adams and Brandie Lyday, both of whom are licensed marriage and family therapists.

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JUSTIN ARTOFF
LPC ASSOCIATE, CADCI

Therapist

Philosophy and Approach

Often, life’s difficulties, including with substances, occur within the context of our relationships with others.  While there can be pain, it is also through relationships we are able to heal and change. I use a person-centered, psychodynamic approach that focuses on emotions to explore your relationships with others and yourself. This sometimes means looking into the past to help understand what shaped you, as well as using our relationship as a lens into your present. By looking at emotions, we can better identify your needs and use their guidance to help support change. We often know what would be beneficial for us but have trouble doing that thing. Learning to listen to and manage your emotions, via mindfulness and somatic practices, can help you bridge the gap between knowing and doing. I also believe that lasting change needs to come from within and utilize Motivational Interviewing to help you find your own internal motivations and strengths. To guide the change process, I draw from the Transtheoretical Model of Change by continuing to assess the pros and cons, and your confidence in
maintaining the change as you move from first consideration through sustaining it. Ultimately, you are the expert of your own life; therefore, I aim to create an environment that is trauma-informed, safe, and caring for you to explore any part of yourself you would like. I understand our identities and life experiences shape our stories, and your unique identities and experiences will be a part of the process in our work together.

Education and Experience

I hold a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling -Specialization in Addictions from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I also hold a certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (CADCI). I have experience working with adolescents and adults.

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SARAH CLEVERINGA, MA, QMHP

Clinical Psychologist Student

Philosophy and Approach

I believe that the overall well-being of a person involves many factors, including physical, mental, emotional, and social health. I believe that counseling should be holistic and take the entire person into account because counseling cannot happen in a vacuum. I strive to support people by providing a safe place for individuals to process and better understand their lived experiences. I seek to encourage individuals as they develop tools and strategies to help them approach current and future challenges with flexibility, strength, and self-compassion. While many of my interventions may vary depending on the individual’s presentation, I often use person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment centered approaches.


Education and Experience

I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in the state of Oregon. I have experience in working with individuals across the lifespan. My experience includes offering therapy, neuropsychological assessments, and suicide risk assessments in the university environment, primary care medical clinics, and crisis settings. 

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HAMILTON LOVETT, MA, QMHP

Psychologist Student

Philosophy and Approach

As a therapist, my goal is to create a collaborative, explorative, and empathic space where we can work together to unpack life’s complexities. I walk alongside my clients to identify challenging patterns that impact current thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. Together we will make space to identify how early life experiences, trauma, and unprocessed grief may be getting in the way of finding purpose, meaning, and joy. I utilize psychodynamic, ACT, and trauma treatment approaches to strive towards reaching my client’s true desires.


Education and Experience

I have experience working with emerging adults, collegiate athletes, older adults, and offender populations. I currently hold a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University and am working towards completing my Doctoral degree at George Fox in 2026.

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GROUP THERAPY

No groups at this time.

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COME WORK WITH US

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.


Benefits:

Competitive Percentage-Based Compensation

Full-time and Part-time options

Flexibility with work schedule to balance work/home life

24 sessions a week

Opportunities to conduct 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.


Experience:

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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