There are times in all of our lives when problems arise. Some are easily managed and others are not. Individual therapy involves working on a one-on-one basis with a therapist to plan and to create positive changes in your life.
People come for therapy for a number of different reasons including treatment for depression, anxiety, dissatisfaction with life, resolving past trauma, feelings of emptiness, abuse and stress management.
Additionally, ongoing therapy is a common and useful means for self-growth. Therapy can assist you in resolving barriers that interfere with positive qualities, such as joy, compassion, peace, self-esteem and love.
These sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings or relationships. Therapy may involve learning new skills, trying out new behaviors, working through old issues, or letting go of behaviors that no longer serve health or well-being.
Regardless of your reason for therapy, our therapists will work with you to collaboratively establish personal goals taking into consideration the emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of your life.
All relationships go through peaks and valleys and there are times when couples experience major disconnect.
Couples therapy is designed to help you work through relationship problems and create emotional closeness. We help understand the emotional needs of each partner, meet each other’s need, and learn tools to negotiate differences, problem solve and work through conflict in a healthier way to gain and maintain a deeper level of intimacy and closeness.
Common problems include betrayal, managing anger, sex, money, raising children and various life transitions.
The therapist works to provide a safe environment where issues can be voiced, discussed and resolved.
It is common for children to experience problems as they grow and mature. They encounter struggles with parents, peers and teachers, as well as the natural pressures of growing up and fitting in. At times, a child’s response to life pressures or the severity of these pressures warrants professional attention. Our child therapists possess specialized knowledge and skills enabling them to formulate appropriate interventions for your child.
Parental involvement is crucial and required for every child’s treatment. Our experienced therapists believe that early intervention is critical to gifting our children with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of life.
Creating and sustaining stability and harmony is the goal for most families. Families are viewed as a unit that maintains and reinforces emotional and behavioral patterns. Family therapy can assist in resolving conflict, improving communication, and finding ways to problem solve together.
When families respond to each other’s emotional needs, respect differences and work through difficult feelings, families become stronger. Families attend therapy for a variety of reasons: communication breakdown, divorce, substance abuse, blended families, teen or child issues, grief/loss, aging parents and much more. Family therapy is an opportunity to understand your family’s perspective and to create compassion and empathy towards each other.
Short-term Crisis Counseling
When a crisis hits, it can make things harder and overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and feelings of distress are common impacts and normal responses in times like these, when we are enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. Brief support can make a huge difference in having someone help you navigate through intense feelings and stressors. NCC offers such support with Short-term Crisis Counseling. This counseling is designed as an immediate and limited (4-8 sessions) form of care to support stabilizing, coping skills, and relief. There is an option to continue longer, if you choose.
NCC can bill most insurance companies and we offer a sliding scale fee that is designed to meet all financial situations whether high deductibles/copays or no insurance. We believe professional mental health care is a right and not a privilege.
Quick Relief Packages
The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center’s mission is to provide our Community with quality and affordable counseling. One way is through low-cost counseling packages.
A counseling package might be useful to you if:
• You just need a few sessions to get you back on track with where you would like to be in life.
• You want to focus on a specific issue that you know you can hurdle if you just could consult with someone a few times.
• You just need a little nudge to make a change, reduce a worry, or gain some new skills.
• You know someone who expressed a desire for counseling but can’t afford it. Present them with the gift of counseling!
Current packages available:
Four counseling sessions for $100
Relationship Tune Up
It can often feel like your connection with your partner is easily impacted by the stress of parenting, work schedules, or other obligations. As a result, it is easy to fall out of sync with each other. Relationships take effort but it seems there is no time to focus on it. The four couple’s counseling sessions will help you reconnect with the love of your life and learn skills to build a stronger relationship.
Calming the Chatter
Today’s news can create fearfulness leaving us feeling unsettled. Sometimes our minds just won’t shut off. The four counseling sessions will allow you to talk it out, gain insight, and develop skills to manage worry within an uncertain world.
Cost is $100 for 4 counseling sessions. Pick the package you are interested in and call 503-253-0964 to pay by credit or debit card. We are open M-F from 9-5 and until 4pm on Fridays to accommodate you. If you can only call after hours, leave a message and we will return your call within 1 business day. Or you can mail a check to 8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 205, Portland, Oregon, 97220 (online payment coming soon!). After payment is made, within 2 business days, one of our staff will call you to get some more information from you. After that you will be assigned a counselor who will book your appointments around your schedule. Evenings and limited Saturday appointments are currently available.
• Sliding scale clients only (insurance clients not eligible for counseling packages)
• Package has an expiration date dependent of date of purchase
• Fees must be paid on or before start of counseling
• Fees are non-refundable
• Packages are for adults only (18 and over)
• Not intended for serious mental health issues or high conflict couples
Oregon’s Latinx population has grown significantly in the past 15 years, and has limited, if any, access to linguistically and culturally competent mental health care. If lucky enough to get care at all, it is likely to be inadequate: studies show people are better able to remember and recount trauma in their native language with someone who understands the cultural context.
NCC’s Levantar Program provides culturally competent mental health care to native Spanish speakers in the Portland area. Levantar, meaning to stand or to rise up in Spanish, is critical for those without insurance or money, or who have immigration or legal barriers to care.
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