Cathy E. Walker, LPC, NCC

Cathy E. Walker, LPC, NCC

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 09383
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Office 1
423 NE 60th
Portland, Oregon 97213 - United States
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Fees: Free initial 20-30 minute consultation, if desired.
$30-$50 per individual session; $40-$75 per couples session
The client decides what they are able to pay.

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I believe that each of us has the strengths and abilities to deal with anything that is thrown our way. Sometimes we may not have been taught the skills to do so, but we can learn and practice them in our journey towards health and balance. My role as a counselor is to listen, suggest, teach and facilitate, however possible, a client's journey through the rough spots. I am honest, respectful and mindful of the vulnerability of clients who trust me with their life difficulties. I use a combination of therapy techniques when dealing with clients. These include techniques from cognitive-emotional, family systems, Gestalt and humanistic theories. When working with a client, I consider all aspects of the client's life - family, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, relationships, profession, health, and activities. I pay attention to what is said in the moment - verbally and physically - and encourage my clients to also be aware. I am honest, respectful and mindful of the vulnerability of clients who trust me with their life difficulties.

Email or Call Cathy E. Walker, LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09383

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free 20-30 minute consultation to help prospective clients and myself to determine whether we can work well together. I offer services on a sliding-scale based on what the client can afford.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel adept at offering help to people who are bereaved by a suicide death. I've experienced all the myriad emotions and thoughts that follow a suicide and I've observed the effects of his death on family members, friends, community members, co-workers, and others. As a result of the experience, I went through EMDR therapy as well as personal therapy. I completed training through the Dougy Center in Portland to facilitate groups for grieving children, I completed training to be a community outreach volunteer through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and am registered for suicide survivor group facilitator training through AFSP. I have also completed CEUs through American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and AFSP about providing suicide survivor support. From my own experience, I realize that counselors/therapists who specialize in survivor support and who can personally relate to the experience are difficult to find. I have worked with survivors in my practice and believe that the reason I can be so effective in helping them is my ability to relate to their experience and to help them understand and work towards a new "normal" in their lives. Recovery after a suicide death is an active journey from a roller coaster of pain to living with the grief and regaining a sense of well-being. Through the recovery process, thoughts and emotions become more manageable and activities can become less of a strain.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I think psychotherapy helps people for several reasons. People come to counseling when they are unable to effectively use the tools that helped them in the past to cope with the current situation. Sometimes people have been experiencing discomfort for some time regarding certain parts of their lives and they are just now feeling able to investigate ways to feel better. Counselors/therapists sit with clients and do their best to actually listen and hear the clients' stories. By doing so, they validate the client's feelings, which can be very empowering. Relying on their own histories, training and skills, a counselor/therapist can suggest, review, challenge a client to make changes. Oftentimes, clients surprise themselves by uncovering unforeseen depths of strength that enable them to move forward.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of Suicide, Blended families, Caregivers of Elders

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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