Monika Friend, LCSW, CADC l

Monika Friend, LCSW, CADC l

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Secondary Credential: Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor l
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 25892
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Office 1
8102A SW Durham Rd
Tigard, Oregon 97224 - United States
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Office 2
14511 Westlake Dr
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 - United States
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I seek to provide clear, direct assistance and personalized, high quality mental health treatment to youths and their families. This includes guidance in navigating the world of mental health services, collaborating with other helping professionals, coordinating care, facilitating referrals, and corroborating about strategies for treatment. Seeking mental health services can often feel unfamiliar, frightening, and frequently carries a sort of stigma with it. However, mental health problems are not a matter of being weak, deficient, or lazy. On the contrary, they result from multiple factors like illness, injury, family history, brain chemistry, and life experiences. To seek mental health services is a courageous and wise endeavor. It is my intention to encourage, facilitate, and support teens and their families in obtaining mental health services to ensure their return to healthy and adaptive functioning.

Email or Call Monika Friend, LCSW, CADC l at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25892

More Info About My Practice

I provide a bio/psycho/social mental health assessment at your first session to help guide recommendations and future treatment. I am on multiple insurance panels and have a few slots available for those without insurance, those who are with financial hardship, or have limited means. Payment of cash or check is collected at the end of each session and fees are determined by service provided.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

It has been said that most people do not come to therapy to find solutions to their problems, but because they realized what the solution was and were terrified. Many times our issues and challenges, the places we get stuck, tend to create separation and isolation from ourselves and others, just at a time when we need to feel connection the most. Receiving assistance from a mental health provider can help normalize what you are experiencing, give you room to explore your challenges, and provide support to face any fears you experience surrounding any changes you want to make.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

As far back as I can remember, I have been interested in the causes of human suffering and strategies we use to relieve it. Over the years, this interest motivated me to listen to my own pain and the pain of others, wanting to collect the knowledge and wisdom that sometimes only experience can give. Being a counselor allows me the opportunity to normalize the experience of human suffering and to build a sense of support and belonging, that is the arena where healing occurs. It feels like a privilege to be part of that process, like a sacred trust, and it inspires me to continually bring a genuine and authentic presence to my practice.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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