Cathy Walker


Cathy Walker


Professions: Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - C4154
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


423 NE 60th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97213

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My Approach to Helping

I appreciate the emotional risk that people take when they enter into therapy. I attempt to meet people where they are in their personal journeys and to tailor my approach to what I think will be most effective. I believe that everyone has strengths - and tools - that have helped them navigate their lives so far. What frequently occurs is that those tools no longer work and may be quite dysfunctional. The point of therapy is to gain some understanding and insight and to identify new tools that are healthier. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with people to make lasting changes that affect the ability to live a fuller, happier life.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I am frequently asked by first-time therapy seekers how frequently they should attend therapy and how long will it take them to achieve changes. The answer is - I don't know. I think that weekly therapy sessions help to create and sustain change, but people have their own circumstance with regard to schedule and the ability to pay. That being said, I will occasionally schedule with people every other week, but not with any longer breaks.
The duration of therapy is dependent on the client. I have no way of knowing upfront what will happy during our sessions and what interventions will be most effective. Usually, clients will eventually acknowledge that they are happy with the changes they have experienced and are ready to be done. Sometimes, folks will choose to go from their current frequency of appointments to having a longer interval between appointments. This provides continuing feelings of support - and the opportunity for some accountability.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Suicide bereavement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
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