Katherine Jansen-Byrkit,M.P.H., L.P.C.

Katherine Jansen-Byrkit,M.P.H., L.P.C.

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C1998
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0404 SW Pendelton Street
Portland, Oregon 97239

My Approach to Helping

I believe wholeheartedly in the potential for growth and healing. For many, counseling offers the possibility of meaningful personal and relational change. For others, it offers the realization that by dissolving old patterns of thinking and believing, life is perfect exactly the way it is. My approach is non-judgmental, direct and interactive as I work in collaboration with clients, helping them to navigate what growth, change, and healing is before them in order to experience a greater sense of personal and relational well-being.

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

I have worked extensively in the area of mindfulness, as an approach to dealing with anxiety, depression, and anger as well as for some, a practice to integrate into their life. Through psycho-education and experiential exercises, I help clients to increase their ability to be present, empowering them to make clearer choices and have greater personal awareness. As part of teaching mindfulness, I also bring a strong sense of presence to the therapeutic relationship.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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