Kathy Hardie-Williams, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT, Counseling in Tigard, Oregon, 97223

Kathy Hardie-Williams, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT

Kathy Hardie-Williams, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT
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Kathy Hardie-Williams, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C3332
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - T0988
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 13731
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Office 1
9735 SW Shady Lane #304
Tigard, Oregon 97223
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  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Office 2
4110 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
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I am a licensed teacher turned family therapist who specializes in counseling individuals, adolescents, couples, and families who are committed to owning their contribution to the problem while increasing the capacity to accept and tolerate differences in relationships. This is a process that must occur prior to increasing the emotional bond with others. My objective in working with you is to help you identify what keeps you stuck in your personal relationships. Being stuck prevents you from identifying the cause of the problem so that you can take ownership of it rather than having to resort to defensive tactics that are only a quick fix. My wealth of life experience enables me to identify the obstacles you face that keep you from embracing relationships that facilitate you in reaching your goals and achieving your full potential.

Knowing what makes you tick lays the groundwork to help you achieve your authentic life. Within each person there is passion. Failing to recognize what that passion is and use it denies a key part of who you are. It impacts everything: relationships, partner choices, and how you spend your time. Sometimes you need help learning to recognize what you know instinctively. Before you can understand someone else, you must know who you are and what you need. Learning how to listen to your gut and having the courage to follow where it leads enables you to get the life you want and deserve, and you deserve to live your best life.

Whether it is learning to improve relationships, increase self understanding, clarify your value system, or put your life into perspective, you have the power to take charge of your life and the quality of the relationships you build. You can improve your relationships, identify your goals and achieve them, work toward your true potential, and break the cycle to stop repeating the same mistakes of the past.

I can help you get there.

I will hear you, relate to the challenges you face, and will help you move past your obstacles so that you can live the life you are meant to live.

I would love to talk with you today. Please call for an appointment.

Email or Call Kathy Hardie-Williams, MEd, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13731

More Info About My Practice

I have no greater joy than seeing you have that 'aha' moment that allows you to identify what is keeping you stuck. I take a family systems approach to therapy and what that mean is this:

The relationship between you and your family members impacts the psychological health of each person in your family. In essence, how you see yourself and how you relate to others is shaped by the way your own family perceives you. In other words, the role you take in the family system impacts your ability to sustain relationships with others.

We will use the first session to develop a framework that provides you with an understanding of how you arrived at where you are now, and to define your short and long terms goals ranging from self compassion and forgiveness to repetition of old patterns in the family system and the impact it has on your relationships. We will use these goals as a foundation to help you determine how to attain your objectives.

I offer sessions in person or on the phone. I am on several insurance panels and accept cash paying clients as well.

My office hours in Tigard are from 1:00-9:00 on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and in Forest Grove are from 1:00-9:00 on Thursday.

I would love to talk with you today. Call 503.601.5428 to set up an appointment.

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

The life lessons I have fought hard to learn will let you know that you have been heard. My clients tell me that 'I get it' when addressing issues such as family relationships, couple relationships, parenting, divorce adjustment, self esteem, career exploration, trauma, infidelity, the psychosocial impact of hidden disabilities, betrayal, blended families, communication, addiction in the family, family systems, and family of origin. I believe the key to successfully addressing these issues is the development of self understanding and the development of a strong sense of self. In other words, helping you to reach that 'aha' moment.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Self understanding is the key to getting what you want from relationships, life, and to achieving a high level of self esteem. A healthy self esteem is the foundation for 'how you are in the world' and deeply impacts the quality of your relationships. I believe psychotherapy facilitates the development self understanding. In doing so, you can take responsibility for achieving happiness and self fulfillment. I believe that all behavior you engage in is an attempt to get your needs met. In addition, I believe that you want to achieve your potential and that often, it is your perception of yourself, often rooted your family of origin, that keeps you 'stuck'. Psychotherapy helps to facilitate you in identifying what keeps you 'stuck' and unable to move forward in your personal relationships. Psychotherapy also facilitates you in achieving your goals through the exploration of your family system and your family of origin patterns that have been passed down from generation to generation. Through the process of psychotherapy, the 'dysfunctional cycle' is broken and healing takes place.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am particularly interested in working with clients who have experienced trauma in relationships and in family systems. Areas of expertise include blended families, families in transition, divorce mediation, parenting, communication patterns, and self esteem.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 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
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • 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
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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