Melissa Owens,LPC

Melissa Owens,LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
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

Fees: $150 hour individual sessions;
$200 75 minute couple or family sessions
Free Initial Consultation


Portland, Oregon 97205

My Approach to Helping

I provide therapy that will help you develop skills, face challenges, and build on your strengths to make life changes. This includes brief therapy to help you get unstuck and assertiveness training to help you listen and be heard, love and be loved. I can help you strengthen your communication skills, improve your connections with others, and strengthen your boundaries. I can help you free yourself from addictive and compulsive behaviors such as alcohol abuse, compulsive shopping, compulsive sexuality, emotional eating, obsessive self-doubt, and rumination. I can help you work through the difficulties of grief, abuse, loss, accidents, illness, and life transitions. I can help release you from unhealthy patterns of anxiety, anger, and depression, and heal you of the emotional reactivity that wounds those you love and destroys relationships.

I have experience with Prolonged Exposure therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and ego-state therapies that promote mindbody awareness using movement, breath, and visualization, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Jungian Active Imagination, and Kundaline Yoga therapy.

More Info About My Practice

My fees are $150 per 55-minute hour for individual therapy and $200 per 75-minute session with couples or family. Payment is due at the time of service. I am not in any insurance network, but I will bill insurance for your reimbursement. I do pro bono work for Returning Veterans Project, but with few exceptions, I do not offer a sliding scale.

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

My specialties are treatment of trauma, addictions, and relationship problems. I worked as an addiction counselor and clinical supervisor at a residential alcohol and drug treatment center for seven years before going into private practice full time. I have learned many strategies for alleviating the painful response to traumas, past and present. I specialize in communication issues: how we talk to ourselves, what we hear from others and how we handle this, how we feel about ourselves in important relationships (family, work, friends, colleagues, lovers), how we treat others, and whether we can get what we want! I can help you learn to be successful in your problem relationships, especially in the relationship with yourself.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with persons or couples suffering from past traumas, addictive or compulsive behavior, and relationship difficulties.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • 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
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • 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

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