Renee Gardner

Renee Gardner

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - C3721
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25 NE 47th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97213

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My Approach to Helping

Enhancing relationships is the focus of my approach, whether it be your relationship with a partner, children, family, friends, or, perhaps most importantly, with yourself. I work with people to build self-awareness, to access and remove barriers to well-being, and to create healthy, supportive connections with others. I am interested in the unique story of each individual and provide a respectful, safe environment for exploration and growth. The path is flexible as I am responsive to each person's view of their own experience, their sense of what leads to difficulties, and what the goal for change is. Within this focus on individual experience, I utilize a few core approaches, which include positive psychology, or utilization of existing strengths and resources, attachment theory and emotion-focused therapy that consider the influence of previous and current relationships on our emotional experiences, and a cognitive-behavioral approach for basic skill building.

More Info About My Practice

My degree program provided coursework in individual, couple, and family therapy approaches. I have had additional training in Emotion-focused Couples Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Some insurance companies offer reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services. You are responsible for payment of fees at the time of service and I cannot guarantee insurance company coverage. I do provide free billing service to insurance on behalf of clients who wish to submit claims. My fees are $140.00 for individual 45-50 minute sessions and $165.00 for 50-55 minute couples or family sessions. I do offer a sliding scale to accommodate financial need.

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

Couples counseling
Family issues
Domestic violence
Individual concerns related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I am grateful for the work I do with people seeking change, as I am witness time and again to the capacity for growth and change when the opportunity is presented. Psychotherapy is the opportunity to prioritize your well-being, to explore and question, to 'try on' changes, and to have access to an unbiased, accepting, and supportive perspective beyond your own.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult individuals, couples and families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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