Aaron Kelsay


I am excited to help people on their journey towards healing and health.

Counselor in Portland, OR

Contributor to Planned Parenthood
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

A client working with me is going to find hope, and in that hope they will make progress even against all the obstacles in their circumstance and environment. Life is hard, and so being equipped with the right skills, strengths, resources, and supports to take on life's challenges is essential. I believe that the foremost "skill" that a client can learn in counseling is hope, and so every session will be centered on consistent, gentle nudge towards hope!

My Background and Approach

I've earned a Master's in Counseling from Western Seminary, and I'm working toward licensure as of December 2018. I am highly respected among those who know me and I have a Pastor's heart to lead and walk along side my clients. In fact, I am also employed as a pastor at a local church part of the time! I am passionate about facilitating healing through relationships with my clients, and I love supporting people as they move towards health in body, mind and spirit. My passion for helping people heal was shaped during my years practicing mental health therapy in Vancouver, Wa., as well as during the decade prior that I worked in Portland's non-profit world primarily serving inner-city families.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am committed to healing relationships in Portland, and I live out that mission as a mental health counselor. In all of my past professional roles and as I counsel people, I seek to create space for growth and progress towards health. I am excited to partner with individuals and families to work towards "healing" in every sense of the word. I am convinced that true, deep, lasting healing takes place in the context of relationship, whether it is a teacher, coach, parent, friend, or professional mental health counselor. Relationships are the way in which we heal. I believe that "we are better together," and that this way of operating will change our world!

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English


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4036 NE Sandy Blvd.
Suites 2 & 3 (upstairs)
Portland, OR 97212

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