Kristen Beck (She/Her)


We each deserve to heal from the past and grow a better future while being empowered and nurtured, but we can't do it alone.

Counselor in Gresham, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

I typically help clients facing anxiety, stress, worry, panic, trauma, depression, imposter syndrome, and low self-esteem as well as changes related to medical issues, education, career, relationship, spirituality, parenthood, and unexpected events. I also help clients heal from "dysfunctional" families, learn to set boundaries, build confidence, and increase calm patience. This can take time, so I offer flexible long-term services.

My Background and Approach

I help clients learn to overcome obstacles while taking steps toward values and goals on the path to a fulfilling life. I counsel by using compassion, authenticity, and collaboration to teach clients about the mind, brain, body, and relationships while helping them identify and change problematic patterns using wisdom and skills learned in and out of sessions. I believe each client deserves honesty, credible information, respect, a safe space to practice new skills (even when it feels awkward), and permission to make mistakes while learning to grow. Much of my work draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy (NT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I'm happy to explain these approaches to you. I try to return all phone calls and messages, but I get a lot, so it can take a couple business days for me to get back to you. I often have a waiting list (waiting times vary), but don't let that discourage you. I try to get clients in as soon as I can.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I value equality, freedom to pursue personal growth, healthy families and communities, compassion toward all sentient beings, science, sustainable development, and integrity. I'm fascinated by neuroscience, ecosystems, art, technology, and human behavior. When I'm not counseling clients, studying brains or running my business, I'm usually laughing with my family, gardening with permaculture principles, traveling, volunteering, supporting budding artists and scientists, coding apps and scripts (i.e. computer programming), exploring the wilderness, or indulging in comedy. I've had my own personal experiences with trauma, depression, and anxiety, and I use those experiences to practice what I teach and connect with people who are looking for someone who "gets it".

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $40 - 90/session


503-766-9083 Email Kristen
4316 SE 182nd Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030
PO Box 865
Gresham, OR 97030

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