Lisa Ritter (she/her)

LPC

I work with those who may feel isolated and alone on their path to personal improvement and peace, to achieve integration and resolution.

Counselor in Beaverton, OR

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I am drawn to those who are like the archetypal "hermit" - not so much the shy, shut-in, or socially avoidant, as much as the troubled truth-seeker who always feels like you are on a lonely path. You may be here for a loved one facing terminal illness or on hospice; because you have decisions to make and don't know what to do; or have experiences, memories, or feelings that have been bothering you and you want to process and transform. I'm here to say you're not alone.

My Background and Approach

*COVID-19 NOTE: office visits suspended.* First, I want to know what's important to you, so we start with your values and dreams. Then, using all the tools I know that could be helpful for you, we move forward step by step. These are practical tools that you will use on your own but first practice in our work together, such as CBT, ACT, humor, and a humanist/existential perspective. I'll help you identify emotions, thoughts, and core beliefs. We'll try to challenge some of these in order to free you from their bullying influence, but at times I may remind you that some uncomfortable things will always be part of life. I'll also remind you, if needed, that you are strong and capable enough to handle it. When working with hospice, grief and loss, I honor your or your loved one's faith and use a broad spiritual perspective to encourage comfort, peace, and letting go.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in conscious creation and that you create your reality through your beliefs, intensity of feeling, and intent. I know there will always be things outside of individual control, but we can often do a lot more than we think we can. I am passionate about leaving behind a legacy of kindness, gratitude, and fun. It's especially important to me to live a life of compassion toward animals, and so I eat vegan or vegetarian, adopt rescues as pets, and volunteer or otherwise support animal sanctuaries. Because of my personal belief in being of service, I have devoted most of my time to those most in need of me adding my voice to theirs. This has included marginalized people such as the formerly unhoused, serious and persistently mentally ill, LGBTQ+, racial and ethnic minorities, and people who have felt persecuted or unaccepted for their spiritually transformative experiences or beliefs.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Taoism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 110/session

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