MereAnn Reid (she/her)

LPC, Registered Play Therapist

I help parents and kids feel more connected.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Group

About My Clients

Could your child's fears, tantrums and power struggles be communicating something important? What are the needs behind those harsh words, prickly transitions, and bad behavior? Family counseling and play therapy can help decode what they're trying to say. I'm a parent, too. And it's a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I can help your family move toward more connection, understanding, and trust--so you react less, feel heard and keep your cool more often.

My Background and Approach

I've worked with kids for as long as I can remember. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a certificate in therapy with adoptive and foster families. My career has grown from teaching in alternative schools and leading youth programs to child welfare reform. As a child therapist, I've developed a strong appreciation for parents' role in reshaping family dynamics and the power of influence you bring. I'm here to support and encourage you, building on the best parts of what's already working, and bringing some new tools to the mix. We'll collaborate by growing your capacity for reconnection + calm, even in the midst of stress. We'll explore tools for listening, setting limits, and soothing tantrums. I'd love to support you in finding a new family groove.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We live and learn in families, and I believe in a whole-family approach that helps everyone get their needs met. I reserve one pro bono spot for a child who's lived in foster care, and a low-fee spot for one child who's uninsured; I'm committed to both, for as long as it takes. I believe parents crave and deserve support and understanding from fellow parents; I seek out and often lead groups, both for my own support and my clients'. As an adoption professional, mental health advocate, and a mom, I support access to reproductive healthcare. I'm a daily knitter (before coffee, and after dinner) and a dedicated yogi. I'm married and have built my private practice to flex and flow with my family life.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 250/session

Info

9712247563 Email MereAnn
1631 NE Broadway #729
Portland, OR 97232

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