MereAnn Reid

MA

I help parents and kids feel more connected.

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Contributor to Planned Parenthood
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  • 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 telling you. I'm a parent, too. And sometimes it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. I can help you move toward more connection, understanding, and trust. Your family can grow together. I'd like to help.

My Background and Approach

I've worked with kids for as long as I can remember. I have a master’s degree in child & adolescent counseling from Lewis & Clark College, and a bachelor’s in social psychology from University of New Mexico. My path to counseling has grown from teaching in alternative schools and leading youth programs to advocating for youth in foster care. As a child therapist, I've always specialized in adoption. With experience, I've developed a strong appreciation for parents' role in counseling and the power of influence you can build in shifting family dynamics. I can't offer you a secret-decoder ring with all the answers...but we can work creatively to explore some new angles. I'm here to support and encourage you, reinforcing the best parts of what you're already doing well. We'll collaborate to grow your capacity for reconnection and calm, even in the midst of stress, exploring 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

I specialize in child development and parenting support, because some of my favorite people are kids, and I'm a parent myself. 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 living 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 volunteer as a community educator on maternal mental health, including post-partum and post-adoption anxiety & depression. As parents, we often crave the support and understanding of fellow parents; I seek out and strive to create groups that offer this, both in my family life and for 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 an all-around crafty lady. I'm married and have built my private practice to flex and flow with my family life. I believe in yoga.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 120/session

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1711 East Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

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