Nani Waddoups


My philosophy is rooted in the existential belief that we crave meaning and purpose for our lives. Counseling supports this desire.

Counselor in Portland, OR

Contributor to Mercy Corps
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

My Background and Approach

I believe we have the capacity to make our lives how we want them to be. My job is to creatively engage in the process of clarifying that vision and supporting clients' efforts to navigate the way there. I am a professional listener. My work is to attune with my clients and to strive for understanding. I believe that we all want to be understood, and to understand ourselves. My natural curiosity, my training, and my work with clients continue to hone my skills for asking the right questions, sharing my perspective, and checking in to make sure we are still on the right course.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

How we view the world is influenced not just by our experiences and early childhood programming, but also by the social and economic conditions during which we developed our perspective. The effort to know ourselves more clearly must include taking into consideration how cultural messaging has impacted who we are and what we value. Counseling includes unpacking these influencers, shining light on them, and reassessing our perspectives by understanding their role in how we see ourselves and the world at large.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session


503-784-6214 Email Nani
819 SE Morrison #220
Portland, OR 97214

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