Zachary Newman (he/him)


Licensed as both a Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist, my dual training & experience has helped many clients for years.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

My Background and Approach

I earned my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from JFK University near San Francisco. First licensed as a Marriage, Family & Child Counselor in 1988, I soon began private practice work in the Bay Area. I started private practice in Portland, OR in 1991 when licensed as an LPC & LMFT. Additionally, I've worked in a multitude of settings wearing many different hats. I've been a Clinical Supervisor for a geropsychiatric program, a Consultant Faculty for the Calif School of Professional Psych, a State Certified Pre-commitment Investigator for Multnomah County, and much more. Specialties include mid-life & older adult transitions, LGBTQ concerns, patients with cancer/HIV and other life-threatening illness, depression, anxiety, personal growth, self-esteem. My work with individuals and couples is always client-centered, offering a tailored blend most effective for your needs and goals. Please email me if interested in free phone consult/waiting list and let me know your health insurance.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was well-trained and w/ much experience in psychodynamic and Jungian theory, family systems, humanistic and existential frameworks, attachment/object relations and cognitive behavioral work. I have continued to learn and develop and look for both evidence-based techniques and tools and strategies that are most effective for my client needs. I now make considerable use of emotionally focused therapy in working with couples, and have always employed some derivatives of motivational interviewing, strength-based and client-centered approaches to all of my work. I can tell you that I am continually impressed by, sometimes awed, often touched and humbled by my clients, who I always learn from. Clients bring rich, interesting, precious and creative life stories into our work, and I honor these relationships and the courage and resilience clients reveal.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Rate: $95 - 155/session


503-415-0752 Email Zachary
2705 E Burnside St #206
Portland, OR 97214
511 SW 10th Ave #604
Portland, OR 97205

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