intuitive relationship psychotherapy and coaching for individuals and couples in portland, oregon

 
Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world. Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
— Brene Brown
 
 
 
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Kari Carroll, LPC, LMFT

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Jonathan Robert, MEd

As seen in The Huffington Post.

Please note: We have moved! Our beloved Burnside location sold to a massage therapy group, and we are excited to make our new home beginning September 1, 2019 in the Opening to Life building at 3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Please go to this location after 9/1.

Kari is only accepting clients during daytime hours; Jon has evening availability.

Are you experiencing a relationship crisis? Perhaps you are considering or going through a breakup or divorce; there has been an affair or betrayal of sorts; your relationship is experiencing constant conflict; one of you is changing in some way; or you are practicing ethical non-monogamy and negotiating your needs. You may not be sure where to start, but you know things must change. You are not alone and we can help.

We believe relationships are in need of a revolution. Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all approaches, quick fixes and quests for perfectionism hidden behind suffocating pretenses and unspoken resentments. Rather than stories of blame and victimization, they are ones of neglecting ourselves, natural tolerances, overextending, unmet and changing needs, and a desire for healthy boundaries. We view these crises as unique opportunities to help you expand your understanding of yourself. To gently let go of what isn’t working and to honor what does. Ease, weightlessness, joy in relationships—these start with accepting ourselves and what is rather than grasping the fantasy of what we hope will be. Only then can we shed the fantasy of ourselves and our relationships for a more complex, beautiful reality.

Relationships are like mirrors. They help us see the deepest parts of ourselves. Working with clients to see the beauty and freedom that come along with the pain and fear of knowing these intimate parts of one’s self, with the utmost compassion we help you achieve a greater wholeness and authenticity in accessing and making decisions from your truest self. We do this through helping you understand the parts of you that are craving to heal. Slowly we will weave together your stories and relationship patterns, and delve into your ability to create satisfying change. We truly tap into the “what’s really happening here,” helping you find a grounded inner freedom to create movement from your own intuitive knowing.

Along with training in relationship science, we use consent culture and mindful awareness to embrace suffering, increase personal empowerment and reach acceptance of your situation. You are the only person you can account for in this life, and these experiences while difficult can be highly motivating toward achieving a deeper growth. We will work with you to gain the clarity you seek around your unique situation, be empowered to make brave choices and help you achieve the life you desire. Specializing in relationships of all kinds, including romantic, friend and familial, you truly deserve to advocate for more satisfying relationships in this one wild and precious life.

We work with all humans, including those who identify as queer, trans/gender fluid, people of color, ethically non-monogamous or kinky.

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