About Theresa Page

I became interested in psychology at a young age. This was in part due to my natural affinity for helping and listening to people. I also wanted to understand more about how we are similar and different in our life stories, how we create meaning, and how this is reflected in our emotions, thoughts, and experiences.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in English Literature. I loved studying literature for much of the same reasons psychology was exciting to me. The lives and characters in fiction mirror the many facets of the human experience. Literature throughout cultures explores conflicts, desires, hopes, fears and other psychological processes. The process of therapy uses language (talking) to help clients explore their own stories and make more coherent, productive narratives out of their lives.

I decided to pursue a career in counseling when I realized that my passion was helping people work through struggles, heal from painful experiences and grow stronger in the process. A few years after undergraduate school, I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. I have worked in community mental health and social service agencies providing program management and design, advocacy, case management, parenting skills support, counseling, and group therapy to adults, teens, children and families. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I have been in private practice for many years working with individuals and families providing play therapy, individual adult and adolescent counseling, couples therapy and parent consultation. I love this work.