George Olson

LPC; Co-Director

503-370-8050 x108

I believe that individuals are capable of change when given the right tools, a heightened self-awareness and empowerment to take control of their lives. I recognize and affirm the wholeness of the individual: mentally, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. I generally believe that the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem. I work collaboratively with clients to find solutions and strategies to solve the problem. I am aware of my values as a Christian and I do not impose my values on my clients. I practice helping clients understand and clarify their own values as applied to their life needs.

I employ an integrative and strength-based approach to counseling with a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Positive Psychotherapy utilizing individual, couples and group counseling, biblio-therapy and homework assignments. If for any reason I determine that I do not have the experience, training or knowledge to work with your particular concerns, I will refer you to another professional who is prepared to work with your presenting concerns.