My experience includes over 25 years working with parents (and children) on practical solutions in a variety of school, community, and court mandated settings. I've also "been there" positively co-parenting two (now grown) awesome kids as a divorced father.
My Masters is in Counseling from the University of Montana. The core of my studies was based on the person-centered approach of Carl Rogers. At it's heart, is the belief that great work starts with the client + counselor relationship. In other words, GOOD vibes! My method is rooted in simple and relevant behavioral approaches you can use immediately. I integrate Positive Discipline and Mindfulness for what I call "Parenting Strategy Sessions". In particular, I'm interested in helping divorced, separated, or unmarried parents co-parent positively. Also welcome LGBTQ, stepparents, grandparents, foster parents, and married couples. Maintaining a "parenting team" and learning positive co-parenting skills is very doable! My most popular workshop is around helping parents reduce their child's screen time dependence, so glad to share many tips on parenting in the digital age.
To get a sense if you feel working together would be of mutual benefit, I offer a free 30 minute consultation in person or online through video chat.
Please use the short form (below) to schedule a FREE parenting strategy session. I have an office in NE Portland at 2304 E Burnside and an office in SW Portland at 10211 SW Barbur Blvd. Please scroll down for pricing.
Richard Halpern, M.A.
Please no walk-ins.
What are my rates?
$70 hour - Individuals
$95 hour - Couples
Discounted rates for multiple sessions. Sliding scale available. I do not take insurance. Glad to provide receipts for out of network.
Accept Credit Card, PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, cash
Locations in NE & SW Portland - or meet remotely via secure video call.
My main office is at 2304 E Burnside St (big blue house 24th & Burnside). Easy off street parking.
My SW location is on Barbur Blvd. 1 minute off Capitol Hwy Exit.