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. Check out my home page for more information.
Please use the 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. Scroll down for a 2 minute introductory video and pricing.
Richard Halpern, M.A.
$75 hour - Individuals
$100 hour - Couples
Sliding scale available.
I accept Credit/Debit (through Square), PayPal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, & Cash
Discounted rates for multiple sessions. I do not take insurance, though can provide you receipts for "out of network". In person or online video sessions.
No drop-in appointments. Please send the contact form to schedule or call 541 490-1551.
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