Catherine Palmer Counseling, Portland, OR



Are you in search of more possibilities – in search of a new direction in life, a different  way of being/interacting in the world, or a way of getting the most out of the path that you currently are on?  If so, I am really glad you are here.

My name is Catherine Palmer and my strength is in working with people who want change  and who would benefit from a collaborative interaction with someone who is warm and nonjudgmental, yet interactive and engaged.  I am a professional counselor dedicated to helping people  rediscover and reinvent their lives as they heal the wounds or obstacles that are holding them  back  and go on to deepen their experience with themselves and the world.


I can help you rediscover forgotten aspirations, work through challenging emotions and/or  relationships, reframe your fears and obstacles, and  find more joy and contentment in your life.  If you’re interested in opening up to a world of new possibilities, I am here to help.


I am  experienced and qualified to work with individuals, couples and families.  My passion and area of specialized training  is with relationships – I view problems through a ‘systems lens’, which means that I believe that our interactions with others (past and present) have a tremendous impact on our current emotional well being.


I would love to be able to work with you as an individual interested in improving  your relationship with yourself or with another, as a newly bonded couple looking to improve your communication skills, or as a couple/family  who is perhaps feeling frustrated and hopeless as you  struggle to hold your bond toether.  I believe that one person has tremendous power to change the dynamics of their interpersonal interactions, so even if your partner isn’t interested, or your family members refuse to join you in therapy, there is still a lot you can do.


Am I a good fit for you?  This is a very important question that should be taken seriously, because finding the right therapist will have a big impact on your comfort level and success.  The best way to find out is to  start a  conversation, so please contact me  today. Whatever happens, you’ll be one step closer to living a more powerful, passionate, and authentic life.


I am also the founder of The Couples Clinic of Portland.  If you can’t find an appointment that works with me, you are welcome to make an appointment with an individual or couples therapist at the clinic.  For more information, check out our website:

Specializing in helping with depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, family of origin issues, trauma, and couples therapy, marriage counseling and family counseling.