where you can learn to enjoy life again

Counseling services in Portland, OR By phone or web cam from anywhere

There is help available for you. Talking with a trained therapist can be the first step towards feeling better.


When you have lost someone close to you, or when you’ve experienced something  painful or traumatic …  it can feel like a part of you is frozen or stuck, or life is just not working.    

You might be experiencing one of the body’s natural reactions to a trauma:

fight, flight or freeze.

You fight the unwanted feelings by trying to muscle your way back into life as you know it, or want it to be. You can flee the uncomfortable feelings by getting very busy, or taking intoxicants. You experience the freeze response by feeling stuck, or numb, or distracted.

Learning that the fight, flight, or freeze response makes sense, that it is a normal reaction to a traumatic experience, is a first step


Working through grief or trauma is very different than solving a problem. There is a deeper process going on and if it is not resolving itself then talking with a trained therapist can be very helpful. 

Call or email  today to begin to get your life back on track.

Learn how to navigate this challenging time and come to a deeper understanding of yourself. Learn skills to quiet your anxiety, lift your mood, and regain your confidence. 

If you have experienced a great loss, or if painful memories of the past keep coming up, it is normal to feel shaken up, out of sorts, and have difficulty doing normal activities. Sometimes these disturbances do not resolve on their own.

Mind In Balance Counseling services serves the communities of Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Milwaukie, Sellwood.  97202, 97212, 97214, 97201,97206,97217,97213,97233,97221, 97230,97201, 97227,97232, 97218,97205,97229.  Access to rural communities is provided via phone and web cam.

Counseling services include individual and couples counseling to address depression, grief, anxiety, loss, healing from trauma, healing from an abusive relationship and navigating transitions. This practice is inclusive and welcoming to individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

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Mind In Balance Counseling 
Carol Spears, MSW, LCSW, SEP

3939 NE Hancock St, suite 316
Portland, OR 97212
503-703-1402

carol@mindinbalance.com

Have you lost someone close to you and find it 
hard to get through a normal day? 

Do you find yourself unable to stop thinking about the loss? 

Are difficult memories from the past getting in the way of just being present?

Carol Spears, LCSW
3939 NE Hancock, ste 316
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 703-1402

carol@mindinbalance.com

If you are struggling with:


* Grief
* Anxiety (agitated or shaky, tense shoulders or a knot in your stomach...)
* Depression (not able to enjoy things that you used to,feeling disengaged from life...)
* Difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night
* Often feeling tearful
* Intrusive and repetitive thoughts
* Feeling numb, distracted, or confused

Begin the journey ....
                      from crisis to freedom ......
                                    bring  hopefulness and ease .....
                                                           back into your life.

Mind In Balance Counseling Services