Counseling with Carol Spears, MSW, LCSW

If you are struggling with 
Healing from trauma
Navigating a difficult transition

You have come to the right place!
Using some of the most effective methods and teaching you some of the most powerful tools, I can assist you in reaching your goals.

Individual Psychotherapy or Counseling

Individual therapy can be helpful for any of the above mentioned challenges. While some problems in life can be solved by talking to a good friend, lingering or more difficult challenges benefit from talking with someone trained in working with these specific issues.

With caring support and insight, you will be able to move through your current struggles. You will learn the tools to continue to become more happy and be able to meet future challenges that may come your way.

            Perhaps you are struggling with a lot of self criticism…  
            and it feels impossible to feel hopeful.  
            Perhaps you feel like this heavy feeling will never go away.  

This is a safe place to come and talk freely, and discover you are not alone in finding your way through this difficult time.

It is possible to not only get your life back on track, but also move towards your dreams.  

Call or email today. Begin to see that it is possible to thrive!  

Group counseling

Group counseling can be greatly effective for some challenges.

I am in the process of putting together a depression relapse prevention group. This will teach stress reduction and mind training tools that have proved to be effective in greatly decreasing the likelihood of depression relapse.

Another group to be offered in the near future is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group. It's focus will be on teaching tools and practices to reduce and manage your stress.  this stress could be physical or emotional.

In the future I hope to offer a group for women who are healing from being in an emotionally abusive relationship. Let me know if you would be interested in such a group and I will keep you informed about when it will be offered.

Distance Counseling

Distance counseling is conducted on line using a web cam, or by phone.  

Distance counseling can be a great option if you live in a rural or remote place, are living out of the country, or find it more comfortable and convenient to "meet" on line. It can be more confidential than waiting in a waiting room, and if you live in a small town you can avoid wondering if you will run into someone you know. Even if you live in Portland, it can save you time; there is no commute to my office.

While face to face, sitting in the same room, is considered the best scenario for counseling, web cam conferencing offers the visual connection that can effectively allow for counseling to take place from wherever you get on line.

If you would like to explore this option, send me an email. I am happy to answer all of your questions.

Contact me today at

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

where you can learn to enjoy life again


Mind In Balance Counseling Services

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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