compassion-based relationship and life counseling for individuals and couples in portland, oregon

Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world. Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
— Brene Brown
Kari Carroll, MS, LMFTI, LPCI

Kari Carroll, MS, LMFTI, LPCI

As seen in The Huffington Post.

Relationships are like mirrors, they help us see the deepest parts of ourselves. Working with clients to see the beauty and freedom that come along with the pain and fear of knowing these intimate parts of one’s self, with the utmost compassion I help you achieve a greater wholeness and authenticity in accessing and making decisions from your truest self. I do this through weaving together your stories and traumas, understanding your patterns through relationship, helping you see you are not alone and that you have power, and tapping into the unconscious stuff of “what’s really happening.” Specializing in relationships of all kinds, including romantic, friend and familial, I help you advocate for more satisfying relationships in this one wild and precious life.

Are you ready for change? I particularly enjoy working with those going through a relationship transition, who put others first, adults struggling with family relationships, discernment counseling (should we stay together), individuals going through breakup/ divorce and pre-marital couples or couples seeking communication skills. I work with all humans, including those who identify as queer, trans/gender fluid, people of color, ethically non-monogamous or kinky.

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