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New counseling center meets critical community need

March 13, 2012

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    Trainee therapists Julio Iniguez, Carlie Finley, and Logan Cohen. Photo: Rebecca Koffman/Special to The Oregonian

Underserved Oregonians dealing with mental health, addiction, and relationship issues have a new place to turn for help: the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which recently opened near downtown Portland.

Easily accessible by public transportation, the center offers a wide range of low-cost counseling and therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. Reaching out to African American, Spanish-speaking, and LGBTQ communities is a primary goal.

“There’s a big commitment to social justice and equity,” says Associate Professor Teresa McDowell. “Our focus is on cultural competency, community service, and strength-based therapy.”

The center also provides intensive training for advanced student counselors and therapists from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

Read more in The Oregonian and The Portland Observer.

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    Janet Steverson
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