And I provide Counseling for Couples in Portland

Who I specialize in

I help couples who are challenged with loss of connection in their relationships. I help couples who who are having difficulties with conflict, trust, friendship, emotional triggers, emotional disengagement, anger, fear, confusion, loneliness and sadness. If you are struggling with not feeling understood and validated by your partner, working together with me could help you with communicating more effectively.

With years of experience in couples work, I understand the complex nature of issues that can negatively affect your relationship and can provide tools for you to have a more meaningful, satisfying relationship. Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where your relationship is fun again.

It’s Possible To Start Feeling In Control

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to find your best way forward. I will be there through the road to reconnect and along the path back to one another.

I have always been interested in relationships; why they succeed, why they fail, why partners stay in them unhappily, why partners break apart without trying to get help. I have had much experience with seeking the answers to these questions, both in my personal and professional life. I know that if your relationship is in trouble, it can affect your outlook on everything else in your life. I believe that with help, partners can grow towards each other, rather than away. I believe that your relationship can become stronger than before, and that you can learn the tools to handle the ups and downs.....Together.

There Are Many Benefits To Counseling

Counseling can successfully help you strengthen your relationship. It can help you:

  • Deepen your connection

  • Gain tools to communicate more effectively

  • Learn how to prioritize your relationship

  • Regain fondness and admiration

  • Feel truly heard and understood

  • Feel excited about your future together

These are a few of the ways Counseling can help.

A Little About ME

I'm a licensed professional counselor in the states of Oregon, Washington and Texas in private practice. I hold a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.

I have experience in individual, couples and group counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing trainings for other mental health workers, supervision for graduate students and Clinical Manager at an outpatient mental health agency.

Through my education and my experience, I have always been interested in couples work. This has led me to seek advanced training in scientific based approaches of Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My focus is with a variety of relationship issues including: premarital, marital, infidelity, divorce, remarriage and Step/Blended family.

I live in a blended family with my husband, our four teenagers and german shepherd, Phelps. When not in the office, I’m enjoying time with family, watching movies, hiking, yoga and traveling to new places.


  • Gottman III trained, current certification track

  • Gottman Seven Principles Leader

  • Specialized Gottman training:

    • Emotion Coaching Parenting

    • Treating Affairs and Trauma

    • Couples and Addiction Recovery

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship and On Target Therapy

  • Discernment Counseling

Let's Get You To A Place You Want To Be

Getting counseling can help couples build stronger relationships by improving trust, communication and overall satisfaction. Let’s discover how I can help. Reach out to schedule your first appointment. I'm here for you.

I understand that starting therapy can be a daunting experience; therefore, clients are viewed non-judgmentally, from a place of respect and validation. I welcome and affirm all forms of diversity.

Julie Hassler's profile on the Gottman Referral Network