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Kristine M Cavanaugh, MS NCC  

Kristine M Cavanaugh, LPC, Principle

Ms. Cavanaugh is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 15 years experience working with adolescents, young adults and families. She works from a strength-based philosophy to help kids and families strengthen their communication and coping skills and address social, emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. She has extensive experience working with youth in residential, day treatment and school settings. For the past several years she has had the opportunity to work as an individual and group therapist with youth involved in the corrections system, teen parents and those struggling with mental health issues.

Ms. Cavanaugh currently works part time as a therapist with Multnomah Education Service District, serving students age 12-21 in an alternative school setting.  She also has a private practice, where she sees kids and families as well as works with the Oregon Youth Authority and juvenile justice.

Ms Cavanaugh earned her Bachelors degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Masters degree in Counseling from Portland State University. She is a trained civil mediator and domestic relations mediator. Ms Cavanaugh is also a trained Child Custody Evaluator.

In addition to counseling services, Ms. Cavanaugh provides assessment and evaluation in the following areas.

  • Academic/Learning Strengths
  • Cognitive/Thinking Styles
  • Behavior/ADD/ADHD
  • Life Skills
  • Emotion/Mood Disorders
  • Child Custody Evaluation

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists     
  • Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon
  • National Board of Certified Counselors
  • American Mental Health Counselor Association


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