You might be asking, "why?" or "why now?"


Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, feeling the weight of depression, or the overwhelm from a loss in your life? Perhaps you are just trying to find a firm ground to step on due to painful and traumatic life events and need a safe space to explore your thoughts and feel the emotions that have been numbed, kept secret, or ignored because it hurts too much to feel them. In counseling I help you to find answers to your questions, to make meaning of them and ultimately be empowered to live an authentic life. 

In therapy I partner with you.

Through the integration of a strength's based approach to counseling, I utilize various therapeutic interventions including behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), somatic experiencing, sensory based mind-body psychology, psychodynamic and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

I specialize in trauma and post-traumatic growth. My passion as a therapist is to come alongside you, to help navigate the issues that keep you feeling stuck and disconnected from your yourself and others. Wherever you're at, and whatever has become intolerable such that you are now bravely seeking out help... I am here to gently guide you to your goals. Let’s work on true, deep healing and leave the bandaids in the cupboard where they belong.  

COURAGE doesn’t require we have all the answers. COURAGE comes when
we are ready to face the questions we’ve been avoiding.
~Shannon Alder


I provide individual therapy for those 18 years of age and older. As you consider your needs, know that my background includes working with individuals diverse in age, race, socioeconomic status, country of origin, ability, sexual orientation, and faith. 


Focus & Specialty Areas:

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Unresolved Trauma & PTSD | EMDR treatment

  • Complex Childhood Trauma | Bullying

  • Childhood Molestation

  • Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harming & Crisis Counseling

  • Sexual Abuse, Rape & Victims of Violence

  • Verbal, Emotional & Physical Abuse

  • Traumatic Brain Injury | CTE

  • Addiction & Co-occurring Disorders

  • Life Transitions / Adjustments

  • Body Image Issues | Disordered Eating

  • Autoimmune Disorders / Chronic Pain

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Family Relationship Conflicts (Adult)

  • Anger & Rage | Grief & Loss

  • Uniquely men's issues

  • Emerging & Young Adult (20's)

  • Law Enforcement, First Responders

The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.
~Brene Brown


A look at where we'll meet

The building is handicap accessible, features plenty of FREE parking, and located within a block of multiple bus stops. We are centrally located, only minutes from downtown Portland, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton.


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Standard Office Fee

I do not currently accept or bill insurance, however, I can provide you with a Superbill in order for you to submit a claim for reimbursement. Services may be covered in whole or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan, however, it is your responsibility to confirm coverage with your carrier by asking specific questions. I am an out-of-network provider. Credentials your insurance company will need to verify coverage are: Laurie Kerridge, MA, NCC, LPC(i) R4757, NPI #1083141444.

The office fee for individual counseling is $120.00 for a 60-minute session. Every new client must do an initial 75-minute, one-time Intake & Assessment, which is $165.

A regular couples counseling session is 60-minutes at $150. A one-time Intake & Assessment is $175 for a 75-minute session.

Family counseling (3 adults maximum) is a 60-minute session at $175 with a required initial Intake Assessment which is 90-minutes, and a fee of $200.

Payment Methods

  • Credit card

  • Debit card

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Family Savings Account (FSA)

  • Cash (exact amount only)

Payment is due in full prior to each session commencing. Checks are not accepted. If you pay cash, a debit/credit card is still required to be left on file.


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment time, be sure to notify me no less than 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for a full session. Appointment reminders are sent by text one day before your appointment. This time is set aside for you and cannot be filled or offered to someone else, therefore all missed appointments or late cancellations will be assessed this fee.

Please Note: Repeated requests to cancel or reschedule, even within the 24 hour period, may result in being dismissed from care.