Mental Health

Kate Robinson, MA, CRC

Services Provided: Offers individual counseling for brain injury survivors and supportive counseling for families of survivors of brain injury. Also runs a support group for teenage and young adult brain injury survivors roughly 15-25.

Cost/Funding: $60/hr. Free 20 minute consultation. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. Teenage and young adult support group is free.

Comments: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. TBI survivor with private counseling practice. Over 10 years experience advocating for and working with brain injury survivors. Specializes in vocational and career counseling. Not wheelchair accessible. Please call for more information.

Contact Person: Kate Robinson

Phone Number: 503-318-5878

Email Address:

Physical Address: 1007 NE Broadway, Suite 220, Portland, OR 97232


Donald Ford, MA, LPC, LMFT

Services Provided: Offers specialized therapy for brain injury survivors and their families navigating the many changes that have occurred in their lives, sense of self and relationships.

Cost/Funding: Accepts most insurances. Please check website for more information. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Comments: 36 years experience in the mental health field. Has experience and training in working with clients with Acquired &Traumatic Brain Injury, Strokes and other cognitive impairments. He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Contact Person: Donald Ford

Phone Number: 503-297-2413

Email Address:

Physical Address: 10490 S.W. Eastridge St., Ste. #130, Portland, OR 97225


William Temple House

Services Provided: Offers counseling services for low-income individuals and families in the Portland area.

Cost/Funding: A sliding scale fee of $5 to $30 per session is charged for individual, couples and family counseling services.

Comments: Please fill out an application at the William Temple House Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 7pm. Counseling is available weekdays and some evenings by appointment. Counseling services provided by graduate students. Wheelchair accessible.

Contact Person: Dr. Susan Bettis

Phone Number: 503-226-3021, ext. 220

Email Address:

Physical Address: 2023 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209


Katja Biesanz

Services Provided: Works to address trauma using various methods including Hakomi and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Cost/Funding: $95/hour

Comments: Provides services in English and Spanish.

Contact Person: Katja Biesanz

Phone Number: 503-703-1262

Email Address:

Physical Address: 407 NE 12th Ave., Ste. #201 Portland, OR 97232


Gregory Cole PhD

Services Provided: A clinical psychologist offering individual therapy. Teaches ways to manage change in cognitive functions and how to handle emotional and behavior changes that have occurred due to the brain injury.

Cost/Funding: Accepts most insurance plans and private pay.

Comments: Over 20+ years of experience working with the brain injury survivors. Also offers neuropsychological evaluations. Wheelchair accessible.

Contact Person: Dr. Gregory Cole

Phone Number: (503) 472-5225

Physical Address: 280 SW Hill Rd., McMinnville, OR 97128