The Counseling & Victims' Services Program (CVS) provides free counseling services to the community. We are able to assist with a variety of issues including recovering from crime victimization, coping with intimate partner abuse, building healthier relationships, managing stress and anxiety, career and work goals, healing from abuse and trauma, etc.
We will work with you to create a safe, non-judging, empowering relationship where you are free to be yourself, discover blind spots that may be getting in your way, and reclaim your choices and ownership of your life and what you want to do with it. With couples and families, we will work with you to address any systemic or individual issues that may be getting in the way of healthy relationships with your loved ones.
- Individual Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Group Counseling
Referrals for counseling will be screened and assigned to the most appropriate clinician for the circumstances of the referral. Occasionally, a request falls outside of the scope or abilities of CVS (for example, we are unable to treat severe mental illness) and every effort will be made to connect people to other local services that are better suited to help these unique situations.
We are able to provide individual, couples*, family and group counseling and we tailor our services to the unique needs of each client.
To request counseling services, please call our CVS main line at 503-846-3020. A screener will contact you and ask some basic questions in order to effectively determine the best counseling options for you. Once your referral is accepted, a counselor will call you directly (usually within 1-2 weeks, depending on our wait list) to schedule an appointment.
You can also print, fill out, and bring our confidential PDF Self Referral Form in to the CVS receptionist. Or you can fax it to: 503-846-3040, "Attention: Counseling Intake". Or you can mail it to: Counseling & Victims' Services, 160 SW Washington St. MS 57, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, or you can scan and email it to Marci Nelson, CVS Manager.
*Couples counseling is not recommended or effective in cases where there is abuse or violence in the relationship. For a full explanation, please read 12 Reasons Why Couples Counseling is not Recommended when Domestic Violence is Present by Dr. Chris Huffine. However, our counselors are able to assist individuals who may have these relationship dynamics.