Counseling & Victims' Services Program (CVS) provides counseling services to victims of crime, members of our community and select clients on probation in our county. All our counseling services are free of charge.
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, and healing from abuse and trauma.
Our counselors are student interns from local universities working towards their graduate degrees in Counseling. They offer:
- Individual Counseling
- Couples Counseling*
- Family Counseling*
- Group Counseling
Occasionally, a request falls outside of the scope or abilities of CVS (for example, we are unable to treat severe mental illness or prescribe medication) and every effort will be made to connect people to other local services that are better suited to help these unique situations.
To request counseling services, please call our CVS main line at 503-846-3020. Due to current volume of requests for counseling, it may take up to 2-3 weeks before you are contacted for an appointment. We may have a waitlist.
You can also email our confidential PDF Self Referral Form in to Heather Lucas or fax to 503-846-3040, "Attention: Counseling Intake". Forms can also be mailed to: Counseling & Victims' Services, 160 SW Washington St. MS 57, Hillsboro, OR, 97123.
*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.