Vivian Coles, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland
Do you want to make room in your life for joy, confidence and hope? My approach is informed, compassionate, and heart-centered. Finding body-centered techniques beneficial to the body, I pace therapy with your body's wisdom. I work to resolve traumatic stress patterns, transforming them to nurture your unique, individual unfolding. I utilize a developmental, humanistic approach, integrating my psychotherapy training. My desire is to be available to adults and children to assist them in opening doors they have been unable to open alone, helping them assimilate difficult material at their own pace.
I am particularly skilled in my use of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing, working with adults and children dealing with trauma, anxiety, divorce or relationship issues. Clients appreciate the consciousness it brings to their bodies and support for their nervous system, finding seamless ways to integrate trauma.
I believe that clients have the innate wisdom to direct their lives. I see my role as a guide, helping clients find their way to their own truth. As a trained Play Therapist, I also like working with children age 7 and older utilizing play, sand tray and art therapy.
Call or Email Vivian Coles for a free consultation now - (503) 489-4221


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Lewis & Clark College
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: C0408 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cascade Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • Moda Health
  • Out of Network
  • Regence
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self Esteem


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Somatic Experiencing, EMDR
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play and Sandtray Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic Experiencing


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016
Vivian Coles, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland

Vivian Coles

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC