Individualized Counseling for Children, Adolescents & Families



I believe that children and families are at the heart of a whole and productive society. When a child or family system has become disrupted, it seems that nothing will be right until the child or family regain equilibrium.

We live in exciting yet complicated times. Children, adolescents, and parents can experience setbacks ranging from mild to severe, the result of stressors that exceed their ability to understand or manage.

Anxiety, depression, attachment issues and social/emotional/academic challenges can manifest when coping mechanisms are stretched or depleted. Divorce, illness in the family, or the loss of a loved one may lead to prolonged grieving, a sense of hopelessness, and personal dysfunction.

The origin of the pain may or may not be understood within the family. Sometimes problems have been present for some time, others may appear to have occurred suddenly and without warning. The primary goal of counseling is to seek understanding, create solutions, and help restore balance and well-being through the therapeutic process.

This process is a journey. Sometimes the journey can be short and sometimes long depending on the level of trauma and amount of time the individual has carried the pain. In addition to increasing self-understanding and developing tools and new skills for today, counseling and the therapeutic process is intended to create a healing path towards light and an optimism towards tomorrow.


Contact Child Matters

Call: (971) 803-7160

If you would like to make an appointment or have questions you may reach me by confidential voicemail or e-mail.

5201 S.W. Westgate Drive
Suite 118
Portland, OR 97221

Patricia Beyer

Patricia Beyer - Licensed Professional Counselor & Art Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor
& Art Therapist

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Patricia Anne Lolich-Beyer is a member of:

  • State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • National Board for Certified Counselors, NBCC.