1. The Importance of Connection During a Global Pandemic

    In this time of social distancing, it can be hard to connect with the people we care about. Depending on your circumstances, you may be staying indoors with roommates or family, or you might live alone. Either way, you are facing some unique challenges, but here’s some good news — you’re not in this alone! At Two Rivers Counseling, our goal is to help people to find peace, joy, and comfort e…Read More

  2. Do You Need to Speak with a Therapist During COVID-19?

    There is no doubt that we are living in absolutely unprecedented times. In addition to dealing with a serious global pandemic, many people are uncertain about the future of their jobs. We’re worried about friends and family members who may be susceptible to coronavirus. We’re getting stir crazy from having to stay indoors. We’re frustrated at a lack of necessary groceries and supplies. Needl…Read More

  3. What To Do When You’re Feeling Hopeless

    There are a lot of things out there that can leave you feeling hopeless, powerless, and frustrated. Whether it’s the current political climate, the outbreak of the Coronavirus, or frustration at work, the result can be a real sense of despair. What can you do? How can you move forward? At Two Rivers Counseling in Portland, we want you to know that there is hope. That’s why when you visit us, y…Read More

  4. Are You In Need of Counseling in Portland, Oregon?

    If you’re going through a difficult time in your life, there might be something you need to hear — you don’t have to go through it alone! All too often, people feel like they have to tough it out when they’re going through a rough patch. Whether it’s a recurring problem in a relationship, a frustrating experience with depression or anxiety, or something else entirely, the truth is that s…Read More

  5. Is It Time for a Career Change?

    Does the thought of heading into the office each morning fill you with a sense of dread? Do you wake up on Sunday mornings frustrated at the thought that you only have one more day of freedom before you have to go back to work? Do you hold onto moments of frustration that you encounter during the average workday?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a good chance that you’r…Read More

  6. Don’t Let Life’s Big Changes Overwhelm You

    Moving across the country. Starting a new job. Ending a relationship. Dealing with an illness. These are some of the biggest changes that life can throw your way, and frankly, it can be overwhelming to deal with them. In many instances, it can almost feel like too much to even think about them.  You’ve tried it all, from focusing on your breathing to going on walks to taking relaxing baths, but…Read More

  7. What To Do When You’re Feeling Overworked

    No matter what you do for a living, work occupies a large amount of our time. Whether you love your job or wish you were doing something else, there’s no doubt that we spend a lot of time and energy trying to do the best work we can for our employers.  Unfortunately, it can often lead to overworking ourselves in order to get everything done. Needless to say, the end result is frustration, stres…Read More

  8. The Rejuvenating Power of Spending Time Alone

    We live in a day and age where loneliness can often feel debilitating. We’re so connected in every other aspect of our lives that sometimes in-person communication can suffer for it. After all, we can keep in touch with anyone on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, so the need to get together and catch up probably doesn’t feel quite as strong as it used to. There’s no doubt about it — even wh…Read More

  9. How Music Can Help You Through a Tough Time

    When times get particularly tough, what do you do to help yourself make it through them? Although it can be tempting to turn to destructive habits, the truth is that there are plenty of healthy (and healthful) things you can do to start moving out of a slump and into contentment. There’s no doubt that it can be overwhelming to figure things out, but the good news is that if you would benefit fro…Read More

  10. Are You Holding Yourself to Unreasonable Standards?

    It’s an easy thing to do — you make a mistake, and rather than accepting it and moving on, you beat yourself up. Whether it was a decision you made about how to handle a situation at work or an accident at home that ended up costing you some money, the truth is that there are plenty of different kinds of mistakes that can be made. At our Portland counseling office, we think that in many instan…Read More