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programs_for_couplesNorthwest Family Services is dedicated to teaching and supporting healthy and life-giving choices & behaviors that affect families, couples, and singles. We offer individual, couple, and family counseling as well as educational seminars and classes on a variety of topics. NWFS offers a variety of programs to the public. Explore our website for opportunities.

Through our Mental Health Department, we provide Mental Health Assessments and therapy with experienced Master’s level clinicians. Our therapists work with a variety of different clients from adolescents to seniors. We have therapists who are bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish. We also have therapists who are Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, some working primarily with adolescents & their families, while others with adults who have struggled for years. People come to therapy because they are in crisis; sometimes because they are having difficulties in their relationships and they want to figure out why. People seeking help come for many reasons. They may be struggling to adjust to changes in peer and romantic relationships, school, health, work, family, and faith lives. Some people may only need a brief intervention, while others may need longer-term support in order to live a more productive, engaged, and satisfying life. Clients work with therapists to determine the direction of their therapy, as well as which goals they wish to or need to focus on. Therapy is a person-centered, collaborative, strengths-based process. Therapists at NWFS are culturally sensitive and responsive; they also engage with clients from a trauma-informed perspective. To learn more about our staff, see the list on our sidebar.

Through our SymptoPro program, we have been providing Natural Family Planning education for over 30 years. We offer classes nationally, online, and through mail-in correspondence. Whether you are single, or a committed couple, NFP is a great way to learn about your body and manage your fertility, whether that means planning or preventing pregnancy in a safe and natural way while respecting your body and your relationship.   Visit for more information.

Measure 110/Behavioral Health Resource Network

NWFS offers prevention and counseling services to teens and parents in East Multnomah (Gresham/East Portland) and Clackamas counties.  

Services are provided in English and Spanish and include the following:

  • Screening and evaluation
  • Individual, group and/or family counseling
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Multifamily workshops
  • Stress and anger management
  • Life skills training
  • Relapse prevention
  • Case management

Through our Alcohol and Drug treatment programs, we support and educate youth and their families as they learn new strategies for communicating with each other; as well as healthier ways to manage and resolve problems. We provide treatment and education under the supervision of trained Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors. Many of our programs are school-based.  All our programs are comprehensive understanding that truancy, suicide and self-harm, unsafe sexual behaviors, family concerns, mental health issues, and school success are all closely interwoven. To learn more about our Youth programs visit the Empowering Youth tab. To learn more about BHRN visit: