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Brettyn Gibson

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Not Accepting New Clients  – aged 0-11 or adults for parent-child psychology/parent coaching
OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)

Brettyn’s goal is to support young children to strive for self-actualization through relationships, including nurturing the relationships with their important adults and family members. She is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate who specializes in working with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-aged children.

In her undergraduate training to be an elementary school teacher, Brettyn found herself increasingly drawn to work with children around the challenges they were facing outside of the classroom. Following that desire led her to complete her master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling as well as a graduate certificate in Infant/Toddler Mental Health from Portland State University. She has worked with children for more than ten years in a variety of settingsincluding schools, Relief Nurseries, community mental health agencies, and home visiting. Brettyn has also taught a course in child and adolescent counseling at Portland State University.

She is trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a counseling method focused on attachment and healing parent-child relationships after exposure to trauma or violence in children ages birth-6; and is currently receiving training in pursuit of certification as a Registered Play Therapist using Child-Centered Play Therapy. Child-Centered Play Therapy is an interpersonal, dynamic relationship between a child and a counselor trained in play therapy procedures. Play therapists work to provide a safe, non-threatening environment where children can express their emotions, learn skills, develop self-control, and build self-esteem.

Outside of the counseling room, Brettyn enjoys spending time in nature and being active, especially, hiking, backpacking, running, and playing soccer.

  • Our therapists are highly trained in counseling for young children, new mothers, and couples.
  • Our treatment rooms are designed for children to feel comfortable and have fun, with plenty of toys and art supplies.
  • New parents are welcome to bring babies to sessions.
  • We believe that there is no one right way to parent or to be a family, and we respect and honor your family’s values and beliefs.

7346 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213

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