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Portland Marriage & Couples Counseling
Bernard McDowell, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Licensed Clinical Social Worker

811 NW 20th Avenue, Suite 104, Portland, Oregon 97209

Marriage Counseling General Orientation
How to Choose a Marriage Counselor
Phases & Stages
of Relationships
When Communication
Isn't Working
Depression Dynamics in Relationships
Anger: Dynamics in Relationships
Advanced Couples Counseling Concepts

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Portland, Oregon


    Please note that Mr.  Mcdowell is on an extended "sabbatical".  However as of November 1, 2016 he is resuming his practice in a new location in NW Portland.  If you'd like to inquire about making an appointment, please call after October 15th.

    This site provides indepth articles on marriage counseling and relationship issues as well as links to a variety of other topics related to counseling and psychotherapy. Specifically devoted to marriage counseling, generally used professionally as synonoymous with couples counseling or marital therapy, this site provides a thorough orientation to counseling for relationship problems whether a major crisis or a minor glitch.

     If you have any questions regarding marriage, pre-marital, or couples counseling or on the topics listed below and/or are interested in counseling or consultation with Bernard McDowell, LCSW please call 503-234-9904.  During this period of re-establishing my practice, many of these articles are being reformated.  Please forgive the gaps and gaffs.

     For articles on other issues related to counseling in general and that often play a critical part in relationships you may wish to go to PortlandTherapist.com, my other site, serving as a complement to this one. There you will find my policies regarding confidentiality including a HIPAA required Privacy Notice indepth articles addressing:

Bernard McDowell, lcsw

  811 NW 20th Avenue, Suite 104, Portland, Oregon 97209


Located at the corner of 
N.W. 20th and Johnson, Suite 104
Portland, Oregon.