Karen Joy Campbell, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

819 SE Morrison # 255

 Portland, Oregon 97214




Professional Interests / Specialties:

Parenting challenging children/adolescents

Blended families, step-parenting and family transitions

Divorce/separation issues, school problems and building self-esteem

Gender/sexual identity issues with children, adolescents, adults and couples

Autism, Asperger’s and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

I work with gay and straight families to help them unlock their full potential to live healthy, balanced lives. There are many ways to be a family and thrive. I approach counseling as a collaborative relationship between client/therapist where personal growth occurs within the context of a client’s natural strengths. In my practice, I provide a safe, respectful environment for you and/or your family to increase self-awareness, deeper connections with others and find more balance in your daily life. I use thoughtful exploration, art, sand tray play (and traditional play therapy) and creative problem-solving to assist clients in the counseling process. My goal is to encourage children, adolescents and adults to transform their lives through self-expression by tapping into their true potential.



B.S. Psychology, (1989), Masters in Social Work (1997) from Portland State University.

Professional Affiliations / Activities:

American Mental Health Alliance – Oregon Board of Directors

National Association of Social Workers

Wheel Chair Access: Yes

Background / Experience:

Residential treatment for children/adolescents, Outpatient mental Health, private practice and workshops.