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Professional Disclosure Statement

Ken Steinbacher, Professional Counselor Associate
2020 NE Multnomah St 404, Portland OR 97232


Philosophy and Approach: As a mental health professional, I offer individual counseling, relationship (couples) counseling, group counseling, and professional consultation.

I approach our work with a deep commitment to social justice, queer theory, and liberation. I am transparent, empowering, empathic, and collaborative. I practice with a grounding in relational therapy, in that the most important factor in our mental well-being is the relationships we build. I employ Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems to give structure to our work (and I am happy to discuss what this means). I am trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy for the treatment of trauma. And I have received specialized training in supporting transgender people including letters for gender-affirming procedures.

My focus includes gender and gender transition, sexuality, racial identity, trauma, and personal growth. I welcome people of all identities.


Formal Education and Training: I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. My coursework included: Theories and Interventions, Foundations of Substance Abuse, Developmental Foundations, Using Tests and Appraisal Instruments, Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Legal & Ethical Issues, Psychopharmacology, Multicultural Counseling, Research and Program Evaluation, Group Counseling, Foundations of Mental Health Services, Counseling Skills, Career & Lifestyle Planning, Systemic Perspective on Human Sexuality, and Grief and Loss. This program is certified by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

I have trained in assessment and planning for gender-affirming medical care with Kate Kauffman of Brave Space. I have trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy with K Hixson, Ph.D.

As a registered counselor associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by its Code of Ethics as well as that of the American Counseling Association. As an associate, I am supervised by K Hixson, Ph.D. a licensed professional counselor, which I will be happy to explain.

Fees: $150 per 53-minute individual session. $175 per 53-minute relationship (couple) session. $50 per person, per session for group counseling. $150 per session for letter of support for gender-affirming procedures. Limited sliding scale available based on need for cash-pay clients.


As a client of an Oregon professional counselor associate, you have the following rights:

  • To expect that a licensee has met the qualifications of training and experience required by

    state law;

  • To examine public records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm

    credentials of a licensee;

  • To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics (Oregon Administrative Rules 833-100);

  • To report complaints to the Board;

  • To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;

  • To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule or

    law, with the following exceptions: 1) Reporting suspected child abuse; 2) Reporting imminent danger to you or others; 3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by your insurance company, or other relevant agencies; 4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and 5) Defending claims brought by you against me;

  • To be free from discrimination because of age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status.


You may contact the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists at

3218 Pringle Rd SE #120, Salem, OR 97302-6312 Telephone: 503-378-5499 Email:


For additional information about this registered counselor associate,

consult the Board’s website:

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