DVRC provides free counseling to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. 

  If you need immediate help, please call the crisis line at 503-469-8620.  

For adults we offer:

  • a 24-week Domestic Violence support groups
  • individual counseling
  • crisis intervention
  • safety planning
  • resource referrals 
  • free and confidential services 
  • all services are voluntary 

For children ages 5-18 we offer:

 DVRC does not provide:

Couples counseling

Batters/abuser intervention groups

 Psychological assessments


All counseling services are available in English and Spanish. We strive to offer both bi-lingual and multiculturally competent services in all of our programming. DVRC does not conduct psychological assessments. Schedule an appointment at 503.521-7997.

Note: We are unable to offer childcare to our counseling clients. Children ages 12 and under cannot be left unattended in our waiting area, and must have an accompanying parent or guardian available at all times during counseling sessions.


Photo: DVRC 3/27/15

Photo: DVRC 3/27/15

Our approach to counseling is client-centered

and flexible.

We strive to provide all of our clients with opportunities to:

  • learn that the violence is not their fault and is never okay
  • feel safe talking about the violence
  • decrease their sense of isolation,
  • decrease their anxiety and fear
  • increase their sense of security and self-worth
  • build a lasting foundation of self-efficacy and empowerment

Our counseling interns and staff come from a variety of master's-level mental health and professional backgrounds, including community counseling, professional psychology, and social work. (For more information about our internship program, click here.) All DVRC counselors also complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence specific intensive training prior to providing counseling to clients at our agency. For more information about our clinical services, call 503-521-7997.