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Counseling and Play Therapy in Portland Oregon


My name is Hannah Benedict. I offer counseling, play therapy, and parent coaching in Portland, Oregon. It’s my belief that everyone can overcome challenges. I help clients of all ages and backgrounds to flourish. 


My mission is to empower individuals and families with practical solutions to overcome challenges and flourish.




Counseling and Play Therapy in Portland Oregon

Counseling & Play Therapy

  • Counseling is a safe place to overcome personal challenges and move towards thriving.  
  • EMDR, expressive arts, play therapy, and other somatic interventions
  • Ages 3- Adults
  • In-person appointments in Hillsboro, Oregon

Online Parenting Support: “Big Emotions & What Parents Can Do”

  • Self-paced online parenting course
  • Latest researched based knowledge and tools for supporting emotional health
  • Support for anxiety, depression, explosive behaviors

Trainings and Resources

Free Downloadable Resources

  • Get FREE printable resources to support a flourishing life
  • Feelings Word Chart
  • Needs List
  • Communication Tools
  • Developmental Stages


Story is at the core of who we are.


As children, we listened to stories, made up stories, and act out stories.

As we grow, stories remain at our core.

The stories inside us dictate how we show-up. In our families, in our friendships, and in our work.

With curiosity, we can learn more about the stories inside us. Some stories serve us well. Others we will write new stories so we can flourish.

StoryWorks encompasses the practice of knowing and living your story. Counseling, play therapy, parent coaching, and trainings are grounded in the work of story. However we work together, you will get tools to write and live your best story.


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Children and Stories

Children are not just learning how to read or that 1+1=2. Both positive and challenging experiences influence a child’s internal story. This internal story impacts their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

Our bodies and minds are always looking for clues for safety. When a child experiences something unsafe, it greatly impacts their story.

Through play, children are able to share their internal story. Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, children can write an internal story that helps them flourish. 


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               You are not alone. My mission is to help you flourish.