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12 SE 14th Avenue • Portland, OR 97214 • 503-235-3433 • fax 503-235-4762

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12 SE 14th Avenue • Portland, OR 97214 • 503-235-3433 • fax 503-235-4762

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Specialty Areas

Anger management

Anger management counseling is designed for men who have problems with anger in the workplace, in public, or with anyone outside the family. This may include physical aggression, property abuse, verbal abuse, or any intimidating behavior.

We have been providing effective men’s anger management counseling for over 25 years. The goals of this type of counseling are to help men identify thinking patterns that contribute to aggressive behavior, learn and practice anger management skills to de-escalate in challenging situations, increase understanding of the negative effects of abuse on others and oneself, and practice assertive communication.

Domestic violence

Men’s Resource Center has been a pioneer in providing domestic violence intervention for men. From 1985 to 2011, we offered groups for both court-mandated and voluntary men. Currently, our groups are designed for voluntary men only. These groups are for men who have been abusive with a significant other, with children, or with other family members. We address all forms of abuse including psychological, verbal, property, and physical abuse. We also address any controlling behaviors used to restrict others’ choices, belittle others, or dominate and prevail in conflicts.

The goals of this group are:

• Re-evaluating any beliefs, “thinking errors,” or attitudes that permit abusive behavior

• Developing anger management and violence-prevention skills

• Increasing understanding of the effects of abuse and increasing empathy for victims of abuse

• Developing conflict-resolution skills, including respectful, assertive communication

To understand why we do this work in groups, read the article “Why We Use Group Therapy for Anger Management and Domestic Violence Treatment” on the Suggested Readings page of this website.

Therapy for Individuals Sexually Abused as Children

Sexual abuse can result in low self-esteem or shame, relationship problems, avoidance of challenging situations, depression, disturbing memories or dreams, and confusion. Therapy can help address the self-blame and other difficult feelings and thoughts that result from abuse. Many survivors of abuse feel “stuck” and tired of repeating self-defeating cycles. We hope to support you in moving forward with relationships, career, and self-care.

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