Julie Sliga, Therapist in Portland, Oregon — Zencare
Julie  Sliga
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Julie Sliga


Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Master of Science, MS Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC Career Coach
Oregon Accepting Online
Portland Accepting In-person

Promotion: Currently offering an introductory career counseling package rate of $150 for your first three sessions.

Updated January 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Career counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Chronic illness
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

Julie Sliga is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate serving individuals in the Portland metro area and beyond. She offers telehealth video appointments. For clients wanting to make an in-person connection, Julie offers nature therapy sessions that take place in parks, along trails, or in the treelined neighborhoods around inner-NE and SE Portland, OR.

Julie emphasizes strengths-based interventions that highlight your resources and resilience. Her counseling approach is holistic, goal-oriented, and lighthearted.

Julie has 13 years experience working with individuals with physical, invisible, sensory, neuro divergent, cognitive, learning and/or behavioral health disabilities. She attended University of Wisconsin Stout for her foundational training in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling earning her Master of Science in 2008. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (#00109113) and Certified Career Counselor. She is currently under the supervision of Kim Gerhardt (#C1636).

Message to clients

You are here, because some aspects of your life are calling for your attention, and you are answering to that call. Perhaps your ambition and motivation have waned. Maybe you are having trouble managing stress, anxiety, or past trauma on your own. You may have a desire to feel more grounded or more connected in your relationships. You are looking to take some active steps to improve your wellbeing and live a fuller life.

I understand it can be at once daunting and liberating to seek professional guidance for problems you can't solve on your own. I value a strong interpersonal and therapeutic relationship to create a safe environment that is free of judgment. Together, we will compassionately explore your inner world and address the core aspects of your challenges. I believe you are a resilient person who is wise, whole, and strong.


Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Julie Sliga is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $125
  • Career Counseling: $125 (50min)
  • Outdoor Therapy: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding scale rates for individual counseling range from $85-125 per session. Please self-select the expense that best reflects your current financial situation.

There are some reduced cost slots available for students and displaced workers from $50-$75 per session.


Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 AM-7 PM
  • Tue 8 AM-7 PM
  • Wed 2 PM-7 PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8 AM-2 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Portland practice
Outdoor Therapy Office, Portland Parks, Portland, Oregon 97214
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 AM-7 PM
  • Tue 8 AM-7 PM
  • Wed 2 PM-7 PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8 AM-2 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Self Employed, Counselor, Career Counselor, 2021 - Present
Public and Private Sector Employers, Vocational Rehabilitaton Counselor, 2008 - Present

University of Wisconsin-Stout, MS in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, 2008
Saint Louis University, BA in Communication , 2001


Oregon: #R6587