Family & Marriage Counseling Services

Our Mission

Life Encounter Counseling Services intends to foster a helpful and encouraging environment for personal growth through a measured and safe encounter with the realities of life.

Key to Growth

85% of a successful counseling process is the relationship that you have with your counselor. It is not based in what they know or what degrees they have! A “click” the first session doesn’t happen all the time! You will know if it is a good “fit” within 3 sessions.

Safe Encounter

Trust, respect, predictability and consistency. These are the elements of a safe encounter! Our intention is to promote and facilitate this kind of environment for you!

Life Encounter Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Tigard, Oregon, 97223

Nathan Hawkins, M.A., MFT, LPC

Therapist Lake Oswego Therapist
verified by Psychology Today

verified by Psychology Today



Nathan W. Hawkins

Take care of your thoughts when you’re alone and take care of your words when you’re with people. Zig Ziglar

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