Brenden Behling

Brenden Behling

Brenden Behling
Counselor 1

Growing up music was a large part of my life. I would often travel around my home state to participate in marching band competitions, and percussion ensemble performances. Through my involvement in an intense program in both high school and college, I had a vast and diverse group of friends.

I was always more expressive with my feelings towards my friends, and often found that I was the one they would come to for a friend to sit with in their time of need. I remember always feeling so honored to be the “true” friend; the one that you could really open up to.

We all have struggles in our lives, and we all face challenges. I believe as humans we function better with connection and relationship. While some feel they can face trials alone, most of us can use a genuine, caring, and helping hand to draw strength and support from.

I have a heart to come along side and walk with those who feel lost, broken, angry, or frustrated with life. However, while life is challenging and often serious I believe in the power of humor and laughter.

As a counselor I will work to provide a place where each client can safely, non-judgmentally, and freely express their range of emotions. We will work as a team so that together we can achieve your therapeutic goals, and put you on a path towards living the life you dream.

Troy Pound

Troy Pound
Counselor 1

I was born to a long line of farmers and ranchers and spent most of my formative years in Texas and Oklahoma. Oregon has been my home for twenty years now and I really enjoy it! The snow capped mountains; tall timbers and crashing pacific swells still inspire awe.

I enjoy working with my hands and putting in a full day’s work. For fun I usually enjoy spending a day on the town with my wife. Most of the year you’ll also find me taking in the scenery from my motorcycle.

My father worked as a pastor for over thirty years. Together I’ve watched my parents face and overcome many challenges. Along the way a passion for seeking truth and helping others was instilled in me. My most invaluable inheritance…a strong belief every life holds immeasurable value and great purpose.

I have served as pastor myself since 1996. Hard to believe it’s been so long! It has been an honor to assist families, students and adults of all ages. Empowering them to discover purpose. Equipping them to reach their goals. Partnering for effectiveness.

I believe in a goal directed, collaborative approach to change. Together we will focus on what you want to achieve. With our eyes focused largely on the present and toward the future we will discover the strengths and resources you posses. We utilize these to help you reach your desired goal.

Together we will discover the positive directions for change you desire.


At Life Encounter Counseling we hunt for the best most respectful interns we can find. We do this because it creates an excellent opportunity for you!

Our Pre-Master’s interns are Master’s degree candidates that are near the end of their education. The just have a tiny ways to go and that is where we come in. They need real world experience. However, in the world of counseling we don’t just “throw them in” like what might happen in internships in other fields. That’s because counseling is special.

Because interns cannot accept your insurance our Interns work from the sliding fee scale listed below based on your income.

Net Income Per month

Session Fee

Below 1800
















Above 3901


Level 2 Intern Scale

Net Income Per month

Session Fee

Below 1800
















Above 4201


You Are Important

Sometimes people’s lives are even on the line! So they must maintain regular supervision meetings with experienced licensed professionals.

They must meet with clinical supervisors in their graduate university program. Likewise they must meet with our supervisor here at Life Encounter Counseling in order to be sure they are acting from their education, intuition and using best practices correctly.

That means their hours toward graduation don’t count unless our supervisor AND the supervisor at the university signs off on every single hour.

Leveling Up

The exception to needing a sign off is with level 2 interns who have met the university requirements for hours but have not yet graduated. These interns are waiting for graduation and thus do not receive supervision at their university.

However they continue in weekly supervision at our site. Due to their experience the fee schedule is slightly adjusted.

For you then it is a GREAT opportunity you will have access to the intellect and experience of many professionals all at once for a great low fee!

Keep in mind too that these interns know their stuff. They are highly educated and highly motivated to meet with you.

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