Sam Stevens, MS LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy

Counseling for Adults & Adolescents
Couples, Families, Individuals, New Fathers' Group

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Inner Southeast Portland

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3325 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 957-8797
Fax:  (503) 546-0120
Email:  SamStevensMFT

Accepting new clients:  Yes
Office Settings:  Private Practice (solo)


About Sam Stevens

My approach to therapy is practical, compassionate and personal. I help couples, families and individuals build communication, heal relationships, and find balance. Often you have your own solutions without knowing it, and my outside perspective can help identify what those solutions are. We work together to meet your goals, and achieve lasting change that extends beyond the end of therapy.

Professional Focus

Video: Sam Stevens talks about challenges facing fathers

Fatherhood poses one of the greatest challenges to men and yet there are few supports available to them. I specialize in working with fathers and new parents to address: tension between partners, disruption of intimacy, imbalance of work and family, finances, lack of sleep, and changes in self identity. In therapy you can gain clarity, self-awareness, comfort with yourself, and a greater sense of satisfaction in your relationships.

I work with: 

  • Transition to parenthood
  • Couples counseling 
  • Relationship conflict 
  • Communication skills 
  • Trauma recovery 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Adolescent issues 

 I also work with couples, families and individuals to address:  

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Coping Skills for Difficult Emotions
  • Stress Management
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication with Teens
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Sexual Abuse Issues

Populations Served: 

  • Adolescent 12-15,
  • Adolescent 15-19
  • Adult, Couple
  • Family, Gay
  • Gay Couple
  • Lesbian
  • Lesbian Couple
  • Spanish Speaking


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$140 Standard fee (50-minute therapy session)  for individuals, couples and families.

Longer sessions are available at a prorated fee.

$210 Intake fee  (90-minute session).

$100/month fee for two 90-minute groups per month.

A sliding scale fee is available for a limited number of clients, based on financial need. 

I offer a discount for payment at the time of service when there is no requirement for billing or other financial paperwork.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

I am an in-network provider for Cascade EAP, the Employee Assistance program that serves Legacy Health Systems, the State of Oregon, the Beaverton School District, New Seasons Market, Rejuvenation House Parts, and a large number of other companies in the greater Portland Area. 

If your employer provides EAP services through Cascade, there is no cost to you and you are generally allowed 3-5 sessions. After that point, you may continue at your own expense. 

Pre-authorization is required through Cascade EAP. You can contact them for authorization and request me as your therapist.  Call 1-800-433-2320 for authorization.


I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies including:

  • Aetna, 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, 
  • PacificSource, 
  • Providence, and

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  1. Do I have mental health benefits?
  2. Does your insurance cover the type of counseling you are looking for (ie couple counseling, family counseling, etc.) ?
  3. What is my deductible and has it been met?
  4. How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  5. How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
  6. What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  7. Is approval required from my primary care physician?

I can provide you with a monthly receipt of services to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is up to you to verify your coverage. 

Education & Training

Highest Degree Earned:  Master's Degree
Discipline:  Marriage and Family Therapy

I hold a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Auburn University, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. I have received specialized graduate and post graduate training in individual, couple and family dynamics, child and human development, and trauma recovery. 

As a Licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I will abide by its Code of Ethics. To maintain my license I am required to participate in annual continuing education. This training allows me to further my knowledge and better serve your needs. For my own professional growth and development and to ensure quality service to you, I participate in small consultation groups with other therapists. I may discuss your situation but will do so without revealing your name or other identifying information to maintain confidentiality.


  • American Mental Health Alliance - Portland Metro Chapter President


Please print out if bringing your child for therapy. Complete one for each parent.

Please print out and complete one for each adult/teen attending.

This provides written permission for me to communicate with someone else regarding private information, such as previous therapists, health providers, family members, etc.

This form contains information about me, my fees, client rights, and confidentiality.  Please print this and bring it to your first session.