Jennifer Burrell


With a Masters (M.S.) degree with honors in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling, Paisley specializes in facilitating healthy relationships among couples, families and individuals in the Portland, Oregon area.

She believes all people have the inherent ability to heal and thrive as they sit in wholeness and create a meaningful life for themselves. Being in close and conscious relationship with others can be a profound vehicle for this process.

Paisley sees therapy as a practice of assisted self-discovery where clients can move towards deeper levels of awareness and change. Using an integrative approach to counseling, she works with clients to recognize the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit and the areas in which they may find themselves experiencing limitations.

Paisley graduated with honors in 2017 with a Masters (M.S.) degree from Portland State University. This graduate program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Psychology at Portland State University, (Portland, Oregon) in 2008 and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She uses an eclectic approach that is customized to each clients needs. She specializes in using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has certificates in The Gottmen Method, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Multicultural Competency. Paisley also enjoys facilitating Nonviolent Communication groups.

In Paisley’s previous career she worked as a certified life coach, childbirth educator and birth doula for many years. Helping people live a happier, more fulfilled life has always been a central focus of her work, no matter what she did. Her clients come to her with a variety of concerns; anxiety, depression, complex trauma and PTSD, support for monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, LGBTQ+ community specific needs, as well as recovery from religious/cult trauma. She is passionate about helping her client’s create more liberated, meaningful lives.