""You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Craig Butzke, LPC

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Oregon. I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and have been in practice for 11+ years. I have worked in a residential psychiatric facility, in a clinic setting, and most recently have had my own private practice since 2007.

Most people seek out therapy for help with a problem or issue that needs to be addressed. Most often that problem or issue will fall into one of the following areas:

  • stuck in behavioral patterns that do not work very well
  • fear of change and the unknown
  • experiencing confusing and/or overpowering emotions
  • unhappy with the quality of life, in regards to your self, your work,
    or your relationships

My job is to create a safe space and relationship where you can explore how and why these things exist in your life, and find out together what you can do to identify, address and move beyond the issues that are preventing you from living your fullest possible life.

For some, this may mean a short time in therapy to find specific answers and reach specific goals. For others, therapy may mean more in depth exploration of deeper issues over a longer period of time. In either case, the client will have an intricate role in both the pace and depth of the sessions.