I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with young adults, kids and families since 1993.  I have worked primarily in schools and in private practice, working with youth, young adults and parents to address issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills development, cultural identity exploration and development.  With 19 years of experience working in schools, a strength of mine is collaborating with school staff and parents on school-related challenges, developing interventions for students that are individualized and effective.  

With youth, I keep things engaging by shooting hoops, going on walks, making art or playing games.  I use indirect activities to buffer direct conversations.  This builds relationships, and it is more palatable than conventional therapy for most of my young clients.  

With adults, I meet you where you are, tailoring my approach to align with your goals.  We can work pragmatically to address immediate needs for skill-building and change, and we can take our time to explore how your past has led you to this moment.  I use an eclectic approach, emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamics. 

I grew up in New York City and moved to Oregon at age 19.  I live in NW Portland with my wife, my younger son who is a senior in high school, and my older son who is a sophomore in college.  I am an athlete, an avid board gamer and a mushroom hunter in the Fall and Spring.

Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitating Strengths-Based Groups for Boys

Over the past decade, our understanding of the fundamental differences in child development, behavior, and emotional maturity between boys and girls has increased dramatically, and as a result, many gender-specific interventions and support programs have been developed to meet the needs of parents, teachers, and mental health professionals. However, these all take the form of responses designed to minimize an already disruptive behavior pattern. What has been needed is a pro-active program whose goal is to instill positive skills and patterns in 'at-risk' boys, rather than waiting to address problems after they are already visible.

Schedule an Appointment

Click the button below to schedule appointments with me. Our first session will be 80 minutes and all future sessions will be 50 minutes.

Please complete my paperwork and return it to me at or in advance of our first session.

If you are a new client hoping to contract my services, please call me before scheduling an appointment so we can assess Goodness of Fit.

Fees and Insurance

6The rate for our initial, 80-minute session is $200, and the rate for a 50-minute session is $160.  Payments are due at the time of service.  I do not provide invoices or payment requests.

I am on the Kaiser Permanente insurance panel and can accept Kaiser insurance.  Please check with Kaiser in advance of our first session to learn if you are required to make copays for counseling services. 

If you would like to seek out-of-network reimbursement, payment is still due at the time of service, but I am happy to provide you with a superbill every fourth session with the typical information needed for you to seek reimbursement with your insurance company.

My preferred method of payment is Venmo and Zelle.  Checks and cash are also accepted.  I cannot take credit or debit cards.

Missed or canceled appointments less than 48 hours in advance will be charged full fee at or before the next session..

Venmo - @stephengrantlcsw

Zelle – (503) 752-9943