Welcome to the website
of Dr. Karen Hixson,
Karen Hixson has been a mental health counselor in Portland, Oregon since 2002 with a focus on social justice and anti-oppression based perspectives. She supervises early career counselors working in community mental health and private practice. Karen completed her PhD in Counseling at Oregon State University in 2016. Her dissertation is entitled Understanding Power in the Therapeutic Relationship. She is currently focused on organizing local mental health providers following the election with a group in Portland Empathy Riot! (formerly Mental Health Providers Unite!). Karen was deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Leona Tyler Award from the Oregon Counseling Association which recognizes counselors who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and whose work has had statewide implications for counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor: Oregon #C2118
PhD: Doctorate in Counseling from Oregon State University