Dr. Connie Eldridge-Pederson has spent the last 34 years working with children and their families. She has worked in schools, agencies, and residential centers and in a private practice setting. She is extremely interested in assisting people to find hope for growth in their lives.
Dr. Pederson has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. She has worked as an instructor teaching family counseling and addiction counseling at Lewis & Clark College, Pacific University, and the University of Portland.
Dr. Pederson is an Oregon Licensed Psychologist. She uses an interactive style of counseling. Her goal is to always establish a partnership with her clients so that they can work together to cooperatively establish and achieve goals for growth. She believes that therapy works best when a safe, trusting relationship is developed as people explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Individual, family, and group counseling are available.
Dr. Pederson works with children, teenagers, and adults.
- Recovery from addictions
- Family Transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma Recovery
- Depression and anxiety
Supervising counselors in training is another service that Dr. Pederson offers. She is available to speak to groups, both large and small.