Portland Relationship Institute

7100 SW Hampton Street #128  l Tigard OR 97223 l  503-342-2510

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Parenting, Child, Teen and Family counseling                     

Step-parenting is not for wimps.  

Many step-parents assume that enough love and goodwill toward their step-kids can keep things headed in a happy, healthy direction. 

Unfortunately, step-kids often have different ideas than you about who you are and what your role in their lives should be.  You may be left feeling that you have all the responsibility and none of the power.  Or you may feel forced to live with someone who makes it all too obvious that they don't even like you. 

You may feel abandoned by the biological parent, who can feel torn between their loyalty to their kids and their love for you

Building happy relationships with non--biological children requires courage, determination, generosity of spirit, flexibility, a good sense of humor and, most of all, skills, skills, skills!  That's where we come in. 

At Portland Relationship Institute, we start off by assuming that you have the best of intentions and are doing the best you can, given the knowledge and training you have in this highly challenging area of relationships.  Then we go about pinpointing where the problems are and helping you fix them. 

Whether it's clearly defining your role, helping you with communication, healing wounds from the past, or resolving conflict with your spouse that lead to step-parenting problems, we have the training and know-how to help you attain peace, harmony and happiness in your family. 

Call us at 503-342-2510 email us at gethelp@portlandrelationshipinstitute.com

We can help you find a better way.

We offer solutions for:

  • Families
  • Blended families
  • Parenting: counseling, coaching & skills
  • Step-parent support,
  • Co-parenting after divorce
  • Divorce recovery for families
  • Teen and child counseling

Our clients often tell us how much better they feel after working with us.  We take pride and joy in helping families achieve the harmony and happiness that they desire.


Call us at 503-342-2510 or email us at gethelp@porltandrelationshpinstitute.com
We can help! 

Nowadays, parenting is
more challenging than ever.

  • Are you concerned or upset about your child's behavior?
  • Is it hard to communicate, discipline or set limits with your child?
  • Do you worry that your child is headed in the wrong direction?
  • Have you ever thought that parenting should be easier than this?


Many moms and dads feel isolated, overworked, overwhelmed, unsupported and downright exhausted.

Add to that all the outside influences that come into your child's life over which you feel you have little or no control.  Combine those things with incomplete parenting skills, and you may find that all the love, concern and caring in the world won't keep your kid from going in the wrong direction. 

No doubt you would lay down your life for your kid, but you may feel at a loss when it comes to getting them to do their homework, clean their room, get off the internet or be home on time.


Let us help you develop the skills and knowledge to help you get on the right track with your kids. 

Give us a call at 503-342-2510 or email at gethelp@portlandrelationshipinstitute.com.  With the right information and support, we can help turn the burden of parenting back into the joy of parenting.



Better relationships can change your life.

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