Firefly Counseling  Services, P.C.

4950 NE Belknap Ct. Suite 205

Hillsboro, OR 97124

503-560-5822 (voice)

888-503-2864 (fax)


The practice is located on the corner of Belknap Ct. and Elam Young Pkwy next to Intel Hawthorne Farms.


+1 503-560-5822


+1 888-503-2864


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Buisness Hours: We are in the office Monday-Friday with appointment times ranging from 8AM-6PM. If you are having a mental health emergency and need immediete assistance please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 or the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 or proceed to your nearest emergency room for assistance.



"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."

-Sandra Day O'Connor

Firefly Counseling Services:Care,Education,Integration
Firefly Counseling Services:Care,Education,Integration

Intensive Couples Counseling

Couple intensive sessions are for the busy couple who truly want to work on strengthening their relationship but cannot seem to find the time for their schedules to come together and make it work. This program is an important investment in the relationship and may be thought of as urgent care for the marriage or committed relationship. The treatment itself is similar to a regular couples therapy program, however rather than meeting 4-5 times in one month the sessions are all in one-two days. This type of treatment is especially beneficial for the couple who is in crisis i.e. infidelity was recently revealed, one or both partners is considering separation, divorce, etc.


Benefits of Intensive Couples Therapy vs. Traditional Couples Therapy?


-Scheduling: Many couples find it easier to schedule a 4-5 hour block of time on a Saturday rather than 4-5 separate sessions during the work week.


-Availability: While couples therapists currently have wait lists for new clients, there is currently no wait list for an intensive program.


-Intense Focus: A common complaint of traditional 50 min sessions is that some couples find they are just nearly 'getting comfortable' in the session when the time is up. Many want longer sessions to focus on important issues.


Registration Process:

Contact Firefly Counseling Services, P.C. 503-560-5822 and request intensive couples counseling as a program option. Our support staff will ask for your demographic information and connect you with the therapist facilitating the work, Sara Pitkanen, M.Ed. LMFT.


Fees and Insurance:

Intensive couples counseling is not billable to your insurance company. The program is billed at the therapist's hourly rate for a flat fee.  A four hour intensive session is billed at $480.00 and a five hour intensive session is billed at $600.00.

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