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About Dirkse Counseling & Consulting

Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. was founded by Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC in 1997. Today, Dirkse employs over twenty professional counselors, consultants and coaches who serve the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


We envision a world where individuals, families, and the workplace are strong, cohesive and inclusive, despite our differences.


To provide solutions to relationship, life and workplace inclusion challenges via effective counseling, coaching, training and collaboration.

Dirkse Counseling & Consulting History

Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc. (Dirkse CC) was founded by Heidi Dirkse-Graw, MS, CRC, LPC in 1997 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Her team of professional counselors/consultants, employment specialists, and job coaches are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and quality care to help people and business meet their specific goals in life, in the workplace and in relationships.

Support Professionals

Dirkse Counseling and Consulting is a team of developed support professionals encompassing Counselors, Employment Specialists, and Job Coaches. Our team of professionals receive significant education and training on communication, behavior, and effective supports, highlighting the individual support needs of the person. Our diverse team of counselors work diligently to build a client-clinician relationship while identifying and collaborating with clients to establish potential solutions to problems. Employment specialists take clients on a journey to discover the client interests, skills, and individual career goals that lead to successful integrated employment.  Job coaches provide on-site support to individuals in job retention and long-term support programs. Through modeling, direct instruction, and social support, coaches are able to accommodate individual’s needs, and act as a bridge between the employee and the employer.

Jennifer Lundgren


Glenn Bishop

Employment Services Manager

Andrew Lundgren

Clinical Supervisor

Bryan Moore
ACRE, BA Theraputic Recreation

Job Coach Supervisor

Tiffny Maldonado

Administrative Manager

Samantha Phillips

Professional Counseling Associate

Chris Perry

Professional Counseling Associate,
Employment Specialist

Kristi Metschan

Employment Specialist

Kaleigh Wilson

Employment Specialist

Kimberly Pollard

Job Coach Professional

Robynne Peterson

Job Coach Professional

Wynter Lyons

Job Coach Professional

Talia Kahakai-Wyatt

Job Coach Professional

Natalie Metschan

Job Coach Professional

Alexandra Swanson
BS Human Development

Job Coach Professional

Heidi Dirkse-Graw


Join Our Team!


We are currently seeking counselors in various stages of licensing. Supervision, flexibility in schedule, support in your own professional development are just some of the perks you will find.

Employment Specialist

We are actively seeking individuals who believe in helping people obtain competitive integrated employment. Supporting clients in all aspects of the employment cycle (i.e., resume writing, interviewing, etc.), utilizing people skills to develop relationships with employers in the community.

Job Coach Professional

Our job coaches support clients at their place of employment. Support needs range from learning the skills required for a new job, building the soft skills needed for interactions with coworkers and customers, to creating personalized job aides for clients to utilize at work. In all cases, our coaches strive to help clients reach a level of independence in their employment by actively fostering healthy working-relationships with peers.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for a position at Dirkse please email your updated resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to