As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with children, teens and adults individually and with their families. My style is practical, direct and emphasizes my clients’ strengths. I help clients achieve change by assisting them to shift family dynamics, examine their patterns of thinking, develop skills, and gain insight into their lives.
Typically, the first time I meet with a client I complete a thorough evaluation to help me understand their challenges and resources. You can expect a summary of my impressions at the end of our first meeting as well as initial strategies to help them reach their goals.
My areas of specialty include managing anxiety and depression, school struggles, family conflicts, adjusting to divorce, and substance abuse.
Howard Hiton is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been providing individual, family, and chemical dependency counseling services since 1987 in settings such as residential treatment for adjudicated youth, middle schools and high schools. He was the recipient of the Oregon Pediatric Society’s Award for Service to Children and the Oregon Peacemaker Award of Excellence for his support of youth.
Howard has been in private practice with since 1995. He has conducted focus groups with boys, facilitated young men’s support groups, led boys’ nights out and spoken to parent and professional audiences across the region on how to best nurture boys. He is the author of Building on Strengths, a report published by Portland Public Schools on improving boys’ school performance and a co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Helping Boys Connect Through Physical Challenge and Strategic Storytelling, a Guidebook for Leading Boys Groups. Howard’s presentation style is consistently evaluated as being warm, engaging, and thought provoking.
Mr. Hiton is the father of two sons.