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Our Counselors

Threshold is an organization where you will find a compassionate counselors who are committed to their own paths of emotional, psychological, and spiritual development as well as those of our clients. We approach the counseling process with authenticity, transparency, and humility. Although each counselor has specific foci and specializations, we strive to practice with a broad-based perspective to address the entire spectrum of human experience.


Adam Heifetz, PhD


Adam earned masters and doctoral degrees in transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, including a professional certificate in spiritual guidance. Prior to that he earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He has advanced training in dreamwork from the Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork, and has conducted original research in ecopsychology. His early work ranged from wilderness therapy, to hospice chaplaincy. He has worked with people of all ages, from diverse racial, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, gender identity, and spiritual backgrounds. He has been practicing as a counselor and spiritual guide in Portland for 8 years. 

Adam grew up in the Pacific Northwest. From an early age he felt deeply connected to the natural world, which was a strong influence on him. Adam’s personal experiences over the years have been formative in his attraction to healing and growth work, and his professional orientation and specializations. Some significant experiences of his have been grief and loss, family members with mental illness, perfectionism, academic and educational challenges, Jewish-American experience, authentic male development, single parenting, blended families, borderlands experience, racial identity development, existential questioning, and spiritual awakening. Adam lives in Portland, Oregon with his beloved wife, 12-year-old son, and their little dog Marley. He finds joy in all forms of outdoor adventure and music making. 


Adam believes that we are all in the midst of long personal arcs of development. A part of the learning process is pain and resistance. Everyone experiences suffering in their lives, but these experiences often mask opportunity. Everyone has inner wisdom too which they can tap in service of their own healing and growth. Adam’s goal in counseling is to help alleviate suffering by providing a safe, comfortable space to work through the challenges, get perspective, and learn new tools. However, as he sees it, the process of counseling is in service of this broader arc of self development. Each step along the way further defines us, and opens us to greater empowerment and possibility. Adam seeks to support his clients in becoming their own guides. His orientation as a counselor draws from transpersonal, integral, Jungian, psychosynthesis, humanistic, existential, meditation/mindfulness, cognitive, and gestalt orientations. Adam sees clients individually, and facilitates dream groups, and men’s groups.

Adam Bio

Sonja Mae Choi Heifetz, MS,
Licensed Professional Counselor

You can find Sonja and her updated website at

Sonja Bio
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