Sober Families Clinicians: Portland, Oregon

Sober Families is a collection of therapists who are passionate about working with families who have a loved one struggling with addiction.  We use the CRAFT approach to teach families how to connect with their loved ones in a way that encourages less addictive behavior as well as to recenter their own lives. The Sober Families clinicians work with individuals and families within their practices, run groups, contribute to our library of articles, and ensure the quality of the Sober Families program. Sober Families is based in the Pacific Northwest.

Meet the therapists in the Portland area…

Cordelia Kraus Vital Space, LLC

Cordelia Kraus, LPC, CADC-I, Certified CRAFT Clinician

Cordelia has a private practice in inner SE Portland where she works with adults with mental health concerns, addictive behavior concerns or with families of people who are struggling with addiction. Her therapeutic stance is both compassionate and pragmatic and pulls from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as from CRAFT and the “Invitation to Change” approach when working with families.

Cordelia has been a SMART Recovery facilitator since 2014 and has run both a standard and a Family & Friends SMART Recovery group at The Alano Club of Portland since 2017. She has facilitated trainings with the Center for Motivation and Change for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ peer-to-peer Parent Coaching program since 2017 and completed her Certification in CRAFT by Dr. Robert Meyers and associates in 2018.

phone: 503-662-2944, email:, website:


Laurie Perdue, MA, LPC Intern

Laurie Perdue has been providing psychotherapy services in ‘the practice of recovery’ since 2014. She specializes in treating partners and parents who have been impacted by addiction in the family system. She holds a Masters of Arts in Addiction Studies from Lewis & Clark College, Graduate School of Counseling and sees adults and couples at Hope House, a private practice in historic downtown Milwaukie, Oregon.

Laurie practices from an attachment perspective focused on recovering relationship health – while balancing radical acceptance and positive action. Laurie has been trained in CRAFT by Dr. Robert Meyers and utilizes the Gottman Relationship Method to support couples and families in recovery. She is a licensed professional counselor intern registered with the Oregon State Board, supervisor Jan Bridgewater.

phone: 503-659-2656, email:, website:

Heidi Savell, LCSW ….more info to come

Paula Emerick, LMFT…more info to come

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