Inside Linfield - Student Life

PDX Counseling Services and Health Insurance

All students attending Linfield University – Portland Campus are required to have health insurance coverage. Students must either purchase a student health insurance policy through the University or sign a waiver indicating that the student, spouse, or parent provides a health insurance policy. Students can purchase insurance with PacificSource through the University. Check out plan and benefit details to see how you're covered.

Counseling is available to students of Linfield University School of Nursing. To make an appointment for on-campus counseling, please email



  • Monday: 10am - 3pm (Sarah)
  • Tuesday: 9am - 3pm (Julie)
  • Thursday: 9am - 1pm (Julie)
  • Friday: 9am - 3pm (Julie)
  • Friday: 12pm - 5pm (Sarah)
Julie Berman

"I joined the Linfield University counseling team in the Fall of 2020 and I am excited to be a part of the Linfield community. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to my time at Linfield, I was a counselor in a group practice focusing primarily on eating disorders. I have also worked as a therapist at Kaiser Permanente and Providence Portland Medical Center. I have had a private practice for well over a decade. I taught as an adjunct professor at NYU and I am looking forward to connecting with students once again.

My work at Linfield is to help students with the challenges that life is bringing them, reflect back what I hear, and collaborate on a plan to improve their wellbeing and move towards their goals. I earned a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. I hold a MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. When not working I love to write short stories and read obscure fiction. I enjoy the outdoors (and air conditioning) with my son and dog, traveling and always learning new things.” 

Sarah Fleischauer

"I’m so excited to be a part of the Linfield community! I started my position with the Linfield University School of Nursing counseling team in Fall 2020. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern and received my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. In my previous positions, I have worked in college counseling, at a domestic violence response center, and in community mental health where I met clients in their homes or at schools. I’ve seen the vital role mental health services play at colleges and universites, and I’m excited to continue that work here. As a counselor at Linfield, I aim to help students build the skills and tools they need to face life’s challenges. I work to cultivate a space that allows students to feel seen and validated. 

In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, watching LOTS of TV shows, and spending time with my partner, two cats, and my dog. I love food and enjoy trying new restaurants and recipes. I have lived in Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and moved to Oregon in Summer 2020. I am enjoying exploring Portland and the rest of the Pacific Northwest."

Current students may use this free counseling service for individual, group, and family counseling. Most students take advantage of this service for issues surrounding anxiety/worry, handling life transitions, anger, depression, trauma/loss/grief, relationship problems, self-esteem problems, and parent-child problems.  If you need additional types of counseling services or have medication needs, please utilize your personal health insurance.  If you need help navigating your plan and finding a provider, please seek out assistance from the Student Life staff.

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