Frank Coppieters, Phd.
Frank Coppieters, Ph.D. is the director of the Living Light spiritual center which he started in 1986 in Portland, Oregon. He is a native of Belgium where he taught graduate students full time at the University of Antwerp in Theory of Literature, History of Drama and Non-Verbal Communication.
He also started a center where teachers and artists came who were developing new forms of energy work. It was through participating in their classes that Frank became engrossed in the body/mind/spirit connection. This led to extensive meditation practices, the search for various spiritual teachers and for a livelihood where he could offer his experience to others.
One of the teachers Frank worked with was Joska Soos. Joska, comes from the Hungarian Bacsa tradition of shamanism and is also a renowned visionary painter. After studying for several years with him Frank was formally initiated into shamanism. Currently Frank is offering shamanic classes and sessions to help bring people into balance and access higher levels of consciousness.
In 1985 Frank married Kathy Melcher and immigrated to the United States. It was the next year that he started the Living Light Center. In 1989 he was initiated as a Reiki Master by Phil Morgan in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho system as taught by Phyllis Furumoto and Paul Mitchell and has been teaching Reiki classes in the USA, Belgium, France and England. Frank works as an intuitive counselor, shaman and Reiki practitioner and always focuses on the empowerment of his clients and students. He helps people to access their inner teacher and to work creatively with the challenges that are happening in their lives.
Katherine Melcher, LCSW
Therapy is a journey of self. What the self is becomes the inquiry, “Who Am I?”
Depressed and anxious people, people with difficulty in relationship, people with occupational stress, or individuals with childhood trauma can often think they are their problems. In the therapeutic journey people learn they are much larger than what they are currently experiencing through a process of understanding and insight that brings them more fully present in the here and now.
I practice from a Transpersonal perspective. The Transpersonal is a school of psychology that studies the self-transcendent or spiritual aspects of the human experience. Within that perspective I use a number of tools from the disciplines of Interpersonal psychology, Jungian and Gestalt psychology, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Shamanism, Reiki and Meditation to help people gain insight into how to free themselves from the narrow confines of their symptoms and self definitions. In working this way, I strive to help people to use the gifts they have to liberate their consciousness and move it to a broader perspective. I work with people of all faiths and no-faiths, of all ages and disciplines to achieve a sense of oneness and wholeness. Realizing that all beings seek unity, I welcome individuals, couples and families to this sacred practice.
Blessings and best wishes to all.
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Directions to Living Light Center
Directions to Frank’s Home (Living Light Center, 5440 SW Florida Street, 503-246-2117)
Coming from I-5 North:
Take the Multnomah Blvd Exit. This puts you on Multnomah Blvd. Go to 45th Ave where you take a right (Shell station). At the next traffic light take a left unto Vermont Street. Go to 55th Avenue and take another left. Our home is at the corner of the next block: 5440 SW Florida Avenue. It is a green stucco house and you can park anywhere on the pavement we surrounded our house with or on the rightside of the driveway. Take the 55th Street entrance (the gate next to our garage). Welcome!
Coming from I-5 South:
Take the Terwilliger Exit (which is the exit after Barbur) and take a Left back over the overpass. Take a left onto Barbur Blvd and an immediate Right (at the Lights and before Fred Meyer) onto Bertha Blvd. At the second traffic lights take a Left onto Vermont Street. Follow Vermont Street (you will pass Jewish Community Center on your right, and Gabriel Park and its swimming pool on the left) till you get to 55th Avenue. Take a Left. Our home is on the corner of the next block (Florida and 55th Street). A green stucco house, entrance is next to the garage through the gate. Park on the right side of the driveway or anywhere around our property (we put in special pavement). Welcome!
Coming from Highway 26:
Take the Sylvan Exit and wind down Scholls Ferry Road. At the bottom of the hill there is a very busy and somewhat dangerous intersection with a Safeway at your left and a Parr Lumber store at your right side. Do not go any further. You need to take a sharp left there, through the traffic lights, over Beaverton-Hillsdale onto Oleson Road. After a couple of blocks, at the first traffic left, take a left onto Vermont Street. Take a right onto 55th Avenue. Our home is on the corner of the next block (Florida Street and 55th Avenue).