About Us

Gemma Escalé, LPC, LH, NCC.


Gemma is the founder and owner of Barcelona Counseling. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology (Argosy) from the District of Columbia.

She uses different approaches to help address diverse issues; (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, etc.) She works with individuals, couples, and families. She prioritizes the human connection and  also uses EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Neurofeedback

Additionally, she holds a Degree in Social Work from the University of Social Work from Barcelona, Spain since 1995. Gemma is also proficient in Spanish, English, Spanish Sign Language, and Catalan.

Licenses and Certifications


Gemma is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) recognized by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), a Mental Health Counselor Licensed (LH) by the Washington State Department of Health, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

She adheres to the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists' Code of Ethics. Furthermore, to be able to continue improving her knowledge and counseling skills, she reports 40 hours of Continuing Education (CE) to the OBLPCT, to the Washington State, and a 100 hours of CE to the NBCC.

She is also a Certified Mediator from Resolutions Northwest Mediation Services since July 2003, a Gang Specialist Certified with the National Gang Crime Research Center since August 2004, and a Stewards of Children’s Authorized Facilitator in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention since October 2008.

Nicholas Sveslosky, LPC intern.


Nicholas holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California.


Nicholas is trained in individual, family, marriage and couples therapy. He uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma treatment and other stressors. He has experience with Psychoanalysis, Analytic Psychology--Jungian Theory, Existentialism/Spirituality, Dreamwork, Career Counseling, and Cognitive Behavioral Counseling. He also has a background in Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS).


Nicholas uses in the depth psychology approach, and takes into account a person's mind, body, spirit, and ego when working within the psychotherapeutic container. He has made a life of studying spirituality and has experience with various stages of spiritual reflection. He has great experience working with people from different cultures, gender identity, economic situations, and mental health needs.


Nicholas is a registered LPC intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), and he abides by its Code of Ethics.

Licenses and Certifications


Nicholas is a Registered Intern at the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. He is currently working on obtaining his License Professional Counselor in Oregon. Gemma Escale, LPC, NCC, LH is his current supervisor.