Cari D. Dawson

Cari D. Dawson, MTS, MA, JD is a Life counselor who draws upon her training and experience in spiritual direction, Jungian dream work, grief counseling and hospice chaplaincy. She has a depth of knowledge and resources in these areas as well as addiction counseling & teaching, and her earlier work in the corporate world and legal profession, which often come into play in the counseling session. She meets with clients in the Portland, Oregon area.



Cari has designed and officiated at unique and meaningful rituals for weddings, memorial services, funerals, scatterings of ashes and other transitional ceremonies. As a chaplain and celebrant, she has supported families and their loved ones with end-of-life rituals—religious and non-religious.  Cari creates ritual celebrations with deep respect and reverence for the participants’ spiritual preferences. Regardless of the occasion, both joy and awe are present when we stand on the brink of transformation and New Life.


Interested in a wedding celebration on the Pacific Coast in Rosarito, Mexico? English or Spanish. My colleague, Rev. Louise Landeta and her spouse, Carlos Landeta may be able to help you.

LGBT friendly

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Located in Portland, OR