the end of each section, there is a link to a page with more
about that individual.
Baldwin, MA, LPC|
The relationship we
have to ourselves, as well as others, is fundamental to our lives. When
we explore these relationships therapeutically, there is the potential
to experience a greater sense of well-being. Whatever brings someone
into therapy can be seen as a sign that there is a need to grow and
change in ways that are more fulfilling to a person. The focus of my
work includes addressing issues of anxiety, depression, relationships,
and those forces which oppress one’s personal sense of
well-being. I am a gay man in
private practice since 1997, specializing in working with the GLBT
My approach includes a blend of contemporary psychodynamic
psychotherapies, working with individuals, couples, and groups.
SW Park Place, Suite 303|
Email: email@example.com More about Jamie Baldwin
been providing therapy to members of the sexual minority community
1995, first at Phoenix Rising (a non-profit counseling service for
minorities) and then in private practice. I collaborate with
to facilitate desired changes. I believe everyone has innate
necessary for healing and understanding. Using a variety of
I facilitate the self-discovery of these resources and what works to
a satisfying life.
couples therapy, gender identity (I can do letters for DMV, etc.),
anxiety, domestic violence, multigenerational family therapy, chronic
SE Hawthorne area, Portland, Oregon |
Blenning, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License number:
approach is growth orientated, building on an individual's strength,
and positive experiences, while acknowledging and addressing the
of the past. I believe that it is essential to develop a
caring, honest relationship based on respect in order to assist an
in meeting their self-defined goals. 24 years experience.
Anxiety, Sexuality and Gender, Illness / HIV, Grief and Loss,
2304 East Burnside Street
Web-site: www.WendyBlenning.com. More
about Wendy Blenning
||Christopher R. Boothby, MS, NCC, LPCi|
I approach counseling with a holistic assumption of the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit. I also
assume we have an innate tendency to grow towards health and wholeness. Rather than labeling old patterns as
pathologies, I prefer to recognize them as coping strategies created as part of an individual’s attempts for safety
and health which became obsolete. In my work I focus on helping clients identify the patterns that hold them backand the skills and resources they have available to become more choice-full in their lives.
I utilize a mindful, body-centered experiential and relational approach. I also pay attention to the systemic nature
of interpersonal interaction in relationships and families. Through attention to present moment experience,
comes the discovery of beliefs, thoughts, feelings, memories and images that impact daily life in both positive and
negative ways. This awareness and corrective emotional experiences in therapy support building resources andadopting more effective patterns.
As a gay man I particularly enjoy working with LBGTQ couples and individuals, creating a safe and non-judgmental
space for growth and exploration. I draw on my first career as an award-winning architect, a background in
massage therapy, my Masters degree in Marriage Family Therapy, a passion for lifelong learning and extensive
training in Hakomi--a mindfulness-based, body-centered psychotherapy technique--to create a nurturing, flexiblestyle of care that attends to the client as a living, upwardly evolving system of mind, body and spirit since 2007.
- Trauma and PTSD
- Relationship Issues
- Depression and Anxiety
- Addiction Recovery
- Sex Addiction
- Gender and Orientation Concerns
- Life Transitions
- Couples Therapy
- Exploring and Defining Fidelity
- Men’s Groups
Location: 2304 E. Burnside, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97214
||Catherine Cooney, MS, LPC, CSAT|
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
For nearly 20 years, I have been helping individuals and families experiencing mental
health and addiction problems. Central to my practice is my belief that we all possess an
inner wisdom; a knowing of what is right for us and our relationships. Counseling helps
you identify and heal what’s getting in the way of you accessing your wise and healthy
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I meet you with a broad range of methods and
experience enabling me to tailor our work to best meet your needs. My commitment
to you is to provide a safe, confidential, supportive environment for your healing and
Areas of specialized training include:
- Culturally-specific LGBTQ concerns
- Coming out and orientation issues
- Gender and sense of self
- Trauma (EMDR provider)
- Depression and Anxiety
- Sex and relationship addictions (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist)
- Betrayal and couples' issues
*Services are reimbursable by your mental health insurance that pays for non-network
Location: SE Portland
Deckelbaum, J.D., L.C.S.W. |
SW 11th Avenue #914
e-mail Jerry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry's Website: http://jerrydeckelbaum.com/
I provide gay-affirmative psychotherapy within the context of a genuine, collaborative relationship. I have been described as present, interactive, and compassionate, with a dark and playful sense of humor. I don't retreat behind a notepad, or shy away from sharing my feelings, when helpful. I am empathic, practical and direct. While in session, I sometimes think out loud and encourage clients to do the same. In my view, therapy should provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment, so there is no thought, feeling, or imagining that cannot be shared. My task as therapist is to accompany you on a unique and collaborative journey to your most authentic self.
Some clients are drawn to my practice because of their interest in Jungian psychology, but this is not a prerequisite. My work with clients involves a blend of approaches, and does not adhere to a particular method or technique. I try to do what will help you the most, making use of my years of training and experience. My eclectic background, as well as my training as a musician, have enriched my capacity to engage creatively with client issues, imagination, and dreams.
Oriented Psychotherapy, Individuals, Couples, Gay/bisexual Mens’ Group,
The Gay/Bi Men's Process
Group will have openings for September 2012 This
long-standing (10 years) group meets Tuesday evenings at my downtown
office. The group focus is experiential, and provides an
growth opportunity for men to take emotional risks, obtain feedback,
process coming out issues, and explore deepened ways of relating to
other men. The fee is $40 per session. Please call 503-224-0033 for
more information. Click for details.
about Jerry Deckelbaum Jerry's Website
E. Doherty, MSW, PhD, LCSW
a doctoral level gay identified psychotherapist with 35 years clinical experience. I work
within both a traditional therapy model and a Mind / Body / Spirit
approach. I am a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator as well as a Yoga Instructor, Buddhist Meditation Teacher, and Ordained Minister.
Please see my website for detailed information on ALL my services: www.elementalhealing.org
House, 2006 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR 97214,
Feinberg, MA, LMFT, MFCC
treatment philosophy is based on an understanding of how early
and relationships shape the course of our lives. I am a down to
interactive psychotherapist who believes that positive long term change
can occur from building a safe therapeutic relationship. I
it is possible to heal developmental gaps left from experiencing
abuse, addiction or even very covert family patterns that are confusing
because your family "looks good", yet you feel empty, confused, sad and
at a loss to explain why. I make use of EMDR, mindfulness,
and a body focus at times to help people explore in deeper and more
- Relationship Issues
- Recovering from Narcissistic Parents
- Problems with attachment
- Interplay of Shame, Attachment issues and Trauma
- Anxiety, Depression
- Recovering from Bullying, scapegoating
- Trauma: Family, Relationship, Medical, Religious
Downtown Portland., 503-242-0233
about Marla Feinberg Marla's website
||Chris Ferrante, M.A., Counseling Psychology|
I believe we have the ability to achieve the change we desire once we attain a sense of self-awareness and have the tools necessary to facilitate change. I take an eclectic approach to counseling, meaning that I use a variety of psychological techniques from different theoretical orientations, and therapy is tailored to your specific needs. I emphasize the use of evidence-based practices in my work. Therapy is a collaborative process that includes a large element of trust and flexibility. I look forward to helping you implement newly acquired skills and techniques in order to make changes in your life that will enable you to reach your full potential. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population.
I have extensive training and experience in treating anxiety disorders and phobias, depression, the “coming out” process, relationship enhancement, and impulse-control disorders (i.e., trichotillomania). I am currently a Registered Intern through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists working toward licensure as an LPC. Please e-mail or call to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.
Location: 325 NW 21st Ave, Suite 103, Portland, OR 97209
2nd Location: 10600 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Suite 204B, Milwaukie, OR 97222
M.Ed., LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor|
My philosophy as a
counselor is collaborative and engaged. I believe we feel better
when we feel connected: seen, heard and understood in our relationship
with others. I look forward to building a supportive, engaging
relationship with my clients to help mitigate some of the challenging
impacts of living in this world.
Sex positive and affirmative relationship counseling specializing in
support for GLBTQ, poly/open, BDSM/ kink positive, newly dating &
long-term partnerships, short-term counseling, addiction/recovery,
trauma and counseling with artists/musicians/creatives.
2133 NE Broadway, Suite #302, Portland, OR 97232|
503 314 6027
||Meg Jeske, M.A.|
I have a foundation in relational theory and my work with clients often
explores how relationships of all kinds inform, entangle and enhance
their lives. I have experience working with people of various genders,
sexualities and relationship configurations. My practice supports folks
within the queer, trans, kink and poly communities. Initial
consultation at no charge, sliding scale available.
Specialities: Gender transition, coming out, BDSM, polyamory, grief
& loss, parenting, and adoption.
|Location: 2100 NE Broadway Suite 319A, Portland, OR 97232|
( 503) 781
years of providing
counseling I find my philosophy has gotten simpler and more to the
Successful counseling is built on a positive and trusting relationship,
much as successful living is dependent on trusting, healthy
I bring a broad array of treatment tools to my work including gestalt,
object relations and psychodynamic theory. Most importantly I
myself; my heart, my humor, my understanding, knowledge and years of
SW Taylor #820, Portland, Or. 97205
Group Psychotherapy Society
Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
|Brad Larsen, PsyD|
about creating lasting change. Whether you are seeking relief
from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, or wanting to see significant
change in long held patterns in your life, I believe in the healing
power of the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for the work of
allowing change to occur.
I believe in creating value from depression, anxiety, grief and loss,
rather than trying to do away with it.
I work with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious
backgrounds. I also work with people of all abilities, genders, and
sexual orientations. I am a gay male and have provided
individual, couple and group therapy since 2007.
|Location: 3050 SE Division St., Ste 215, Portland, OR 97202|
Website: More about Brad
Larsen - www.bradlarsenpsyd.com
MS, MFT, NCC|
In my practice I
provide relationship focused therapy for adult couples and
individuals. It is my passion to support clients as they
unfold, progress and discover new insights. I believe the
therapeutic process can help increase awareness and lead to healthier
choices creating a greater sense of freedom and stability in our lives.
my practice I create a non- threatening atmosphere of trust and safety
for all people. This environment provides a solid foundation for our
therapeutic relationship to develop and prosper.
work with clients collaboratively, exploring their mental and emotional
realms choosing from a variety of therapeutic techniques in combination
with my deep sense of intuition. In employing the technical with the
personal, we explore self-defeating thought and behavior patterns along
with their origins.
gay man in the second half of my life, I have a personal understanding
of some of the challenges and victories GLB individuals have
experienced. Some classic areas of exploration often include the coming
out process, isolation within the larger culture, ageism, transitioning
from youngster to mentor, power and control issues, death and dying and
the subsequent grieving process.
relationship counselor I pull from a variety of methods to support and
assist couples to gently identify their core challenges and explore new
solutions. Through this process my clients have experienced
increased communication and respect for themselves and their
offer reasonable rates and my office is conveniently located in NE
Portland with plenty of free parking. Please call for a
free 30-minute consultation.
2100 NE Broadway, Suites 319A & 323, Portland, OR 97211
M. Leffler, MSW, LCSW
a relational therapist and work from a wide theory-base, curtailing the
session to the needs of the individual. I create an environment
respect and acceptance, supporting the client on their journey to
I have extensive experience working with the queer and transgender
and provide kink-friendly counseling.
Identity and Transitioning, Anxiety & Depression, Grief & Loss,
Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Coming Out, Living with HIV /
2325 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214, 503-261-9696
about Heather Lefler
Kacee M. Markarian, M.A.|
Queer + Therapy = Queerapy
"Queerapy" is a playful neologism that is easy to remember. Therapy is often serious. Humor and play help lighten the load and deepen connection.
Queerapy is a process. It’s a living and breathing evolution in understanding. And self-discovery is both the journey and the destination. Curiosity about yourself, and the desire to understand the way your world works, is the jumping-off point. What is your primary way of knowing what you know? What are your defenses and where do they come from? What is your range of emotions and how do they serve you? What drives you, and what holds you back?
Heightening our own awareness of our intentions, our triggers, assumptions we make, and patterns we repeat, gives us a keener sense of our strengths, limitations and purpose. Change is a constant – in the universe-at-large – and in our personal sets of circumstances. In asking (and answering) these questions of ourselves, we develop our own unique set of tools to adapt, cope, heal and thrive. “What we’re conscious of, we control. What we’re unconscious of controls us.” (Anonymous)
My areas of special focus include all queer communities, kink, poly, trans, sex workers, fat positivity, body image and trauma. The space we’ll create together will be one of non-judgment and unconditional understanding. My clinical orientation is informed by Psychosynthesis, Gestalt, psychodynamic theory and good old-fashioned humor and creativity.
I am passionate about psychotherapy being accessible. I offer a generous sliding scale based on your total resources per month, as well as a no-fee 30-minute initial consult. If Queerapy seems right for you, I look forward to your call.
Location: 3954 N. Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
Mills, MA, QMHP
poet, teacher. BA: Marylhurst University. MA (Counseling
St. Martin's College, Lacey WA. Interned / employed: Phoenix
(1997-1999). Samaritan Counseling Center (1999-2001).
Practice (2001-date). I really enjoy working with
and experiential therapies that help people reclaim and utilize their
creative and spiritual centers for holistic growth and healing.
Depression, Exploring Racism, Counseling Gay/Lesbian
as Healing Art. Co-Facilitator: Gay Men's Labyrinth
within and outside of mainstream Spiritualities
from Religious abuse
- EFT (Emotional
2607 SE Hawthorne, Suite D, Portland, OR 97214 - Phone: 224-3196
A. Nader, MSW, LCSW.
Couples, Families, and Group counseling, case management (including
monitoring / referral), and information and referral services.
more about Dale Nader
125, 12608 S.E. Stark Street, Building "M", Portland, OR 97233,
Natural Medicine Clinic, 38706 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, OR 97055
O'Dell, also known as Bo, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and
Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social work with offices in Portland
and Salem, Oregon.
Trained traditionally in cognitive therapy and non-traditionally in the
field of energy
psychology and hypnotherapy, his practice has an emphasis on treatment
anxiety, sexual self-perception and self-esteem for adolescents,
- Sessions are available in ASL.
- Many insurance plans accepted.
- Visa & MasterCard accepted.
- Portland: 503-249-7844
- Salem: 503-363-1175
- E-mail: Bo@TheLighterHeart.com
and Salem offices |
|Matthew Pearl, LCSW |
My approach to clinical work is grounded in the value
of respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all persons. The goal
of the helping process is to increase awareness and understanding and
enhance capacity to change. I take a strengths-based, solution-focused
approach to my work. I received my graduate degree at UCLA and I’ve
been a licensed clinical social worker since 2000. I am also a
certified spiritual director. I have experience working with
individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including
problems with mood, anxiety, stress, communication, and life
transitions. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Most
|Location: 2408 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214|
My focus (and my passion) is with the LGBT community, though I
certainly don't limit my work to 'family'! Rest assured, though, that
my counseling is gay/queer/trans friendly. I work with all kinds of
people from all walks of life and with all kinds of life challenges.
Whether you're interested in individual counseling or couples
counseling, I'd consider it an honor to work with you. My mission is to
provide quality therapy at an affordable fee.
In my therapy sessions, you won't typically find me telling you what to
do and how to do it, because I don't think that works for most people.
My role is supportive--you decide to change and you determine the
direction. I guide and support you in making the changes that work best
for you. And sometimes I can be like a mirror, reflecting you back to
yourself so that you can see yourself more clearly, or, at times, in a
new light. I feel strongly that you are the only expert on you. I
believe we have the answers within us--we just need some help finding
I offer sliding scale fees, and will work with you to find a fee that
you can afford. I offer appointments in the evenings as well as during
the day. Have a look at my website for more information, or contact me
by email or phone.
6536 SE Duke St, Portland, OR 97015|
Phone: (503) 928-4325
Leanne Reed, MA, CADCI|
Professional Counselor & Therapist
Though I serve a wide variety of clients, I have a particular passion for helping individuals navigate the often very difficult coming out process. For those who are already out and working through other life challenges, I offer an open, informed, non-judgmental environment, where all genders, and relationship constellations are validated. I enjoy helping clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, identity concerns, and substance abuse. My methods depend upon the individual and issue at hand, but I am informed by the following therapeutic approaches: CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness-Based CT, and Gestalt Therapy. However, I believe what is most important is the connection between client and therapist. If you're interested in seeing if we might be a good fit, give me a call, send me an email or schedule a free consultation through my website.
Location: SE Portland
Caroline Resari, LCSW and Certified Coach|
Create what you want by tapping into your body's wisdom. I invite you to learn how to allow pleasure in your life, to overcome fear and defenses that may block your connections with others, and to connect to your passion and aliveness through concrete skills. You do not have to know how, as long as you are willing to collaborate in your journey--that is the first step.
I work with couples, individuals, and adolescents.
Location: 2143 NE Broadway, Portland 97232
Ann Richman, LCSW, CADC
you have a deep wisdom about your experience. I see my role as
guidance to assist you with trusting your instincts. I have a
caring, patient perspective, which I have found very effective in my
work GLB, queer, and trans communities.
years counseling experience.
sex therapy, trauma & sexual abuse, EMDR, trans/gender issues, BDSM
/ kink positive, couples therapy, feminist / multicultural perspective.
|Location: 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., PMB 152, Portland, OR
||Dale Rhodes, MS, MA|
* Certified Enneagram Trainer in the Narrative
* Certified (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) MBTI
* Certified Spiritual Director
Dale is a mentor and spiritual director offering contemplative
listening and skillful guidance to those seeking the Way of balance in
life. Dale supports spiritually-oriented clients who are interested in
deepening their lives through grounded psychological and spiritual
awareness. Dale has an MA in Spiritual Traditions and Ethics and offers
specialized mentoring skills as a professionally-certified trainer of
both The Enneagram and MBTI® Personality Typology systems.
Many clients find these tools to be practical and helpful in developing
solid self-awareness and skills that support healthy relationships in
love and at the workplace. An out gay man for thirty years, Dale
brings past professional experience as Director of Group Services at
Chicago’s GLBT Center, as Director of the Illinois AIDS
Hotline-Gay/Lesbian Hotline, and as a staff crisis counselor at
Portland’s MetroCrisis. He has been in private practice as a mentor and
spiritual director since 1998.
Classes listed on the SMPA Calendar
Enneagram Portland, LLC, 1220 SW Morrison, Suite #1305, Portland,
Website: Read more about private sessions and classes
with Dale Rhodes at www.EnneagramPortland.com
Samuels, MS, LPC
work is multifaceted. My goal is to create a safe space for
to become aware of the many parts of themselves, to accept themselves,
and to learn and practice new skills. We work together to build
improve relationships, and build awareness of strengths and inner
I use varied techniques including breath work, TAT (Tapas Acupressure
Technique, CBP (Core Beliefs Psychotherapy), and hypnotherapy.
Trauma, Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Stopping
Life transitions, Self-esteem* Licensed
Counselor, Oregon Board of Counselors and Therapists, Lic #
* Certified TAT Professional (Tapas
* Certified: Core Beliefs Psychotherapy
1016 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, 503-283-0380, Fax:
about Deborah Samuels
Kirk Shepard, MA, NCC|
Therapy is a collaborative process that supports people to engage more deeply with their lives. It is in the context of relationship that we are wounded and it also through relationship that we realize our potential for growth. Embracing an integrative approach to therapy, I utilize tools from psychodynamic, gestalt, and interpersonal attachment theories of counseling. I also rely on elements from expressive art therapy, ecotherapy, and cognitive behavioral interventions. I believe our feelings and behaviors are often powerfully driven by unconscious motives. I maintain a strong focus on the dynamics of the client-therapist relationship, while supporting clients to investigate their own deeper meaning. This process allows for an unfolding of self-discovery. I see clients in the context of their environment and consider how larger social, political, and economic forces influence their development. Through staying mindful in the present moment, and being open and accepting, I support clients in experiencing their full range of emotions while assisting them to gain insight and self-awareness.
Professional Areas of Interests:
Bi, Gay, & Trans, Male Identity Development
Work Related Stress
Chronic Health Problems
Location: 2705 E. Burnside St. Suit #206
Tortorilla, M.S., M.Div., LPC
the human heart
is hungry for a sense of purpose, connection and wholeness.
intuitive, non-judgmental listening you and I will explore this inner
removing mental, emotional and spiritual barriers to confidence and
Recognizing and embracing your own deep wisdom brings self-acceptance,
empowerment and peace.
and spiritual issues
including trauma, abuse and recovery
gay / bi / trans issues
and Couples counseling
Children of Dysfunctional
and / or Alcoholic Famiilies
|Location: 5658 N. Denver, Portland
OR, 97217 Phone: 503-286-3584.
more about Toni