workshops and


sexual minority provider alliance

providing services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities in portland, oregon

Click on a name to read a brief description below about each person.
At the end of each section, there is a link to a page with more information about that individual.



James Baldwin
Jamie 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 community.

My approach includes a blend of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapies, working with individuals, couples, and groups.
2188 SW Park Place, Suite 303
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-241-1141
Email:    More about Jamie Baldwin



Genny Bimslager, LCSW

I have been providing therapy to members of the sexual minority community since 1995, first at Phoenix Rising (a non-profit counseling service for sexual minorities) and then in private practice.  I collaborate with clients to facilitate desired changes.  I believe everyone has innate resources necessary for healing and understanding.  Using a variety of techniques, I facilitate the self-discovery of these resources and what works to create a satisfying life.

Trauma, couples therapy, gender identity (I can do letters for DMV, etc.), depression, anxiety, domestic violence, multigenerational family therapy, chronic illness

Location:  SE Hawthorne area, Portland, Oregon
503-235-5312  --

Wendy Blenning
Wendy Blenning, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License number: L2432

My approach is growth orientated, building on an individual's strength, successes and positive experiences, while acknowledging and addressing the influence of the past.  I believe that it is essential to develop a supportive, caring, honest relationship based on respect in order to assist an individual in meeting their self-defined goals.  24 years experience. 

Depression, Anxiety, Sexuality and Gender, Illness / HIV, Grief and Loss, Relationships, Life Transitions

2304 East Burnside Street 
Portland, Oregon 97214

Phone:  (503) 329-3225
Web-site:  More about Wendy Blenning


Christopher R. Boothby
Christopher R. Boothby, MS, NCC, LPCi
Mindful Counsel

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.

Specialties Include:

  • 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 
Phone: 503.201.8126 


Catherine Cooney
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 self.

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 personal growth.

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 providers. 

Location: SE Portland
Phone:  (503) 389-7668


Anna Cullop
Anna Cullop, MA LPCi

To achieve change, people need to feel connected to their therapist through a trusting and mutually respectful relationship. I wholeheartedly believe that people need to feel safe, non-judged, and genuinely honored in the counseling process. My intention is to create a space for people to come exactly as they are, and to be seen as unique individuals. Utilizing a variety of techniques, I am able to remain flexible to the person’s needs and meet them exactly where they are when they come into my office. I understand that counseling is a vulnerable process, so I strive to respect and treat each counseling relationship with the utmost care and humility.

I am: LGBTQ, BDSM/kink, poly/open, and body positive!

I work with: Couples, individuals, and adolescents.

Some areas of interest: Intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, grief & loss, trauma, life transitions, and ageing/work with elders.

Location: 819 SE Morrison Street, Suite 233, Portland, Oregon 97214
Phone:  503-568-1499


Jerry Deckelbaum, J.D., L.C.S.W.
833 SW 11th Avenue #914
Portland, OR 97205
Tel. 503.224.0033
e-mail Jerry:
Jerry's Website:

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.  

Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy, Individuals, Couples, Gay/bisexual Mens’ Group, EMDR, Dreamwork

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 excellent 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.

More about Jerry Deckelbaum   Jerry's Website

Joseph E. Doherty, MSW, PhD, LCSW

I am 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:


Location: Ankeny House, 2006 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR 97214, 503-281-9772  email:

Marla Feinberg, MA, LMFT, MFCC

My treatment philosophy is based on an understanding of how early experiences and relationships shape the course of our lives.  I am a down to earth interactive psychotherapist who believes that positive long term change can occur from building a safe therapeutic relationship.  I believe it is possible to heal developmental gaps left from experiencing trauma, 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 immediate ways. 


  • 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
  • EMDR
Location:  Downtown Portland., 503-242-0233     

More about Marla Feinberg     Marla's website

Chris Ferrante
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: 7415 N Oatman Ave; Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503.334.3286


J. Ava Frank
J. Ava Frank, MS, LPCi

Looking for real and lasting change? It is my passion to create a safe environment where you are embraced as you are today while being supported in becoming the person you want to be.

Each clients needs are different, I attune to your unique system and meet you where you are. I see the wholeness of every person and assume an interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.

Limiting patterns and behaviors develop during a time in your life when they truly served. Using present moment experience in sessions, I encourage non-judgmental exploration of unconscious material that affect how you live in either supportive or non-supportive ways. This helps shift old unhelpful patterns while also building on your unique strengths and innate resources.

I am a lesbian identified therapist with experience working with lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, and transgender clients. Prior to my work as a therapist I taught non-violent communication in prisons and had an extensive career in aviation science. I received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health and graduated from the Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches two-year comprehensive training. I am currently working towards certification as a Hakomi therapist. My integrative approach to therapy is mindfulness based, experiential, body-centered, trauma informed, and relational.

I work with individuals, couples, and groups.

Location:  3800 NE Sandy Blvd #210 Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-266-0036


Karen Hixson
Karen Hixson, 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.

Specialties:  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.
Location: 2133 NE Broadway, Suite #302, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 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
Phone: 503-985-6344
Landy Kibel
Laney Kibel LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
( 503) 781 -3900

After 25+ years of providing counseling I find my philosophy has gotten simpler and more to the point.  Successful counseling is built on a positive and trusting relationship, much as successful living is dependent on trusting, healthy relationships.   I bring a broad array of treatment tools to my work including gestalt, object relations and psychodynamic theory.  Most importantly I bring myself; my heart, my humor, my understanding, knowledge and years of experience.

Location:  1020 SW Taylor #820, Portland, Or. 97205
Oregon Group Psychotherapy Society
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon

Brad Larsen, PsyD

Psychotherapy is 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
Phone:      503-715-5468

Website:  More about Brad Larsen -

Michael Kubetz
Michael Kubetz, 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.

Within 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.

I 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.

As a 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.

As a 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 partners.  
I 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.

Location:  2100 NE Broadway, Suites 319A & 323, Portland, OR 97211
Phone:     503-241-4880


Heather M. Leffler, MSW, LCSW

I am a relational therapist and work from a wide theory-base, curtailing the session to the needs of the individual.  I create an environment of respect and acceptance, supporting the client on their journey to themselves.   I have extensive experience working with the queer and transgender communities and provide kink-friendly counseling.

Gender Identity and Transitioning, Anxiety & Depression, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Coming Out, Living with HIV / AIDS.

Location:  2325 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR  97214, 503-261-9696 

More about Heather Lefler


Kacee Markarian
Kacee M. Markarian, M.A.

Queer Therapist

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: 333 NE Russell Street, Suite 205B, Portland, OR 97212
Phone:  (503) 902-4859


Dan Mills, MA, QMHP

Psychotherapist, poet, teacher.  BA: Marylhurst University.  MA (Counseling Psychology): St. Martin's College, Lacey WA.  Interned / employed: Phoenix Rising (1997-1999).  Samaritan Counseling Center (1999-2001).  Private Practice (2001-date).   I really enjoy working with alternative and experiential therapies that help people reclaim and utilize their own creative and spiritual centers for holistic growth and healing.

Workshops/Classes: Understanding Depression, Exploring Racism, Counseling Gay/Lesbian Clients, Writing as Healing Art.  Co-Facilitator:  Gay Men's Labyrinth Walks.  Qigong practitioner. 


  • Meditation & relaxation
  • Spiritual life facilitation
  • Working within and outside of mainstream Spiritualities
  • Recovering from Religious abuse
  • Couples work/relationship enhancement
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • EMDR
  • Poetry therapy
Location:   2607 SE Hawthorne, Suite D, Portland, OR  97214 - Phone: 224-3196

Dale A. Nader, MSW, LCSW.

Individuals, Couples, Families, and Group counseling, case management (including medication monitoring / referral), and information and referral services. 

  • Plaza 125, 12608 S.E. Stark Street, Building "M", Portland, OR 97233, 503-708-9853
  • Schoolhouse Natural Medicine Clinic, 38706 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, OR  97055
Read more about Dale Nader

Steven O'Dell
Steven O'Dell, also known as Bo, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board
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 for depression,
anxiety, sexual self-perception and self-esteem for adolescents, adults, and
same/opposite-gender couples.
  • Sessions are available in ASL. 
  • Many insurance plans accepted. 
  • Visa & MasterCard accepted. 
  • Portland: 503-249-7844 
  • Salem: 503-363-1175 
  • E-mail:  
Portland and Salem offices

Matthew Pearl
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 appointments are available. Most insurance accepted.
Location:  2408 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-970-3937    


Jamie Pettus, Psy.D

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 them.

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.
Location:   6536 SE Duke St, Portland, OR 97015
Phone:     (503) 928-4325 


Leanne Reed
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
Phone:  503-880-7180


Caroline Resari
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
Phone:  (503) 961-3141


Beth Ann Richman, LCSW, CADC

I believe you have a deep wisdom about your experience.  I see my role as providing guidance to assist you with trusting your instincts.  I have a compassionate, caring, patient perspective, which I have found very effective in my extensive work GLB, queer, and trans communities. 

17 years counseling experience.

Sexuality, 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  97214
phone: 503.754.6145


Dale Rhodes, MS, MA

    * Certified Enneagram Trainer in the Narrative Tradition
    * Certified (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) MBTI Practitioner®
    * 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.

Love Cycles: Couples and the Nine Points of View

Location:    Enneagram Portland, LLC, 1220 SW Morrison, Suite #1305,  Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone:       (503) 295-4481   
Website:    Read more about private sessions and classes with Dale Rhodes at   

Deborah Samuels
Deborah Samuels, MS, LPC

My work is multifaceted.  My goal is to create a safe space for clients to become aware of the many parts of themselves, to accept themselves, and to learn and practice new skills.  We work together to build self-esteem, improve relationships, and build awareness of strengths and inner resources. I use varied techniques including breath work, TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique, CBP (Core Beliefs Psychotherapy), and hypnotherapy.

Specialties: Trauma, Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Stopping Smoking, Life transitions, Self-esteem

* Licensed Professional Counselor, Oregon Board of Counselors and Therapists, Lic # C1259   
* Certified TAT Professional (Tapas Acupressure Technique)
* Certified: Core Beliefs Psychotherapy
Location:  1016 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, 503-283-0380, Fax: 503-281-0245,
More about Deborah Samuels

Kirk Shepard
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
Relationship Counseling
Creative Blocks
Work Related Stress
Chronic Health Problems

Location: 2705 E. Burnside St. Suit #206
Phone:  503-498-8102


Kate Sturges
Kate Sturges-MA, NCC, LPC-I

Believing in our drive to connect through relationships, I work from a space of collaboration. I believe transition is a process unique to every individual, occurring throughout our lifetime. My goal is to help you find and engage your personal power and find balance through transition. I can offer you guidance through the barriers that have prevented growth, thereby giving you space to explore, and strengthen your personal knowledge and skills as you continue on your journey.

Specialties: Life Transitions, LGBTQ safe space, relationships, anxiety, depression, loss & grief.

Location: 811 E. Burnside St. #217 Portland, OR 97214
Phone:  (503)333.8534


Toni Tortorilla, M.S., M.Div., LPC

I believe the human heart is hungry for a sense of purpose, connection and wholeness.  Through intuitive, non-judgmental listening you and I will explore this inner territory, removing mental, emotional and spiritual barriers to confidence and authenticity.  Recognizing and embracing your own deep wisdom brings self-acceptance, empowerment and peace.


  • Religious and spiritual issues including trauma, abuse and recovery
  • Lesbian / gay / bi / trans issues
  • Relationship and Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Ageing / eldering issues
  • Depression
  • Grief / Loss
  • Adult Children of Dysfunctional and / or Alcoholic Famiilies
Location:  5658 N. Denver, Portland OR, 97217  Phone: 503-286-3584.

Read more about Toni


Jonathan Weedman

Jonathan Weedman, LPC

My philosophy of counseling and therapy is that you already possess the tools needed in order to create happiness in your life.  Therefore, therapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and client to uncover these tools and use them effectively.  I have worked in the GLBTQQIP community for the last 7 years.  I have a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College and am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon. I use an eclectic approach of counseling styles with a high focus on cognitive behavioral techniques.
  • GLBTQQIP Youth
  • GLBT families
  • Gender Identity
  • Gay Male Issues
Location:   1235 SE Division, Suite 201-A, Portland OR 97202      Phone:   503.913.8603
Email:	 Jonathan


Colin Wolf
Colin Wolf, M.A.

Queer/Trans Holistic Therapist

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 of exploring your inner world and your relationship styles with someone who listens without judgment and accepts all of who you are. That alone is profoundly healing. Together we look for hidden meanings and patterns. What are your needs? What feels difficult? What is holding you back? What do you want to learn? Reclaiming marginalized aspects of yourself (parts that were split off due to trauma or repeated messages that they are not welcome) allows you to move through pain, bringing you more freedom and a greater sense of aliveness. My style is very relaxed, curious, open-minded and cooperative. If Queerapy is right for you, I will be honored to join you on your path toward deeper self awareness and wholeness.

My Master's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology is from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where in-depth clinical training blends traditional, humanistic and transpersonal practices. For more than 3 years, I have successfully collaborated with clients who identify as queer, trans, bi, lesbian, gay, genderqueer, sex workers, cross dressers, polyamorous, kinky, asexual, pansexual, heteroflexible, straight, spiritual, atheist…and more. I offer therapy to adults, youth, couples, poly triads and non-conventional partners and families. Short term solution-focused therapy or long term depth-oriented therapy are options depending on your needs at this point in your life. 

Location:  333 NE Russell Street, Suite 205B, Portland, OR 97212
Phone:     503-389-0398


Megan Wyckoff
Megan Wyckoff, LCSW

I am a therapist located close-in Southeast Portland. I work with adolescents and adults in queer communities, gender non-conforming folks and people within alternative sexuality/relationship dynamics. Through compassionate therapy, I help you achieve healthy personal growth and overcome unwanted habits, patterns and learned ways of being that may not be serving you or your relationship well. Sometimes these patterns come from past hurt, trauma or difficult events that affect how you feel about yourself and how you perceive others. Often, but not always, people experience feelings of anger, guilt or shame that may result in depression and anxiety due to identity issues or other life experiences. I can work with you to ease these feelings and embrace the joy that we all deserve in our lives. 
Location:  1832 NE Broadway, Portland OR 97232
Phone:     971-208-5701

Sheila Yates
Sheila Gayle Yates, MPH, MSW, LCSW

Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Families

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I promise to create for you a warm, caring and supportive environment in which you can explore your inner Self.  I will facilitate your process of personal growth and healing.  I can help you get in touch with your potential to be the best you can be and motivate you to work toward your highest good.

In my practice of over 30 years, I utilize my background in mindfulness, psychodynamics, insight-oriented and process-oriented work, short-term and/or longterm counseling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy, Imago Couples’ Work and Psychodrama.  I am also an active participant in the LGBTQQI community.

I am determined to make therapy affordable so I offer a generous sliding fee scale.
Insurance not accepted at this time.

Specialties include:
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Gender & Sexual Orientation 
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Parenting
  • Stress-Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Self-defeating Beliefs & Behaviors
Location: 14511 Westlake Drive, Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
Phone:  971.221.2835