Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97215
I welcome your rough edges, tender places, inner wisdom, and the search for more fulfillment. Together, we will invite self-compassion and acceptance around what is already happening, while also creating ways to experience more satisfying ways of treating yourself, being with others, and inhabiting your life. My clients include people who experience depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and shame, creative folks who are stalled at manifesting their potential, gentle souls who find it hard to navigate in a frenetic world, people who want to establish fresh relationship patterns, and those who are recovering their balance amidst life transitions.
Lesbian
(503) 476-9524
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Portland, OR 97215
Lesbian
I welcome your rough edges, tender places, inner wisdom, and the search for more fulfillment. Together, we will invite self-compassion and acceptance around what is already happening, while also creating ways to experience more satisfying ways of treating yourself, being with others, and inhabiting your life. My clients include people who experience depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and shame, creative folks who are stalled at manifesting their potential, gentle souls who find it hard to navigate in a frenetic world, people who want to establish fresh relationship patterns, and those who are recovering their balance amidst life transitions.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA, MEd Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97212
If you are reading this, you may be suffering in one way or another. You may not know exactly what is bothering you or makes you uncomfortable inside. But you also have a belief that things can be better, and are willing to ask for help in getting there. I applaud your courage- you have already taken the hardest step.
Lesbian
(401) 343-6883
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97212
Lesbian
If you are reading this, you may be suffering in one way or another. You may not know exactly what is bothering you or makes you uncomfortable inside. But you also have a belief that things can be better, and are willing to ask for help in getting there. I applaud your courage- you have already taken the hardest step.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
The decision to enter into therapy can be scary, but can also be life changing. Deciding to take action after the thought occurs is possibly the most difficult and courageous thing a person can do. By reading this, you are already taking one step toward putting your thoughts into action. At this point, it is important to find a therapist who can meet your specific needs and someone you feel comfortable with.
Lesbian
(503) 374-9283
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Portland, OR 97214
Lesbian
The decision to enter into therapy can be scary, but can also be life changing. Deciding to take action after the thought occurs is possibly the most difficult and courageous thing a person can do. By reading this, you are already taking one step toward putting your thoughts into action. At this point, it is important to find a therapist who can meet your specific needs and someone you feel comfortable with.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC-I Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97221
You've let go of the toxic relationship, addictive behavior, and self defeating patterns, and you want to remain empowered, strong, supported through it all. You seek someone you can talk to, someone other than friend or family. Whether you're recovering from a break-up or a major life event like Pandemic or career change, it's time to build support and concrete skills for the healthy, authentic life you've always desired.
Lesbian
(503) 743-6638 x974
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Portland, OR 97221
Lesbian
You've let go of the toxic relationship, addictive behavior, and self defeating patterns, and you want to remain empowered, strong, supported through it all. You seek someone you can talk to, someone other than friend or family. Whether you're recovering from a break-up or a major life event like Pandemic or career change, it's time to build support and concrete skills for the healthy, authentic life you've always desired.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97217
Therapy provides a supportive framework to be present with and explore life's ups and downs and examine our life experiences in a new way. This exploration can help you understand yourself better, break old patterns, accept yourself radically, enrich your relationships, and grow. Regardless of your unique process, I believe you have the inherent wisdom and resilience to be present, heal, find joy & ease, and love yourself more. My approach is collaborative, relational, direct, and peppered with humor.
Lesbian
(503) 743-8965
Verified
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Portland, OR 97217
Lesbian
Therapy provides a supportive framework to be present with and explore life's ups and downs and examine our life experiences in a new way. This exploration can help you understand yourself better, break old patterns, accept yourself radically, enrich your relationships, and grow. Regardless of your unique process, I believe you have the inherent wisdom and resilience to be present, heal, find joy & ease, and love yourself more. My approach is collaborative, relational, direct, and peppered with humor.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Most of us are trying to avoid our pain, in spite of the fact that it is an inevitable and crucial part of the human experience. In fact, we are never so fully human as when we surrender to the reality of our wounds. Only when we stay with our pain can we hope to learn what it has to teach us in the hopes of ultimately transforming it into something meaningful and life-giving that may just propel us into the life we've always wanted. But it is hard learning how to integrate our wounds. I will help you.
Lesbian
(314) 252-0839
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97221
Lesbian
Most of us are trying to avoid our pain, in spite of the fact that it is an inevitable and crucial part of the human experience. In fact, we are never so fully human as when we surrender to the reality of our wounds. Only when we stay with our pain can we hope to learn what it has to teach us in the hopes of ultimately transforming it into something meaningful and life-giving that may just propel us into the life we've always wanted. But it is hard learning how to integrate our wounds. I will help you.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97219
**Not currently available to new clients** ​My approach is warm, nurturing, and supportive. It is possible to feel better about how you engage with life- and to feel less anxious, depressed, and dissatisfied. It's ok if you're unclear about things. Just showing up, with some level of willingness is all that is needed for us to begin. ****
Lesbian
(971) 351-2391
Verified
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Portland, OR 97219
Lesbian
**Not currently available to new clients** ​My approach is warm, nurturing, and supportive. It is possible to feel better about how you engage with life- and to feel less anxious, depressed, and dissatisfied. It's ok if you're unclear about things. Just showing up, with some level of willingness is all that is needed for us to begin. ****
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Certifi, Grief, Recov Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97286
My name is Wendy Frankle. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a member of the American Counseling Association. My specialty and passion is working with adolescent girls and their families as well as Grief Recovery. I have 19+ years experience working with children and their families ages 6-18 years who have emotional difficulties as well as a wide range of diagnosis. I will strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to plant the seeds necessary for your health, hope and happiness.
Lesbian
(971) 832-5637
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97286
Lesbian
My name is Wendy Frankle. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a member of the American Counseling Association. My specialty and passion is working with adolescent girls and their families as well as Grief Recovery. I have 19+ years experience working with children and their families ages 6-18 years who have emotional difficulties as well as a wide range of diagnosis. I will strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to plant the seeds necessary for your health, hope and happiness.
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LPC Intern, LMT, MA Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97215
There are times in life when we lose our way to our own truth and to our own sense of joy and purpose. I offer a wide range of experience and a deep capacity to understand many ways of being. Through collaboration, exploration, mindfulness and somatic presence, I support you in connecting compassionately to a place of self-care --where strength, trust, and resiliency can grow and flourish.
Lesbian
(971) 407-5911
Verified
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Portland, OR 97215
Lesbian
There are times in life when we lose our way to our own truth and to our own sense of joy and purpose. I offer a wide range of experience and a deep capacity to understand many ways of being. Through collaboration, exploration, mindfulness and somatic presence, I support you in connecting compassionately to a place of self-care --where strength, trust, and resiliency can grow and flourish.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97209
I offer respectful, sincere, compassionate therapy in a safe environment. Therapy gives you time and space for one on one support in a private setting which can be so helpful when things get overwhelming. I will actively listen and collaborate with you on increasing insight while fostering empowerment and identifying tools for change.
Lesbian
(503) 308-7553
Verified
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Portland, OR 97209
Lesbian
I offer respectful, sincere, compassionate therapy in a safe environment. Therapy gives you time and space for one on one support in a private setting which can be so helpful when things get overwhelming. I will actively listen and collaborate with you on increasing insight while fostering empowerment and identifying tools for change.
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LPC Intern, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97223
Need a space to connect that is safe & calm? Do you feel unable to take that next step alone? I get it. Our days can be full of emotional rollercoasters or at times simply be numb and without meaning or hope.
Lesbian
(458) 217-8453
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97223
Lesbian
Need a space to connect that is safe & calm? Do you feel unable to take that next step alone? I get it. Our days can be full of emotional rollercoasters or at times simply be numb and without meaning or hope.
LPC Intern, MA, LPC I Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97219
We all deserve to heal, to find meaning in our lives, and to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Clients I work with are often in therapy because they are overwhelmed by worry, stress, and sadness. I am honored to join my clients on their path to healing, as they bring courage, insight, and determination to our work together. While my clients may be children, teens, or adults, come from diverse backgrounds, and have different needs and goals, we all seek well-being and connection. I welcome clients of all gender identities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
Lesbian
(458) 202-2921
Verified
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Portland, OR 97219
Lesbian
We all deserve to heal, to find meaning in our lives, and to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Clients I work with are often in therapy because they are overwhelmed by worry, stress, and sadness. I am honored to join my clients on their path to healing, as they bring courage, insight, and determination to our work together. While my clients may be children, teens, or adults, come from diverse backgrounds, and have different needs and goals, we all seek well-being and connection. I welcome clients of all gender identities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
*Only accepting new patients for immigration psych. assessments (therapy practice is full)* I approach therapy as a collaboration, rooted in understanding each person as an individual in the context of their family, history, culture and daily life. I value developing satisfying relationships, realistic self esteem, self awareness, and emotional understanding for healing and sustainable symptom relief. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children from diverse backgrounds to address various struggles, including depression, anxiety, trauma, unstable moods, grief, relationship difficulties and problematic behaviors.
Lesbian
(503) 917-3487
Verified
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Portland, OR 97202
Lesbian
*Only accepting new patients for immigration psych. assessments (therapy practice is full)* I approach therapy as a collaboration, rooted in understanding each person as an individual in the context of their family, history, culture and daily life. I value developing satisfying relationships, realistic self esteem, self awareness, and emotional understanding for healing and sustainable symptom relief. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children from diverse backgrounds to address various struggles, including depression, anxiety, trauma, unstable moods, grief, relationship difficulties and problematic behaviors.
Photo of Rebecca L. Sauer, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
I work with all individuals.That includes individuals with diverse ages, races, genders, sexualities, religions, political stances, educations, living environments, relationships, histories and socioeconomic statuses. I use an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment interventions, starting where you are at and moving toward identified treatment goals with consideration of best practices, which are research based with positive outcomes. After the initial diagnostic assessment; talk, play and creative interventions are utilized. I welcome feedback to ensure our therapeutic alliance and treatment processes are meeting your expectations. If given permission and clinically indicated, I coordinate care and consult with other treating professionals.
Lesbian
(971) 407-5341
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97201
Lesbian
I work with all individuals.That includes individuals with diverse ages, races, genders, sexualities, religions, political stances, educations, living environments, relationships, histories and socioeconomic statuses. I use an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment interventions, starting where you are at and moving toward identified treatment goals with consideration of best practices, which are research based with positive outcomes. After the initial diagnostic assessment; talk, play and creative interventions are utilized. I welcome feedback to ensure our therapeutic alliance and treatment processes are meeting your expectations. If given permission and clinically indicated, I coordinate care and consult with other treating professionals.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97223
(No hablo español. Not Accepting new Clients at this time.) Hello. My name is Ruth. I work as a strength-based Gestalt Relational Therapist. My clients have often described working with me as feeling like they are having a really interesting conversation, but when they walk away from their time together with me, they see their world differently, and then notice that things begin to change in amazing and new ways.
Lesbian
(503) 917-3798
Verified
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97223
Lesbian
(No hablo español. Not Accepting new Clients at this time.) Hello. My name is Ruth. I work as a strength-based Gestalt Relational Therapist. My clients have often described working with me as feeling like they are having a really interesting conversation, but when they walk away from their time together with me, they see their world differently, and then notice that things begin to change in amazing and new ways.
Photo of Eleni Lazarou, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I utilize a feminist, trauma-sensitive approach to support the healing of those who have experienced anxiety, trauma and interpersonal violence. Working with youth and adults, I use Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients understand, appreciate and regain control over the emotional and physiological responses that can come with trauma and PTSD. I acknowledge that the client is the expert in their life experience, and work to promote communication, coping skills and interpersonal dynamics that will facilitate the client's transition from surviving to thriving.
Lesbian
(503) 714-3390
Verified
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Portland, OR 97205
Lesbian
I utilize a feminist, trauma-sensitive approach to support the healing of those who have experienced anxiety, trauma and interpersonal violence. Working with youth and adults, I use Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients understand, appreciate and regain control over the emotional and physiological responses that can come with trauma and PTSD. I acknowledge that the client is the expert in their life experience, and work to promote communication, coping skills and interpersonal dynamics that will facilitate the client's transition from surviving to thriving.
Photo of Alejandro Pawliszyn, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97209
[Telehealth Sessions Only] - Change is inevitable, and yet, repeating old patterns and feeling stuck are very common experiences. As counselor, I help clients engage in compassionate and insightful self-explorations which translate into better coping and overall quality of life. My approach is integrative, with a focus on bio-psycho-social wellness. Each person is unique, so we will treat your experience with genuine curiosity, care, and respect. I am bicultural and aim to provide safe and supportive conditions to explore identity, social justice, and cultural considerations, with an emphasis on empathetic intelligence and learning.
Lesbian
(971) 255-5429
Verified
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Portland, OR 97209
Lesbian
[Telehealth Sessions Only] - Change is inevitable, and yet, repeating old patterns and feeling stuck are very common experiences. As counselor, I help clients engage in compassionate and insightful self-explorations which translate into better coping and overall quality of life. My approach is integrative, with a focus on bio-psycho-social wellness. Each person is unique, so we will treat your experience with genuine curiosity, care, and respect. I am bicultural and aim to provide safe and supportive conditions to explore identity, social justice, and cultural considerations, with an emphasis on empathetic intelligence and learning.
Photo of Jennie Hayes, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MS, NCC, LPC, Intern Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I think counseling is always useful, even when there's nothing "wrong." We get a lot of chances to go, go, go but not a lot to slow down and reflect. Usually it takes some crisis of feeling or relationship to tell us it's time. I see those crises as opportunities, doorways to deeper understanding. And because we're not fixed individuals, they come and go as we change and grow.
Lesbian
(971) 273-5297
Verified
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Portland, OR 97205
Lesbian
I think counseling is always useful, even when there's nothing "wrong." We get a lot of chances to go, go, go but not a lot to slow down and reflect. Usually it takes some crisis of feeling or relationship to tell us it's time. I see those crises as opportunities, doorways to deeper understanding. And because we're not fixed individuals, they come and go as we change and grow.
Photo of Heather Washburn, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97214
**Are you seeking a safe, supportive connection to help you address what is interfering with achievement of your full potential, healing and growth? My focus is to build positive therapeutic relationships with my clients, support and guide you to identify your strengths, with intention of creating constructive solutions that promote balance and hope. There are times in our lives where getting additional support can help address life's painful events, transitions, issues and/or patterns that are no longer serving us.
Lesbian
(971) 273-5946
Verified
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Portland, OR 97214
Lesbian
**Are you seeking a safe, supportive connection to help you address what is interfering with achievement of your full potential, healing and growth? My focus is to build positive therapeutic relationships with my clients, support and guide you to identify your strengths, with intention of creating constructive solutions that promote balance and hope. There are times in our lives where getting additional support can help address life's painful events, transitions, issues and/or patterns that are no longer serving us.
Photo of Pepita L Payne, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Perhaps you wish to know yourself better or to understand what is happening in your relationships. Sometimes depression or anxiety become unmanageable. Emotional pain and suffering are normal aspects of life but it is possible to achieve a more balanced and resilient emotional state and more fulfilling relationships.
Lesbian
(971) 351-3392
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Portland, OR 97205
Lesbian
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Perhaps you wish to know yourself better or to understand what is happening in your relationships. Sometimes depression or anxiety become unmanageable. Emotional pain and suffering are normal aspects of life but it is possible to achieve a more balanced and resilient emotional state and more fulfilling relationships.

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Portland. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Portland lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Portland or for a Portland lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Portland, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Portland are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Portland

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Portland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Portland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Portland or family therapy in Portland.