Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR

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Photo of Lauren Summer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR
Lauren Summer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Everyone has a different path in therapy. No matter what issues you are struggling with, it is possible to find peace and achieve a more meaningful life. Some of the things I enjoy working with include: childhood trauma, attachment issues, OCD, PTSD, men's issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, divorce, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, and anxiety.
Everyone has a different path in therapy. No matter what issues you are struggling with, it is possible to find peace and achieve a more meaningful life. Some of the things I enjoy working with include: childhood trauma, attachment issues, OCD, PTSD, men's issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, divorce, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, and anxiety.
(971) 256-8351 View (971) 256-8351
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Tony Aucoin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF-C
Verified
8 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be terrifying especially when we're hurting. Throughout the past decade I've worked with University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, Menninger Clinic, The Council on Recovery and Montrose Center. I have specific interest in working with men and couples who are looking to deepen intimacy within themselves and in their relationships. As an educator and clinical supervisor, I offer guidance to students as they establish and fine-tune their love for this work. I commit myself to co-creating a therapeutic environment where safety and growth are of top priority. We are in this together.
Reaching out for help can be terrifying especially when we're hurting. Throughout the past decade I've worked with University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, Menninger Clinic, The Council on Recovery and Montrose Center. I have specific interest in working with men and couples who are looking to deepen intimacy within themselves and in their relationships. As an educator and clinical supervisor, I offer guidance to students as they establish and fine-tune their love for this work. I commit myself to co-creating a therapeutic environment where safety and growth are of top priority. We are in this together.
(832) 786-5348 View (832) 786-5348
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Dr. Susan Stormer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Accepting new clients! I work with individuals who struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief in many areas of life. Feeling overwhelmed is common in difficult times, and being misunderstood or judged by others can make things feel harder. I provide a warm and supportive environment while sharing information and skills to help you improve your relationship to yourself and others. All people need to feel like they have influence in their lives, healthy connections with others, and the ability to make effective changes when things aren't going well. Let's explore together to create goals that will develop your strengths.
Accepting new clients! I work with individuals who struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief in many areas of life. Feeling overwhelmed is common in difficult times, and being misunderstood or judged by others can make things feel harder. I provide a warm and supportive environment while sharing information and skills to help you improve your relationship to yourself and others. All people need to feel like they have influence in their lives, healthy connections with others, and the ability to make effective changes when things aren't going well. Let's explore together to create goals that will develop your strengths.
(971) 645-4003 View (971) 645-4003
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Saren E Craig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
I value advocacy surrounding social justice issues and center of experiences of oppression, especially regarding LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities when discussing mental health. I love the empowering work I do with my clients.
I value advocacy surrounding social justice issues and center of experiences of oppression, especially regarding LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities when discussing mental health. I love the empowering work I do with my clients.
(971) 306-5456 View (971) 306-5456
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Holistic Healing Pdx
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, QMHP
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Our group practice was founded with shared passion for helping folks who have experienced trauma and/or difficult childhood experiences to heal, reconnect to a sense of safety within themselves, and find the freedom to pursue a meaningful life without being stuck in the past. We are also interested and passionate about helping folks navigate trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and attachment difficulties that often show up in our closest relationships.
Our group practice was founded with shared passion for helping folks who have experienced trauma and/or difficult childhood experiences to heal, reconnect to a sense of safety within themselves, and find the freedom to pursue a meaningful life without being stuck in the past. We are also interested and passionate about helping folks navigate trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and attachment difficulties that often show up in our closest relationships.
(503) 809-5263 View (503) 809-5263
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Pamela Sheffield
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
My areas of specialty are working with adults, either as individuals or in couples, who are seeking clarity and understanding in their lives, either in new situations, in their relationships, or in patterns that seem to come up in spite of best efforts. My clients are curious and motivated people who are used to solving problems and find themselves in search of greater understanding and new ways of being. I work with compassion, humor, and support my client's in their own unique vision for their lives and how they define meaning and satisfaction.
My areas of specialty are working with adults, either as individuals or in couples, who are seeking clarity and understanding in their lives, either in new situations, in their relationships, or in patterns that seem to come up in spite of best efforts. My clients are curious and motivated people who are used to solving problems and find themselves in search of greater understanding and new ways of being. I work with compassion, humor, and support my client's in their own unique vision for their lives and how they define meaning and satisfaction.
(503) 455-5781 View (503) 455-5781
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Sarah Zenith Dykes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Feeling overwhelmed–personally, emotionally or relationally–can wear us down and leave us feeling stuck. And especially when you’re stuck, searching for resources for change and growth takes strength and guts! Counseling creates opportunities to increase awareness and facilitate change with guided support. You may have specific goals you want to focus on, or a deep sense of wanting more.
Feeling overwhelmed–personally, emotionally or relationally–can wear us down and leave us feeling stuck. And especially when you’re stuck, searching for resources for change and growth takes strength and guts! Counseling creates opportunities to increase awareness and facilitate change with guided support. You may have specific goals you want to focus on, or a deep sense of wanting more.
(458) 207-5591 View (458) 207-5591
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Neil Panchmatia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Are you feeling stuck in your life, and seeking transformation to help you heal, thrive and live a more fulfilling life? I specialize in working with individuals struggling with obstacles to fuller living: be it experiencing anxiety/panic or depression, living with trauma, body image issues/eating disorders, or experiencing marginalization due to one's identities or background. I offer an inclusive and affirming approach in working with clients from all walks of life. A life lived more richly and authentically is possible, and I'm here to support you with this journey of self-exploration, self-care and growth.
Are you feeling stuck in your life, and seeking transformation to help you heal, thrive and live a more fulfilling life? I specialize in working with individuals struggling with obstacles to fuller living: be it experiencing anxiety/panic or depression, living with trauma, body image issues/eating disorders, or experiencing marginalization due to one's identities or background. I offer an inclusive and affirming approach in working with clients from all walks of life. A life lived more richly and authentically is possible, and I'm here to support you with this journey of self-exploration, self-care and growth.
(503) 809-0222 View (503) 809-0222
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Daniel Jacob Self
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97201
Deep inside of you is the awareness of what you need to heal. I help facilitate and unearth that inner wisdom with individuals, couples, and groups. Together, we'll practice tuning into your own unique embodied awareness. From there, we can translate that increased clarity into tangible action that aligns with your greatest, most authentic wellbeing. Our bodies exist within larger systems — many of which can disconnect us from ourselves and each other. We'll look together at the messages we've internalized from these systems in order to unearth the ones that are no longer helpful.
Deep inside of you is the awareness of what you need to heal. I help facilitate and unearth that inner wisdom with individuals, couples, and groups. Together, we'll practice tuning into your own unique embodied awareness. From there, we can translate that increased clarity into tangible action that aligns with your greatest, most authentic wellbeing. Our bodies exist within larger systems — many of which can disconnect us from ourselves and each other. We'll look together at the messages we've internalized from these systems in order to unearth the ones that are no longer helpful.
(425) 510-5749 View (425) 510-5749
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Alejandro Pawliszyn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Hablo Español. Openings available. I help clients engage in compassionate and insightful self-explorations that support intentional change and wellbeing. My approach is integrative, warm and supportive. I follow best practices, and use tools and resources from CBT, Humanistic, psychoanalytic, behavioral, Gestalt and interpersonal models.
Hablo Español. Openings available. I help clients engage in compassionate and insightful self-explorations that support intentional change and wellbeing. My approach is integrative, warm and supportive. I follow best practices, and use tools and resources from CBT, Humanistic, psychoanalytic, behavioral, Gestalt and interpersonal models.
(503) 755-5227 View (503) 755-5227
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NW Creative Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
****PRACTICE FULL****Talking helps! I am a skilled and caring therapist, and work to help others navigate hardship, find ease, and nurture inner wisdom. My work is strongly founded in establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship. I provide non-judgmental support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders, and chronic illnesses.
****PRACTICE FULL****Talking helps! I am a skilled and caring therapist, and work to help others navigate hardship, find ease, and nurture inner wisdom. My work is strongly founded in establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship. I provide non-judgmental support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders, and chronic illnesses.
(503) 406-1589 View (503) 406-1589
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Cory Miguel Cordero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Helping you to live a life that you value is my goal. Often in life we end up offtrack. We pay too much attention to things that don't truly matter to us... our fears, our pain, our sorrow. By themselves there is nothing wrong with them, but when they become prevailing forces in our lives, it leads to suffering. Too often we believe that we are the problem, when in truth, the problem is the problem. I believe that we can help you find your way. You can live a life where you have created your own meaning.
Helping you to live a life that you value is my goal. Often in life we end up offtrack. We pay too much attention to things that don't truly matter to us... our fears, our pain, our sorrow. By themselves there is nothing wrong with them, but when they become prevailing forces in our lives, it leads to suffering. Too often we believe that we are the problem, when in truth, the problem is the problem. I believe that we can help you find your way. You can live a life where you have created your own meaning.
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John Sickler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
I utilize an insight and awareness oriented style of therapy that is committed to authenticity and humor when possible. More than half of my clients are involved in or exploring ethical non-monogamy or a queer sexual orientation but the most important thing I look for in clients is just a good therapy chemistry between us. I prioritize new clients with Kaiser health insurance due to a new and specific contract I have with them.
I utilize an insight and awareness oriented style of therapy that is committed to authenticity and humor when possible. More than half of my clients are involved in or exploring ethical non-monogamy or a queer sexual orientation but the most important thing I look for in clients is just a good therapy chemistry between us. I prioritize new clients with Kaiser health insurance due to a new and specific contract I have with them.
(503) 966-8297 View (503) 966-8297
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Jaxon Shaffer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
Why am I so dysregulated? Why do things seem harder for me than for others? You may be asking yourself these questions, grappling with the weight of your emotions and experiences. Perhaps you've wondered if anyone truly understands the turmoil within you if anyone cares enough to help you unravel the complexities of your mind and heart. The truth is, I do care. And I welcome complexity. Through our work together, we can identify the patterns and beliefs, maybe trauma, that hold you back and keep you stuck. I work with my clients on a personal, human level, as I believe relationships and authentic connections heal.
Why am I so dysregulated? Why do things seem harder for me than for others? You may be asking yourself these questions, grappling with the weight of your emotions and experiences. Perhaps you've wondered if anyone truly understands the turmoil within you if anyone cares enough to help you unravel the complexities of your mind and heart. The truth is, I do care. And I welcome complexity. Through our work together, we can identify the patterns and beliefs, maybe trauma, that hold you back and keep you stuck. I work with my clients on a personal, human level, as I believe relationships and authentic connections heal.
(503) 660-3639 View (503) 660-3639
Photo of Anne Walsleben, Licensed Professional Counselor in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR
Anne Walsleben
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
Life presents many challenges that can hinder one’s ability to achieve a state of mental well-being. People often come to therapy because they are experiencing painful emotions, circumstances, or thought/behavioral patterns that are blocking their inner wisdom and unique path to happiness. It's my goal to create a non-judgmental and welcoming space to work collaboratively with you to help heal past wounds, increase self awareness, improve coping skills, and uncover strengths and resources that will enable you to move toward your personal vision of health. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples.
Life presents many challenges that can hinder one’s ability to achieve a state of mental well-being. People often come to therapy because they are experiencing painful emotions, circumstances, or thought/behavioral patterns that are blocking their inner wisdom and unique path to happiness. It's my goal to create a non-judgmental and welcoming space to work collaboratively with you to help heal past wounds, increase self awareness, improve coping skills, and uncover strengths and resources that will enable you to move toward your personal vision of health. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples.
(971) 252-7269 View (971) 252-7269
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Tom Swafford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
My belief is that we enter life with an inherent idea of who we are and what we want to accomplish. As we strive for acceptance, we cover ourselves in layers of others' expectations, eventually losing our ‘selves’ in the process. My desire is to help you strip away these layers to discover who you are at your core. We do this together by using feedback, intuitive healing, trauma informed therapy, dream work and active imagination. We do this by sitting with and listening to your stories of pain and unmet needs. We exchange heavier emotional layers with lighter ones until you can then stand in your own original brilliance.
My belief is that we enter life with an inherent idea of who we are and what we want to accomplish. As we strive for acceptance, we cover ourselves in layers of others' expectations, eventually losing our ‘selves’ in the process. My desire is to help you strip away these layers to discover who you are at your core. We do this together by using feedback, intuitive healing, trauma informed therapy, dream work and active imagination. We do this by sitting with and listening to your stories of pain and unmet needs. We exchange heavier emotional layers with lighter ones until you can then stand in your own original brilliance.
(503) 744-5872 View (503) 744-5872
Photo of Lori Looney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR
Lori Looney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97201
Is problematic or compulsive sexual behavior causing problems in your relationships, job or other important areas of your life? Perhaps you or a loved one are concerned and would like help learning more constructive ways to deal with stress, life transitions, anxiety or depression. My expertise includes working with adult males (both adjudicated and non-adjudicated), adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (both high and lower functioning), intellectual disabilities, histories of trauma and problematic pornography use.
Is problematic or compulsive sexual behavior causing problems in your relationships, job or other important areas of your life? Perhaps you or a loved one are concerned and would like help learning more constructive ways to deal with stress, life transitions, anxiety or depression. My expertise includes working with adult males (both adjudicated and non-adjudicated), adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (both high and lower functioning), intellectual disabilities, histories of trauma and problematic pornography use.
(458) 219-8817 View (458) 219-8817
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Meagan Sheehy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205
**Now accepting in-person clients in the Portland area!** I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
**Now accepting in-person clients in the Portland area!** I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
(458) 203-6532 View (458) 203-6532
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Jessica L Besner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
My work is centered around empowering womxn and gender diverse folx, especially those who have experienced interpersonal or cultural trauma. I have special interest and training in working with the adolescent/young adult population, those who have experienced religious trauma, survivors of narcissistic abuse, and those interested in psychedelic integration work. I help others develop more secure relationships with themselves and those around them, and work with your inner critic to unburden the parts of self that have developed as a response to trauma. I also offer ADHD evaluations in a limited capacity.
My work is centered around empowering womxn and gender diverse folx, especially those who have experienced interpersonal or cultural trauma. I have special interest and training in working with the adolescent/young adult population, those who have experienced religious trauma, survivors of narcissistic abuse, and those interested in psychedelic integration work. I help others develop more secure relationships with themselves and those around them, and work with your inner critic to unburden the parts of self that have developed as a response to trauma. I also offer ADHD evaluations in a limited capacity.
(503) 755-8240 View (503) 755-8240
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Tiffany Looney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Goose Hollow, Portland, OR 97201  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include diagnosis and therapy for autistic adults, relational therapy for individuals and couples, and therapy for individuals with histories of trauma and abuse, especially emotional abuse. My perspective is neurodiversity-affirming, attachment based, and emotionally focused. I support people in living their most authentic and connected lives through self-compassion, nervous system regulation, awareness and validation. I love helping clients experience authentic connection with themselves and with their loved ones.
My areas of expertise include diagnosis and therapy for autistic adults, relational therapy for individuals and couples, and therapy for individuals with histories of trauma and abuse, especially emotional abuse. My perspective is neurodiversity-affirming, attachment based, and emotionally focused. I support people in living their most authentic and connected lives through self-compassion, nervous system regulation, awareness and validation. I love helping clients experience authentic connection with themselves and with their loved ones.
(971) 252-7461 View (971) 252-7461

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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists

Why might an individual want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

A sex-positive or kinky individual may want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist because the client may feel safer and more supported discussing their experiences and challenges. A therapist who identifies as kink-friendly will have experience with clients having diverse sexual preferences and will likely be nonjudgmental and supportive about issues brought to the table. It is important to note that sex-positive, kink-allied individuals may find equal success with therapists who do not have such specialized knowledge and background. The most important factor in the success of therapy is for the client and practitioner to form a strong, trusting bond.

Do therapists have special training to gain expertise in sex-positive, kink-allied treatment?

Generally, no. There are limited training programs and unofficial accreditations that therapists can pursue, but a therapist’s expertise will ultimately come from their previous experience with similar clients, their engagement with organizations that promote sex positivity or kink-allied lifestyles, and the importance they place on safety and cultural sensitivity.

How can individuals recognize a good sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

An experienced therapist is able to help clients explore their sexual identity and expression and relieve any discomfort or stigma attached to discussing such matters and the client’s overall challenges. A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-allied is able to create an environment that honors a client’s experience and sexual preferences. To recognize a good therapist, clients can simply ask directly about topics and issues important to them and gauge their comfort level and connection with a clinician based on the responses.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist with a focus on sex positivity and alternative sexual lifestyles?

Some individuals may feel most comfortable knowing that the clinician they’re working with has a commitment to creating an atmosphere of sex positivity and has experience with relationship diversity and alternative relationship structures. Working with a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist may help clients respect their own challenges and improve identity-affirming treatment.