Female Therapists in Portland, OR

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Dréa L Tyler
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself often living anywhere but in the present moment? Missing the opportunity to savor and enjoy your life due to distractions from past traumas or future anxieties? Done with no longer serving and unhelpful coping habits and patterns? I collaborate with individuals and couples who wish to live most fully and skillfully in the here and now—leveraging evidence-based tools of reflection, reorientation, and resourcing to craft their vision of a most empowered, intentional, and joyful life.
Do you find yourself often living anywhere but in the present moment? Missing the opportunity to savor and enjoy your life due to distractions from past traumas or future anxieties? Done with no longer serving and unhelpful coping habits and patterns? I collaborate with individuals and couples who wish to live most fully and skillfully in the here and now—leveraging evidence-based tools of reflection, reorientation, and resourcing to craft their vision of a most empowered, intentional, and joyful life.
(971) 319-9071 View (971) 319-9071
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Mary Wells Pope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
For most people, strong relationships are an important indicator of health and well-being. When we feel stuck in old patterns that no longer serve us, our connection to others suffers too, which can turn up as depression, anxiety, or simply feeling alone and disconnected. By reconnecting with our essential gifts and strengths through the therapy process, we in turn can offer more to family, friends, and community.
For most people, strong relationships are an important indicator of health and well-being. When we feel stuck in old patterns that no longer serve us, our connection to others suffers too, which can turn up as depression, anxiety, or simply feeling alone and disconnected. By reconnecting with our essential gifts and strengths through the therapy process, we in turn can offer more to family, friends, and community.
(503) 836-5340 View (503) 836-5340
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Avvy Mar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
My work involves helping you find what is most valuable to you and how you can live more in tune with your values and goals. By helping explore your feelings and relationships, we can discover together what patterns and obstacles can be shifted to bring you into the life you want. I am experienced in helping people improve their relationships, professional lives and sense of personal identity.
My work involves helping you find what is most valuable to you and how you can live more in tune with your values and goals. By helping explore your feelings and relationships, we can discover together what patterns and obstacles can be shifted to bring you into the life you want. I am experienced in helping people improve their relationships, professional lives and sense of personal identity.
(503) 406-4227 View (503) 406-4227
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Dr. Shagun Pawar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
I work with adults using the lens of complex trauma to help bring awareness into how one’s past may have shaped maladaptive behaviors of their present that could be causing life to be stressful and overwhelming. At the core of my work, I promote improving the relationship with oneself to maintain long-term healing. Patients who are motivated to improve their relationships, assertive communication and boundary setting skills, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves would be a good fit for the treatments I provide. I use CBT, attachment theory, inner-child work, some components of IFS, and EFT in my work.
I work with adults using the lens of complex trauma to help bring awareness into how one’s past may have shaped maladaptive behaviors of their present that could be causing life to be stressful and overwhelming. At the core of my work, I promote improving the relationship with oneself to maintain long-term healing. Patients who are motivated to improve their relationships, assertive communication and boundary setting skills, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves would be a good fit for the treatments I provide. I use CBT, attachment theory, inner-child work, some components of IFS, and EFT in my work.
(971) 306-4933 View (971) 306-4933
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Danette C. Gillespie-Otto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
(503) 766-5783 x482 View (503) 766-5783 x482
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Jennifer Crawford
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Are you feeling overwhelmed? or facing a major life change? Are you ready to shed old patterns that no longer serve you? Do you want to feel more alive, grounded, and connected to yourself? Perhaps an old dream has awakened?
Are you feeling overwhelmed? or facing a major life change? Are you ready to shed old patterns that no longer serve you? Do you want to feel more alive, grounded, and connected to yourself? Perhaps an old dream has awakened?
(971) 299-2752 View (971) 299-2752
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Jordan Wolfe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97225
I am a clinical social worker with passion for trauma and mood disorders. I use a collaborative approach with clients and support systems to address challenges with mood, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and other behaviors that are no longer serving your needs. I enjoy clients who can be vulnerable, who want to do things differently, and who are willing to be challenged. Bonus points if you use humor to cope and want to listen to music and color in session.
I am a clinical social worker with passion for trauma and mood disorders. I use a collaborative approach with clients and support systems to address challenges with mood, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and other behaviors that are no longer serving your needs. I enjoy clients who can be vulnerable, who want to do things differently, and who are willing to be challenged. Bonus points if you use humor to cope and want to listen to music and color in session.
(971) 278-9885 View (971) 278-9885
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Deanna Allmaras
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97220  (Online Only)
Are you seeking to improve communication and connection with your partner? I know you're doing the best you can with the relationship tools you have. Some of those tools may not be effective; maybe your parents didn't model a great relationship, or your perceptions and judgments of your partner are flawed, or it's just hard to understand what they want. This leads to feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. What you want is relief from turmoil and strength to overcome challenges to gain a better understanding of yourself and your partner. I am here to provide a safe environment for you to say the hard things and hear your needs.
Are you seeking to improve communication and connection with your partner? I know you're doing the best you can with the relationship tools you have. Some of those tools may not be effective; maybe your parents didn't model a great relationship, or your perceptions and judgments of your partner are flawed, or it's just hard to understand what they want. This leads to feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. What you want is relief from turmoil and strength to overcome challenges to gain a better understanding of yourself and your partner. I am here to provide a safe environment for you to say the hard things and hear your needs.
(503) 855-6128 View (503) 855-6128
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Leigh Varley
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As we move through life, we all develop our own unique collection of wounds based on our experiences on the individual, relational, systemic, cultural, and historical levels. These wounds can shake our sense of safety and fuel disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world around us. They can dampen our capacity for presence and joy, and erode our sense of meaning and hope. Even in the face of great suffering, I believe that every person possesses the inner wisdom, strength, and resilience to heal, grow, and find fulfillment in their lives and their relationships.
As we move through life, we all develop our own unique collection of wounds based on our experiences on the individual, relational, systemic, cultural, and historical levels. These wounds can shake our sense of safety and fuel disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world around us. They can dampen our capacity for presence and joy, and erode our sense of meaning and hope. Even in the face of great suffering, I believe that every person possesses the inner wisdom, strength, and resilience to heal, grow, and find fulfillment in their lives and their relationships.
(971) 257-1319 View (971) 257-1319
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Spectrum Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
Spectrum Counseling is growing and adding new therapists! Please contact us to be placed on our waitlist for therapy. Visit our website for more information by clicking the "website" button on the left.
Spectrum Counseling is growing and adding new therapists! Please contact us to be placed on our waitlist for therapy. Visit our website for more information by clicking the "website" button on the left.
(971) 264-7581 View (971) 264-7581
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Gillian Boudreau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
(971) 306-4786 View (971) 306-4786
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Laurel Johnson
MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
When it is a hard time to be a human, it is exponentially more difficult to be a caregiver. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Reaching out for support can bring more ease and joy to your relationship with your child (or children). You might be interested in making sense of challenging or confusing behaviors; discipline & confident limit setting; understanding & responding to your child’s crying or tantrums; supporting play, independence & learning; clarifying your values & developing a caregiving approach; setting up a supportive environment; working with your own triggers, and/or carving out time for self care.
When it is a hard time to be a human, it is exponentially more difficult to be a caregiver. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Reaching out for support can bring more ease and joy to your relationship with your child (or children). You might be interested in making sense of challenging or confusing behaviors; discipline & confident limit setting; understanding & responding to your child’s crying or tantrums; supporting play, independence & learning; clarifying your values & developing a caregiving approach; setting up a supportive environment; working with your own triggers, and/or carving out time for self care.
(971) 571-5657 View (971) 571-5657
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Jenn Dell
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97221
About Me: I am a compassionate and dedicated CSWA with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their full potential. I will be working through Mindful therapy services. With a Master's degree in Social work and 6 years of experience in both clinical and private practice settings, I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages, race, gender, and sexual orientation can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe space. Currently I am waiting on the state to approve my supervision and as soon as that is up and running I can start to take on clients.
About Me: I am a compassionate and dedicated CSWA with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their full potential. I will be working through Mindful therapy services. With a Master's degree in Social work and 6 years of experience in both clinical and private practice settings, I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages, race, gender, and sexual orientation can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe space. Currently I am waiting on the state to approve my supervision and as soon as that is up and running I can start to take on clients.
(971) 203-7800 View (971) 203-7800
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The Willow Tree Holistic Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97224  (Online Only)
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
I provide individual services to adults age 25 and older. I have a special focus on helping people recover from family dysfunction, religious or school abuse, and complex trauma. Many of my clients are the children of parents with personality disorders, and some suffer from these disorders as well. My services are designed to help you heal from the past and re-work personal relationships to establish healthier boundaries. My approach to services is investigative, supportive and direct. There is great benefit to listening and affirming a client, but I tend to work with those looking for a more direct. goal-oriented method.
(971) 260-3514 View (971) 260-3514
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Catherine Blanchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210
I draw from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches in my practice. We work together to try and gain a deep understanding of the way your mind works. This can help you discover obstacles and possibly hidden patterns that are preventing you from getting more joy and fulfillment from life. Our work together is done in a safe, and compassionate atmosphere. I can help you improve relationships, increase self-esteem, find relief from depression and anxiety.
I draw from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches in my practice. We work together to try and gain a deep understanding of the way your mind works. This can help you discover obstacles and possibly hidden patterns that are preventing you from getting more joy and fulfillment from life. Our work together is done in a safe, and compassionate atmosphere. I can help you improve relationships, increase self-esteem, find relief from depression and anxiety.
(503) 549-4380 View (503) 549-4380
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Mollie Cudmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97231  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is an honor to journey with individuals who want guidance through life’s obstacles. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individuals to meet their personal successes. I believe the true essence of therapy is listening to one’s story, strategizing what is working, and navigating through what is not. You are the expert of your life and I am the guide. I love being curious, asking clarifying questions and watching clients be successful. I am also a Oregon certified CSWA supervisor.
It is an honor to journey with individuals who want guidance through life’s obstacles. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individuals to meet their personal successes. I believe the true essence of therapy is listening to one’s story, strategizing what is working, and navigating through what is not. You are the expert of your life and I am the guide. I love being curious, asking clarifying questions and watching clients be successful. I am also a Oregon certified CSWA supervisor.
(541) 813-3955 View (541) 813-3955
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Abigail Hefer Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I look to hold an affirmative space as I work with individuals, honoring each persons complex and diverse backgrounds, identities, and histories. I aim to foster spaces where everyone feels valued, supported and inspired to achieve their vision for life. I recognize that each individual identifies in their own unique way and I look forward to meeting you where you are. I hold an integrative approach to therapy which blends Mindfulness practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused modalities. I approach therapy from a social justice framework, anti-oppression, multi-cultural and strengths-based approach.
I look to hold an affirmative space as I work with individuals, honoring each persons complex and diverse backgrounds, identities, and histories. I aim to foster spaces where everyone feels valued, supported and inspired to achieve their vision for life. I recognize that each individual identifies in their own unique way and I look forward to meeting you where you are. I hold an integrative approach to therapy which blends Mindfulness practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused modalities. I approach therapy from a social justice framework, anti-oppression, multi-cultural and strengths-based approach.
(503) 483-6964 View (503) 483-6964
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Sarah Beaulieu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
While I may have a waitlist, please don't hesitate to reach out! I hold high value in your journey and acknowledge that healing isn’t linear. The human experience is complex, and my goal is to create a space that allows you to explore your story. Maybe your pain comes from childhood trauma, family or social stressors, work pressure, partner wounding in relationships, or a specific incident impacting your life right now. Together, we will unpack intergenerational legacies passed through family that impact intimacy, closeness, and how you relate to those around you.
While I may have a waitlist, please don't hesitate to reach out! I hold high value in your journey and acknowledge that healing isn’t linear. The human experience is complex, and my goal is to create a space that allows you to explore your story. Maybe your pain comes from childhood trauma, family or social stressors, work pressure, partner wounding in relationships, or a specific incident impacting your life right now. Together, we will unpack intergenerational legacies passed through family that impact intimacy, closeness, and how you relate to those around you.
(503) 783-8481 View (503) 783-8481
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Paulina Solis
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
You are the expert of your own life. My role is to guide you in creating positive change and help you achieve the fulfilling life and relationships you want. Together, we will uncover the strengths and resilience within you, fostering reconnection, hope, and healing in yourself and your relationships. Whether you are motivated to start therapy or uncertain about if therapy is the right fit, let's explore options to create the life you deserve.
You are the expert of your own life. My role is to guide you in creating positive change and help you achieve the fulfilling life and relationships you want. Together, we will uncover the strengths and resilience within you, fostering reconnection, hope, and healing in yourself and your relationships. Whether you are motivated to start therapy or uncertain about if therapy is the right fit, let's explore options to create the life you deserve.
(971) 290-6064 View (971) 290-6064
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Allison Berl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I provide mental health counseling and wellness coaching services that offer a safe space and professional support to those that want to work towards mental wellness by creating balance, internally and externally. It uses a three part system to help people from all walks of life build skills, develop sustainable routines, and engage in deep healing work so they can enjoy their life, calmly and confidently. I’m body positive, sex and kink positive, and I affirm disabled, BIPOC, trans, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I provide mental health counseling and wellness coaching services that offer a safe space and professional support to those that want to work towards mental wellness by creating balance, internally and externally. It uses a three part system to help people from all walks of life build skills, develop sustainable routines, and engage in deep healing work so they can enjoy their life, calmly and confidently. I’m body positive, sex and kink positive, and I affirm disabled, BIPOC, trans, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
(971) 231-2908 View (971) 231-2908
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.