Sex Therapists in Portland, OR

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Janean Vedova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #T1945
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
I love working with folks and helping them build emotional connections, explore sex and physical intimacy, strengthen relational bonds, identify what is important for them and what they need to be different for a happier and healthier existence, speak honestly and directly and move through what is hard.
Maintaining connection with those close to us can be difficult. I understand the complexities of relationships and how challenging they can be at times. As you know all relationships require maintenance and care, and I can help you navigate the complexities of your unique relationships so those relationships feel healthy for you. I work with individuals, couples and families around what is difficult for them in the moment. I have experience working with people through a variety of issues and with people from all walks of life.
I love working with folks and helping them build emotional connections, explore sex and physical intimacy, strengthen relational bonds, identify what is important for them and what they need to be different for a happier and healthier existence, speak honestly and directly and move through what is hard.
Maintaining connection with those close to us can be difficult. I understand the complexities of relationships and how challenging they can be at times. As you know all relationships require maintenance and care, and I can help you navigate the complexities of your unique relationships so those relationships feel healthy for you. I work with individuals, couples and families around what is difficult for them in the moment. I have experience working with people through a variety of issues and with people from all walks of life.
(530) 918-4314 View (530) 918-4314
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Gary Neil Reiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209
My specialties include working with body symptoms; dreams; couples and family issues; sex therapy and intimacy work; trauma personal and collective; and working with money issues.
I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit.
My specialties include working with body symptoms; dreams; couples and family issues; sex therapy and intimacy work; trauma personal and collective; and working with money issues.
I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit.
(458) 218-8186 View (458) 218-8186
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Heidi Swartzmiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark with a focus on International Families and Sex Therapy.
Welcome! I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and walking alongside them in their healing. I believe therapy is a collaborative experience between the family and therapist, that each client has the resiliency and resources they need already within, and that it is our job to uncover them. My work with clients considers biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing relational distress, sex concerns, infertility/pregnancy issues, transracial/transnational family dynamics, processing trauma, religion and spirituality, body-image concerns, or low self esteem.
I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark with a focus on International Families and Sex Therapy.
Welcome! I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and walking alongside them in their healing. I believe therapy is a collaborative experience between the family and therapist, that each client has the resiliency and resources they need already within, and that it is our job to uncover them. My work with clients considers biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing relational distress, sex concerns, infertility/pregnancy issues, transracial/transnational family dynamics, processing trauma, religion and spirituality, body-image concerns, or low self esteem.
(503) 966-8786 View (503) 966-8786
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Anissa Bahrenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
I am enrolled in an advanced certification program for Relationship and Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.
Hi, I'm Anissa, I'm a therapist and the founder of Carnelian Counseling, LLC. I'm excited to explore the work that we can do together. I am fortunate to do work that I love. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is an investment of time, money and most of all ENERGY in yourself. You are worth it and you can do the work! I offer Sex & Relationship Therapy as well as Clinical Supervision. I work from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective. I believe that you are resilient, strong and wise. I am present-focused and have a collaborative and direct approach.
I am enrolled in an advanced certification program for Relationship and Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.
Hi, I'm Anissa, I'm a therapist and the founder of Carnelian Counseling, LLC. I'm excited to explore the work that we can do together. I am fortunate to do work that I love. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is an investment of time, money and most of all ENERGY in yourself. You are worth it and you can do the work! I offer Sex & Relationship Therapy as well as Clinical Supervision. I work from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective. I believe that you are resilient, strong and wise. I am present-focused and have a collaborative and direct approach.
(503) 568-1201 View (503) 568-1201
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Aspen Romriell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
I want to create a space where we can discuss your relationship from a nonjudgmental, sex, kink, and BDSM positive, gender and neurodivergent affirming, and antiracist lens.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where we will work together to navigate the relational and systemic struggles that you may be facing. I am passionate about working with neurodivergent, especially autistic and ADHD individuals, in a way that is affirming to your identities. I aim to be understanding of your neurotype and to work with your needs.
I want to create a space where we can discuss your relationship from a nonjudgmental, sex, kink, and BDSM positive, gender and neurodivergent affirming, and antiracist lens.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where we will work together to navigate the relational and systemic struggles that you may be facing. I am passionate about working with neurodivergent, especially autistic and ADHD individuals, in a way that is affirming to your identities. I aim to be understanding of your neurotype and to work with your needs.
(971) 299-8615 View (971) 299-8615
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Ajay Dheer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT-A
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I work with people ages 15 and older on a myriad of topics. I am especially interested in working with interracial couples, first/second generation immigrants, queer folx, BIPOCs, men, and sex workers. Areas of specialities include mindfulness, BDSM, gender, non-monogamy, social justice, anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, bp.d, sex therapy, and trauma. I place you at the center of your own story. I incorporate mind-body connection, emotional experiences, and relationships of all kinds into the therapy space. I truly believe that you deserve to live your best life, and I am here to offer whatever help I may toward that end.
I work with people ages 15 and older on a myriad of topics. I am especially interested in working with interracial couples, first/second generation immigrants, queer folx, BIPOCs, men, and sex workers. Areas of specialities include mindfulness, BDSM, gender, non-monogamy, social justice, anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, bp.d, sex therapy, and trauma. I place you at the center of your own story. I incorporate mind-body connection, emotional experiences, and relationships of all kinds into the therapy space. I truly believe that you deserve to live your best life, and I am here to offer whatever help I may toward that end.
(971) 247-3048 View (971) 247-3048
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Seth Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I use humor, empathy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people struggling with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, co-dependency and sex & love addiction / compulsivity.
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
I use humor, empathy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people struggling with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, co-dependency and sex & love addiction / compulsivity.
I help individuals and couples clarify and strengthen their relationship goals. Learning how to build more satisfying relationships leads to lasting change and empowerment. Old, less helpful ways of thinking are replaced with new, more realistic ideas of self-acceptance and how to rely on others. The result is a clearer picture of one's strengths, limitations, and belonging in the world.
(971) 306-4814 View (971) 306-4814
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Sarah Sumner
Clinical Social Worker Associate, C-YT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
From personal and professional experience I know how hard it can be to navigate difficult circumstances without support- and I’m so glad you’re here. I enjoy working with a range of clients and specialize in assisting individuals and couples who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and/or adult survivors of complex trauma and their partners navigate anxiety, depression, communication issues, and cultivate healthy sexuality. I am also kink/BDSM affirming and poly/ethical non-monogamy affirming.
From personal and professional experience I know how hard it can be to navigate difficult circumstances without support- and I’m so glad you’re here. I enjoy working with a range of clients and specialize in assisting individuals and couples who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and/or adult survivors of complex trauma and their partners navigate anxiety, depression, communication issues, and cultivate healthy sexuality. I am also kink/BDSM affirming and poly/ethical non-monogamy affirming.
(503) 212-6551 View (503) 212-6551
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The Center for Couple's & Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
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Abby Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
(971) 265-8082 View (971) 265-8082
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Shelby Lanier
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a safety net in therapy, free from judgment and shame, so that my clients feel safe to explore their relational and erotic desires, practice articulating their needs and boundaries in relationships, and touch on any shadowy parts that need attention and grace. As well as being able to provide general individual and couples support in therapy, I have specialized education and training in working with sexual concerns related to sexual dysfunctions, painful sex, shame or anxiety around sex, and improvement in pleasure. I bring a calm, knowledgeable, and sex positive presence to our exploration of sexual intimacy.
I strive to provide a safety net in therapy, free from judgment and shame, so that my clients feel safe to explore their relational and erotic desires, practice articulating their needs and boundaries in relationships, and touch on any shadowy parts that need attention and grace. As well as being able to provide general individual and couples support in therapy, I have specialized education and training in working with sexual concerns related to sexual dysfunctions, painful sex, shame or anxiety around sex, and improvement in pleasure. I bring a calm, knowledgeable, and sex positive presence to our exploration of sexual intimacy.
(503) 447-4698 x1 View (503) 447-4698 x1
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Demir Crone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of issues- trauma, attachment issues, sexual challenges, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, LGBTQ+, and more. I work with couples and have done training in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples. I am currently doing trainings in ISTDP for Couples, ATSIP (sex therapy), and in the Developmental Model. With individuals, I draw primarily on Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)- a powerful psychodynamic approach designed to create lasting change. I am actively receiving training in ISTDP, along with consultations in order to provide high quality therapy to all my clients.
I work with a variety of issues- trauma, attachment issues, sexual challenges, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, LGBTQ+, and more. I work with couples and have done training in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples. I am currently doing trainings in ISTDP for Couples, ATSIP (sex therapy), and in the Developmental Model. With individuals, I draw primarily on Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)- a powerful psychodynamic approach designed to create lasting change. I am actively receiving training in ISTDP, along with consultations in order to provide high quality therapy to all my clients.
(503) 594-7676 View (503) 594-7676
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Griffin Smith
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217
I often work with couples (intercultural/bicultural, interracial, queer and BIPOC), men, and queer folks. You might be someone who is seeking support with navigating relational difficulties, racial identity development, societal expectations and narratives, deepening emotions, and challenging patterns that aren’t serving you. You might be someone who needs both comfort and challenge. You might be someone who struggles with sexual intimacy, shame around sex, or some other sexual concern that’s causing personal and or relational distress.
I often work with couples (intercultural/bicultural, interracial, queer and BIPOC), men, and queer folks. You might be someone who is seeking support with navigating relational difficulties, racial identity development, societal expectations and narratives, deepening emotions, and challenging patterns that aren’t serving you. You might be someone who needs both comfort and challenge. You might be someone who struggles with sexual intimacy, shame around sex, or some other sexual concern that’s causing personal and or relational distress.
(971) 395-4240 View (971) 395-4240
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Heather Shannon | Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
Has sex become an elephant in the room instead of a way to feel close and connected? Maybe it seems like you trigger each other when it comes to sex. Or sex has simply become a chore. You might be feeling more like friends, co-parents or roommates instead of romantic partners. And it can be so difficult to talk to your partner about intimacy when it's a stressor....or you're not being intimate at all. Sex is admittedly a sensitive area that can bring up insecurities or ego, but there is a way to get back to feeling passionate and excited again. My goal is for you to feel safe, understood and able to express your authentic sexuality.
(971) 265-3207 View (971) 265-3207
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Gary Conachan III
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97266  (Online Only)
As an ex-evangelical queer person, I am passionate about partnering with LGBTQIA+ adults to help them live authentic and fulfilling sexual, relational, and spiritual lives through sex and relationship therapy. Client issues include but are not limited to navigating non-affirming relationships, sexual concerns and "dysfunctions," and breakdowns in communication or values conflicts. I collaborate with my clients to increase self-understanding, foster agency, clarify self-defined values, build communication skills, increase emotional well-being in relationships, heal from religious trauma, and explore spirituality.
As an ex-evangelical queer person, I am passionate about partnering with LGBTQIA+ adults to help them live authentic and fulfilling sexual, relational, and spiritual lives through sex and relationship therapy. Client issues include but are not limited to navigating non-affirming relationships, sexual concerns and "dysfunctions," and breakdowns in communication or values conflicts. I collaborate with my clients to increase self-understanding, foster agency, clarify self-defined values, build communication skills, increase emotional well-being in relationships, heal from religious trauma, and explore spirituality.
(503) 543-1994 View (503) 543-1994
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Roger D. Carlson
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, CCH, CST, ABS ACS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I work with wishing to change specific habits (smoking, overeating, etc.); or to reduce stress and anxiety. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment.
I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I work with wishing to change specific habits (smoking, overeating, etc.); or to reduce stress and anxiety. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment.
(503) 567-4859 View (503) 567-4859
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Jane Meskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Why not feel better, understand more, find avenues of communication in your relationships, improve your sex life, get rid of your depression and anxiety? Real change often takes courage, time and trust but it's not as hard as you think. My clients find I understand them quickly and we seek insight and solutions together. Clients want to be unstuck, to be more conscious, to be more content and to be more mindful. Clarity, problem solving, finding one's authentic path, having more intimacy and being happy are some of the results of therapy. SEE A VIDIO OF JANE. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWA9NFKoNk
Why not feel better, understand more, find avenues of communication in your relationships, improve your sex life, get rid of your depression and anxiety? Real change often takes courage, time and trust but it's not as hard as you think. My clients find I understand them quickly and we seek insight and solutions together. Clients want to be unstuck, to be more conscious, to be more content and to be more mindful. Clarity, problem solving, finding one's authentic path, having more intimacy and being happy are some of the results of therapy. SEE A VIDIO OF JANE. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWA9NFKoNk
(503) 446-4251 View (503) 446-4251
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Joshua Bytendorp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97266  (Online Only)
As a queer neurodivergent (autism/ADHD) sex therapist, I provide a unique experience for my clients to be able to work through issues around sex, sexuality, trauma, religious trauma, gender dysphoria and other mental health issues. I provide a safe nonjudgmental place for those who identify as queer, neurodivergent, kinky, ENM who wants a therapist who has extensive training and understanding of the issues that you face and deal with.
As a queer neurodivergent (autism/ADHD) sex therapist, I provide a unique experience for my clients to be able to work through issues around sex, sexuality, trauma, religious trauma, gender dysphoria and other mental health issues. I provide a safe nonjudgmental place for those who identify as queer, neurodivergent, kinky, ENM who wants a therapist who has extensive training and understanding of the issues that you face and deal with.
(503) 400-3683 View (503) 400-3683
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Sarah Beaulieu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feel empowered in your sexuality & intuition, develop compassion & flexibility with yourself, resolve inner conflict, and change destructive behavior.
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.
Feel empowered in your sexuality & intuition, develop compassion & flexibility with yourself, resolve inner conflict, and change destructive behavior.
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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Emily Eldar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
I have made a professional study of relationships, sexuality, alternative lifestyles, trauma, and mindfulness.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
(617) 936-8285 View (617) 936-8285