find lgbtq friendly therapists in Portland Oregon
As a queer person born and raised in a conservative culture, I have personally experienced oppressive harassment and discrimination because of my sexual orientation and gender expression.
My LGBTQ+ counseling is therefore designed to help my clients overcome mental health challenges that are often caused by the lack of safety, support, acceptance, and systemic oppression in our society.
Affirming space to explore sexuality and gender identity
and to process how that may be implicated in relationships with family, friends, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. I enjoy working with genderqueer, non-binary, gender-fluid, and gender-nonconforming folks and provide letters to support gender-affirming related care access.
Help for LGBTQIA+ people seeking a safe and welcoming home in the USA
As an LGBTQ friendly therapist & LGBTQ+ rights activist, I volunteer with RUSA LGBT, an organization that helps LGBT refugees fleeing oppression, find new homes and peace in the United States of America.
For Russian speaking LGBTQ, I facilitate an online peer support group for Russian-speaking political asylum seekers from the former Soviet Union. If you are interested in qualifying for joining this group, please email me directly.
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Counseling Rates in Portland, OR
I accept Oregon Health Plan and private pay clients. Standard rates are $130 – $200 per 50-minute session.
If my fee is a barrier, under certain circumstances I may offer a sliding scale. Please inquire about the availability of my sliding scale slots when you first contact me.
I can accept payment for counseling:
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions?
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
What qualities should an LGBTQ-friendly psychotherapist have in his work with clients
An LGBTQ friendly therapist should possess the following qualities in their work with clients:
- Non-judgmental attitude: A therapist who is non-judgmental creates an environment where clients feel safe to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings without fear of being judged or discriminated against.
- Knowledge of LGBTQ issues: An LGBT-friendly therapist should have knowledge about the challenges that members of the LGBT community may face, including discrimination, prejudice, and internalized shame. They should also be aware of the unique experiences of each subgroup within the community (e.g., transgender individuals, bisexual individuals, etc.).
- Empathy and understanding: A therapist who is empathetic and understanding can help clients feel heard, seen, and validated. This is especially important for LGBT individuals who may have experienced marginalization or trauma.
- Cultural competence: An LGBTQ friendly therapist should be culturally competent, meaning they are aware of the cultural and societal norms, attitudes, and practices that may impact their clients’ experiences.
- Respect for clients’ identities: An LGBTQ-friendly therapist should respect their clients’ gender identity, sexual orientation, and chosen name/pronouns. They should also understand that their clients’ identities may change over time and be prepared to support them through these changes.
- Advocacy and support: An LGBT friendly therapist should be an advocate for their client’s rights and work to create a supportive environment both within and outside of therapy. They should also be knowledgeable about resources and support services available to the LGBTQ community.
Overall, an LGBT friendly therapist should provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for their clients, with an emphasis on cultural competence, empathy, and respect for clients’ identities.
The following are services that I specialise in
It’s no surprise that gay marriage counseling is in demand because it may be more challenging for LGBTQ people.
People thrive in secure and loving partnerships! As a helping professional I believe in the healing power of connection.
A cornerstone of my practice is supporting survivors of gender-based violence and creating a safe space for women.
Creating a compassionate, understanding and affirming space to explore sexuality and gender identity.
I do know what it means to acculturate and make new connections to question identity, and to navigate interculturally.