LGBTQIA+ Counselor Directory 

Name

Alex L. Perez-Medina, PsyD, LPC Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R112/R6242

Website

Email

Phone

971-350-9060

Presence

Hybrid (In-Person and Teleheath)

Address

Barcelona Counseling, 10445 SW Canyon Rd, Ste 119B, Beaverton OR 97005

Services

Adults, Adolescents, Families, Couples, LGBT+, Latinx, Spanish-speaking

Counselor Identity

Male, Latino, Gay

About

Alex holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he specialized his training in Latinx mental health and LGBTQ+ psychology. He is currently completing his psychology residency at Barcelona Counseling, and is currently supervised by Joni Moon, PsyD.


Alex is trained in individual, group, family and couples therapy. He works with adults, children and adolescents. He has experience with Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy, along with attachment-based techniques and Gottman interventions. Alex provides therapy services in both English and Spanish.

Alex is passionate about his work with diverse populations and has a strong interest in social justice matters.

Alex is a registered LPC Associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), and he abides by its Code of Ethics. As a psychologist resident, Alex also abides by the Oregon Board of Psychology’s Code of Ethics.

Payment Options

OHP, Moda, Providence, PacificSource, Self-pay

Name

Caitlynn Hill, MS Professional Counselor Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R5748

Website

Email

Phone

971-235-3994

Presence

Telehealth

Address

virtual only

Services

Individual therapy for adults 14+

Counselor Identity

White, Agender, queer

About

As a trauma informed, spiritually grounded, queer therapist, I work to provide a space for anyone to feel accepted and to be held in nonjudgmental understanding.

Payment Options

Out of pocket with sliding scale

Name

Emily Davis, LPC Associate, MS, NCC, CD, RYT

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R6459

Website

Email

Phone

503-746-3373

Presence

Telehealth

Address

7346 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97213

Services

I view therapy as a collaborative, unfolding process that considers individuals holistically. I have specific experience working with people who have a history of complex trauma; folks in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions; those experiencing intimate partner violence; queer, trans, gender non-conforming and questioning people; individuals and relationships who are non-monogamous; and those dealing with the impacts of oppression.

Counselor Identity

Queer, white, non-monogomous, neurotypical, able-bodied

About

As a therapist, I am committed to considering issues of power in context. I believe mental health to be intergenerational, culturally shaped, and political. Working through a feminist and queer orientation I strive to deconstruct my own power as an expert in the room and center the client’s dynamic social and cultural experience. I'm honored to hold space with clients in times of darkness or transition. Generally, I believe that therapy can be a liberatory tool for change in ourselves, our relationships, and communities.

I draw from feminist and somatic approaches, using mindfulness to help you reconnect with your centered-self, those around you, and broader structures of support and thriving. You can expect a safe and nonjudgmental space - I strive to incorporate anti-oppressive frameworks into my practice, attending to social and cultural contexts. I believe that many challenges are related to structural violence and that we hold this trauma in our bodies. I enjoy helping clients tune into their embodied experience to release pain and find understanding. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University where my coursework centered around multicultural and justice issues. I have additional training as a yoga instructor, embracing the mind-body connection. And as a birth doula, working with folks during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions.

Payment Options

OHP, Cigna, Sliding scale $60-125

Name

Jay VanDenBogaard, LPC, CADC III, BC-TMH

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #C3050, CADC III 07-12-61, BC-TMH 1931, NCC 233421, and MAC

Website

Email

Phone

541-737-9355

Presence

Hybrid (In-Person and Teleheath)

Address

Oregon State University, Student Health Services, 108 SW Memorial Place, Corvallis OR 97333

Services

Substance Use Counseling & Treatment Services for Oregon State University students. Includes support, counseling, outreach, recovery, & education services.

Counselor Identity

About

OSU-SHS Substance Use Services currently has one provider on staff. Jay VanDenBogaard has been providing support and services to the Willamette Valley community since 1994. For information relating to services at Oregon State University please watch our video on counseling at OSU-SHS https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_7ht1glgn.

Payment Options

Services covered by student health fee.

Name

Kasha Woods, MA, MEd, Professional Counselor Associate

Region

Oregon; Washington

License/ Registration

OR #R6877; WA #MC61170951

Website

Email

Phone

503-489-8987

Presence

Telehealth

Address

virtual only

Services

Individual Adults. Focus areas include: stress, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, sensitivity, relationships, boundaries, meaning seeking, grief and loss, and spirituality.

Counselor Identity

bisexual, pansexual

About

I offer body-focused, mindfulness-based, and depth-oriented counseling to adults seeking more balance in their lives. I aspire for my clients to gain compassionate self-understanding, tools for navigating busy and complex lives, and healing that integrates mind, body, and spirit.

Payment Options

No insurance, some sliding scale, HSA accepted

Name

Ken Steinbacher, MS, NCC, Professional Counselor Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R6375

Website

Email

Phone

503-208-6424

Presence

Telehealth

Address

virtual only

Services

I work with individual adults from the LGBTQIA2S+ (Queer/Trans) and BIPOC communities in identity development, trauma, and life transitions. I also support people through gender affirming surgeries including letter of support.

Counselor Identity

Queer, Nonbinary, White, Able-Bodied, Kink and Poly Informed, HAES

About

I approach our work from a narrative therapy perspective. As its name implies, we will work on your story and how we define our lives through our learned history. Narrative therapy begins with the understanding that you are the expert on your life; my job is to help you look at that story. Life is hard and blame and shame are not a solution. I do not assign diagnoses unless you find it useful.

You have many beliefs, values, and abilities; let’s explore those! Let’s be curious together. In our work, healing is often found in a new perspective or new understanding of the story we create to define who we are. Finding your authentic self can bring healing.

I’ve lived in Portland for 25 years and love being a part of this community. I am a graduate of Portland State University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I have a background in fine arts and enjoy painting in my free time. I'm an avid hiker but think of myself as more the indoorsy type.

Payment Options

Private pay, sliding scale may be avaialble. Can discuss out of network (Superbill)

Name

Olga Ward, certified Neurofeedback provider

Region

Oregon; Washington

License/ Registration

NeurOptimal advanced certificate

Website

Email

Phone

9712388092

Presence

In-Person

Address

1975 NW 167th Pl, #100-11, Beaverton OR 97006

Services

children, teens, adults

Counselor Identity

About

Neurofeedback services

Payment Options

private pay

Name

Saren Craig LPC Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R6158

Website

Email

Phone

503-922-6481

Presence

Telehealth

Address

virtual only

Services

LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, letter writing

Counselor Identity

Queer, trans, poly

About

Payment Options

OHP

Name

Annie Zenn, MS, LPC

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #C5066

Website

Email

Phone

503-308-8238

Presence

Hybrid (In-Person and Teleheath)

Address

virtual only

Services

Kids, teens, adults and families

Counselor Identity

pansexual, lesbian, queer, woman

About

I offer telehealth and EcoTherapy counseling services on Mt.Hood. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness and Art Therapy. I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ individuals on issues related to trauma, anxiety, sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

Payment Options

Pay out of pocket with a Superbill receipt provided

Name

Connective Therapy Collective

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

BIN: 1760943-8

Website

Email

Phone

971-361-8303

Presence

Hybrid (In-Person and Teleheath)

Address

Connective Therapy Collective, 4531 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215

Services

Queer specific, LGBTQIA+, individual and relationship, trauma, sex therapy, gender and sexuality

Counselor Identity

Queer and Trans

About

Centering the experiences of queer, gender expansive, Black, Indigenous, & People of color; as well as erotically marginalized clients.

Specializing in supporting sex workers, complex trauma survivors, those in non-monogamous or kinky relationships, and folks of any flavor.

Providing a pathway for Individuals and couples fighting for sexual liberation and connection.

Payment Options

Aetna, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP, Moda, sliding scale

Name

Heather Cassandra Blessing, MA, LMFT

Region

Oregon; California

License/ Registration

OR #T1168; CA #LMFT86398

Website

Email

Phone

916-436-1841

Presence

Telehealth

Address

virtual only

Services

Transgender, Non-binary, Gender Expansive, Intersexed, Agender, etc. Therapy, gender exploration, Assessments for surgeries and hormones.

Counselor Identity

Cisgender lesbian

About


You are unique.
You deserve to be treated as an unique person on your own authentic life path. I can support you becoming the person you want to be and traveling the path that works for you!

What is an Authentic Life Path?
The question should really be What is YOUR Authentic Life Path?
Often in the hustle and bustle of the “real world” we kind of just go with the flow and often lose ourselves. Sometimes it is scary to live our lives authentically. Living authentically means the person you feel you truly are on the inside.

I started my career in the IT field, but realized I did not have a passion for it or enjoy it. I wanted to help others. I became a licensed marriage and family therapist, and am now living my authentic life path and want to help you find and live yours.

I specialize in working with tweens, teens and adults who identify as transgender or genderqueer. I also specialize in the LGBTQIAA+ community. I work with all religions and spiritualities and all types of families no matter what the unique makeup.

Payment Options

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Optum, United Behavioral Health, Sliding Scale

Name

Jules Allison, Professional Counselor Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R6500

Website

Email

Phone

503-583-2232

Presence

Telehealth

Address

1210 SE Oak St, Ste 6, Portland OR 97214

Services

LGBTQIA2S+ for individual and relationship counseling

Counselor Identity

Nonbinary, Queer, white, AFAB, Neurodivergent, able-bodied

About

I provide IFS/Parts work and EMDR through an attachment based framework. The type of therapy I provide works best for those who've already started their journey of self-discovery and growth, have a good set of coping skills, but are now feeling stymied by old trauma, questioning identity(ies), or just feel "blocked".

Payment Options

OHP (CareOregon)

Name

Kate Madden, MA, NCC, Professional Counselor Associate

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR #R6469

Website

Email

Phone

503-389-5646

Presence

Hybrid (In-Person and Teleheath)

Address

Alberta Neighborhood

Services

LGBTQIA+, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, attachment

Counselor Identity

White, nonbinary, neurodivergent (ADHD)

About

Inclusive practice operating from a heart-centered, brain-informed place

Payment Options

OOP only, limited sliding scale

Name

Meghan Kelley, PsyD

Region

Oregon

License/ Registration

OR Psychologist #2049

Website

Email

Phone

503-729-4205

Presence

Telehealth

Address

3310 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202

Services

Adults, individuals and couples. Gender affirming surgery letters. Clinical supervision.

Counselor Identity

I identify as white, cisgender female, and lesbian.

About

I graduated from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology in 2008 and completed my dissertation on aspects of social support with lesbian couples. I am currently licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Oregon (#2049) by the Oregon Board of Psychology.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Oregon Psychological Association (OPA). I support the APA Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44) and Oregon SAIGE through my membership and engagement.

I approach treatment with the idea that we are on a collaborative journey together. I see my job as helping clients to get a different perspective, make different decisions, or recognize that they are already on the right path. We should feel like a team with the common goal of building confidence, health, and life empowerment.

I work from an Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) model, which focuses on healing interpersonal challenges and managing current symptoms. I believe that the relationships we have with others (past and present) and life events impact our current emotional health in a cyclical fashion. If we heal from our past or current relationships, we can positively impact our current emotional health.

Payment Options

Pacific Source, Aetna, Moda, First Choice Health, Kaiser Added Choice

Name

Rachael Ringwood LCSW

Region

Oregon; Utah

License/ Registration

OR #L7355; UT #7743066-3501

Website

Email

Phone

385-743-1725

Presence

Telehealth

Address

2029 SE Jefferson St, Ste 107, Milwaukie OR 97222

Services

Private adult outpatient psychotherapy

Counselor Identity

Queer/Pan neurodivergent cisgender multiracial woman of color.

About

I enjoy supporting people discover the innate wisdom within themselves and move towards compassion and pleasure. My practice is libratory in nature with a strong social justice lens. I enjoy working within intersectional identities and other liminal spaces of life transitions including adult adoptees, spiritual transitions, grief and bereavement and multicultural issues.

Payment Options

In network with PacificSource, Aetna and PEHP