Anne Sinkey, MSW

Clinical Social Work Associate

As a compassionate witness to your inner wisdom, I can help you practice new ways of relating to yourself and your world beyond just reaction and survival.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

When some of the ways we've coped and survived--the stories we tell ourselves, the relationships we create, the behaviors that get us through the day--no longer work for us, therapy offers a place to explore, imagine and practice new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in the world. We grow in response to a culture that both enables and limits our choices in life: often, our "problems" are the result of oppression or powerlessness, not the fault of our own personal failings. There may be some things we cannot change--our histories, marginalized identities, inherited traumas--and these deserve to be acknowledged and mourned. But we also can learn to respond differently to what is out of our control, and that is where we find freedom, resilience, creativity, and healing.

My Background

I have a Master's in Social Work from Portland State University and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University. I became a therapist and social worker after several years in higher education and museums, where my research and teaching focused on feminist and queer social movements, political theory, and racial equity. I work with clients from all walks of life, but my specialties include work with LGBTQ and non-binary clients, clients in non-monogamous relationships, as well as clients in caretaking roles (therapists, bodyworkers, empaths, health/wellness workers), artists and activists, students and academics, and those seeking to include a structural analysis of privilege and oppression in our work together.


  • 971-344-8405
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  • 3430 SE Belmont St
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Belmont
  • Rate: $75-75/session

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