Heather Rensmith

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My practice focuses on helping individuals and couples in a safe, supportive, non- judgmental environment, where skills can be honed to create ones best self and relationship. My mission is to help people be armed with knowledge and empowered to create a life and relationship that suits them.

Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

My approach is one that values strengths and empowers people to pursue their ideal life situations. My goal is not to pathologize differences, but help people acknowledge their concerns, seek acceptance or accommodation and thier own versions of optimal functioning. I enjoy working with individual and couples who practice various relationship models and structures (monogamy, polyamory, non-monogamy, kink), who are part of the queer community, or who are still figuring out their community. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and draw upon common treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and narrative therapy.

My Background

I most enjoy working with individuals and couples who are working on issues surrounding their sexuality and sexual health. Our work together could explore functioning (pain, erectile dysfunction, chronic or acute illness and its impact on sexual functioning), desire, arousal, and varying interests, communication, grief and loss, or trauma recovery. Sex therapy often involves education, validation, and normalization. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2002 after obtaining by BA in Women's Studies from Michigan State University. I am licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington as a Clinical Social Worker. I have completed a Sexual Health Certificate from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in sex therapy and education. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Regence BC/BS

Contact

  • 503-610-6149
  • Website
  • 2505 SE 11th AVE , Suite 224
    Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Hosford-Abernathy
  • Rate: $135-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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