Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with clients to develop curiosity and compassion about themselves -- their suffering and their strengths. With greater self-awareness, life becomes easier to manage, and choices multiply. I provide supportive guidance, insight, and gentle challenges during your search for healing.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My counseling style is characterized by warmth, authenticity, compassion, and humor. My clients and I work together to create an atmosphere that encourages psychological depth. I approach psychotherapy as a collaboration in which we get to know your inner world together. As a mindfulness and body-oriented psychotherapist, I help you to uncover the psychological, somatic, and sensory experiences that have shaped how you approach the world, providing opportunities for healing and transformation.

My Background

I have been working as a therapist in clinical settings since 2005. I received a Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University -- a mindfulness- based university -- in Boulder, CO in 2008. I treat patients suffering from grief, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I work with clients going through all kinds of life transitions. I specialize in working with clients with chronic relationship difficulties as well as Adult Children of Alcoholics, adult children of parents with personality disorders, and other clients dealing with the aftermath of childhood emotional trauma and neglect. I work with diverse clientele on issues arising from oppression and inequality. I welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations in my practice. I also practice Sex Therapy and work with alternative relationship styles. Poly friendly. Kink fluent.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BridgeSpan
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-307-2843
  • Website
  • 1135 SE Salmon, Suite 213
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 13 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $100-130/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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