Women's Issues

Women sometimes face challenges unique to their gender. The term “women’s issues” can be applied to a wide range of concerns that a woman might face, including sexual assault, woman-specific health problems, post-partum depression, body image problems, self-esteem, sexuality, discrimination, sexism or stereotyping. Therapists specializing in women’s issues will help to empower their clients and encourage them to self-nurture and seek balance and equality in life.

Local experts in Women's Issues

Marcy Irene Jenks (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, RN, LPC, LMHC

Examining the transitioning roles of the female from Maiden to Mother to Matron.

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caroline sabi (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

As a woman who has lived in three different countries, I consider myself an expert when it comes to gender and cultural conditionings we have undergone that could be causing the current low self-esteem most women are experiencing. It is my mission and passion to process those earlier conditionings and help women live an empowered life.

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Melissa Hartley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

NCC, LPC

As a counselor with a Feminist focus, I place importance on empowerment, awareness of systems of oppression that impact people of all genders, and how that shows up in the content we discuss, as well as the relationship between us in our respective identities. You can expect safe space to talk about the differences between our identities in a respectful and affirming way.

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Chelsea Kellogg (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

I am passionate about offering women a safe space in therapy where a sense of solidarity and communion and can be felt. I often support women who have been victims of domestic and sexual violence in the past toward post traumatic growth.

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Sarah Craycraft

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

As women, we are often juggling so many different roles. You might be a partner, a mother, an professional, and so many others. Often, we need someone to talk to about how all of those roles fit together. If this is you, I can help.

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Nicole Corbett (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Certified Hypnotherapist and Brainspotting Practitioner

I work with women exactly where they're at. Services I offer include hypnosis for self-compassion, self-forgiveness, forgiveness of others, and post-traumatic growth. Find your way past the blocks to a fulfilling life.

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Amanda Best (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT-A

I provide guidance on navigating issues related to body image, consent, and self-acceptance. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment where you can openly explore your feelings and thoughts related to your femininity. We can challenge societal stereotypes and expectations about femininity, allowing you to define it on your terms and break free from any limitations that may have been imposed on you.

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Matia Kelly, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

This is an interesting and challenging time for both men and women as we navigate changing gender norms and expectations. I’ve worked with many women on the unique experiences caused by these changes, especially struggles with relationships.

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Mary Knoblock (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Clinical RTT Hypnotherapist

I work with a lot of woment who are experiencing start of career anxiety and mid life anxiety. We work together to find a comprehensive hyponosis focus and work to resolve your issues together through a hypnosis session.

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Ashley Adler (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy

You may find it hard to navigate being a sensitive person in a busy world. Maybe you feel like you’re working twice as hard as everyone else to figure life out. It can be challenging to identify your own needs, and even harder to prioritize them. You have a hard time saying no, and supporting others comes easily to you. You know you want something different. You’re ready to heal from the past and discover more about who you are and how to live authentically.

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Jessica Baker, M.A. LMFT (She/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S. Health Psychology, M.A. Counseling, LMFT

As a women, mother, wife and human being, I hold women's issues very close to my heart. Specifically, I work with pregnancy and birth experience, grief, health issues and identity. My published Master's thesis is on the topic of child birth as a rite of passage.

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Katrina Clark (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

Juggling a family, career, relationships, and societal expectations as a woman can be challenging. I help women who are looking to change the course of their relationships by breaking unhealthy patterns, setting boundaries, overcoming people pleasing and perfectionism, building self esteem, and embody the full version of themselves.

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Caitlin Keitel (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A. Process Oriented Facilitation

I am committed to the culture change necessary to heal and uplift women, non-binary folks, and everyone who experiences gendered violence. My approach includes processing internalized oppression due to systemic violence, healing interpersonal violence, and building a critical awareness of everyday sexism. Together we work toward self-power, community power, and honest expression of our experiences

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Ashley Johnson (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Board Certified Hypnotherapist

During one of my most successful cases of assisting in regulating hormone production and menstrual cycle regulation, my client was able to have a regular cycle AND shed 15 pounds in one month. As a member of the LGBTQ community and a passionate feminist, women's issues of all kinds are something that I work great with.

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Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

I am passionate about working with women and non-binary folx, in all that we are up against in the world and with all the gifts that we innately possess. I have 6 years experience working one-on-one with women and non-binary folks to tell their stories of personal struggle. These stories are always each gloriously their own and offer a conduit of personal power when shared in a safe container.

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Carol Walnum, Certified Jungian Analyst, MA (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, Certified Jungian Analyst

My long-time work with women spans the challenges of young adult years (over 28 years) to later life. It includes work with depression, identity, dissociation, traumas, or sense of self problems. Finding purpose and meaning are central subjects and often relate to phase of life. I see gender fluid individuals. I have background to help changes in professional goals.

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Bryanna Goodman

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

We offer individual therapy specifically tailored to meet a woman’s needs. Women reach out for therapy for a wide variety of reasons, and we would like to support you on your journey towards finding YOUR happy.

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Erin Fettes (She/Her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D.

Issues of physical and reproductive health across the lifespan, chronic pain or health conditions, sexual health, fertility, as well as perinatal to postpartum health. Disparities in domestic/emotional labor in relationships or workplace, issues of equity, how different parts of identity intersect and how to respond to stressors. Experiences with modern dating, pursuit of loving partners, expression of your multifaceted needs. How your mental, physical, and spiritual health intersect.

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Christa Cummins (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Women face unique barriers, often due to cultural expectations. Family, work, burnout, self-esteem, transitions from motherhood to empty-nesting, the choice to forego marriage or not to have children, challenges of retirement: these all look different for women, and we'll explore what they look like for you as the individual person you are, in the context of what you would like from your life.

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Irma E. Llanes (she/her/ella)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I have dedicated my 20+ year career to the work of healing & working with women. My extensive experience is in addressing issues affecting women such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, postpartum depression, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, life transitions, and relationships. I have also created & lead an all girls life skills group for middle & high school young women.

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Lesley Smith (they/she)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have experience working with female-identified people and am knowledgable on the unique experiences of these individuals and the ways that patriarchy influences our lived experience.

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Candice Guertin (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MFT Registered Associate

Relationships Self Confidence Boundaries PMS and lifestyle Friendships Family Planning Career and Motherhood

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Camillia de la Garza Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CMA

In alignment with my cultural studies, I see gender issues as an intimate piece of our identity, often without conscious choice or recognition. Sometimes, therapists spend your time trying to solve society's problems by making them your problems. There is a difference. I want to facilitate your empowerment, however that looks for you.

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Susan Gulka (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Sorting out who you are, life transitions, support and listening, motherhood, identity in relationships

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Emma Jewell (she/her)

Somatic Practitioner

Radical Aliveness Practitioner & LMT

I specialize in working with moon/menstruation cycles, mood regulation and awareness for this powerful natural cycle. I work with your Menstrual origin story, and social and systemic impacts on your body, to integrate and build understanding to prepare and navigate this ongoing natural process.

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Kelly Sullivan (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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I work with women and couples experiencing issues with infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, post-partum adjustment and menopause. These experiences can change fundamental aspects of identity. They are times of culturally informed and biological transitions and can be full of overwhelming challenges. They can also provide a unique motivation for shifting old perspectives.

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Jennie Hagen (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

Identifying as female in our culture in 2023 comes with so many landmines. Navigating relationships, work/life balance, parenting, misogyny, rights to body autonomy, and so on. If you've clicked on this specialty, you know. I like to work from an feminist perspective to see how gender underlies other stressors. Feminism is intersectional, and if you identify as female (or on the feminine side of the spectrum) this space is for you.

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Sasha Rosenfels, MA, LMFT (She/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Women face unique challenges which may include but are not limited to restrictive gender norms as well as inequality on multiple levels both within and outside of their family systems. If interested, women are allowed the space in individual sessions to explore their own unique experiences as women and to discover and build upon their inherent power and value.

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Shannon Rice (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, SEP

I support womxn deepen their understanding of the impacts of ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized forces of oppression. It is worthwhile to understand how these forces might shape your self-esteem, limiting beliefs, values, and how you interface in the world.

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Melissa Yeary (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, CHT

The major events in a woman's life can be challenging. Relationship growth or difficulty, becoming a mother or deciding not to have children, managing work and family, coming into your own as a woman. These transitions are rich times to take stock of who you are, claim your power, and choose to live your life with heart and creativity. I've been there. I can help you find your way.

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Coleen Moreno (she/ her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

I have worked with adults to help increase personal growth and satisfaction related to health, grief and loss, social environments, self-esteem and relationships of all kinds.

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Gina DeLeo (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.

I have worked closely with women across the lifespan, especially around big life transitions, family/relational issues and inter-generational trauma.

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Audrianna J. Gurr (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC License and CADCI certificate, CDWF certificate

I work with women at all stages in their lives. I have particular training and background with perinatal mental health challenges including infertility, infant loss, new parents, new identities and mom and parenting challenges. I have been working with the Baby Blues Connection organization for over 10 years and work with clients individually, a couples and in groups.

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Mariah Beltran (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist Resident

Resident213

In my training and research, I focused on the experiences of women, specifically Latina/x women.

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Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

We are a cultural turning point for women, a reckoning coming at a time where women still face enormous amounts of misogyny, internalized misogyny, role expectation, discrimination, harassment and social expectations about everything from looks to childbearing to relationships. I love working with women as they process trauma and transitions, explore their identity and come into their own power.

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Derica Waller (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

My therapeutic work has centered largely on working with women. In particular, helping women rediscover their identity and strength in the face of new roles such as new mother, divorcee or healing from past struggles. I am a member of Baby Blues Connection and Postpartum International. I focus my continued training on issues such as self-esteem, perfectionism, co-dependency and personal growth.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

I have dedicated my practice to working with a variety of women’s issues including perfectionism, work-other-self balance, fertility issues, romantic relationships, mother/daughter relationships, and coping with experiences of sexual abuse.

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McKenzie Brock (she/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Women experience the world differently. I bring the lived experience to approach these issues through a feminist, trans-inclusive lens.

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Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Diploma, CG Jung Institute Zurich; Ph.D. (Psychology), Arizona State University

I have a strong interest in and commitment to helping women confront the cultural pressures and biases that may be operating against them in a patriarchal culture.

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Gina Gratza (She/ Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MS, LMFT

I utilize and embody feminism in my practice.

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Burnout! As women we live with the expectation of putting everyone else's needs first! I hear the unspoken embarrassment of not being able to “keep up” or “lean in” or “get it all done.” These women have nothing left for themselves and they feel “empty”, “hopeless”, “stuck”.

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Clea Partridge (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

Masters of Science in Counseling

Women's issues are everyone's issues, however being a woman, however you define that for yourself, bring unique challenges in American society. I can help you navigate some of the issues women face in our modern world while honoring your unique identities and cultural histories. Issues including aging, beauty and size standards, pain related to the menstrual cycle, menopause, and fitting in as a trans woman are all on the table

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Donna Prinzmetal (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

As women, we are constantly defining and re-defining ourselves. As we journey through different phases of our lives, we sometimes face challenging decisions and difficult transitions. Therapy can help women develop a stronger identity, increased well-being and a sense of empowerment. Writing therapy can be enormously healing.

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Margot Strauhull, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I completed a year long internship at OHSU Center for Women's Health, working with perinatal mental health, pelvic pain and reproductive health.

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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

Being a woman in this world is hard! It's important you work with someone that understands the array of challenges women are faced with from the time they are born and throughout life. I have the most experience working directly with women in both individual counseling and in women's-based recovery circles. I am passionate about helping women process their experiences of womanhood, motherhood, sexuality, challenges in the workforce, and overcoming trauma so they can live empowered lives.

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Janean VeDova (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Trained Supervisor

Women continue to be systemically oppressed in the systems we move in (ex. relationships, reproductive/human rights, family, work, healthcare, law). Women can gather together to share wisdom, strength, empathy, encouragements, compassion and support to help one another move through whatever is hard.

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Shawna Oliver, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have spent much of my career supporting women through many of life's challenges. Often times these challenges come in the form of abuse, trauma, divorce, grief and life transitions. This can interfere with how we perceive ourselves. It has been my experience that women often possess an inner strength that with help they can identify and grow.

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Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Issues pertaining specifically to women and femme persons including trauma, codependency, abuse, systemic oppression, and empowerment.

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Danielle Meyer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC/LMHC, ATR

Therapy can bring up vulnerable topics and I find that my expertise is tailored towards the issues and pressures women face in western culture. My appraoches aim to connect to creativity, intuition, spirituality, self-awareness, sexuality, identity, purpose, relationships, and meaning.

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Christina Dunning (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

In our society, women are so often taught to put their needs second and to be warm and consistently pleasant to those around them. While these qualities can sometimes be helpful, they can also trap us in patterns in which we lose track of our needs and disconnect from our authentic selves. Counseling offers a place to reconnect with oneself and explore and practice boundary setting and self care.

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Therese Long (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Throughout the years I have done work around empowering women to find their strength within, resist or challenge social expectations, and open conversations around 'taboo topics'.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, PMH-C

My women-centered practice focuses on assisting women through all life stages including family planning, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, infertility and self-identity. Visit www.mindbodymamapdx.com to learn more. *Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider

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Gillian Chachere

Qualified Mental Health Professional

My educational background is in feminist psychoanalysis, and I approach women's issues - body image, reproductive issues, sex and relationships, parenting, trauma, etc - from a strong feminist perspective.

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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

When women are empowered, humanity will finally be able to live peaceably upon the Earth. The patriarchy has subjugated, repressed and shamed the feminine, women and the Earth for thousands of years. It is the unique responsibility of women to empower themselves in the face of this oppression, changing the paradigm from within. I love to work with: Body image, self love, mothering, sex and female pleasure, facing shame, initiations into feminine power.

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