Alana R. Ogilvie

Alana R. Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

Everyone deserves a positive and healthy sex life, let's work together to strengthen your relationships and sexual satisfaction!

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-850-8310

1017 SW Morrison St

Suite 312

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $180-$250

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you frustrated or disappointed by the lack of physical and emotional connection with the people closest to you? Do you feel like your partner has become your roommate and the spark is gone? If you are struggling with these issues, I might be able to help. I work best with clients who are motivated to get in the weeds and do some real introspection and who are tired of blaming or feeling blamed for their circumstances and want a clearer path forward.

My Background and Approach

I hold a Master's Degree in Couple & Family Therapy, with a specialization in Sex Therapy, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Now I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in both Oregon and Washington. I utilize a variety of models and evidence-based practices to assist clients including, but not limited to, emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and intersystems therapy. As a systemic therapist, I believe that people are connected to each other through a system of intertwining relationships. Sometimes, as people encounter changes, problems arise that individuals, couples and partners cannot handle on their own. My role is to support you in building positive, secure relationships that will improve your well-being and interpersonal experiences. My work focuses on creating a safe space for individuals and partners to explore fears and personal strengths.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the healing power that comes from dismantling internalized systems of oppression (racism, misogyny, ableism, etc.) and I am passionate about helping my clients break free of previously identified constraints and negative beliefs. Beliefs that keep them, their loved ones and society at large stuck and unable to reach their full potential. When I am not in the office you can find me practicing yoga, skiing Mt. Hood, or camping with my partner and friends in the Columbia River Gorge. My clinical interests include working with couples, relationship groups and individuals on communication issues, a lost sense of connection, and sexual dysfunction in the context of their relationships. My passions are premarital/ pre-commitment counseling, addressing sexual desire differences in couples, sexless partnerships and working with clients exploring or renegotiating open relationship contracts.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Feminist External link

    In my work I focus on reworking gendered power dynamics with individuals and couples and addressing social inequities that keep partners form being collaborative with one another.

  • Family Systems External link

    As a marriage and family therapist my primary training and expertise is in family systems and working with relationship dynamics.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Using an integrated EFT approach I help couples and individuals identify their primary emotions, work through maladaptive responses, and develop empathy and compassion for themselves and others.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Opening up a relationship or re-contracting an existing one can be daunting. I have experience working with polyamorous individuals and couples on issues such as contracting, jealousy and emotional transparency.

  • Premarital Counseling External link

    Whether you want to be on stable ground before the big day or you're hoping to work through some concerns before establishing your life together, I can help. I have experience working with couples on communication, financial issues, sexuality and more.

  • Sexual Problems External link

    I have specialized training in sex therapy and have experience with paraphilias/ kink, sexual health concerns, desire discrepancy issues, erectile/ ejaculation issues and sexual pain.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    As a marriage and family therapist my primary expertise is in working with couples facing a variety of issues and concerns. I have experience working with emotional and physical infidelity, communication differences, divorce and conscious un-coupling.

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