Alexa Adams

Alexa Adams (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


Hello! Specializing in couple's therapy, my goal is to help individuals connect with one another on a deeper, more intentional level.

Client Status

not accepting clients



825 NE 20th Ave

Suite 250

Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$275

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

You feel like you and your partner are disconnected from each other with trauma, family, past relationships, communication breakdowns, and/or misunderstandings filling the space between you. You have become so lost in your disconnection that you are struggling to find a way back to the relationship. You want to be able to re-connect on a deeper, more intimate level and help silence the ghosts from the past that continue to separate you. You want to be able to feel love and trust again.

My Approach to Helping

We all bring our unique selves, our pasts, and family histories into each relationship. It can be challenging to find balance and harmony with so many different factors interacting with and against each other. I absolutely believe that everyone can benefit from relationship therapy. I love working with and discovering the intricacies each relationship holds. I am also dedicated in my work with complex trauma, both on the individual level and with how trauma interacts with the relationship system. I do not hold tight to one particular model due to the complexity and uniqueness that each client brings to the therapy experience. I tend to pull from narrative, structural, strategic, and emotion-focused therapy approaches. I love experiential therapy techniques and will often bring these into the room. I also utilize my intuition and energy that each client brings into the space.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. I maintain the deepest appreciation and hope for my clients. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming, and having someone who is simply there to listen without bias and judgement can be instrumental in the healing process. I believe that each therapist should engage in their own intensive therapy to explore their personal biases and judgements in order to be aware of how these may be entering the therapy space. I maintain a social justice framework and am constantly learning and growing in my awareness and understanding. I am a strong ally for all communities who have been and continue to experience oppression and marginalization. I believe in grassroots organizing and feel that the only way that we can impact change is to stand as a solid community against hate and violence. I believe that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best shows, ever, and often use this show to provide examples during sessions. :)

Techniques I Use


  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Though I pull from several treatment modalities, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is the orientation that I most root myself in. This model guides my work through my focus on attachment and patterns within a relationship (family and/or romantic) and within the individual. Much of this orientation weaves the historical throughout the current, allowing us to gain increased understanding and awareness for how our history influences our now.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I have worked with relationships for most of my career and am passionate about the work. I focus on increasing awareness for interactional patterns, power dynamics, impact of trauma, attachment issues, and improved communication.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    I have extensive training and experience in working with historic and complex trauma through my time providing mental health services for NARA, NW and Wolf Pack Consulting and Therapeutic Services. As a relationship therapist, I understand how impactful historical trauma can be on a relationship system.

  • PTSD External link

    The majority of my professional life has been spent working with and developing a trauma-informed and guided approach to therapy. I have been providing mental health services for individuals and couples impacted by trauma and PTSD. In May 2019, I co-facilitated a workshop demonstrating differing interventions for how clinicians can work with relationships that are impacted by trauma.

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