Alicia Turgesen

Alicia Turgesen (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate


Life is hard - having support makes it a little easier. As a therapist I'm motivated to support you through whatever challenges you face.

Client Status

accepting clients



3407 S Corbett Ave

Portland, 97239

At a Glance


Rate: $130-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you preparing for a big change? Or, perhaps you're already in it, and can't see your way through? Whether you're expecting your first child or just trying to make it out of whatever challenge you're in, my focus in on supporting you through the transition! It's in these big changes when we need as much support as we can get, and as your therapist I hope to collaborate with you so that you may find your balance even in the instability.

My Approach to Helping

Life can be hard and sometimes there's only so much preparing we can do. What I really love about being a therapist is supporting people during all those moments in life when people need extra support. Think, preparing for a baby, adjusting to life with a new baby (or two, or three), adapting to a cross-country move, or settling into a new promotion at work, just to name a few. Together, we'll build upon your natural strengths and qualities while simultaneously exploring your unique history. Your history has shaped you and I believe it's important to spent time here in order to understand yourself in a deeper way. This knowledge and insight will help you feel more grounded and connected with yourself, which in turn will allow a smoother transition through all life's tough moments.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

At some point in life I think we lose ourselves. Maybe when you were 6 years old and realized you didn't have anyone looking out for you, so you had to learn to parent yourself. Or it was in middle school, when the pressures from peers damaged you so much that you forgot who you really are. Sometimes it happens in relationships, other times in over-demanding jobs...whenever it happened for you, let's work together to find you again. When we lose ourselves it can feel like we're lost, directionless, powerless, at the mercy of every external factor in your life. So when we decide we're ready to take back the reigns, to find ourselves again, the results are incredible. I see this happen in my relationships with clients and it's truly one of the most inspiring parts of my work. As soon as you realize you're reconnected with your self you will begin to feel grounded, focused, empowered. You'll trust yourself and you'll understand the magic of what makes you you.

Techniques I Use


  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally Focused therapy is centered in attachment. As people, we all crave and deserve secure attachments and relationships. In therapy, we work to rebuild those secure bonds.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    There's parts of us that feel one way and parts of us that feel totally different. It can be challenging to decide which part to listen to! Sorting through all the parts of you can be really helpful in figuring out how to connect with how you truly feel and what you really need and want from life.

  • Experiential External link

    It is through our experiences that we're able to open new doors to healing and growth. Through various experiential activities, you're able to consider new ways of being and therapeutically experience your emotions and thoughts.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    As a marriage and family therapist, I can't help but be curious about relationships. Friendships, romantic relationships, families, mentors, etc. So much of who we are is influenced by these connections, in both helpful and not-so-helpful ways. With that, it's nearly impossible not to bring stuff from previous relationships into current ones, and its often times the not-so-helpful stuff. I work with couples to sort through what's what and how to take the good and leave the rest.

  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    Listen, pregnancy is a magical thing but we just aren't given *all* the information we need to truly prepare for the day we become parents. Sure, the birthing classes help, but what about classes on how to prepare for the shifts in your mental health, relationship with your partner, or all those uncomfortable feelings of resentment that inevitably show up? When you have non-judgmental space to express yourself and feel supported the impacts go beyond just you!

  • Postpartum External link

    Becoming a parent is one of the biggest transitions one can experience in life and not nearly supported as much as it should be. You're given some tools on how to plan for the labor and delivery but not how it will impact your relationship(s) or your mental health. As a result, many new parents are left in the dark, trying to figure out how to be a parent to a baby and be a parent with their's incredibly challenging. So let's work together to help you feel more supported.

  • Women's Issues External link
  • Self-Esteem External link

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