Connective Therapy Collective

Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA

CTC group practice offers trauma based, individual and couples therapy, groups & supervision around complex sex and gender needs.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-361-8303

4531 SE Belmont St. Suite 117 & 118

Portland, 97215

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $50-$300

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
  • OHP Trillium
  • Providence Health Plan
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My Ideal Client

As a team, we value being in community with our clients, and share many of the same identities: -Trauma survivors -Complex relationship/ sex challenges (desire/performance/pain/compatibility/safety -Gender expansive and questioning -Kinky/ Fetish -Sex Workers of all types -Those who are non-monogamous -Sexual assault survivors, sex trafficking survivors -Folks dealing with the impact of oppression, racism, transphobia, heterosexism, mononormativity, and/or whorephobia

My Approach to Helping

We are committed to trauma-informed, pleasure-centered, intersectional clinical work. We are here to support both individual healing and the building of intentional, well-suited, meaningful relationships of all kinds. At this time, our most of our providers listed below are licensed in the following states: Oregon, Idaho, and California.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Led by two AASECT certified sex therapists, our team include a diverse set of skills, licenses and certifications, uniquely suited to meet the needs of the communities we belong to, and serve. We believe lived experience is paramount to clinical training, but also remain up to date and highly skilled in the most recent best practices specifically for diverse identities. We seek to hire, collaborate with, and specifically support marginalized sex and gender communities in all that we do.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling External link

    We use Gottman, Emotionally focused therapy, and systems approaches to support you and your partner(s) in finding common ground, connection and balance of power and pleasure in your relationship.

  • Eclectic External link

    As a social worker, I was trained to assess the whole person, environment, and history, to understand what is happening and how to move forward. This requires an eclectic approach, using all the tools in my toolbox. Those tools include CBT, DBT, EMDR, somatic experiencing, Trauma focusing interventions, EFT, gottman, systems, narrative and mindfulness based interventions.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I'm a member of your community, experienced in treating the unique relationship, sexuality, and interpersonal challenges that come from a minorty sexual orientation or expression. I want to empower and support you, and facilitate a more fulfilling personal journey long term. I can also treat gender dysphoria including writing letters of recommendation and supporting transitions.

  • Gender Identity External link

    Gender expansive work, honoring all identities including trans folks, non-binary, gender non-conforming.

  • Sexual Problems External link

    I can treat the most common challenges including the desire gap (differences in libido) and the orgasm gap (differences in achieving climax). In addition, I'm a resource for those living an alternative lifestyle or sexual expression (ie: fetish, BDSM, other lifestyle), or struggling with ED, PE, genital pain, gender dysphoria, or concerns about sexual behavior or porn use.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I'm in your corner, whatever the hurdle. Relationships are tough, so is the process of finding a person who understands. I have extensive experience with non-traditional relationships including BDSM/ kink couples, non-monogamous, or other lifestyles. I take a collaborative, strengths focused approach using Gottman, EFT and systems approaches to reconnection.

  • PTSD External link

    Trained extensively in trauma treatment, I am skilled in understanding the symptoms, the presentation of complex trauma and attachment wounds, and ways to integrate healing into your daily life. I take a somatic and narrative approach to healing including the most recent research related to activation, dissociation, and brain regulation.

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