Anissa Bahrenburg

Anissa Bahrenburg (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I'm a sex and relationship therapist that understands the importance of a safe space. I'm trauma informed and non-judgemental.

Client Status

accepting clients



2303 NE Broadway


Portland, 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $175-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2022

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

My clients are typically adults, either individuals or in partnerships, who want to explore in some way issues around sexuality and/or intimacy. Some examples include: -Increasing sexual desire and curiosity -Exploring sexual or gender identity -Erotic mismatch / discrepancy in desire levels or desires of partners -Increasing sexual pleasure and satisfaction -Destigmatizing sex and reducing sexual shame -Exploring and determining sexual values and interests -Navigating non-monogamy

What I Specialize In

I specialize in Sex and Relationship therapy and Clinical Supervision. Sex therapy addresses physical or psychological areas related to sexual health. It is for an individual or individuals in relationship seeking increased connection, pleasure intimacy and an increased knowledge of your sexual self. Sex therapy is entirely talk therapy. Relationship therapy is for any type of relationship (couples/dyads, triads, polycules and more) seeking increased ability to connect with each other. General areas of focus: -Improving communication -Building skills in conflict management -Increasing connection, vulnerability, and understanding -Increasing intimacy and sexual connection -Defining relationship values and developing a shared vision for the future -Addressing challenges emerging from breaches of trust, trauma, loss, and more within the relationship -Identifying and addressing old trauma that is getting in the way of connection

My Values as a Therapist

-I believe that people have good intentions and are doing the best that they can in the moment -I am present focused and have a collaborative and direct approach -I support all types of relationships including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, monogamy and more -I am kink/fetish/BDSM affirming -I am body positive -I believe in CONSENT -I believe in remaining open-minded and curious

Techniques I Use


  • Eclectic External link

    Also known as multi-modal or integrative therapy. I use brief eclectic therapy and incorporate aspects of multiple modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatment. I use the most effective methods available to address each individual client's needs.

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