Ashley Adler

Ashley Adler (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy

Supervisor: Deah Baird, ND, LPC and Meghan O'Conner, MA, MFT

Therapy for women and LGBTQ+ relationships.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-893-9528

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $180-$240

Provides free initial consultation

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

You’re probably feeling stuck in the same pattern. And, finding support can be overwhelming: maybe you’ve never had a queer therapist, or someone who you felt like could really get your experience. You really want to cultivate a great relationship, and you really care about your partner(s). Relationships are hard, and, you have the addition burden of navigation oppression just for being you.

What I Specialize In

When I work with couples and relationships, I am passionate about supporting you in breaking the cycle of conflict, having the sex life of your dreams, tending to old hurts, and cultivating trust. I want to help you communicate about the tough stuff in life. As a queer person, I know how important it is to have a therapist who really gets you. When I work with individuals, I am passionate about supporting you in discovering who you are, authentically. I want to help you understand and heal from your past, find and express your boundaries, and separate out what is genuinely you and what society says you should be.

My Approach to Helping

I am passionate about co-creating a space where you feel inspired to explore and be your full, authentic self. Sharing the parts of ourselves that have been hidden away in a compassionate, accepting space can be transformational. Rather than telling you who you are, I trust that you are the expert of you, and I’m interested in helping guide you to your inner wisdom.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally focused therapy is all about learning more about attachment-based patterns: how you show up in the world with your loved ones. These patterns that originated in our childhoods can have big impacts on our close relationships, and creating awareness brings more choice.

  • Humanistic  External link

    Humanistic therapy is all about acceptance: people are doing the best they can with the resources they have. Having a space to be unconditionally accepted for who you are can be a powerful agent of transformation.

  • Experiential External link

    Mindful experiential means that we might explore your thoughts, body sensations, feelings, memories from your past, beliefs and other layers of your experience. Slowing down in our fast-paced culture and tuning into different parts of your world can be powerful.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As LGBTQ+ folks, we are often taught to take up less space to make other people more comfortable, and I know how painful that can be. I want to support you in feeling your birth rite to take up all the space that you deserve (which, is a lot, actually!). I’m passionate about helping all of you to feel welcome, not only in our work together, but also in the world. You deserve to be celebrated!

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    You’re probably feeling stuck in the same pattern. And, finding support can be overwhelming: maybe you’ve never had a queer therapist, or someone who you felt like could really get your experience. You really want to cultivate a great relationship, and you really care about your partner(s). Relationships are hard, and, you have the addition burden of navigation oppression just for being you.

  • Women's Issues External link

    You may be feeling like something doesn’t feel quite right in your life. It might be hard to get clear on what exactly it is; maybe you’re burnt out, exhausted, guilty or frustrated. Maybe you have a hard time saying no. You might have a sense that you’d like to discover more about who you are and how to live more authentically.

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