Cante Nakanishi

Cante Nakanishi (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I work collaboratively with partners, families, and individuals who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.

Client Status




2705 E. Burnside St.

Suite 206

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $80-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Perhaps you want assistance with connecting to your emotions, increasing your confidence, asserting your needs, exploring your identity, or just generally bettering yourself. Perhaps you want to see some changes in your relationships with family members, friends, or partner(s). I am here to help you achieve fulfilling, healthy connections with yourself and others. We will work on developing tools and techniques to achieve balance and connection in your life.

My Approach to Helping

My work is centered around your experience, tailored to your strengths, and focused on what you want to accomplish. I will help you implement practical skills that enhance your strengths and address personal life challenges.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received my Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College. I have had the privilege of a diverse upbringing and have dedicated my career to wellness, community, addressing multicultural family issues, and intersectional healing.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and have completed the Gottman Method Level 1 Training. Our work will include a formal assessment to determine strengths and growth areas in your relationship, explore your goals for therapy, and practical skills to improve communication.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have the lived experience of interacting with Predominately White Institutions (PWI), personally and professionally, throughout my life. I am acutely aware of the cumulative impacts of cultural and systemic oppression. I invite conversations about how race, power, privilege, and difference impact your daily experiences.

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