Carrie Ivy

Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

I support people to stand for themselves and their dreams, to witness all they've survived and experienced, and honor all they feel and are.

Client Status

accepting clients



6118 SE Belmont St, Suite 409

Portland, 97215

At a Glance


Rate: $90-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I love to process. I relish in being a supportive, stable presence for my clients as they go through life's conflicts, personal growth opportunities, hardship, and confusion. If you have found yourself in patterns that you are struggling to understand or take hold of and change, if you notice your relationships (or career, or art, or spiritual life) are not what you want them to be, or if you need a confidant as you traverse past traumas, I am here for you.

My Approach to Helping

I work with individuals and couples to provide support, heighten awareness, and bring clarity to foster understanding and forward movement. I am especially passionate about relationships, childhood trauma, and spiritual matters. Using a process-oriented approach, I focus on channel and energy awareness to find information to better understand yourself and your relationships and what may be looking to shift in your life. In addition to talk therapy, I use a variety of methods including dream work, art making, role-play, movement, and constellation work (walking vectors). I also have 11 years experience in energy work and auric reading. I offer counseling and guidance navigating boundaries, grief, identity, sexuality, career growth, self-love, body symptoms, spirituality, plant medicine integration, and more.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that by integrating the parts of us that we marginalize and honoring our hearts, we can heal. I believe all people and things have a spirit, and that our connection to the spirit in ourselves is our key to contacting the spirit in everything else. This sense of connection is an invaluable tool.

Techniques I Use


  • Couples Counseling External link

    I love working with couples, facilitating conflict, and nurturing understanding on all sides. I have experience with married couples, poly/non-monogamy, and non-romantic relationship conflict.

  • Coaching External link

    Coaching offers fresh outlooks and perspectives, as well as support and new ideas. Growth and change are imperative to forward progression, and since those times tend to be the toughest, it's my honor to offer support and encouragement. Through process-oriented techniques, we will explore your high and low dreams and what is looking to happen next.

  • Feminist External link

    My person-centered approach prioritizes equality within a cultural context, examining how the personal and societal are intertwined. This strengths-based approach hones personal power, authenticity, and inclusion in a collaborative way.

Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    I am passionate about working with women and non-binary folx, in all that we are up against in our world and with all the gifts that we innately possess. I have 6 years experience working one-on-one with women and NB people to tell their stories of personal struggle. These stories are always each gloriously their own and offer a conduit of personal power when shared in a safe container.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I am passionate about serving fellow queer folks. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, we deserve to bring our whole selves to all areas of our lives, and I offer extra support navigating issues that may arise in mainstream society as well as within the LBGTQIAP2+ community.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Relationships hold our greatest learnings and help us to know ourselves more fully. Through them we get to experience love, joy, excitement, but also pain, conflict, and confusion. With my experience facilitating relationship conflict, both individual and two-party, I find there is a trove of valuable information in all that arises, which we will use to heal old dynamics and seed new growth.

  • Family Conflict External link

    I have a special compassion for those who have suffered familial trauma or struggled being in relationship with their families of origin. My experience in a community clinic was primarily focused on work with clients with a history of familial trauma.

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