Catherine Cooney

Catherine Cooney (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


Let my experience and skills assist you in creating a life you love.

Client Status




1112 N.E. 21st Ave, Ste 3

Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $140-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1993

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

The clients who benefit most from working with me are: - seeking a gentle, compassionate therapist who is direct and takes an active role in treatment - part of the LGBTQ+ community - longing to deeper their healing with body-based emotional experiencing - looking for trauma healing, especially around sex and betrayal issues - wanting to create lives of integrity and be accountable for past behavior

My Approach to Helping

My psychotherapy approach is a blend of my training and experience in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies. In addition, I have training in Trauma-informed, Attachment-based, Experiential, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral and Addictive Disease approaches. What this means in practice is that I meet you with a broad range of methods and 25+ years of experience enabling me to tailor our work to best meet your needs. It' s my honor to create a space where you feel fully seen and heard, and to enter into a journey with you toward your healing and wholeness. Some people prefer more talk therapy, some prefer more focus on feelings and physical experiences. I am interested in what works best for you and my commitment is to provide a safe, confidential, supportive environment for your healing and personal growth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 1992, I have treated individuals, couples and families experiencing a broad range of mental health and addiction problems in both outpatient and residential settings. I have had specialized training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual behavior problems, and relationship issues including those experienced by sexual and gender minorities. I hold the Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) credential, and am a provider of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In recent years, my concentration has been in treating individuals and couples experiencing sex and love addiction, intimacy disorders, betrayal, trauma, depression, and relationship problems. A member of the queer community, I also specialize in treating LGBTQ individuals. I work from a sex and kink-positive framework respecting every person's expression of authentic self.

Techniques I Use


  • Addiction Therapy External link

    Certified Sex Addiction Therapist under the Board of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals . Over 15 years of training and experience as a drug and alcohol counselor.

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) External link

    A blend of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory, affective neuroscience and body-focused approaches, AEDP seeks to create transformational experiences through the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences within the safe therapeutic relationship.

Issues I Treat


  • Sexual Addiction External link

    Trained by Patrick Carnes, PhD, I am a certified sex addiction therapist and have been treating individuals and their partners or other family members for over a decade. I am a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), and continually update my skills through training, consultation and research.

  • Internet Addiction External link

    As a certified sex addiction therapist, a large part of my training and experience has been related to problem online behavior, including internet, pornography and/or cybersex addiction. Many people who struggle with internet addiction have some combination of online sexual and non-sexual behaviors, including gaming and social media addiction.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a member of the queer community, it's been part of my personal and professional journey to seek training, supervision and experience to become equipped to meet the counseling needs of LGBTQ individuals and couples. I continually seek professional development opportunities to stay informed on issues facing sexual and gender minorities.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Borrowing from my training in the Gottman method, Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapies, I have been honored to be part of the healing for many couples in both traditional and non-traditional relationship orientations.

  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in several approaches to trauma, including EMDR. As a member of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), I continually update my skills with state-of-the-art training and consultation.

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