Emily Kittelson

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I know from my own lived experience that counseling can be a powerful tool in healing from old wounds, depression and anxiety. I want to help you un-learn old patterns that are be keeping you stuck in old emotions and help you to find ways to move forward and create a life you love.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I work with people of all ages who are seeking to create a more meaningful and intentional lives. I particularly enjoy working with children who experience behavioral struggles, depression and anxiety. My approach to counseling is eclectic and relational. I like to tailor my approach to your individual needs using elements of different theories including narrative therapy, mind-body integration, cognitive behavioral concepts and mindfulness. When working with children, my focus is on relational attachment and development. I am not only trauma-informed but trauma focused. My approach to working with trauma is deeply rooted in the principles of social justice. I love working with the LGBTQA community and am trans affirming. My other areas of focus include non-monogamy and polyamory, kink/BDSM, and body acceptance/Health at Every Size. I am left-leaning but I am not here to judge you if you're not. I want to honor and build on the strength, wisdom and resilience already within you.

My Background

My career in mental health began working in residential foster care with children and adolescents. During my graduate internship I engaged youth and young adults in substance use and dual-diagnosis counseling. Since obtaining my degree I have worked in multiple mental health crisis settings with adults and children alike. I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. I am a registered Licensed Professional Counseling Intern in the state of Oregon, currently being supervised by LMFT Susan Snyder and LPC Karen Hixon.


  • 971-401-3033
  • Website
  • 2311 East Burnside St, Suite 201
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Kerns
  • Rate: $75-95/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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