Emily Palmgren

Emily Palmgren (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, Family Therapy

Supervisor: Alana Ogilvie, LMFT, CST; Deah Baird, LPC

Welcome! Please reach out to schedule a free 20-minute video consultation to see if we're a fit for working together.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $140-$195

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

My clients are interested in exploring their early experiences with intimacy and love to foster more presence, awareness, and honesty in their relationships today. Whether you are wanting to work on your relationship with yourself or your partner(s), I offer you space to get real. My clients are willing to engage in mindfulness in session and occasionally practice activities outside of session to support them towards achieving their therapeutic goals.

My Background

I hold a Master’s of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy with a specialization in Sex Therapy from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. I have clinical training in sexual and relational concerns like sexual difficulties, trauma, desire/arousal differences within partnerships, gender and sexuality expression, nonmonogamous and polyamorous relationships, and pain during sex. I completed a year-long internship with M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic where I received extensive supervision, training in mindfulness, the treatment of trauma, anti-racism in counseling, supporting activists, and early childhood attachment. I worked with individuals and partnerships around a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, communication skills, sex concerns, and trauma processing. At M.E.T.A., I co-facilitated a support group called PolyCurious focused on affirming and exploring the emotional attachment responses nonmonogamy can spur.

My Values as a Therapist

Working from a stance that promotes social justice is integral to my practice. In my mission to be a trauma-conscious provider, I prioritize client consent and safety. I am a kink/BDSM, polyam-, LGBTQIA+ affirming, body-positive, and continually learning anti-racist care provider. I am a white, Queer/Poly human living and working in Portland, OR (occupied land of the Clackamas and Cowlitz). My experiences in queer and multi-partnered relationships have been both challenging and profoundly healing. I am passionate about working with my community, and celebrate the full spectrum of relationships - from monogamy to relationship anarchy. I help people find resonant relationship practices for their lives centered in equity, consent, and compassion. When I’m not in session, I enjoy connecting with my loved ones, eating good food, and being in nature.

Techniques I Use


  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I have completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFCT) Externship through ICEEFT.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Our intimate relationships directly impact our wellbeing. In my work with partnerships, I emphasize safety, mutuality, and care. I want to ensure all partners are feeling heard - that you're really talking, and really listening. Whether you are seeking deeper intimacy or wanting to end the relationship compassionately, I can support you towards meeting your relational desires.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Maybe you are cognitively on board with consensual nonmonogamy, but in practice are experiencing fear, confusion, anxiety, and even physical pain. I celebrate radical relationship structures, and understand how complex these ways of loving can be to our attachment systems. I can help you create your own unique roadmap to navigate multi-partner relationships.

  • Personal Growth External link

    I enjoy guiding clients towards more secure attachment with themselves. I believe you are inherently lovable, worthy, and enough. Let's explore the lived experiences that have left you feeling otherwise. I can support you towards more self-trust, self-compassion, and felt security that can fundamentally change your relationship with yourself and others.

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