Heather Rensmith

Heather Rensmith (she, her, hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CST

Relationship + Sex Therapy for folx on a mission to all-ass their romantic + sexual relationships. AASECT CST + Telehealth

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-610-6149

2505 SE 11th AVE

Suite 224

Portland, 97202

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $180-$225

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

My approach is one that values strengths and empowers people to pursue their ideal life situations. My goal is not to pathologize differences, but help people acknowledge their concerns, seek acceptance or accommodation and thier own versions of optimal functioning. I enjoy working with individual and couples who practice various relationship models and structures (monogamy, polyamory, non-monogamy, kink), who are part of the queer community, or who are still figuring out their community. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and draw upon common treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and narrative therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I most enjoy working with individuals and couples who are working on issues surrounding their sexuality and sexual health. Our work together could explore functioning (pain, erectile dysfunction, chronic or acute illness and its impact on sexual functioning), desire, arousal, and varying interests, communication, grief and loss, or trauma recovery. Sex therapy often involves education, validation, and normalization. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2002 after obtaining by BA in Women's Studies from Michigan State University. I am licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington as a Clinical Social Worker. I have completed a Sexual Health Certificate from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in sex therapy and education. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling External link

    Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and others to help people achieve their relationship goals!

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    training in CBT and helping people examine how thoughts influence actions and behaviors.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Women's Issues External link

    BA in Women's Studies.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Training specific to LGBTQ issues in Sexual Health Certificate Program

  • Sexual Problems External link

    Treats common sexual problems including desire discrepenices, low desire, sexual functioning and pain for all genders. Post Masters Degree certificate in Sex Therapy and Education. AASECT certified Sex Therapist

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Sex and relationship therapy using various modalities to help achieve relationship satisfaction. Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Method.

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