Icahn Saelao, M.S., QMHP

Professional Counselor Intern

It is a social flux period where many people are not satisfied socially and biologically. Have you felt dissatisfied with your attempts to have fulfilling relationships? How can you find meaningful connection in a technological era that harbors disconnection?


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

My approach to counseling involves empathy, loyalty, and insight. I believe in feeling things deeply and responding to them through inner knowing and curiosity. Part of what we will do together is talk about your hopes and expectations for counseling. Steadily, we will work together to foster open and honest communication of your expectations, intentions, and emotions so that we can explore how you would like to make life better. I recognize that there are systemic barriers that oppress and discriminate against marginalized groups and individuals. If you have felt demoralized or discouraged by societal pressures or privilege, we will explore and process thoughts and feelings that emerge.

My Background

It can be hard to put yourself out there in the face of ongoing disconnection and disappointment. Opening up and being vulnerable is a challenge for many people, especially during major life changes. I work mostly with individuals struggling to make meaningful connections with others, from romantic to familial or platonic. Many of my past clients have worked through relationship problems, self-esteem/identity issues, and transitional issues. I use evidence-based practices in order to evoke thoughts and feelings previously disavowed or rejected. Often this process can be restorative and vitalizing. I hold a Master's of Science in Counseling with a Marriage and Family Therapy Option from California State University of Fresno.


  • 9713038470
  • Website
  • 1312 E. Burnside
    portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 8 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Alameda
  • Rate: $50-80/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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