Italia Hensley

Italia Hensley (She/Her/Hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Supervisor: Jodi Peterson LPC

I work with poly people, couples, and individuals to address relational issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and more. Come as you are!

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

4582040197

8383 NE Sandy Blvd

Portland , 97220

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$180

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Pacific Source Community Solutions
  • PacificSource

Our Ideal Client

You are in a relationship with your partner(s) or a part of a family unit. You have gotten to a place you never thought you could get to with yourself or loved one(s), you feel unheard, unloved, undervalued but you love them and that is why you are here seeking me, a couple, polycule, and family therapist. I have been where you are now and it is overwhelming, painful, and discouraging. I am here to tell you this happens for so many people and there is hope and a path to where you want to be.

What I Specialize In

I work with many LGBTQIA2S+ folx and couples using an affirmative approach with empathy, curiosity, and compassion. I employ Emotionally Focused Couple therapy that has been proven to work for couples and has empirical evidence to back it, along with other modalities such as The Gottman Method, EFT for individuals, Narrative therapy, and Internal Family Systems. With these modalities, I support clients in addressing self-esteem, body dysphoria, attachment ruptures, relational issues, PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, shame, and so much more.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I believe that you are the expert of your life, I take a collaborative approach, and I am directive. I will hold you by becoming that secure attachment while we do our work, and in the same breathe, I will gently call you out in a non-judgmental, caring way. But while I can give you insight and many tools you're the most important factor to change.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    My work with poly and ethically non-monogamous clients is centered around supporting you and your partners to create fulfilling, rewarding, safe, consensual relationships. I can help you on your journey if you are just starting to question monogamy to seasoned individuals, couples, and systems that need extra support and guidance.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Supporting you in fostering healthy and happy relationships, be that individually, couple, ethically non-monogamous, or polyamory, is my bread and butter. I believe in dependency and individualism in relationships. Many people do not like the word dependent, defined as "a person who relies on another." But what is a relationship? It is "the way in which people are connected." Connection and trust are the cornerstone of this. You must have both and it is my pleasure to help you find them.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I work with many LGBTQIA2S+ around a variety of concerns. My approach is affirming and I create a safe place for you to be or learn who your authentic self is in a nonjudgmental environment. Our work is always going to be centered around empathy and safety, but also be challenging and rewarding.

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