Kalpana Krishnamurthy

Kalpana Krishnamurthy (she/her)

Student Counselor

Supervisor: Sawyer Salameh, LPC

I am a multicultural therapist that will support your growth, transformation and learning about yourself with humor and compassion.

Client Status

not accepting clients



825 NE 20th Avenue

Suite 250

Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance



  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Trillium

My Approach to Helping

Therapy can be weird and funny, and I'm here for all of it. Making sure you feel heard and understood is my first priority, so I start by building our therapeutic relationship focused on listening to you, learning about you, and working to understand the themes in your life. May be you have a specific issue you want to work on (anxiety, depression, establishing boundaries, work/life balance); or you want to work through something in your past (childhood or family issues, a relationship, past work experiences); or you are exploring parts of your identity and want support around integrating your whole self with family, friends, or at work. Together, we'll create a plan to focus on with what's worked, build your understanding of the issue and new skills that might help, and explore different ways to cope, accept, and/or move forward.

My Values as a Therapist

As a therapist of color, I use a multicultural framework to listen and learn with my clients. My experience as a South Asian, cisgender woman who grew up in Portland informs how I approach therapy--I know what its like to navigate spaces as the only person with my identities. Before becoming a therapist, I was a community organizer working with BIPOC communities, and I bring a feminist and intersectional lens to my work as a therapist to look at the full context of what may be impacting my clients lives from institutions to culture to interactions with other individuals.

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