Kasey Serdar

Kasey Serdar (She/Her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

Depth-oriented therapy for women, LGBTQ+, and gender-expansive individuals struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, and eating disorders.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

410-989-3905

2175 NW Raleigh St. Suite 110

Portland, 97210

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $190-$230

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

You struggle with how you feel about yourself. You never feel you are “enough." You are swimming in self-doubt and only see your imperfections. Your inner critic is always on overdrive. Can it just let up so you can have a moment of peace? It hurts to treat yourself this way, but you don't know another way to be. What would it be like if you weren't constantly berating yourself? Together, we can help you loosen the grip your inner critic has on you so you can start enjoying your life again.

My Approach to Helping

My work focuses on helping people understand themselves in greater depth so they feel empowered to relate to themselves in a different way. It takes courage to look at yourself in depth, but doing so is necessary for lasting change. Together, we will get to the heart of why you see yourself the way you do. Most clients appreciate my compassionate, yet interactive and straightforward approach to therapy. Though I utilize techniques from a range of approaches in my work with clients, I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is helpful in identifying and addressing unconscious patterns that often impact the way we see ourselves and live our lives. When you begin to understand these patterns in greater depth, you build your capacity to change what is not working in your life.

More About the People I Treat

Many of my clients struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, eating disordered behavior, and body image concerns. I am also passionate about providing affirming care to LGBTQIA+ individuals and I have specialized experience providing affirmative care with trans, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Psychoanalytic  External link

    I have completed extensive postgraduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP). I also have experience training and supervising other mental health professionals and offer supervision and consultation to professionals interested in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Eating Disorder External link

    I have worked with individuals struggling with eating disorders for many years. Much of my graduate school research related to eating disorders and body image concerns. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, where I worked on both the inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. I also previously served the role of Eating Disorder Services Coordinator at Towson University Counseling Center.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I have always been passionate about providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ individuals. During my internship, I co-lead the first group for LGBTQ+ veterans within the Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. Before entering private practice, I worked at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore, Maryland. Chase Brexton Healthcare is a federally qualified health center that began as a gay men's health clinic in 1978 and has been known since that time as a leader in providing LGBTQ+ care.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    I have always been interested in helping individuals develop a more compassionate and healthy relationship with their bodies. My interest and experience with these concerns arose in large part from working extensively with individuals struggling with eating disorders. I have found in the years of doing this work that many individuals with whom I work struggle with body image to a such an extent that it impacts their day to day lives.

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